In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
Thanks again for reading my blog. If you don’t already know, I’m one of several skilled engineers who work out of Urban-Intalek Studios in Washington D.C.. I’m passionate about helping people find and express their voice artistically, and working at Washington D.C.’s premiere boutique studio is a great way to do it! I’ll be posting recording, production and songwriting tips regularly, as well as interviews with some of the artist who are clients of Urban-Intalek, starting with this interview with the inspiration hip-hop artist Rae Shine. Thanks to Charles and Kali from Chill Out DC for making this shoot almost effortless!
Rae shine is every engineer’s dream. She comes into the studio completely prepared, with her rhymes memorized, her tracks prepped for recording, and the ability to articulate the feeling she wants in the mix to the person behind the boards. Rae’s artistic pursuit of perfection, and never ending professionalism, reminds me that I don’t have to settle for less. Everyone who hears her flow, or watches her live show, is always surprised by the heavy, and sometimes dark, subject matter that comes from such a bright light of a person. But when you hear the overall message, of spiritual searching, redemption, and positive outlook on life, you are drawn in and want to know more. On top of being her engineer, it was a blessing to be there for her when she couldn’t get the original samples cleared on her track Savages. She asked me to step in as a producer and make it happen. Just in time for her martial arts inspired video! Check out her “More than a Mic” Interview, and then enjoy her videos and her new album “Vision Quest”. Thanks Rae!