Extensively travelled and worked with and in different countries among them USA, Malaysia, Egypt, UAE, Iran, South Africa, Botswana,Mexico, Mozambique and Zimbabwe which gives me an incredible understanding and appreciation of different music genres and Audio in general
Music recording,mixing and mastering.
Marketing and Advertising
Social Media Management
Project and Artist management
Live Sound Engineer
Music Composing and Arranging
Instruments (Drums, Keyboard, Thumb piano, Marimba, Percussion instruments,Voice)
All types of genres
Have toured as a musician, as a music manager and as an engineer
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6 ReviewsEndorse Dzago 50
Dude you are a monster. You know this thing. Damn. Where have you been all along. Lets do the album man. My single is making waves in the local radio and all my shows have been really cool. That perfomance track you gave me was dope. And your backing vocals and mixing,sh*. My man
Dzago, Thank you. I trusted you in helping my child to appreciate her talent. How you involved us the parents was incredible. And currently my baby girl is the head vocalist in her group. We recently got an email from a Canadian songwriter who started writing songs for her. We would really love to have on board as a second mentor for her. Noone gives her so much attention and motivation like you do
This guy is really good. I think his travel experience helped him so much in easily understanding cultures. Worked with him in Egypt on a collaboration and his energy brings so much peace.
I wish I had known you long ago. Life could have been easy for me. Affordable pricing and reasonable producer. We can now use our song in our worship presentation. Your energy and ideas just motivated the whole band. Will surely share your contacts to all my fellow music directors.
We needed something unique, modern with an African feel to it. You gave us exactly what we needed for our documentary soundtrack. Will keep in touch sir. Great Professionalism
Dzago, One hell of a creative guy you are . In that shot period of time you managed to make that dopest beat for us for our performance tonight. Thank you for you help man. Don't mind giving you an extra bucks for a beer man.
Interview with Dzago 50
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I dont have preferences of artists. Every artist whether established or new brings some new energy and creativity and thats what art is all about
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you see this project taking you and how far are you willing to drive it.(This will clearly give me a clear picture of the client on the particular project and in general how they take their projects)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: If you give me trash I can only work with your trash to give you better trash
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Ummmmmm customers ask so many questions and I always try to give everyone of them the best answer possible
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both,they all help bring in something unique in different scenarios and setups.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not really
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: making an instrument ,mixing and mastering and adding my backing vocals. I also can work with client from composing till song is final.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: bruno mars ne-yo p -square Flavor Jay Z Diddy Pharell Williams Kendrik L Lady Gaga Cardi B Nicki Minaj Lira One Direction Westlife Lionel Richie Beyonce Drake AKA Casper Nyovest Jah Prayzah Oliver Mtukudzi Kirk Franklin etc
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Project studio with two pair of Presonus monitors(near fill), two pairs of PreSonus far feel monitors, Sub, two pairs of headphones (AKG), five microphones, macbook pro 15, Imac, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Keyboard, Congas, Chimes, Bongo, Headphone Amplifier, 3DI Boxes, 1 guitar amplifier, Electric drum kit, Thump Piano, Violin,
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: beat making , song arrangement, set up, vocal coaching, rehearsal, tracking, mixing, listening, mixing, final listening and then mastering
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: warmth,i bring the belongingness. I bring that personalisation, the intimacy between the song and the artist and will work to get that also to the listeners. I bring so much passion and make sure I get the best out of every artist. You can literally walk into my studio and come out a very good artist. I will make sure we find the best sound that suits your voice, personality and talent
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: listening and motivating, grooming, getting the best out of people, creativity, fun while working, improvisation,
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: almost every genre.Pop and Hip Hop, afro pop too and some classical. I have been exposed to so many different cultures throughout my travel and this makes me to work on any song. I am not afraid to explore new staff and mess up with them.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I gentle push you to satisfy my ears. and get you out of your comfort zone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: been in the game since 2002 and am looking at having the best international networked record label
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, sound card, headphones, microphone, something to charge my laptop and a midi
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always find someone who is willing to walk you through the process to the end. Someone who personalise the project. Someone whose ears are tuned to their sound and who believes in themselves
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love every piece of it. It brings me satisfaction and that kind of peace that I cant explain. Meeting new people who comes in with so much expectations. Sharing their fears, their pain and then transforming all the experience into some art is just some amazing staff
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver what I promise and if not satisfied I will work on it to meet your satisfaction. I have all the time for you. Just trust me and promise to work it through with.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did a single for myself last year and upon release it debuted as number 19 in the Egypt top Itunes singles. It really made me special.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To get the best out of every artist, be a good listener, make them your friend while maintaining the respect gap of producer/artist relationship. Your ears should be very sensitive to your sound. Nothing beats an ear which knows exactly what it wants to produce
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a number of artists both established and new artists. Its exciting and I am loving their energy . And I am so happy to see them invest so much passion into their work