Interview: Gabi le Roux
The veteran SA hitmaker talks projects, dealing with creativity and the state of the SA music scene.
Gabi le Roux became a producer in 1989 and has Produced more than 50 albums since then, in genres including Contemporary Classical, Mbaqanga, Kwaito, Jazz, House, Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop.
Among his achievements, he lists:
- Three Multiple-Platinum Sales Awards, 2 Platinum Awards, 4 Gold Awards
- Multiple SAMA (South African Music Awards) for various Artists Produced
- Two consecutive SAMA Song of the Year (2000 / 2001) as Co-Composer and Producer
- SAMA Song of the Decade Nomination (Co-composed and Produced “Nkalakatha” by Mandoza)
- SAMA Nomination As Artist and Composer 1997
- Produced / worked with top SA Music Icons, including: Mandoza, Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Danny K, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Sterling EQ Quartet, Coda, Busi Mhlongo, Ringo Madlingosi, Lebo Mathosa, Kabelo & Magesh, Chiskop, Thembi Seete, Mapaputsi, Brown Dash, and many more.
- Co-owner and Creative Director at Kaleido-Media, including Kaleidosound Studio in Green Point, Cape Town. www.kaleido-media.com