Describe your sound in 3 words.
I don’t think this describes my sound alone per se, but my goal as Kilo Kami is to be free, limitless and experimental.
How many beats do you listen to before you end up using one? Tell us a few things about your creative process.
I produce my own beats and tracks. I would normally reach out to a specific vocalist that I had in mind to feature on my song and to write with. Similar to artists such as Metro Boomin and Marshmello. They can collaborate with anyone across any genre and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do as a producer and songwriter.
Which is your most personal and honest lyric?
There is a section that Kashcpt wrote that I really like in the hook of “Dreams.” The lyrics are: “Got me in a dream and tripping so far away, I been in a dream and it’s heading in a sorrow way.” This track is about escapism from reality and being stuck in an intoxicated dream state and I really love that part.
Who is your favorite beat maker and which rapper’s flow do you enjoy the most?
In terms of beat makers, I’ve been listening to a lot of artists such as Glaive, Midwxst and Eric Doa and there is a producer, Delta, that worked on many of their songs that I really like. I’m also a massive fan of the “Internet Money” producer crew.
In terms of rappers, that’s such a hard one to answer. I am inspired by so many rappers and singers across so many “genres”. I will always be a fan of the late JuiceWrld, and Drake of course. I watched an interview on Youtube the other day and someone said that Drake is like McDonalds. He serves everyone lol. That is true.
What would be your dream performance venue?
On a holiday to the states a couple of years ago, I went to watch a show at the The Novo in Los Angeles, next to the Staple Center. Speaking about the Staple Center, obviously that’s a big one to play at but I had such a great time at The Novo and that whole holiday had so many great memories, so I definitely want to do my own set at that venue some time.
In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?
I have received so many kind messages from people who have listened to my music in different state of minds. I really do love it when someone tells me that, when they feel down, they put on my music or it’s the first song they put on in their car, on their way to family and friends, my music makes their day. I just love those personal connections with music. That is all I ever wanted for my songs.
Should we expect an album in the near future?
Yes, definitely. I am working on an EP at the moment but the plan for the album is already laid out. I am very excited.
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