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FT Cypher is a unique instrumental (Riddim) track, created to voice various musical signed and unsigned artist of different genres and geographical locations. This unique track is then released and promoted throughout various online digital mediums in order to create a media pool of networking and new talent being heard alongside established ones.
FinalTouch UK embarked on this Cypher project as a result of working on a music project with Hiplife star Edem; “Special Delivery” a track produced by Dr. Gido. As a result of Ama Broni directing the music video, FinalTouch UK made good contacts within the Ghanaian music industry, such as MultiTV Director Ricky, Adom FM Papa Bills and Dr Duncan. Ama Broni affiliated with other talented musicians in the likes of; StoneBwoy, Emcee Bizi, Cabum, Tic Tall, Black Kat, Dr Bruce, Akyen da 6, khemitee, Kwesi Bongo, Fameye, Kwame Joesph, Trigga and many more, all wanting to promote their music. Ama Broni spoke to the team at FinalTouch UK and it was proposed to create the first Cypher track in March 2013.
The first FT Cypher attracted the attention of various artist all over the globe. Ft Cypher first released in 2013 was produced by Cracz. In Ghana most of the artist was engineered by Blaqa from Blaqa Studios (Dansoman), in UK the tracks was engineered by Dr. Gido and the whole compilation was mixed and mastered by Dr. Gido at FT Studio’s. Artist on FT Cypher 2013; Young Swag Crew, Ris, Rorstar & Shane, Tuggawar, Huntizzy, Cracz & Moshood, IB, Fada Marley, Naila Boss, DeepTalks, Eyeinsee, Wanmiz, & Warchyld (USA), OTF Tarzan, StoneBwoy (Ghana), Channy and finally Cabum (Ghana).
Ama Broni helped video and directed artist in Ghana while Dr. Gido filmed artist in the UK. All videos postproduction was by Dr. Gido.
Statistics of the FT Cypher 2013 was calculated as the following; Total plays on youtube.com was calculated at 7529, total likes is 78 and dislikes 3. Total plays on soundcloud.com was calculated 2268 with 4 reposts and 143 downloads. It also attracted other sites such as Ghanamusic.com. The deejay that patronised this project was DJ Browneye at My Diamond Radio. It was also performed at Ghana Party on The Park and London O2, (Ghana Music awards). From these statistics we saw the cypher proved to be a success.
FinalTouch decided to bring out the next cypher to introduce the next phase of fresh talent into the system. FT Cypher, 2016 was produced by Dr. Gido, which was projected to be released on 31st March, 2016. Due to the growing popularity of the track, more artist wanted to voice as such, FinalTouch UK decided to redraw the release date to 6th June, 2016 to give opportunity to other artist interested.
Artist for 2016 are as follows; Ijah Menelik, Moshood, Young Tune, Akwakye, Tic Tall, AK47, Dr. Bruce, WillyRoy, Kofi Tafari, Young De Don, BigKem, Abeiku Freeflow, MK GH, OmarTKIF, Inezia, Kwaku Major, Yung Energy, T39, Action Man, Vyco, JJ-Deniro, Danny B, Negus Esh, Black Kat & MC Big Phil and Tuggawar.
In Ghana the engineers that engineered the cypher was; Unicorn, Lucci Money aka Lord of da Rings, PeeWee. In UK MK GH, FinalTouch Studio’s engineer recorded and did the final mix. Videography of FT Cypher, 2016 was by Dr. Gido.
FT Cypher, 2016 would be released on all digital platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, soundcloud and finaltouchuk.com. Videos and interviews for the project will be promoted on social media and Radio Stations such as; ahodwofm.com, (dj Browneye), Hot FM, Osofo Mafia, Alordia and many more. To help promote FT Cypher, 2016, all artist in the UK will be performing live on stage of My Turn – In Aid of Sickle Cell & beta Thalassemia Awareness on the 6th of August at T Chances.
All special thanks to Tic Tall who organised a group of artist in Tema, making it possible for new talent to be introduced. Thank You, as a fan for your support in FT Cypher journey. Thanks to the FinalTouch UK management Team; Ama Broni, Dr. Gido, Nana for embarking on this project to make it a reality.
FinalTouch UK team, on this note are utterly grateful and express our sincere gratitude for individuals that have supported, endorsed and continually promoted the project. Thanks to all artists that voiced the track with your uniqueness and FinalTouch UK say BIG UP and more releases in the near future.
Author Dr. Gido, FinalTouch UK
FinalTouch Studio's have recorded tracks for the ft Cypher 2013
TUGGAWAR, YSC - YOUNG SWAG CREW (GHANA), RIS, RORSTAR, YOUNG SHANE, HUNT, OTF TARZAN, EYEINSEE, MAN MIZ & WARCHYLD, MOS HOOD, NAILA BOSS, DEEPTALKS, FADA MARLEY, LAWRENCE BRIGHT, CHANNY,