Local producer Sketchy Bongo is ready to take his career to the next level. Earlier this year, he signed a record deal with Warner Music South Africa and he embarks on his new era this week as he teams up with newcomer Yashna for his hot new single ‘On Fire’.
The electronic house track sees the producer expand on the sound we’ve grown accustomed to and Sketchy tells us that the song is about love in all forms, passion and positive energy. Sketchy was excited to work with Yashna on the track and was quickly impressed with her vocal ability and emotional delivery.
“I was introduced to Yashna by checking out all the new artists working at The Warehouse in Durban. Her strong vocal range stuck out to me and I wanted to work with her,” Sketchy Bongo tells us. “Yashna is an excellent songwriter and we wrote this song easily and quickly. I wanted to create a house song that had the modern, electronic, deep bass sound, while also having a bit of that nostalgic, 90’s house feel.”
Yashna adds that “Working with Sketchy was extremely easy, he trusted my writing process and contributed constructive criticism where necessary. We were in studio for six hours straight, completed the song, and there were no vocal retakes done after that. The genre was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I had fun with it, and I’m thrilled with the outcome.”
‘On Fire’ serves as the lead single off Sketchy Bongo’s upcoming project which is expected to premiere in 2020.
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