As many of us eat and move out of hotels and eating bufundas without knowing who made the food, music lovers leave different venues without knowing the person behind the tunes they have been singing and dancing to, as Eagle Online’s Joshua Tumwesigye found out from Sound Records producer Brighton Bakabulindi aka Producer Bright.
Eagle Online: Who is producer Bright?
Brighton: I am Brighton Bakabulindi aka Producer Bright.
Eagle Online: Tell us about your education?
Brighton: I studied at Namirembe Infant School for my primary, later I joined Kasubi Secondary for O’level. I then joined Katikamu Light College for A ‘level and thereafter joined Crane Media Institute where I pursued a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Eagle Online: Tell us about your music journey?
Brighton: I started singing in Namirembe Cathedral Church in 1996; I later joined Kampala Music School in 2000 and acquired a Diploma in Piano in 2003. In 2008 I joined production and started up my first studio at Nakulabye called Bloom Studioz.
Eagle Online: What inspired you to join the music industry?
Brighton: I was inspired by my brother Mozart; I grew up seeing him produce music.
Eagle Online: Do you still own a studio?
Brighton: Yes, I still own a studio called Sound Records found in Kasubi.
Eagle Online: What have you achieved from music production?
Brighton: I own a studio; I look after my family since am a happily married man; I have managed to make a lot of friends and meet different people, not forgetting pursuing the Diploma out of my production work.
Eagle Online: Talk about the opposite side of the coin producer Bright?
Brighton: Like any other work I can’t escape the challenges mostly the power which is ever on and off; I have little money yet I want to set up a standard studio and I also want to be able to facilitate my movement to different places to acquire knowledge and skills about production.
Eagle Online: Talking about music production, tell us some of the producers you have mentored and the producers you have worked with so far?
Brighton: I have mentored many producers such as Nash Wonder of Monster Studios, Producer Home Boy of Sound Records, Producer Rick Star and Producer Duncan of Sound Booklet Studios and I have managed to work with different producers including Bless, Dr Fizo, Mozart, Duncan as well as Dig Bour, with whom I co-produced a hit song “Go down low” that rocked the place.
Eagle Online: Tell us about the artists you have worked with so far, the songs you have produced, your best artiste as well as your best song?
Brighton: I have worked with a number of artistes including David Lutalo, Eddy Kenzo, Pallaso, Sheeba Karungi, King Saha, Hot Man Predator and many other artistes.
And the songs I have produced include Manya by David Lutalo, Princess by King Saha and David Lutalo, Nakutamani by Kenzo, Go down low done by Sheeba and Pallaso and many others.
Talking of my best musician I would take David Lutalo and my best song is ‘Munno gwe watoba naye’ by an upcoming artiste Hot Man Predator.
Eagle Online: What’s your comment on Uganda’s music industry today?
Brighton: Uganda’s music industry has declined a bit where most musicians have resorted to re-doing other people’s songs which could have been against the law if the Copyright Law in Uganda was endorsed and this creates laziness among the artistes in the process letting down our music industry; an example of Geo Steady.
Eagle Online: Talk about latest Uganda’s music being produced in Nigerian style and beats
Brighton: It has no problem; in fact it’s a sign of creativity among the Ugandan producers to cope up with the style of music on the African market. We as producers also move with the style and trend as is also applied in fashion; never expect someone to wear big shirts and trousers while the trending fashion is fitting.
I can give you a song like Wale Wale done my Dr J Chameleone; it included the fusion of what a good song should be made of.
Eagle Online: what type of music do you produce?
Bright: I produce all types of music; call it hip hop, raga, pop, classic, Dance hall and any other style. For example, I can mix hip hop and dancehall to make Bongo Flavor. However, we producers find a problem because we don’t exploit all our styles since most the musicians don’t like them and don’t know how to go with them.
Eagle Online: What should a producer do to get good music?
Bright: Producers should get used of listening to music, mostly western music and they should consult different people in this industry.
Eagle Online: Who is your choice producer for an award?
Bright: Without thinking any further, I wish Producer Bless would take that award.
Eagle Online: Where should we expect Producer Bright in future?
Bright: You should not say in future; wait to hear big from Producer Bright before this year ends.
Eagle Online: Your last word to your fellow producers and fans?
Bright: Thanks. I respect my fellow producers and fans; I love them and without them I can’t live. They should expect big from me.