South Africa‘s fast-bowling sensation and Red Bull athlete Kagiso Rabada, joined SA’s self-taught producer & DJ, Da Capo, at the Red Bull Music Studios, in Cape Town recently.
While Rabada is not planning a music career any time soon, the 24-year-old has been surrounded by music his whole life his family very much a part of the church and gospel music. One of his cousins is a house music DJ. In his teens, Rabada’s dad purchased some music software which he found himself playing around with and so was born his hobby.
Rabada now spends most of his free time, away from the cricket pitch or the gym, composing tracks (mainly house tracks) on his laptop and was eager to bounce his catalogue off Da Capo.
Though the studio session started off with the two chatting about their musical influences and running through Rabada’s tracks, they soon found themselves collaborating very naturally and began laying down the start of a very punchy house track.
After a full day in the studio together, Rabada was inspired: “It was a good day! I’ve always admired Da Capoand his music, so to be able to spend time together, to be able to pick his brain and then collaborate on a track was pretty special.”
“It was a great experience being with Kagiso in studio, he has a very good ear for music. I was able to share basics with him on production and some tips I use to produce,” Da Capo commented. “While going through his music library, I was inspired by the work and that’s how we came to make the song together. He had a lot of input on the song and he even added vocals too.”
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