On set last night with crew for the Blacwater feat. MXO "Cap Fit" video in Braamfontein Johannesburg. Song forms part of the upcoming EP from Blacwater. "Cap Fit" debuted on Hip hop Powernights on 5fm this past week.
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MXO, Blacwater & Whosane Performing Live @ Zula Bar
Thursday, 07 March 2013
MXO, Whosane and Blacwater will be performing live @ Zula Bar in Cape Town this Saturday with LIVE Band! - Come through.
DRAZTIK INTERVIEW ON "BEAT BOX: FROM CALIFORNIA TO JOBURG, DRAZTIK STILL PAYS HIS DUES"
Monday, 04 March 2013
CHECK OUT DRAZTIK'S INTERVIEW ON CHEKA DIGITAL - BEAT BOX (Column)
From Unreleased Records, Draztik has mapped his way around this South African music industry, and in the process he’s earned the respect of his peers and gained loyal fans. Having paid his dues, it hasn’t stopped him from making the swiftest moves on this here industry chess-board. CHEKA Digital chopped it up and took the convo all the way back to the days of Cashless Society.
CHEKA Digital: We’ve come to know you from the days of Cashless Society, how much has the SA industry in terms of production changed from the days of “Hottentot Hop 1,2″?
Draztik: I would say a lot has changed in the sound. Production has evolved and expanded a great deal now. Producers are experimenting so much more with different sounds. Before most folks would just flip a sample, drop a baseline and add drums, now there’s a lot more live composition. The tempo of the music has also changed, it’s slowed down and has also sped up. When the Cashless record came out most records I was hearing were in the 87-94 bpm tempos, now you hear a lot of records at records at 72, 74 and as fast as 160bpm.
We see guys come up from a bedroom producer to a co-sign by respected artists in the game. In your own opinion, what are the dues a producer needs to pay in the industry?
Part of paying your dues is really taking your craft seriously. I spent of a lot time creating records but eventually realised I needed to spend enough time picking quality sounds, understanding what goes into a hit record, the importance of getting my productions properly mastered and creating your own signature sound that folks can identify. I also feel you need to put the time in and invest in yourself, equipment, sounds and whatever else will get your sound right, and I don’t mean you got to break your budget here but invest in a descent setup. You see if your setup is limited and you’re always struggling to compose, you most likely limiting your creativity. READ MORE ON (CHEKADIGITAL.CO.ZA).....
Unreleased Records PODCAST
Saturday, 16 February 2013
2013 marks the year Unreleased Records first released its 1st album from Cashless Society - African Raw Material Vol 1. This Marks an entire decade of releases. From Cashless Society, to Young Nations, Imbube, F-eezy, 985, Draztik, Whosane & Blacwater. We would like to take you back through some of the music. Below you can sample Music from Unreleased Records since 2003 till 2013.
Draztik (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Silence DemALL (San Jose/Oakland, California) are BLACWATER! The First of it's kind collaboration- between an African producer and an US artist- releases their 2nd video off their untitled EP. 'The Truth' single features Bay Area lyricists Shark Sinatra and Balance.
Directed By Silence Demall.
Addtl' performance shots by: Hayves Streeter and David Sanchez
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GET the new JUNE / JULY 2010 issue of HYPE
MAGAZINE with the 985 & Young Nations Featured Interviews. This issues Hype Magazine Compilation also includes a free track from Young Nations feat. Proverb and Whosane "The Skillz" (click here to listen to track) for the streets produced by Mr. Mallum, a new up and coming producer from Cape Town. Look out for "The Skillz" video coming out soon. Also included is an Unreleased track from F-eezy's "Skelem For Sale" titled "Wena Na" produced by Prof.
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Photos from Young Nations "The Skillz" Video Shoot Feat. Whosane & Proverb