Veteran highlife musician Nana Fynn Acquah Harrison known in showbiz as Nana Fynn has rubbished the quality of some Ghanaian songs for its poor sound engineering, according to Adomfmonline.com.
“Unless maybe you’ve downloaded one or two bottles of beer when you are breezing and you want to dance then you can enjoy dancing” he said in an interview with Hitz FM’s Black I on Daybreak.
He says the poorly mixed Ghanaian songs are driving listeners to patronise American R&B and other foreign genres.
The ‘Forever’ singer says an observation made by renowned music producer that only danceable songs in Ghana can be hits is indictment on our appreciation for good music
Nana Fynn is of the view that this tendency for loud, bashing, club songs is pushing out large audience who prefer measured sound engineering.
“In your quiet moment when you want to reflect, which Ghanaian artiste’s song are you going to play?”, Nana Fynn is wondering.
He said artistes request that their songs are made very loud to blast like they were dance songs and “most engineers are mixing very loud because that is what the managers are asking for”, he added.
Nana Fynn is blaming the trend on the current breed of radio DJ’s who play songs as though they were playing in a club.
This practice he says makes it difficult for slow tempo songs to make hits in Ghana. He dismissed the view that loud music is what the audience wants.
“People will take what you give them” Nana Fynn quipped.