Episode 498 – Talkboxer Bosco Kante, Making Millions From Spotify, And New Computers Not As Powerful As You Think
My guest today is Bosco Kante who’s a Grammy award-winning artist, producer, creator of the world’s first Tubeless talk box, and co-founder of ElectroSpit. Bosco has performed on albums by Kanye West and Dua Lipa and wrote the theme to the show “In Living Color.”
You’ve heard the sound of a talkbox before on hits by Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Zapp and Roger Troutman, and many more. The traditional talkbox is a horn driver attached to an amplifier on one end, with a plastic tube that goes into the players mouth on the other. They’re bulky and unsanitary.
The idea for the tubeless talkbox came when Bosco was forced lip sync on stage with Kanye West at the American Music Awards because the traditional talkbox was not portable. This disappointment set Bosko on a mission to reinvent the talkbox and a few years later the Electrospit ESX-1 was born.
During the interview we spoke about the unusual way he got into the music business, how adding a talkbox to a track makes it more interesting, the long road to the tubeless talkbox, why its phone app is so important, his HiiWave incubator, and much more.
I spoke with Bosco from his office in the Bay area.
On the intro I’ll take a look at the artists who make millions from Spotify, and Apples latest M3 processor isn’t as powerful as its older M1.