What was the inspiration behind your track?
This tracks been a long time in the making. Around 2 years ago me and my friend ASBO were on our way back from a gig up north and we had the idea to invite a few of our favourite MC’s on one massive posse cut to talk about what goes down in our live shows. I’ve shared the stage with everyone on this track multiple times and I can clarify that what they are saying about their live show is legit and they are all absolute savages on the mic.
What did your songwriting process involve?
My 16 bars was down pretty quickly. We sat on this project for a bit to complete and release others. We originally recorded most of the vocals for this tune on another beat but it needed the Kreed treatment. I gave him the accapellas and he turned this track into a monster.
What things do you do differently to other MC’s?
Hard question but I think I found my niche with being that guy who’s chatting over reggae based riddims. I talk about my personal experiences, the good times and what it’s like to be a 22 year old growing up in Bristol. I can’t just sit here write sad lyrics be all down about everything – I love it.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Sound System Music
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
My three years at BIMM gave me time to expand as an artist, live in the city, make links and learn some cool stuff along the way. I’m super glad that we’re i’m still in touch with those at BIMM Bristol and were doing The Great Escape Festival together this year.
What’s next for you?
So the Gardna x Kreed EP has just dropped. It’s FREE so make sure you go check that. I’m working on projects with The Nextmen, Gentlemens Dub Club, Jinx in Dub, Tiffani Juno. You can also catch me here this summer.
SUMMER 2017 TOUR
20/04 – FIESTA BOMBARDA – BATH
21/04 – FIESTA BOMBARDA – BRISTOL
28/04 – DEEPER THAN ROOTS – NOTTINGHAM
05/05 – QK MUSIC – PLYMOUTH
18/05 – THE GREAT ESCAPE – BRIGHTON
19/05 – SUBSONIC – BRISTOL
26/05 – SHINDIG WEEKENDER – BRUTON
28/05 – LOVE SAVES THE DAY – BRISTOL
10/06 – EDEN – SCOTLAND
22/06 – GLASTONBURY – PILTON
18/07 – BOOMSHAKALAK BOAT PARTY – HOLLAND
22/07 – NOZSTOCK – HEREFORDSHIRE
28/07 – GRAND CAFE LAGOS – PORTUGAL
12/08 – BOOMTOWN FAIR – WINCHESTER
26/08 – SHAMBALA – MARKET HARBOROUGH
08/09 – OUTLOOK FESTIVAL – CROATIA
23/09 – TOKYO WORLD – BRISTOL
07/10 – FALMOUTH REGGAE FESTIVAL – FALMOUTH.
This originally featured as BIMM Track of the Week, see it here…