Do you still remember the tag that used to go like, ‘This is a Soundmindz presentation’ or ‘You already know…’ One of the Zimdancehall who had a great hand in sound engineering in the whole country. Big Tune JmP_Jipe once said, that producer is the only producer who can make an upcoming artist sound so professional and good. That producer is set to drop an album next month in December.
Zimbabwean producer but based in Burundi, X – Fecta Soundmindz is ready to drop his debut album, ‘Broke and Famous’. X – Fecta is one of the Zimdancehall producers who was known for his impeccable work in sound engineering. The producer has worked with artists lik King Labash, Sizzla, Janco Judah, Major E, Tocky Vibes and to mention a few. Produced riddims like 3rd Degree Riddim, Shockwave Riddim, Up Up Riddim which featured the Jamaican regaae singer Sizzla. One of the songs Xfecta produced is ‘Zvakumberi’ by King Labash which won the Best Zimdancehall Video of the Year back in 2015.
Back home, X – Fecta owned his own record label called Soundmindz Presentation. Later on moved to South Africa and joined 224 owned by Zimdancehall pioneer King Labash and formed a partnership by the name 2224 Soundmindz Presentation. Then moved to Burundi where X Fecta is based right now. The producer left for Burundi in 2019 as a way to explore the East African Market and offer his version of production. Now Fecta has settled, received well, offered his services and now he working on his debut album, Broke and Famous.
Broke and Famous rooted from today’s music industry experiences. In the west, most artists get offers from big labels and end up broke at the end because of a clause they ignored. According the Fecta, in developing markets who have an influence in their respective genre’s and entertainment industry, but are not reaping what they deserve financially. Also, mentioned about artists making mistakes for signing bad deals reluctantly.
The album is heavily influenced by the South African trending sound elements of Amapiano.
“It’s a trend right now close to the end, but nevertheless a good story telling tool because of it been flexible allowing different kinds of fusions while keeping it easy to digest…” Xfecta remarked.
Broke and Famous is a 12 track project featuring Burundi artists. The goal set is to fill up in the Burundian market for Amapiano and a big collaborative album to centralize the industry. The album is set to drop on the 10th of December 2021.