I have a fascination with music. I honestly can’t remember a stage in my life where music has not been a big part of my general everyday existence. Whether it be rock, pop, edm, trance, reggae or indie; music seems to be something that can either motivate and drive me or calm the raging storm inside. If I get a chance to attend a music event, I will try and live every moment of it.
There is also nothing quite like a song to transport you back to a memory of some time, person, place or experience hidden in the recesses of your minds filing system. It is so powerful that you feel as if you have been transplanted back into the past by some time machine (who said time travel didn’t exist, right?).
I have dabbled in playing guitar, wished I had an amazing voice, played around with dj tools, but honestly, I am no muso. I enjoy surrounding myself with these wonderfully talented and creative people because it stirs the creative fire within me. Even if I may translate this into something entirely differently artistic.
What is art anyway aside from the expression of our persona’s translation of life in a creative and unique manner
(please don’t quote me in some exam – I take no responsibility for the expression of the lecturers marking of the comment).
I was extremely pleased to have an adventure with a funky friend of mine, Nosihe, while sitting in on a recording of a song she has written for imminent release. (Yes, these amazingly kewl things do happen in Pietermaritzburg and surrounds). Her soon to be released track is being produced by a new acquaintance, Needle.
Can you even imagine my excitement of being able to sit in on a live recording of a track and thusly being witness to the making of a piece of musical history? Think of a child with a sweet tooth being told they can only have sweets on the weekend at the end of the first week about to get a chocolate. Can you picture it? Thats me…. sticky face and hands and grinning like only a sugar infused child does before reigning down terror.
I am the curious type though, so I wanted to know more about how this process happens and what drew DJ Needle to it in the first place. So, over to Needle it is….
Until then…see you on the road!