Monday, 26 July 2010
WHY CHIZI’S ALBUM WAS NOT MASTERED ABROAD
Kenya’s crown prince of benga Dan 'Chizi' Aceda told Hot Secrets why he opted to have his sophomore album, Benganology mastered by a Kenyan producer and not abroad as was earlier planned.
“The time left to take it abroad for mastering was way too short and it wouldn’t make the July 30 deadline when I’m launching the album,” Chizi said.
Chizi has been in communication with Dave Kush, a man famous for working with John Legend, Alicia Keys, Outkast and Al Green amongst many others, at the The Mastering Palace.
Chizi meet him when he was in New York, on tour with Mo Faya the political musical that starred Eric Wainaina and Valerie Kimani.
The Soufle singer was considering another studio, Hilton Grove Mastering, a UK based studio run by engineer Dave Blackman to also do some work on his album.
Chizi opted for David ‘Blackman’ Muthami. “You will remember that I had the fantastic one of kind opportunity to either get it done at The Mastering Palace in New York or at Hilton Grove in London at extremely subsidized rates of Sh 121,000 (1500USD) But unfortunately I managed to miss both,” he said, “The album recordings just tended to drag on and on and now I may not be able to get the work done abroad by the July 30 deadline.”
The album launch will be at Kenya National Museum grounds on July 30.