Aidan Martin Releases New Single 'Bagamoyo'

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Aidan Martin Releases New Single 'Bagamoyo' Aidan Martin Releases New Single 'Bagamoyo'

In April 2018 South African musician, songwriter and producer Aidan Martin travelled to the East African coastal town of Bagamoyo in Tanzania. There he met and collaborated with the multi-instrumentalist and composer Msafiri Zawose. This unexpected encounter resulted in the creation of a song called Bagamoyo (the English translation meaning ‘lay your heart down’).

Listen to the track below

“I had written a verse and a chorus before the trip and planned to finish the track once I was back, not knowing who or what could influence it. Msafiri invited me to his studio and we recorded the idea I had, just laying down the groundwork. A month later Msafiri returned the track with Vocals, Ilimba and Zeze and I was blown away by the result.” Comments Aidan.

In the end, Aidan decided to cut out his own vocal track feeling that Msafiri’s performance suited the song better. After arranging the track and recording more guitars he contacted an old friend for some help. “I then turned to Graham Ward as I had worked so well with him on my second album Refugee (which he had recorded and produced).  He said he’d love to play the drums on the track. His performance elevated and transformed the song even more and there were smiles all around.” Ward also aided in mixing and Mastering the track further.

Bagamoyo is available now on all digital platforms including; iTunes | Spotify | Deezer

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Aidan Martin is a musician, songwriter and producer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has released two full-length albums 'Inside Out' and 'Refugee', showcasing his talents as a singer and guitarist. His music translates into a Blues, Rock, Psychedelic and African style.

Throughout his career, he has remained true to his roots and has consistently produced music that is polished, accessible, evolving and uncompromising.

Looking forward, Aidan hopes to travel and record as much as possible while also connecting with local fans in Cape Town and Gauteng. He aims to collaborate with various artists while exploring diverse genres and fusions.


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 In April 2018 South African musician, songwriter and producer Aidan Martin travelled to the East African coastal town of Bagamoyo in Tanzania. There he met and collaborated with the multi-instrumentalist and composer Msafiri Zawose. This unexpected encounter resulted in the creation of a song called Bagamoyo (the English translation meaning ‘lay your heart down’).

Listen to the track below

“I had written a verse and a chorus before the trip and planned to finish the track once I was back, not knowing who or what could influence it. Msafiri invited me to his studio and we recorded the idea I had, just laying down the groundwork. A month later Msafiri returned the track with Vocals, Ilimba and Zeze and I was blown away by the result.” Comments Aidan.

In the end, Aidan decided to cut out his own vocal track feeling that Msafiri’s performance suited the song better. After arranging the track and recording more guitars he contacted an old friend for some help. “I then turned to Graham Ward as I had worked so well with him on my second album Refugee (which he had recorded and produced).  He said he’d love to play the drums on the track. His performance elevated and transformed the song even more and there were smiles all around.” Ward also aided in mixing and Mastering the track further.

Bagamoyo is available now on all digital platforms including; iTunesSpotifyDeezer

Last modified onSunday, 21 April 2019 08:19
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