Updated: Apr 15
K15's musical catalogue is an eclectic journey of jazz, broken beat, hip hop, soul and dance. His thematic beats and soulful melodies exemplify a raw and full-hearted production. Known for dance-floor, chill out and thought provoking music, each track embodies sincerity, warmth and light.
How long have you been making music and what is your inspiration?
Been making music for 20 years and then some. My inspiration? Life, music, frustration, fear, limitations - all the things that come from being alive I guess but the toughest experiences and the harshest feelings always leave a greater impact.
Are you musically trained or self-taught? Do you think it makes a difference?
Pretty much self-taught. It can make a difference for sure, you have gaps in your knowledge and there can be a lack of self-belief, like you are just bluffing your way through it all.
What equipment do you use, does this help enhance the mood and atmosphere of your music?
MPC 2000xl, Nord Electro 3, Reason software and lots of records. Software is limitless but any external sounds always come with their own character.
What era of music do you draw your inspiration from?
I try to listen to a lot of different music from different times, so no one era is my main inspiration.
Has technology and the internet influenced music in a good or bad way?
Music has been influenced for sure. There is greater access for us to make music, to express ourselves if we feel inclined to. We can find such an array of music now, we have the majority of all recorded music at our fingertips - so much to learn and appreciate but because we have access to so much for little to no cost, the intrinsic value of music often goes unrecognised or discarded.
What is the message in your music?
Less of a message and more of a reminder to myself perhaps.
Is there any wisdom you can share for up and coming producers?
No wisdom but things that serve me well are to learn your tools/instruments/machines, create when you can but above all, ENJOY IT!