TKZee's long-awaited album “Coming Home” was recently completed at Howard Music. A final mix at Ministry Of Illusion and performances on Malaika and KB's new albums were also done here this month. Oh, and a six-month-old daughter! Phew! Spring is here in full force at Howard Music!
TKZee finish album at Howard Music
Legendary kwaito super group TKZee are launching a comeback with their long-awaited album “Coming Home”. They decided to spend three weeks recording final tracks at Howard Music, based at Ministry Of Illusion. The first single “S'dudla” is already on the air waves and is getting rave reviews.
Adam Howard has produced, arranged and performed on the trio's individual album projects over the last few years (Tokollo Tshabalala, Kabelo Mabalane and Zwai Bala); those albums picking up five SAMA's along the way.
“We have all worked with Adam over the years, and his fantastic studio was the obvious choice when deciding to wrap up the album. The mics and audio gear there are world-class and the environment there was perfect for us to focus on the finishing touches,” says Zwai Bala.
Adam Howard is also musical director for the Bala Brothers on their corporate events. Golden Cloud “Golden moments” radio campaign
Golden Cloud commissioned Creatrix and Howard Music to create the music for the latest “Golden Moments” campaign. The piece is a soft jazz tune that appeals to all target markets, incorporating lyrics in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho. The jingle was created to be able to permutate into a series of promo spots, opening and closing billboards and a backtrack to hold together the live elements on air.The laidb-ack jazzy track features jazz legend Themba Mkhize on keys, Ray Green on guitars and Margaret Motsage and Nokukhanya Dlamini on vocals helped by some fine children's voices! Listen to the Golden Cloud spot here.
Malaika and KB's new albums
On the performance front, Adam Howard has recently played trumpet on two other big albums. Malaika have just released “Mmatswale”. Top producer, Gufy Pilane was producer, and got Adam Howard and Bez Roberts to lay down some brass. KB is also about to release her new offering. Watch this space! Studio upgrade
Always looking to improve the services and equipment at Howard Music, we now have a choice of world-class mics on offer, namely the Neumann U87 and AKG C414 ULS mics. We also now have the famous Avalon 737sp mic pre-amp unit. With the Logic Pro 9 upgrade, the Waves silver bundle plug-ins, Audio Ease's “all-in-one” bundle, Miroslav's “Philharmonik” sampler and much more, Howard Music has all the latest in pro-audio gear, giving clients the very best in music and audio production.