Off his latest EP, Mugugu drops his first single "Vibe." Coming to us from Toronto, Canada, Mugugu is well known for his infectious beats and music production skills. His creations offer a fresh fusion of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop music. His latest single "Vibe" has a plethora of mood-inducing auras that cast a spell over the listener.
Dreamy synths produced by an electrified guitar softly strumming welcomes you into "Vibe." As you sit in the calming aura's of sound, a snapping percussion begins as the beat lightly kicks in the background. Mugugu synthesized voice exerts spiritual energy as his lyrics cascade smoothly into the listener's ears. The percussion escalates as a tripped-up-beat is introduced into the atmosphere of the song. Mugugu's delivery of lyrics is hypnotizing and has us eating out of his hand. As we sink into the deep aura of the song, Mugugu takes us by surprise and spouts a quick verse rhymes with prowess and character. The way Mugugu weaves complex and exploratory elements of sound is a true testament to his music production skills. There is a dial tone Mugugu uses from a phone that he expertly layers into "Vibe," as the dial tones from the phone playfully bounce along with a melodic resonance. "Vibe" is a total "Vibe," we can't wait for you to experience it for yourself.
Discover "Vibe" here.
Hello Mugugu and welcome to BuzzMusic. Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and how you started created music?
About me- 29-year-old Toronto native with 2 years of experience in music as a producer and bilingual songwriter. Growing up in a multi-cultural city exposed me to hearing all types of different music and inspired me to explore other genres out of my musical comfort zone. Prior to creating music, I studied it. I’ve always had a soft spot for the piano and piano chords so in 2018 I decided to take several music theory courses so I can understand in detail and read sheet music. In addition, I was inspired by my brother Befree who’s also an artist.
Vibe" is a perfect description of the song. It truly mellows the listener and has mood-inducing qualities. Can you tell us a bit about the project and what feelings you wanted to invigorate within the listener?
Vibe initially started with a friend and co-producer called Chrismasterminds creating the beat and sending it to me afterward. At the time I was heavily influenced by one of Sade’s songs called “Smooth Operator” so I wanted to recreate my own version.
We loved the dial tone inserted in "Vibe." And you didn't just put a basic dial tone in, you changed its composition to flow like a melody. Can you tell us a bit about your song creating process?
The dial tone came from wanting to create a memorable experience with the song. The creation process started with plugging in the verse then adding the dial tone in the mixing process to add more flavor to it.
You mentioned you are fully bilingual in French. How do you incorporate that into your song creation?
I recently released a mixtape called Ear Candy and in track number 6 the song begins in English but ends in French. In addition, I count on releasing a French project in the future.
What’s next for you?
What’s next is working towards my first album and making it have an impact on the world.