Kuki may not play many gigs but his unique spin on electronic music is causing quite a stir, generating fans as far as the States. Harvey from Limavady shares his experiences of collaborating with artists overseas, how it felt to get a mention on two BBC Radio stations and shares, modestly, his beginnings and successes.
How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard of you before?
A real blend and that can make being a fan a real shitty experience, so thanks to anybody who is still lending me their ears. The Kuki page is like Bronson i.e. It does exactly what it says on the tin, its a little crazy-a little “kuki” if you get the reference.
But, the sound just jumps around because I haven’t focused on settling on one genre (nearly purposely at times ) and when I do I’ll be comfortable. So to anybody who is trying to describe my music to some friends…just say it’s something new, because I don’t even know yet !
-Why do you think your music appeals more to listeners outside of Northern Ireland?
If I had to put it down to something it would be the size of Northern Ireland as number one. There just simply isn’t enough drive for electronic- experimental music here…or maybe I’m just crying because I’m not good enough! However only in the city centre of Belfast, did I see a small culture of Electro heads ‘banded’ together, although there are many electronic fans locally around so what the fuck?
Well yeah, but I’ve no right to be angry, there are a good thousand other producers out there with the same problem. To be honest in an ideal world, a musician could focus solely on the art and be picked up by raw talent….this is however is not an ideal world. I do not have raw talent…everything I know took ages to learn! A full year staring at Youtube!
Phenomenal , I can’t even act modestly about that. I was lazy as shit about it though. The first time I was on I didn’t even know until about two weeks later. Then I appeared on again soon after! I was told at the very last second by a friend from Dying Breed Quote something along the lines of:
“You’re on right now…”
“Missed it root”
Loud laughing occured.
Hell yes, and I encourage any artist to do the same, with any profession. Just start reaching out, there’s like 7 Billion people in the world. Somebody’s gotta have the same passion. Collaborations makes you think outside the box. It’s a challenge to make something you enjoy, change into your own personal take. That’s experience points in my eyes.
What was it like to chat to your idol? Have you learnt anything new from him? Got advice etc?
That was immense, more or less I it blew my mind.
I had wrote to him saying:
“Did a clip, I’m sure if you like it you’ll reply
The reply was a big ole smiley face after I sent him a demo of an Iconic track -FC Kahuna Hayling that I remixed.
But that’s as much as I would be able to say, you would be pretty pissed if some bedroom producer like me was name dropping you haha ! I can say that I haven’t heard anything important since, so who the hell knows !