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The rhythmic globetrotter emerges from a spectrum of emotion.

Describe your music style in one sentence.
One-man boy band with an 808.

How did you get into creating music?
I was in a band when I was like 13. I played guitar and sang, but we were bad. When I was 16, I got an old version of Logic from my sister’s hard drive and started making beats every day for three years until I released my first song.

Can you pinpoint a live gig or a piece of music that initially inspired you?
Buzzin by Mann ft. 50 Cent. I heard it when I was like nine years old and loved the sound of it. It didn’t take long until I was neck deep in 90s hip-hop before eventually getting into the more modern stuff throughout my teenage years. I also got into a bunch of bands as well.

Do you have a favourite song or piece of music to perform?
I haven’t done much performing to be honest. I would have liked to last year but, unfortunately, we were in a panoramic, weren’t we? However, there’s an unreleased song I’m sitting on which I know is going to go off when I do start performing. In fact, there are a few like that…

What do you think is the overriding influence on your songwriting: other art, emotions, current affairs, or a mixture of all of these?
Emotions, really. I look inwards more than anything when dealing with personal problems. I try not to get swayed by the media and world events because I think there’s always something to be angry at if you go looking for it. My criteria for a good song is it has to evoke emotions in the listener. It doesn’t matter which emotions just as long as they feel something.

If you could support any artist in the future, who would it be?
There are a few. I like lots of artists across different genres and moods, but think if I was to keep it in line with my current sound then probably Slowthai or Brockhampton.

Do you have a favourite venue you’ve performed in?
Well, the only time I have really performed was in an Apple Music pop-up DJ booth with Charlie Sloth and, like, 50 students. I did a freestyle and everyone seemed to like it, so I guess that was cool.

Why is music important to you?
It’s such a challenge and it pisses me off a lot, but the feeling of one good song out of 50 bad ones is worth it to me. I always find myself going back to it even when I’m fed up, so there must be something there.

Can you recommend an artist, band or album that Bido Lito! readers might not have heard?
Yes, Derrick Nenzo. He raps, I think.

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