If you have been following South African music religiously in the past five years, you would agree that the song Lento – by Professor featuring Speedy – should be in the top 5 singles to come out of Kalawa Jazmee Records.
We are talking about a memorable song that has already scored over 2 million views on You Tube channel – a milestone not easily achievable by Mzansi artists.
What most fans remember about this classic of 2010 is the great quality of production, catchy vocals that matched the quality of beats and entertaining music video. But the quality of a recording studio that gave birth to its beats would have struggled to score 5 stars in quality ratings.
The SAMA award-winning record producer, Mkhululi ‘Heavy-K’ Siqula, secretly kept the recording studio images until a day before Jesus Christ’s birthday celebration in 2015.
Also known as The Drumboss, Siqula, 24, whose production skills have attracted top local and international vocalists for collaboration, shared a picture of the studio location on social media.
The beats were created at Siqula’s tiny bedroom in Veeplaas, situated in Nelson Mandela Bay, formerly known as Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape region.
Siqula’s room might have looked small, but the dream of becoming one of the top producers in the country was far bigger than his entire bedroom.
The whole purpose of sharing a rare picture of his journey was to inspire those that are still chasing their dreams.
“When Gods Says Yes Nobody can Say No!! This is where I produced Lento by Professor! I was only 16 years old! Dear African Child Never stop dreaming,” said the father-of-one Siqula.
No doubt, Heavy-K is a proof that one should never stop chasing dreams and must always remember where it all started.