I love the vibes in your music. Where do you find the inspiration to your songs? Your rap music differs from the usual Finnish rap music. What are your biggest musical influences?
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
Inspiration is an interesting thing, because it can hit you at any time, anywhere. For example, I remember working on a school assignment at home one evening while my roommate was playing Crash Bandicoot - this was when I was still living in Turku -and I probably wasn’t all too focused on my work, cause I started listening intensely to the game’s soundtracks. The music in Crash games is genius and I just had to try to recreate the sound of the lead in one of the songs. I gotta admit, I’m not the best sound engineer, but after tweaking all the knobs on my computer for a good hour, I had a decent sounding lead and that same night I made a killer beat!
Unfortunately I recently lost all my unreleased tracks and beats due to my own stupidity, so the world will never get to hear that beat. I’ll tell you more about that later.
Anyway, like I said, inspiration can hit you whenever. Sometimes when I hear a cool saxophone lick or a groovy bass line it gives me ideas to work on. And that’s what I love about composing music, cause the simplest idea can turn into something great.
To be honest I don’t really listen to all that much Finnish rap, so that might be a reason why my music is different. I actually din’t grow up listening to rap or hip hop. I was more into glam rock in my teenage years. I used to blast Kiss, Thin Lizzy and Aerosmith in my room till my mom went nuts. My dad is also a musician and a composer but he plays latin music, which I believe also influenced me at a young age. And if you’d take a look at my private spotify playlist you’d notice that I’m not biased towards any genre. I enjoy soul, jazz, rock, pop, indie, house etc. equally. I simply love music and good tunes are good tunes!