Monday, 30 August 2010
p.s. WHATCHU TALKIN' ABOUT!?!
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
"Hanging out the passengers side of his best friend's ride- TRYING TO HOLLA AT ME!?"
Monday, 16 August 2010
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Klayze Flaymz is an aspirational twenty one year old who has already achieved humble success with his fellow music collective Red Hot, whilst actively taking part in pursuing his dreams of acting and studying at drama school. Altogether it's a wonder that this extremely busy East Londoner had time to squeeze in being interogatted by FF...
Welcome Klayze Flaymz. Before we get cracking, what on earth inspired your MC name?
Hey Faye! The history behind my tag name dates back to 2001.. I think one day at playscheme when everyone decided to make tag names I came up with Kizx (kicks) who knows why.. But that changed to K-Blitz as I got a little older. Then later to K-Blaze as I always thought of myself more hot than cold.. Then K-Blaze was changed to Klayze around 2004 ish, around year 10 of school. I was always a kind of pyromaniac and I decided that one name wasn't enough for me and the conclusion was Klayze Flaymz. I think it suits me.
Long name process but I think that one is a keeper. How long have you been making music for?
It feels like I've been making music since 1806 but I started MC'ing in 2001 when I joined secondary school and realised I couldn't kick a ball straight so I had to find a better way to occupy my lunch time. Over the years I feel like I've gained a better understanding of music so I approach everything like it will be my first and last. So in some aspects I'm new to it but if you look from another angle I've been doing it for aaaages.
You're a part of Red Hot Entertainment. Do you find a healthy balance between joint projects, your own projects and supporting the other boys' solo projects?
Yeah, I'm a Red Hot Boy, and I'll tell you something that I've realised about us.. Individually we are good, but as a collective we can be great. I see us like different departments of a successful business and in order to work we have to compete against each other and push each other but it's all for a good final result in the end. Our projects can differ like crazy but we're all really supportive of each other, although coming to a studio session with us- to an outsider could seem like World War 3.
I read somewhere that you wouldn't mind crossing over into acting? What can you tell us about this?
Acting! Yes.. In a way I started off acting and crossed over into music.. I've been acting since I could walk and talk mimicing cartoon characters, family members etc and it's a passion I will always have. I recently left drama school so as well as putting my music out there I've been stepping into the real acting world and its not as much fun as it looks! On the other hand I love it and I'm going to stick by it until I reach the stage I'm aiming for. No pun intended.
If you could only choose one, which would it be, acting/drama or music?
If it came down to it.. I would have to choose acting, it's what I could see myself doing till I drop dead but truthfully music will always be my mistress.
So what have you been up to during 2010?
2010 has been my strangest year yet; Went on tour, graduated from drama school, made pasta bake, moved back to my Mum's.. So I'm kinda finding my place in the real world now. I'm back into music more than I've ever been before and hoping to make Red Hot really take off, as well as pursuing acting. I've also been working on my two mixtapes; Sushi which is a more rap/grime feel for the guys that like to grit their teeth and bang their heads. The HeartBreaKlayze which is has much more of a mellow feel and R'n'B influences.
Do you have any exclusive news for FF on the down low?
Exclusive news?? Hmm.. I can tell you that my neighbours- next door to the right, have a tent in their back garden which I think has rabbits in it... Really just to look out for everything from Red Hot.. Kee a member of the group who has been quiet for a while is bringing a lot of stuff out and it's not like anything anyone will expect from a grime mc, he's hopping on rap, pop, house the lot.. Terra's single YingYang comes out some time this month and Gimme My Grant also early Sept, so it should be a good half of the year for R.E.D
Any important events coming up for KF in the near future?
I've been hosting a dubstep set at Proud Camden every two Mondays which is good for me as I get a feel of the genre, It's free so anyone that knows of it get down there.. I've got a Comedy Sketch show at Stratford Circus on the 27th of this month [August] which should be HEE-LARE-EE-US so get down thurr as well. And hopefully taking over every screen possible till everyone is saying KlayzeFlaymz in their sleep. That includes you too.
Why thank you for that Klayze Flaymz- your plans to brainwash the nation do not unsettle me at all! If you guys want to know more about KF, keep up to date via facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Klayze-Flaymz/101800911061?ref=ts
Until next time guys, keep it FF ;).
WHEN YOU'RE OUT HERE IN THIS JUNGLLLLEEE!
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Saturday, 7 August 2010
So for the new material, you've worked with some Hip Hop/UK Grime artists. Who was your favourite artist to work with?
The guy that's come out with the best track is Wiley. He's really gone deep in his heart and stuff it's amazing so yeah Wiley. And JME, JME was really fun to work with like, really cool dude.
And who else did you work with?- JME, Akala?
[...] I haven't done a track with Akala yet, I did Camp Bestival with Akala at the weekend but yet to do the track I basically need to make the backing track first. I worked with Sway about a month ago he was amazing aswel- the amount of lyrics he comes out with and Example aswel... It's all good, it's all going well.
And you're touring with Example too, how did that come about?
Youtube. He saw a video of me on Youtube and just twittered me and said you should come on my tour. So then I went on his tour!
Tonight you've been made to do a Folk set, but what do you prefer doing: Folk or the clash with UK Grime & Hip Hop?
I loved tonight, I'd say tonight is something I'd like to do again, but probably won't do again. But yeah, both I'd say, both- definitely both.
Great and lastly for your promotional use, what do you want to promote? Plug Yourself!
I'm Ed Sheeran, please look me up. S-H- double E -R-A-N.
Ed Sheeran was electric on the live vocals and is definitely destined for great things with such a humble personality in tact too. If you ever get a chance to see Ed perform live then seize the opportunity. He's going to be on Example's UK tour from the end of September also so get your tickets nownownow! Catch Ed on his twitter @ www.twitter.com/edsheeran and a huge thank you to Ed for sparing the time to chat to me.
This preview has created such a hype. The artistic flare and innovative concept of this preview video really is visually beautiful and establishes Kanye's ever-blossoming individuality. Maybe I'm biased. Maybe I'm a sucker for Greek mythology. I don't know.
Hey Nico Lindsay! Firstly let's get to know you. Who are you and what are you about?
Well I'm an up an coming artist from North London, Islington who gets busy with the pen, writing whatever comes to my mind on whatever tempo as long as the instrumental is SOLID! [laughs] But I'm here to make music which means more then just a couple plays on your iTunes, I want to make music which the listeners can relate to and also enjoy at the same time.
There are a lot of young males representing the UK Grime/HipHop scene right now. But what do you think separates you from the rest?
To be honest I don't even classify myself different from the other MC's but a lot of people have told me I don't sound like everyone else, big up the other MC's though there are a lot of good ones which need to be heard in the U.K.
What does the Grime scene offer you as an artist, that other genres do not?
When I first started writing it was on Grime when i was 14 it almost feels like my first love, the energy from it is powerful and the vibe is something I couldn't even explain but you would love it if you was apart of it. I've been told that I'm better on Hip Hop then I am on Grime, and how I should jump on Hip Hop and try going mainstream... However I'm here to enjoy what I make and I don't even like a lot of mainstream tunes so I doubt I would enjoy making them.
If you had to compare you material to the likes of someone, who would you say has a similar vibe?
Because I speak a lot of "sense" supposedly [laughs] I get compared to Nas when people hear my hip hop but to be honest I'm just trying to create my own kind of vibe and just do me.
If you could choose any music producer in the industry to work with right now who would you choose and why?
I would like to work with someone like 9th Wonder or Dj Premier because I love the old school Hip Hop sound and I would also like to work with Justice League who produce for Rick Ross. When it comes to grime I feel like I'm working with the best in the scene at the moment even though they may not have the biggest names but the quality of there material is ahead of its time.
As your career stands now, what do you have planned to strive forward in the up and coming future?
I'm currently working on mutiple projects, bringing out a digital release real soon with one producer I work with, and just flood the scene with material until they have no choice but to listen to me and the people around me., But yeah I just aim to change the game to make it more based on talent and not on who your affiliated with. But lets wait and see what the future holds...
Good luck to Nico with his future projects maybe "Take my picture..." will be able to catch up with him in the near future to keep you guys posted. Until then though, follow Nico on Twitter- www.twitter.com/NicoLindsay if you want to keep up to date daily.
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
... And that it is. Here is the exclusive grime remix of Hello Goodmorning featuring Skepta which was played for the first time on radio last night- Kiss 100 to be precise at 12am.
Skepta just kills this track lyrically and the fact that the remix has been re-worked grime style as opposed to just spitting over the original beat really pays off well. Boy Better Know are progressing more so into the forefront and gaining respect from mainstream associates which is about time in my opinion as I've been supporting BBK since 2007. Skepta has really progressed and paved the way musically for the UK scene here. Let's just say that no one can be disappointed with this remix as Skepta is doing his thing. Not to mention that P Diddy is on supporting the Grime scene too, which is special.
I've been lucky enough to watch Skepta perform live a couple of times, which he smashes also without fail. Above was taken in Amadeus in 2008 when I had a love for BBK & live music but wasn't writing yet. Below was taken in 2009.
Support Skeppy Already!!