Kutiman – Guruji [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Deep warm groove
Sounds kitschy but that’s the first 3 words that came into my mind

Your music blends many different genres and has an experimental tone. Should music as a form of art always challenge the listener?

Not at all. I think music has many different roles to play in our life and everyone can choose to listen to whatever music they like. Sometimes I like to listen to music that challenges me and sometimes I like cachey songs that just makes me feel good. I’m not trying to challenge my audience I think I’m trying to chalange myself.

What first got you into music?

I was 6 years old and I heard my neighbor playing the piano.. I just fell in love with it and started taking piano lessons.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

So many and I’m really bad at remembering them when I need to.. I’ll try to name some of them..

Alice and John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Terry Reilly,
Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Bill Withers, Nikhil Banerjee Lakshmi Shankar, David Axelrod, King Tubby and many more…

What would be your dream performance venue?

It would be outdoors surrounded by nature..

Which book should we read while listening to your music?

Well unfortunately I’m having problems concentrating while reading so i don’t read books

One last thing we should know about you?

I just moved my apartment and studio back from the isolated desert to the city after almost 10 years..wish me luck:)

Thank you!

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