With the current trend in Ghanaian music gravitating towards Azonto and hip-hop, one is left with not many options to choose from. Many artists are scared of taking the risk of introducing or creating a new sound of music, but not for these two who have decided to break every single rule in the Ghanaian music scene.
Veteran music producer and engineer Emmanuel Mallet best known as Zapp Mallet is currently in the process of creating a new sound involving the experimentation of fusing different genres of music, mainly Orchestra, Rock, Jazz and Pop blended with the rich and beautiful African rhythms. He is also working on a Highlife rejuvenation project. Zapp has also started a Record Label to produce and market artists and feather boost his rhythm experimentation.
His rhythm experimentation introduces Africa Rock which features award-winning singer/songwriter/poet Kacey Moore. Kacey Moore is away from home to his homeland Ghana, currently working on his album and on a break from his High School Tour.
Zapp Mallet is one of Ghana’s best recording engineers, he doubles as a music producer and has over the years been recognized and awarded on several platforms. He is the only engineer to have won the Ghana Music Award for three consecutive years; 1999, 2000 and 2001.
The two have just finished recording their first single off the AFRICA ROCK PROJECT and they call this one “African Lady”. The song is the first of many to come from the two heavyweights.
The style of music is a combination of up-tempo rhythms, energetic melodies infused with beautiful rock guitar sounds played by Zapp Mallet. The hook/chorus is performed by Zapp while Kacey does his magic with the two verses.
In the song, Kacey talks about his love for this beautiful African Princess for whom he is ready to die for and asks her to marry him. Kacey experiments with new melodies different from his usual composition patterns; an experience he describes as a good challenge.
Watch this space for the First listening of Kacey Moore –African Lady (prod by Zapp Mallet)