Dr Moruti on his new album, Guitar Shadow
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Dr Moruti is no stranger to making good
music. The producer’s been in the industry for nine years and counting, in
which time he’s made hits with household names including Black Motion (on
tracks like Rainbow and Mali), Bucie (Rejoice) and current chart-topper Lady
Zamar (My Baby).
DRUM caught up with the producer to hear
more about his new album and to get to know a bit more about the man behind the
are some highlights from your years in the music industry so far?
Producing my own album and being part of
making local hits.
produced songs for the likes of DJ Zinhle, Kunle Ayo and D’vine Brothers, to
name a few. How do you manage to produce hits across such different genres of
What helps is that I’m more of a musician
than a producer. Before I ventured into dance music, I was more focused on
jazz, Afro-pop and gospel. Sh
new album, out now, is titled Guitar adow. What inspired the name and album?
The album was inspired by indigenous African sounds, and by the jazzy sounds
from the likes of Jimmy Dludlu, Kunle Ayo and Hugh Masekela. I felt as though
we were leaving the elders behind, so with this album I wanted to cater for
everyone. I titled it Guitar Shadow because the guitar is the leading element
on all of the songs on the album. But I’m showing the guitar through my
keyboard, instead of playing it live.
the song Intoxicated Love, which features Shota, inspired by anyone in your life?
Yes, it was inspired by my wife when she
was pregnant with our little boy. One day she was working in the kitchen when
she heard me sing one verse of the song. She instantly told me that she loved
it and I should continue with it.
there any creative collaborations we can look forward to in the near future?
I’m currently working with Zanda Zakuza on
her album, which should be released soon. And it’s looking like 2018 is going
to be a good year.