When we talk about music, we always forget to talk about those who are always behind the greatest hits, like song writers and most importantly, the audio producers who always make sure the real magic happens from the keyboard, to the recording booth into ensuring the clear sound and vocals we cherish.
They are the unsung heroes, who ensure we the consumers enjoy a finished product that touches us . And here we are privileged to bring to you one of the most successful Producers, Herbert Dramuke aka HerbertSkillz of Sound Makers Music (Uganda/Manchester UK) And he had a lot to tell us about his production, and lovely projects.
Herbert who is also found on social media as HerbertSkillz or as Sound Makers Music on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter enlightened us that he is the engineer behind many tracks and he affirms that he has masterminded and produced many hit songs here and internationally but he has remained quietly working behind the front line without much hype, not because he is unlucky but because he has chosen not to push himself to claim the production credits for songs from artistes as some other producers often do or to be nominated in awards.
However despite this, this quiet man’s unique skills and talent have enabled him to break through onto the international music scene at high level particularly in the competitive markets in the UK, Jamaica and USA working on international projects for artistes from across the globe.
While at his Munyonyo based Sound Makers Music studio, he told us about some of the local projects that he has done that set him apart. These include Dididada by APass, Kiggwa Leero by Bobi Wine, Paradiso of Bobi Wine, Omusomesa by Jamal, Siste by Jamal, Mama by Pallaso, Onkuba by Peter Miles, Full Attention by Peter Miles and Levy Sil, Tomusbola by Bobi Wine, Want It Remix by Bebe Cool and many more hit songs, some of which have won awards.
In addition he spoke openly to us about some of his international projects which frankly left us speechless, since we, like many of you, actually had no idea that Uganda has such a talent which projects even beyond its borders, and his credits include “Eyeyo B”live” by his wife and partner from Manchester UK – Jade Dramuke Of Sound Makers, “Your Love” club remix by Jamaican /Americans Honorebel, Pitbull, Bebe Cool and Charly Black. “She On That” by Honorebel, Tory Lanez and King Doe Boi, “If I Ever” remix by Wayne Wonder and Mya, California’s breakthrough artist Veronika River “Places to Go”, popular UK artist Lizzie Haynes , “Feel the Freedom “ and from Kenya Akothee “Baby Daddy” among others. He also told us to watch this space for another big international release coming soon.
So now you know that this man HerbertSkillz with his humble personality but big talent is the one making us consume good music and is quietly flying the musical flag for Uganda internationally although we didn’t all know it before.