Sonikem – Baile De Paris [Interview]

Please introduce yourself

Born in France and of Beninese and Cameroonian origin,, I’m a Producer, DJ, Rapper living in Paris. Playing all around the world in clubs and festivals, i regularly publish instrumental projects but also many titles with artists met during my travels or online notably Japanese, Brazilian or French

Describe your sound in three words

Passionate, Open minded, universal

In your music, there is a clear focus on the groove. Would it be safe to assume that your creative process usually starts with the beat?

In fact, i didn’t have any real process for making a music, i can start from the beat, a sample, a melodie or from a text. I let myself be carried away by the inspiration of the moment.

What is the main topic of your lyrics?

The main topics on this album are the party, the atmosphere in the favela and the stories that happen to the artists.

Is language a barrier in music?

Not at all, I don’t speak Portuguese, but many artists spoke English and otherwise we used translation software. when you’re looking to work with someone and especially in music, language is never a barrier.

Your album is dance oriented. Considering that during the covid area parties almost do not exist, in which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

It is true that the project came out in the midst of a pandemic. But you should know that in many countries and especially in Brazil it has not stopped people from continuing to party. So I bet on the fact that when the evenings resume my album will be part of the projects to play to the public! 😉

Do you have a favorite song from your album?

Not really because every song is a story to tell. 

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

All of them!! Go listen their songs, follow them on social medias and push them we are all independants so this help a lot! 

Do you cook? If yes, which is your favorite dish?

My favorite meal is Plantain with rice and chicken and yes i cook 😉

Any future plans? 

I’m working on new projects with Brazilian artists  more Hiphop / Trap oriented. So stay tuned 😉

Thank you!

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