31 May 2022
"We produce and tend to overproduce things. I think we're looking for perfection, really taking the time with a mix. There are drawbacks as well as positives." - Mista Savona
Mista Savona, is the visionary keyboard maestro and producer behind the acclaimed "Havana Meets Kingston" albums. Renowned for his fusion of Cuban and Jamaican musical traditions, Savona seamlessly intertwines salsa and reggae, creating a groundbreaking sonic journey. His innovative approach celebrates cultural diversity, earning him praise as a musical trailblazer.
In this episode:
Jake's early days as a music student in Australia and the UK
Jake's first releases, and working on international collaborations (before it was hip)
The story of how "Melbourne Meets Kingston" was produced in Jamaica and Australia
What's special about Jamaican vocalists
Jake's take on songwriting, recording & producing
How Jake mixed "Havana Meets Kingston" with digital and analogue technology
How the idea for "Havana Meets Kingston" started in a café in Cuba
Recording "Havana Meets Kingston" at EGREM studio, Havana, Cuba
Mixing "Havana Meets Kingston" in Jake's home studio and on the big SSL at Sing Sing, Melbourne
How "Havana Meets Kingston" went viral overnight.
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