Ghanaian sensational record producer KaySo, born Sony Kwame Owusu has disclosed that his meteoric rise in Ghana’s music industry began with the lustful desire to sit behind musical sound engines.
Young but touted the legendary “Beats Nyame”, KaySo traced his production journey back in 2007 predominantly between his High School moments.
In an interview with Kojo Manuel on Y107.9 FM’s “Dryve of Your Lyfe”, He described himself as that typical guy who sat behind the class always seen playing drums on the desks.
“I started making music since I was young but like music production and making beats started for me in 2007 and I was still in school. I was about 16 when it all started, not necessarily with the production and beats software and all that. I just used to play beats on tables and you know like every class I was that guy at the back who always plays on the table,” he said.
“I looked quiet. You know like that guy who barely talked so when I started doing music people started to recognize me with that,” he added.
According to him, he randomly recreated his favourite songs and artists including the great Frank Ocean, and Jay Z for fun and eventually realized the business side of his undying passion.
“It started like a passion where I used to play beat and just learn how to play beats. I used to reproduce other songs, my favorite songs and more of Chris Brown’s, Frank Ocean and the Jay Zs. You know I just used to reproduce their music for fun and along the line I realized that I can do this music thing. So I decided to look into turning that into a business,” he shared
KaySo is the brain bank behind several hits including Kwesi Arthur’s “Ground Up” song, Kirani Ayat’s “IDKY” and his popular sound “Can’t Let Go” which features Kwesi Arthur and the famous Amaarae. He is best known for his beat tag, “It’s KaySo from Team”.
By: Jude Tackie