Sun-El Musician and Basketmouth feature on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio With Cuppy This Sunday
19 June 2020
This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Sun-El Musician, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week and Basketmouth’s Favorite African Proverb!
South African producer Sun-El Musician joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music to talk about how he has been spending his lockdown, progress he is making with his label El World, and his plans for his forthcoming album titled ‘To The World and Beyond’!
Cuppy shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Mr Eazi feat. King Promise, Skiibii & Reekado Banks, Semi Tee, Reefer Tym and Mshayi.
Nigerian comedian and actor Basketmouth joins Cuppy on the show to share a proverb in Pidgin, which translates as: “You can’t push someone and tell them where to fall to.” He explains the meaning behind it is about us having empathy.
Sun El Musician Tells Apple Music About His Lockdown, His Label El World, and Upcoming Album ‘To the World and Beyond’
“I’m in Joburg. I’ve just been working on my album. I thought I wanted to be alone. At first, you don’t want anyone to come to the studio because you’re just busy. But now as I was working on the album, it was a really funny, interesting way of just working through emails and just sending each other files, which is just difficult for me because I prefer having people coming over to the studio and really bouncing ideas in person. The human touch. So yeah, it’s been just little tricky, so, but yeah.”
“Before this album, I would say being in the studio, but then just really being on this lockdown now, not going to gigs, I sort of took it for granted. Now it’s just like everything is just non-operational. So I kind of miss being out there. Yeah. I’m some sort of in between now. I still love being in the studio, but I just love seeing people’s faces when they listen to my music.”
“I wish I could take all the credit, but I’ve got to give it to my team. My brothers and my sisters that work at El World Music. What we decided when we started the whole thing was either I become a solo act or we sign guys just under the label. Because of my history, because I was signed before and I felt it took me longer for me for people to just understand what I’m all about and the vision, I was like, ‘Okay, let’s just sign guys.’ And we try and just speed up the process for them to just not go through all the craziness that we went through. It’s not really just keeping them as artists forever. It’s just really just teaching them about the business and them owning their own masters in the future and all of that.”
“I have new voices and a new sound that I’m just bringing out. I’m also working on my album. It’s called ‘To the World and Beyond.’ It should be at a double disk. I’ve had all these other songs that I’ve just composed over the years and I feel I could give them a little bit of light. Probably 23 songs. And instrumental house as well. I can’t wait! Every time on all my feeds and my stories, people always just do covers, so hopefully with the instrumental on the album, people would just write… They’re free actually. That’s what I’m basically saying. You can write whatever, just tag me, send it to me, definitely check it out. I’m always about the music.”