This the first of many “Get To Know” features, first up we have Bwana.
Bwana is Nathan Micay, a 20 year old university student from Toronto. He makes very soulful and powerful bass music. Upon hearing my first Bwana track I was immediately impressed with his use of textures and the inherent simplicity of his productions, he is really an example of how less is more. His use of restraint is rare these days with producers always just going as big as they can, and leaving nothing to the imagination, Nathan has subtle ways of grabbing your attention, take for example my current favourite Bwana track called “Baby Let Me Finish” :
Smooth pads, complemented with melodically driving pitched up vocals, which act as a melodic lead but are rhythmically placed to give them an almost percussive feel, as common with UK Garage. Pitched snares and percussion are also important to add to the “thickness” of his productions, the elements are sparse, but this goes back to the previously mentioned simplicity, enough variation in the simple elements can really bring a track out without overburdening the listener. A bright future lies ahead for this young producer, we contacted him to ask a few production centric questions, and he offered us an exclusive track to give away! Check it out after the jump :