Malawian dancehall artist Blasto, who is on a tour of the United States of America, has said he is working with US producers on his new project.
“I’m recording an EP and collabos. I have already done several singles for the project,” he said through an online interview from the States.
“I have recorded with Wonder from Airplay Entertainment at Booga Basement. He has worked with a lot of artists like T.I., Mary J Blige, Wycliffe Jean,” added Blasto. “And he is the son of Jerry Wonder who produced Fugees’ The Score.”
The Jah Nuh Sleep singer also had a session with Daniel Poggioli at Converse Rubber Tracks studio in New York.
Apart from the studio sessions, Blasto continues to appear at different radio stations in the US for interviews and live performances in different states.
A week ago, the singer was in Indiana where he performed for the Malawian community in Indianapolis. The show was organised by Flakers Entertainment owned by Brandon Mafuleka.
“It was great [performing in Indiana] because it’s always amazing to be embraced by your own folks, the vibe is different. I had fun throwing in a little Chichewa and to have them respond with so much enthusiasm.
“And also the fact that most of them have not been to Malawi for a long time, but still felt like supporting artists from home made the experience enriching spiritually,” said the artist.
One of the fans, Dudley Dre Kumilonde, a Malawian based in South Bend, said: “Blasto just made me feel how proud I am to be a Malawian. He is putting Malawi music on another level”.
During the Indiana trip, Blasto linked up with 2007 E-Wallet (now Sunbird Search for a Star) winner Kenneth Kabwila alias KK, who also joined him on stage to perform True love, a song they did together way back on Blasto’s Stronger EP.
“It was a legendary reunion. Malawians came from all over, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Chicago just to see him perform. Most of them have been far from each other and had a chance to reunite,” said KK in a separate interview.
The two said there was a possibility of working on a new track together before Blasto returns to Malawi.
Blasto said he would be coming back home soon, but will have to go back to the US—for more of the work.