Shack turned into a studio

2019-12-12 06:01
Hip hop producer Azola “D - Eyzho” Xobiso and rapper Siyabonga “Parker Geech” Ntozini at the studio in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

Hip hop producer Azola “D - Eyzho” Xobiso and rapper Siyabonga “Parker Geech” Ntozini at the studio in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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A music studio run from a shack in Khayelitsha has produced a 10-track album.

Walking into the shack, that has burglar bars, there is a bed and to the left a big computer screen, a laptop and a microphone.

Cape Peninsula University for Technology (CPUT) fourth-year education student Azola Xobiso (22) also known as D–Eyzho said he started making music in 2010.

The self-taught hip hop producer said he started out as a rapper before he moved to producing.

Xobiso said he had to save to start his studio, including holding on to change from his bursary.

He said his first work as a producer was an Extended Play (EP) in 2014. It was followed by a mix tape in 2016.

Xobiso said his latest offering is a collaboration with other artists – a first for him.

“On my latest offering ‘Godly Wave’ which was done in my studio I worked with Parker Geech and it was the first time I worked on an EP with another person,” he said.

He said they went into the studio in August and it was released in November.

“Although I enjoyed working on this EP the biggest challenge was money. To start an album from scratch needs money,” he said.

Siyabonga Ntozini (27), also known as Parker Geech, said he liked working with Xobiso because they understood each other.

He said they shared ideas and there was no pressure on him.

Xobiso said the EP is available for R50 per copy and if one is interested they can contact him on 074 087 1194.

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