Music 1.12.2013 10:28 am

Zakes Bantwini’s new album is his “best yet”

Zakes Bantwini. Picture supplied.

Zakes Bantwini. Picture supplied.

Zakes Bantwini believes his new album, ‘The Fake Book and Real Book: My Music Bible’, is one of his “proudest products” and his best yet.

“It’s the first album that talent [has been] equivalent to academic maths. I dug deep on my music theories; I took the jazz standards books, went to those songs and played the chords and found inspiration there. I’ve worked on this one a lot,” says Bantwini, who spent three and a half years working on the album.

The hitmaker explains he wanted to experiment and fuse house and jazz.

“I wanted to experiment with how you can commercialise jazz and present it as house music.” He tells Sunday World.

It is one of my proudest projects I’ve put out; if someone told me to resign right now, I would happily retire with this album.” He adds.

Bantwini gets political in a song called ‘Marikana Tragedy’ and says he believes the country has a long way to go.

“There’s a long way to go. In this country we’re far from singing about Bugattis, we’re far from flaunting our lifestyles.”

“Americans can sing about that. They have 150 years of democracy and, yes, they have that kind of money. But we’re far from this,” he says.

– TeamTalk

 

 

 

 

 

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