Mason Dane on CADA: “I’m humbled to be part of it”
“The reaction has been sick so far. I’ve already had heaps of people sending me dms and videos of them listening so it’s great to be embraced by CADA.”
Newcastle-born artist Mason Dane talks to Radio Today about the response to Never Miss A Beat, the track that launched CADA, Australia’s home of Hip Hop and R&B.
Since returning from the US where he worked on a collab alongside rapper T-Pain, 22 year old Mason’s feet have barely touched the ground.
Reflecting on the creative process, Mason reveals to Radio Today he and producer Liam Thomas (aka Rora) created the initial idea for the track in just ten minutes.
“We instantly caught the vibe. Once the hook was laid down and the main piece of the beat was solid we sent it off to Ryan Svendson for some horns and he killed it.”
“From there we started getting artists in for their verses, first A.GIRL (pictured below) pulled up to the studio and snapped on it then we ran a session where Day1 and Reyanna wrote their parts.”
“Everyone has their own sauce and their own shine in their sections and it’s dope to have different cities represented.”
Mason describes the finished product as clean and super funky, combining the sounds and talents of a range of different artists.
Just over a week on from CADA’s launch, Mason feels a great sense of pride that the track he worked so hard on was front and centre on the day.
“I’m humbled to be a part of the launch of a national station. Really shows me all my hard work is paying off and to be represented with a station like 96.1 who have always put young artists on is even more fulfilling.”