Notche is not only a prodigy, but he is also the most sought-after music producer in the African diaspora. Coming from a religious musical background, he was always drawn to orchestrating music. He began his journey in music production at age 16 and received his first job as a music producer for Ten Town Records. Notche has had the opportunity to produce for top musicians, including Denver's own hip-hop star Trev Rich which allowed him to take his creativity to the next level. Notche has also worked on projects for Atlantic Records, Comcast, VH1, and with megastars such as DMX, Tank, Alvarito Solo, and Fabolous, Maino, Roc Nation, "The Producer", is finally making his mark in the music industry and is ready to let the world listen to his unique sound.
“Temptin” is addictively melodic, bursting through from the offset with that smooth vocal line. Underneath all of this, a mildly tropical, near-dance-hall style beat keeps an uplifting pace about the soundscape, offering something that feels partly nostalgic but quite clearly also fresh in terms of the writing and the artist presenting it. “Temptin” is an Afroswing track you can’t help but enjoy. That hook settles in from the start, and every time it reappears it further seals the deal – you’ll likely walk away singing that moment or at the very least having it run through your mind. “Temptin” has this effect without being intrusive or overly attention-seeking. Notche has delivered a fairly low-key, humble song, with a sense of fun and simplicity to the lyrics, and within this, his voice and the strength of the melodic development work their magic with ease.
Listen to “Temptin” by Notche here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Hey Notche! Welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you tell us about your upbringing?
I'm the oldest child of 3. Raised by 2 Congolese parents so a lot of that culture is in me. I had the opportunity to live in different cities like Montreal, New York, and Denver so I have a versatile background.
How did you get started in music?
I got into the music from church, I was a drummer, I played in church for 16 years. I got into music production around my junior year in High School. my cousin Yahh started rapping and I was messing around on his laptop until I was able to make some decent beats.
Can you dive into details about the lyricism in “Temptin”? What inspired this song?
Tempting! I like that record lol my music is based on real-life experience. I was talking to this super hot girl on IG, I'm talking about a certified dime. We would FaceTime, talk on the phone exchange text but we never really had time to meet because we both lived in different states. One day I flew into Orlando and her I happened to be about 30 minutes away from each other. I called an uber and went straight to her. While I was in the uber I came up with this song. BTW that woman is exceptional.
How would you describe your genre of music?
My genre of music is a mix of a lot of sounds. There's hip-hop, soul, RNB, Jazz, Congolese rumba, Afro beats the Caribbean. I one point I called my music CCT- Congolese Caribbean Trap. That's why it's so hard for me to find the right production so I always end up producing it myself.
Where is the best setting to listen to your songs, and what do you hope people take away from them?
For this upcoming project, I would say, you can listen to my music on a beach, in your car, around the house while you're cooking or cleaning.
What are your main aspirations as an artist going forward?
At the end of the day, I want to be able to relate a message within my music. Whether its love, pain, violence, hope or faith. I want the listeners to always be able to relate to me.