Interview with Ghana producer Krucyfyx | @beatmaster
First off, please introduce yourself and tell us where youre from and what you do.
My name is Alexander Mandela Bonah and I’m a music producer from Ghana West Africa accra to be precise in my industry. My stage name is Krucyfyx beats. I’ve produced lots of hits not only in Ghana and Africa but for artists in different countries. I’m also a vocal coach, songwriter, editor, musician and instrumentalist (keyboard, drums, conga). When it comes to audio production, mix and mastering, I call myself the God Zeus because I crucify every project with accuracy, professionalism, quality and good sound for the ears. I use pro tools, logicPro, FLStudio and steinberg cubase for my works.
What is the meaning behind your name?
The meaning behind my name is hard work, dedication, love and sacrifice. I always help upcoming talent to discover their potential.
When did you start producing and what or who motivated you to start?
I started production at the age of 14 when I completed junior high school in Ghana. During my holiday days at home my dad had a pentium 2 computer and I had no idea how to use a computer because it wasn’t that’s strong in Africa as of today. With my naivety I always snuck into the computer room and started using the computer getting to know how it works when my dad was asleep, because he was strict. I visited a friend and they also had a computer and his big brother was using the Fl studio software, making beats and I even didn’t know what it was. But my interest arose from there… I had a chance to get a copy and since then I have been producing and learning and upgrading my skills till today. Now I am 28 years old. This part of the world that I come from. it wasn’t easy but through the thick and stormy weathers and determination I survived.
What’s the music scene like where you live?
The music here is basically afro music hiplife and hi life music the new age is now getting to understand the fundamental of hip-hop r&b music from the western world most of our music is accompanied by dance steps wit interesting moves. We normally dance to high tempo music and move slowly to the hilife music. The queen’s English has been infected with another style of speech called pidgin English. Most of the hit songs today are sung in pidgin English and order local African dialect like Akan, and Ga languages. Music brings people together and when your music blows up and hit the airwaves they hail you like a king and musicians make millions out of shows, tours and other events. Some famous musicians form Ghana are Sarkodie, Sharrawale, Boydoe, Manifest, Wutah, Fuse and many more.
For those who may have not heard your beats, how would you describe them?
Who are some of your influences while making music?
Zaythoven, zabmallet, Killbeat, Dr dre, Dj Kalid
What seperates you from all the other producers?
My infusion of instruments and softwares plugin sounds to create a unique and audible sound.
What artist, dead or alive, would you like to work with? Why?
I would love to work with Michael Jackson and will be named in a guiness book of records as the only african producer to work with Michael Jackson.
What can we look forward to hearing from you in the future? Any upcoming projects?
A lot of projects in the pipeline as of now. It’s all up to me to work hard to achieve them. I have 5 artists in the studios right now that I’m grooming, motivating them in different genres of music.
Tell everyone where they can find you on social media and how they can purchase your beats?
Follow KRUCYFYX BEATS on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, SoundCloud, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Beatsstars.
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