MacDee to launch star-studded project

HARARE - Several leading local artistes who include Willom Tight, Trevor Dongo, Gary Tight, Ngoni Kamabarami, Dobba Don, Nox, Guspy Warrior and ExQ featured on the “Blesser Groove” beat produced by Macdonald “MacDee” Chidavaenzi which will be launched on Friday.

Other artistes who took part on the MacDee-produced beat include Celsius, Takura, Nutty O, JXB XKLSV, Nyasha Timbe, MacDee, Tyfah Guni, Elcee Gweja, Chris 99, Ell-iot, Drum Dadda and Prelacy.

MacDee, who produced most of Trevor Dongo’s hits, told the Daily News that it took him two months to record the artistes.

Despite featuring several top Zimdancehall stars, MacDee denied that the “Blesser Groove” beat was a riddim.

“In dancehall you could call it a riddim, but I cannot say it is one. It is a combination of dancehall and R ‘n’ B; it’s a dance beat.

“I work with everyone, but I love gospel more. As a producer you cannot say I will stick to what I like, you work with everyone but my weakness is in gospel,” he said.

The award-winning producer is confident that he will produce many other beats in future.

“The purpose of this beat is to celebrate the vocally-talented artistes from our country. It is just like they do in dancehall, they put together acts who execute a riddim well.

“You will notice that there are mostly big names there, but also lesser known people. The idea behind it is having a few lesser known people there so that they can get exposure,” MacDee said.

The highly-rated producer, who owns Eternity Records label, regrets the fact that only male musicians featured on his project.

“I have started with male artistes as the ladies were not available. I sent out invites to many people and the guys responded. The ladies gave me the impression that they were tied up due to contractual obligations and other commitments. I guess they will be here on the next chapter when they see how this one pans out,” he said.

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