LORDSKY IS PRODUCING MAGIC
“..So the idea of making music from speeches and videos was really about music inspiration coming to me while watching those videos. First I did was ‘Apostle will hear’, later made ‘Kungaga Tuangaga’. It exploded. Next I did a throwback of ‘Oga at the Top..” – Lordsky
If we put in considerations the music materials he produced from various
voice extracts like “Kungaga Tuangaga” and “Apostle will hear”, he could be
crowned for having the trendiest content driven viral music material on
social media till date. Go-ahead if you choose to argue that; I’m sure
music realists out there won’t move a needle with this fact. Lordsky is the
first music producer to have successfully taken sound bites from trendy
social interviews, clips from speeches or from satirist video, then turn it
into music production that resonate with pop culture.
The mastery that comes with each of these fabrication is extra-ordinary.
Although not yet your household name in the music producers arena but if we
carefully reflect on the effort he puts into those #mashup voice extract
songs and other artiste’s songs he has worked on, we can simply come to the
assumption that Lordsky is producing magic. Below is the conversation I had
with this indigene of Benue state whose real name is Benjamin Robert.
Kindly talk about your journey into music production and all the songs
you have produced?
I started making music many years ago on a 16-track sequencer keyboard, but
it was nothing too serious. I was in high school then. I knew how to play
the keyboard, drums and other instruments. So I made beats for a few people
around that knew me. Then I stopped at some point when I went to college
and then became a computer programmer. I graduated from Middlesex
University London with a first class in Information Technology, so it
seemed like it was all computers for me. At some point I realized it was
more fun making music, so I found my way back, and brushed up myself as a
music producer. Before long I became the executive producer for KpE
records, owned by King Josh, who is also the head-huncho artiste.
Productions I have done for other artistes are ‘Ijo Bugatti’ by King Josh,
‘Good Looking’ by Iyanya & King Josh. ‘Rumo’ by Slyde, ‘Nkenji Keke’ by
Rudeboy, ‘Is Allowed’ by Reminisce & Rudeboy, and of course my ‘playtime
Talk about your productions. The mashup of voice extracts.
I’ve had the idea for the playtime music series for a little while before
executing. As the name goes ‘playtime music’ and sometimes there aren’t
enough playtimes when you’re working with multiple artistes. Music comes to
me from every possible sound, so the idea of making music from speeches and
videos was really about music inspiration coming to me while watching those
videos. First I did was ‘Apostle will hear’. It was easy because my studio
was being renovated at the time, so I couldn’t do any serious work. It went
way more viral than I expected, and I thought that was it. Months later I
got many messages from different platforms and individuals to please put
out another playtime music. So I created time and made ‘Kungaga Tuangaga’.
It exploded. Next I did a throwback of ‘Oga at the Top’. It was great as
well. Coming to ‘Transmission’ I saw the video, the music hit me instantly
but I had no plans of doing it as I had a lot of work. But I couldn’t
ignore the multiple requests on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Some people
were literally begging for it. So I squeezed out time and whipped it out
real quick, and it was explosive!
In detail, kindly talk about yourself and what to expect from you in the
Well, I’m a Producer… I make music. I make music every time. For sure
there’d be more playtime music coming from me at intervals, and I have
plans in the works to start a ‘relaxation music/ chill pill music’
series… Music you can just listen to to calm your nerves. And of course,
many collaborations with multiple artistes.