Five Questions With… Gafacci

Band: Gafacci
Country of Origin: Ghana

Gafacci’s music may fall mostly on the electronic end of the “garage” spectrum, but that doesn’t mean his bedroom-beats-meets-Afrofusion approach is any less rock’n’roll. After leaving school, he taught himself how to make beats by watching YouTube videos and has gone on to collaborate with some of Ghana’s most successful mainstream artists. However, his music retains its unique flavor due to his interest in asokpor music, a particular style of house and techno that gained popularity in Ghana in the 1990s. Gafacci’s latest release is the TASH BNM EP. He told us, “This is a very special project to me because I feel I expand the artistic pallet of afrobeats with the fusion of Lofi sounds and Ghanaian rhythms.” Check out his responses below.

Five Questions

1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without?)

PNL – Dans la légende

2. How did the band members meet (or, for a solo musician, how did you get started)?

I started making music after a friend introduced me to Fruity Loops, though I grew up with a music background because my dad used to play in a band. Since then I never looked back. Been doing this ever since.

3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country?

Non Existent but there are interesting artist who are pushing the envelope. Artist such as Bryte, Keyzuz, Rvdical Da Kid, Eli A free, Afrolektra, Papa Chie and Ayat

4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music?

Gordon Ramsey Because i love food and love to cook. Also what i have learned about this character is how unfiltered he is when he comes to his business

5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played.

I played a very intimate event in event in Vernice called Punto Croce which till date I think it was special .

Paul

Paul experienced a spiritual awakening in high school when he accidentally tuned his radio from the modern rock station to the local college station. He spent time as both a DJ and Music Director for Elon University's WSOE FM, where he also first met sonic soulmate Ryan Sweeney. Paul's favorite genre is "fast, raw, and loud."