Producer for Tusko D, the biggest Hip hop YouTuber in Africa. Speciality in New Age Kwaito (Mzansi Hip Hop) which is the genre he choose and he believes he found the ingredients missing to take it globally mainstream.
Producer for Tusko D, the biggest Hip hop YouTuber in Africa.
Speciality in New Age Kwaito (Mzansi Hip Hop) which is the genre he choose and he believes he found the ingredients missing to take it globally mainstream.
Aim to take the genre Main stream
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Interview with Raei Flames
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: South African drill and Trap-Amapiano fusion Which mainly all boils up to New Age Kwaito
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, everything can be obtained from just a program, physically efficient and less stress on updrades on gear since most will be digital and the analog sound can be achieved on digital but the reverse less lightly.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creative something out of just a thought in one's mind then transmit it to a different body and cause different reactions on them resulting in different emotions, that beyond magics its just miraculous experience
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I mix and Master? Yes!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mastering can make a bad song sound great . No matter how Ultra high a quality of a song can be made, but it won't move from bad to good, a good song can sound great just from proper mix and master, but a bad song needs to be re-made and in some cases get a new concept
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Work on the idea of the song in your head enough to feel it physically, once you get to studio you never get lost with the what you want, everything moves smooth
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, microphone, audio interface studio headphones, midi keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since 2012
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mainstream modernised Kwaito
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mark Ranson, the direction of his productions can easily be turned into kwaito (an indigenous south African genre) with the right direction it can get to it's full potential and at the level he is it can easily reach a larger audience quicker.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The tempo is highly crucial, it one thing along with the high hats (or some percussions) that sets tge direction of the song, master which tempo matches the style you gunning for and your productions will go smoother than just picking a rendom tempo and producing as you go.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I spend most of the time studying indigenous South African sounds, mostly Kwaito and the biggest pop/hip hop songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music Production, I visualize an artists vision and bring it to life from Instrumentals to recording to it's mixing and mastering to maintain the energy and emotion.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: On productions I bring in the Modern South African Sound, I spend most of my time of production researching different genres and finding the ways I can bring South African fusion on each song, making sure it still maintains an international standard.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Rodes NT1-A mic, AudioTechnica M40x Studio Headphones, M-Audio audio interface
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: TKZee, Mdu, Mark Ranson, Tweezy, Makwa, Lunatic, Aka, Cassper Nyovest