Introducing SculpturedMusic: East Rand Born DJ/Producer Consistent In Producing Hits
South Africa is now known as the new deep house mecca with an incredible number of sensationally producers and DJs being discovered in this era. Born Willy Lubisi, SculpturedMusic is a DJ turned producer from east of the city of gold, Johannesburg. “I’m a DJ first before a producer. Producing came in later on in my DJ career” he explains. With two albums under his name; Brighter Days and Breathe Again, Willy is a really unique gem and a force to be reckoned with who continues to stay true to his deep house roots and marshals the groove. “Both albums have helped me to be where I am today” sharing that his work is of sentimental value to him.
From beatboxing a bassline on his phone voice recorder at a club then laying it down in studio the next day, Sculptured Music has curated music that shall be reminisced in the deep house scene for years to come. “It starts off on my phone voice recorder where I beatbox a bassline at the club or in my car, so I don’t forget the idea. Then lay it down in studio the next day” he shares his song making process. “A song gives birth to another actually. But there are no rules in making music. You just have to respect the art” he elaborates.
Equipped with Pro Tools, Reason and MPC AKAI, SculpturedMusic started the year on a very high note giving us ‘Sad to Think’ a potent soul-soothing joint terrifically sculptured to be a massive song for the year. Sampling ‘Neither One of Us’ by Gladys Knight & The Pips, Sculptured Music shows off his remarkable music gift and slick production skills, completely transforming a soulful golden oldie. “I was on YouTube listening to some old stuff to get inspiration, when I came across this Gladys Knight song and I liked the beginning of the vocal” explaining the concept behind the song. “I thought to myself I can sample this track in a way it has never been sampled before. And the song really got some SA producers inspired. Which helps the culture move forward” he elaborates.
Sad To Think is a beautifully constructed, hard hitting vocal deep house song which has been Shazamed over 2500 times and in the Top 15 iTunes Dance Chart. Packing a moving bass line, Sculptured Music has set the tone for the year with a song that will tear dance floors up for the rest of the year.
Stream ‘Sad To Think‘ below.