HARARE - Popular Zimdancehall and reggae music production house Chill Spot Records is aiming to work with more Jamaican artists this year.
The Mbare-based stable previously recorded Jamaican musician I-Octane’s track Summer Season and the development has encouraged them to work with more internationally-acclaimed artistes.
An official from the stable — Arnold Kamudyariwa aka Fantan — told the Daily news that this year they are geared to produce three quality riddims in which they intent to rope in internationally-acclaimed musicians.
“On the three riddims which are ‘O’ Levels, Tsvagai Mabasa and Emotion we are targeting big names in the world showbiz such as Jah Cure among others,” he said.
Last year, Chill Spot produced seven riddims including My Boss Riddim, Ghetto Story Riddim and Summer Season riddim that features I-Octane.
“We have collaborated with I-Octane because Jamaican music is our roots. Jamaican music inspired us to come up with this studio and it is a great achievement that we have recorded with I-Octane,” Fantan said.
Chill Spot is celebrated for being the hub of Zimdancehall and reggae music in the country. The stable is also credited for nurturing young artists.
“Besides focusing on producing three riddims this year, we are also hoping to grow and have other branches abroad. The branch that we have in Cape Town, South Africa is not enough,” he added.
Due to economic challenges that the country is facing the studio is not performing so well in providing enough money for advanced equipment for recordings.
“Kenako Studios is the only competitor we have and the fact that there is not enough competition in the industry is very disappointing,” Fantan said.
“We are also aiming to record music that matches international standards and by the end of this year— two or more songs from the stable will be played on television stations such Trace and Channel O among others,” he said.