Marco Sadik returns to launch new music

Amsterdam-based Malawian musician Marco Sadik is in Malawi to launch his new two singles Amazing and Wanna Get That Money. The sultry voiced musician performs at Chez Maky in Blantyre on Friday, on the same day that the music will start playing on the radio.

The musician, who has shown his musical intent by venturing into studying for a full-time degree in audio engineering at SAE Institute in Amsterdam, says he is looking beyond Malawi with his new music.

“Amazing is totally acoustic and mellow but also uplifting. It’s about the beauty of nature how amazing and wonderful it is; the life, the oceans and mountains. On the one hand, Wanna Get That Money has a bit of a hip-hop feel in it as well as the guitar to give it that soulfulness and the bongos and pads adding up the Afro-beat feel to the beat. You could easily identify me with that one as it’s on the same touch as Linda. So it’s the same Marco Sadik but just with the mature sound,” he said, stressing that both singles are in English as he is targeting the international audience.Marco Sadik

The Linda hit-maker recorded the music in Malawi but says the influence is entirely from Amsterdam.

“The whole experience is the influence from being outside Malawi. Wanna Get That Money is about working hard on whatever you do best to get what you need. The album, which will be titled The Movement, is expected to come out next year in February,” he said.

According to Sadik, the motivation to record the music in Malawi with producers God’s Fav (who is based in the UK), Pro P and Creative A, is aimed at sharing the lessons he has learnt.

“I decided to work on some tracks with Malawian producers while on holiday to share the knowledge I’m learning as an engineer in Amsterdam,” he said.

Born in Mzuzu on 4th August 1984, Marco was the fifth child of his Malawian mother and Mozambican father. He started singing at the age of 10 and at 13 he won his first competitive music comp. Aged 18, Marco started to DJ as a hobby. By the time he was 20 he was working as a professional DJ in Mzuzu, where is fanbase first started taking root.

In 2001 saw him move to Blantyre where he begun to explore different musical styles. During this period Marco crossed over to focus more on Afro-beat/Afro-soul music writing, which he felt better fitted the sound of his unique voice.

In 2005 he worked as a DJ at Star radio, where he also wrote promotion ad jingles and it was here that he begun to discover his ability to put words to music.

By 2006 Marco could no longer ignore his real passion to be a music artist and begun writing his own inspired songs. It was this work which later became the material on his first album Umodzi – meaning ‘unity’ – which was released in June 2008 and features his hit song ‘Linda’.

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