Getting into a Producer’s head space is an opportunity most fans long for. The recent track-by-track break down by Culoe De Song for music on his Aftermath EP is what the doctor ordered. His fans might like this.
In Mzansi, we aren’t used to Music Producers talking about their creational processes or personal lives. Last week, though, Culoe De Song opened his head space, just a bit-nyana.
After his set at Kilo Lounge, Singapore, the renowned Culoe De Song caught up with Band Wagon (An Asian online publication). They discussed “the process and inspirations behind each track” on his Aftermath EP.
Speaking on ‘Bang Royales’, Culoe referenced “Jamaican dubs” and Europe. In this case or song, the influence might have came from that genre (Jamaican Dub) and European sounds.
Jamaican Dub was originated during the 60’s, its creators would remove vocals from Reggae songs and emphasise on the drums, and bass. They’d add extensive echo, reverb, delay and dubbing instruments. This genre went on to affect other genres like Disco and House.
If you were to listen to any Jamaican Dub song and listen to Culoe De Song’s ‘Bang Royales’, you’ll hear the influence.
Read the rest of his break downs, below.
“This record is the perfect gift for those who believe that there’s a thin line between heaven & hell. A heavy deep house engine to drive you through darkness humping over bumps of positivity. What a feeling! Lost souls are alive and present!”
“I made this record after a long journey of being a signed artiste. I was independent with my creativity and opened up to a whole new world of liberated movements. It’s an exciting part of my life — it’s full of energy and sonic joy. Loud! Just like a happy kid!”
“This record is an African mood board created in the cosmos. It doesn’t matter where you are — be it Berlin or Johannesburg, it still executes the divine duties of giving people something to dance to! It is as though Jamaican dubs, the European liberals and dusty subwoofers have become an A team!”
“The low frequencies of this track make their way into your intestines just like fresh orange juice! Add some groove with that snare—just like how you add gin to your juice! A monster of the floors is created!”
Source: Band Wagon