Zyon Black

I'm an electronic musician, producer, filmmaker and photographer. I am a proud geek, my bling has circuitboards!



Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
I'm an electronic musician, producer, filmmaker and photographer. I am a proud geek, my bling has circuitboards!

Where are you based?
Mostly up and down between Harare and Gaborone.

How long have you been making music and how did you get started?
I've been making music since I was in high school. I got into music through my cousin, who is an amazing instrumentalist... We made music together and because I wasn't as awesome I took on the role of producer and never stopped.

Do you come from an artistic background?
Kind of...

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
My influences range from bands like Linkin Park, P.O.D and Tool, producers like Rob Swire, Kaskade and Deadmau5. My inspirations are drawn from life (cliche but true). That helps me connect with people on a personal level.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
Still waiting for that.

What are your tools for creating?
I use Fl studio for production, Ableton live and Traktor for live performances. I'm integrating some new hardware into my live setup like the novation launchpad and the APC.

What sets you apart from the others?
I'm really awesome?...hahaha...just kidding. I'm not afraid to try new things, I don't set boudaries and I'm constantly searching for ways to improve my work.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
Well, I want to be at a stage where my art is a sustainable activity. I plan to be touring and regularly releasing music, films. A big fat bank account would be nice too.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
That's an interesting question... I don't think I have a single 'favourite' thing in life... I appreciate everything and enjoy everything i get and have.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
That's easy...I'd spend it on proper studio gear, set up a legitimate record company and distribution channels for my music and other artists and invest in video and film equipment. I'd set up a place for young aspiring creative people can come and learn about the things that interest them, a place where they can learn music production techniques, film production etc, things that will boost them as producers and filmmakers and in turn boost the creative industry. Also, that way, they'll stop bugging me on fb :-)

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
Hard work... You have to sacrifice a lot of things to get better. To the party animals, you're going to have to skip some parties to stay in and work on your craft.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
Soundcloud, just search for Zyon Black. Google Zyon Black soundcloud or go to zyonblack.com and it'll give you links.

How can people get in touch with you?
@zyonblack on twitter or email me at dennisrwafa@gmail.com.

Any thanks or shout outs?
My family for their support of a crazy dream... All my friends and everyone who pushes ZB all over the world...

Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
I'm an electronic musician, producer, filmmaker and photographer. I am a proud geek, my bling has circuitboards!

Where are you based?
Mostly up and down between Harare and Gaborone.

How long have you been making music and how did you get started?
I've been making music since I was in high school. I got into music through my cousin, who is an amazing instrumentalist... We made music together and because I wasn't as awesome I took on the role of producer and never stopped.

Do you come from an artistic background?
Kind of...

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
My influences range from bands like Linkin Park, P.O.D and Tool, producers like Rob Swire, Kaskade and Deadmau5. My inspirations are drawn from life (cliche but true). That helps me connect with people on a personal level.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
Still waiting for that.

What are your tools for creating?
I use Fl studio for production, Ableton live and Traktor for live performances. I'm integrating some new hardware into my live setup like the novation launchpad and the APC.

What sets you apart from the others?
I'm really awesome?...hahaha...just kidding. I'm not afraid to try new things, I don't set boudaries and I'm constantly searching for ways to improve my work.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
Well, I want to be at a stage where my art is a sustainable activity. I plan to be touring and regularly releasing music, films. A big fat bank account would be nice too.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
That's an interesting question... I don't think I have a single 'favourite' thing in life... I appreciate everything and enjoy everything i get and have.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
That's easy...I'd spend it on proper studio gear, set up a legitimate record company and distribution channels for my music and other artists and invest in video and film equipment. I'd set up a place for young aspiring creative people can come and learn about the things that interest them, a place where they can learn music production techniques, film production etc, things that will boost them as producers and filmmakers and in turn boost the creative industry. Also, that way, they'll stop bugging me on fb :-)

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
Hard work... You have to sacrifice a lot of things to get better. To the party animals, you're going to have to skip some parties to stay in and work on your craft.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
Soundcloud, just search for Zyon Black. Google Zyon Black soundcloud or go to zyonblack.com and it'll give you links.

How can people get in touch with you?
@zyonblack on twitter or email me at dennisrwafa@gmail.com.

Any thanks or shout outs?
My family for their support of a crazy dream... All my friends and everyone who pushes ZB all over the world...




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