Preamble | K15

Ahead of his artist talk with us later this month at Corsica Studios, K15, one of the UK's most versatile and unique producers, took the time to give us a sneak peak of what to expect on the night.

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Andrew Mensah
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London
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Preamble
Published On
November 18, 2022
Category
Profile
Theme
Preamble
Published By
Andrew Mensah
Published On
May 9, 2023
Location
London

How would you say your music production process has evolved over time? Were you a musician or producer first?

Neither, probably a DJ/fan first. Very little has changed. I still work in loops, still make music in a room at home. The only change is that I think about external things – releasing music, other people.


What key changes have you seen in the music industry/bidness during your time making records? Is independent the way to go?

Same answer to both, that there’s no rules.


Did you see a change in your creative process post-pandemic? A change in your approach, difference in where you find inspiration at all?

That period of lockdown, I made music pretty much every day. I wasn’t working, so I had time, a chunk of it, so I tried to make use of it before other commitments rolled back in. For inspiration I listened to a lot of reggae, rap and a lot of solo piano music. Post-lockdown, work resumed and that discipline slowly ebbed away.


You’ve always been eclectic with your output as a producer, yet you maintain a certain richness of colour and soul across them, what would you attribute this to?

Thanks. Probably comes from listening to music my entire life and being quite comfortable with sitting with something for an extended period of time.


Talk us through the track you last [cmd] ‘S’d ? ([ctrl] ‘S’ to PC users)

It’s an 8-bar loop in 5/4 time. It’s a downtempo/soul thing. I keep listening and trying to find the next set of chords that will move it along. Remind me and I’ll bring it with me to the talk.


What piece of studio (or live) equipment would you NOT part with? – Ever!!

My midi keyboard.


Could you name three things that have been on heavy rotation on your audio player of late?

Dego – Catch The Sun

Louis Cole – I’m Tight

Kendrick Lamar - Savior


What can the CDR audiences expect from your time with us?

Not too much waffling, hopefully.

Have you any advice for producers/musicians developing musical works in progress to play at CDR?
Bring something. Anything. They are just ideas.


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