Release of “808s and melodies”!

WOW! Today we are releasing the new music album “808s and melodies” produced by one of our talented youth at Wale Wale – Kevins Carter.
Click here to listen to the new released album!
This is an album full of soft and amazing songs recorded in our studio – Wale studio. Read and enjoy the interview with Kevins about music in general and specially about the album:

How long time have you been producing music?
Kevins:
Before I came to WaleWale I was only making the beats, just making them in the house. So when I came to WaleWale 2015, that was when I started with vocals and recording.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Kevins:
When I started making beats I used to get inspiration from other music. Mostly from electronic music, like EDM (electronic dance music) and House music because of the melodies. Because in music I love melodies and in electronic and EDM music, there is a part that only focuses on the melody. And sometimes I don’t know like… mostly, when hearing some other peoples music, I want to do something similar but not the exact same.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Kevins:
10 years from now? [laughing]. I want to have my own studio… that I am running by myself and with other musicians that I am working with currently and in 10 years I want to work with other musicians.

Interviewer:
In Kenya or Globally?

Kevins:
Yea in Kenya, the studio I want to have will be in Kenya. But I want to work with other musicians globally, Africa and internationally: Europe, America…

What is the stories behind the songs in the album?
Kevins:
[Hmm…] Should I explain each song or entirely?

Interviewer:
Yea like maybe more entirely or choose some specific song…

Kevins:
Okey… You know in the album, in the EP, there are six songs. The first three songs are slow songs. Sometimes I listen to hard-core music but when it comes to making music, I intend to go back on smooth things … So, when I was making the beats for this project, most of the beats were that way…

Interviewer:
Like slow-jams?

Kevins:
Yea… You know like the style is like trap-soul… And I wanted to do like an entire album about that, but when I was looking for artists who featured on the EP, some of them … that’s not their style. So, I had to go back and make another set of beats but I put it in the same style like slow music, if you understand me?… If you listen to the songs, you will understand what I mean… But the first three are mostly like love songs, emotional songs.

Interviewer:
So the whole album, the theme is love? Or what should you say is the main theme that inspires you like the story of your songs?

Kevins:
It’s not really love. I don’t want to place it on love. But most of the tracks are about love actually [laughing]. Yea like four out of six is about love so… let me stick with love for now [laughing].

Interviewer: Okey, “kevins love album”!
Is there something more you want to add about the album or the process?

Kevins:
Yea I don’t know, because I started making the EP last November. The idea came to me in august last year and I used to say that “oh I want to like put out something nice”. Actually, the idea came in august and I wanted the project to come out in December and the whole of august I didn’t do anything because we had a show and it was no time for me to concentrate on music. So we came back and then in September I told other artists that “I want to put out this thing” and most of them were saying “yes,yes,yes”… Then in November I started making the beats, so I made the beats all of them in November and December I started recording the songs so… yea… I finished recording in January actually.

(Interview Kevins Carter, WaleWaleKenya, 7/3-17)

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