I will record the entire album long-distance, using the Internet. It’s so liberating.
Escondido, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2011
When Tanzanian singer songwriter and vocal coach Joett wanted to produce a new pop record and couldn’t bear the thought of jumping onto a jetliner to fly to London to do it—like he’d previously done—he conjured up an idea that would not only save him a fortune on airfares and upkeep abroad, it would change the way he—and anyone who may want to consider this unconventional path—was going to make music from here on out.
What Joett did was to lay down his vocals with accompanying acoustic guitar on two separate tracks at a recording studio local to him in Dar es salaam. With the help of Tanzanian guitarist Ashimba and Kenyan record producer Ken Kanyeria, he recorded the guitar on one track and vocals on the other…the reason being, he wanted to make it easier to work with his vocal recording during additional production abroad. After failing to upload the sound files to the servers of a London-based state-of-the-art recording studio due to a slow internet connection, he decided to send them on via FEDEX courier for further production, mixing, mastering and remixing. The finished product, however, was downloaded over the Internet. Working long-distance from Tanzania with record producer Patrick Jonsson at Ignition Studios in London, UK, Joett, whose vocal track was lifted off the original recording and a new sound created around it, was able to produce a cutting-edge pop record in the United Kingdom without ever leaving his country of residence. And he didn’t stop there. He turned to the Internet to release and distribute his new single.
Island Def Jam Digital Distribution, a division of Island Def Jam Records (USA), made it possible for Joett to have his single “I Could Never Live (Without Your Love)” available for MP3 download from major online stores iTunes, Amazon MP3, Shockhound, Tunecore to name but a few; and through their website connected him to Internet radio Jango where Joett’s new single is enjoying global exposure and a growing fan base from around the world.
Joett, who previously flew to London and Dubai to produce his debut single Afro Lover in 1996, has discovered a more cost-effective way to produce the high quality sound he was accustomed to, but without the long haul flights and travel expenses. Speaking of his forthcoming debut album Vintage In Color he says, “I will record the entire album long-distance, using the Internet. It’s so liberating.”
Next up his marketing sleeve is a Valentine’s Day music video concept he is creating for YouTube. In this unique concept Joett and his crew will hit Dar es salaam’s largest shopping mall, Milimani City, to invite passersby to scribble the name of the one they love on a placard above the title of his new song “I Could Never Live (Without Your Love)” ... so their messages of love can appear on the new Joett music video. He plans to also invite all his Jango internet radio fans around the world to send in video clips or photographs for inclusion. It is expected that the Joett Valentine’s Day video will be uploaded to YouTube just before the 14th of February 2011.