Musical producer

Music producer ‘Tropic Thunda’ aims to help young talent – FBC News

From dancing and YouTube music downloads to creating your own beats, taking local music to the next level.

George Wasile, better known as Tropic Thunda, has used his passion for music to collaborate with local artists and provide a platform for young people gifted in the arts.

The self-taught music producer started creating his own beats in 2008, which have now surpassed anything he could have imagined.

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Wasile says he eventually started working on jingles for big companies and collaborating with young up-and-coming singers.


“The first song we recorded was Malevani from Taufa, so when the other three artists came into the studio, that song was what I was playing to them, they were so shocked because it was an RnB beat and a Fijian song, they hadn’t heard it before and they wanted to be part of this movement.

Wasile says that with the help of composer Steven Verekula, they started the VT1s project to help more young artists record and release music.

“On Instagram and on Facebook we see them doing covers and stuff but that’s about it, nobody offers them help to put them in a studio and record a song so for Steven and I it’s is what we are trying to do, help these artists, put them in the spotlight, put them on the map here in Fiji.

Wasile hopes the project will be a springboard for artists to get gigs with restaurants or hotels, allowing them to earn a living.

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