by the partae

Where are you currently based?
The South East part of Amsterdam. Also referred to as the ‘Bijlmer’

How did you first start playing music?
My dad is a musician, so I was exposed to it a very young age. And that led to me starting to play on a little toy keyboard at the age of 8 years old

What’s been happening recently?
Recently I’ve been making a lot of new music, getting inspired by life and feeling proud that I made Sintha

What influenced the sound and songwriting for your first solo EP ‘Sintha’?
My journey of being a musician/producer and combining those 2 crafts together. Also being inspired by classic soul songs ranging from Marvin Gaye to D’angelo!

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
70% of Sintha was created in my bedroom! And the rest was recorded in Red Bull Studios

What programs/instruments did you use?
I use Logic Pro X a lot for my records. 
Bass guitar, Piano, Rodes, Electric Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute and Drums

What does this EP mean to you?
A lot, because it’s my first baby you know. It feels special because I thought about the project for 2 years without making any music and I finally did it

You created a video with Robbert Doelwijt, how did this collaboration come about and how was the experience?
I’ve been trying to work with Robbert a while, because i really liked his work. And when I was done with the music for Sintha I asked him if we could make a short movie for the EP.

You just finished your first solo tour with your all female band, please tell us about any highlights:
It was amazing. On my sold out Paradiso Noord show Kokoroko even showed up to play a song with us. That’s the biggest highlight.

Who did you collaborate with on the album?
All the homies, too much to mention! But I love everybody’s contribution 

What do you like to do away from music?
I like to play ball, kick box and have a collective called C.R.E.A.M. with a couple friends of mine.

Who are you listening to at the moment?
Isaac Hayes

What’s planned for the remainder of 2021 going into 2022?
Going back to the motherland, Ghana!

Favourite food and place to hangout?
Fried Rice with chicken. 

And my favorite place to hang out is church.

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