UK based Independent singer, rapper and songwriter K Buzz is someone you would want to keep up with! As he started out writing poetry, he began blending Afrobeats, RnB and Hip-Hop into his own personal musical fusion. Here at Music Trails, we discuss his beginnings, recent releases “Henny-Ting” and “GBEDU,“ and what the future has in store for him.
Please introduce yourself to our readers!
Hey, I’m K Buzz and Afrobeat’s Fusion artist based in the United Kingdom of Nigerian decent. I started music back in 2006/7 but honestly I’ve always been music orientated, growing up in a Christian family and being a part of the church choir from an early age. I stopped music in 2011 to focus on looking after my son as a single parent and focus on obtaining my university degree. I started recording music again in December 2018 and since then have been fully active in the music industry.
Thanks for sharing “Henny-Ting” and “GBEDU“ with us. What’s the story behind those songs?
“Gbedu” – A pure afrobeat’s production led by the Nigerian Gbedu drum. It was inspired by the original King of Afrobeat Fela Kuti. After listening to The sounds of Fela I wanted to bring a sound indigenous to Afrobeat which was deeply rooted in my culture to my fan and show appreciation to my heritage and home.
“HennyTing Goes” – Produced by BluBlood, the foundations for ‘HennyTing Goes’ were laid through K Buzz’s interest in the viral Shaku and Zanku dances that have popped up in the past few years. The finished product aims to breed positivity, encouraging listeners to ‘dance as you like, do as you like, live your life to the fullest’. K Buzz’s precise, energetic delivery and Zlatan’s signature animated flow blend with great chemistry over a hard-hitting, lively instrumental, a perfect vibe for the dance floor.
“GBEDU“ has been getting more airplay in radios, which is a huge win for the afrobeat movement. How does that make you feel?
It makes me feel happy, proud and more so excited that my music is travelling far. Music in itself is a language. Many people don’t understand all that’s being said on the track but the beat, the rhythm is carrying them and they love it so they dance. That makes me smile and happy to know that my music can have such an affect.
What inspired you to pursue music?
I’ve always been into music from an early age from the church choir to listening to Nas, Tupac and Biggie through my old cassette player lol
In December 2018 on my visit to Nigeria for my holiday, I had a dream which is usual for me to dream about music and woke up to record and write down the melodies and lyrics etc. Later to play it to my cousin who said it was dope that we must head to a studio that day by force lol
Long story short I recorded my 1st song in years, it was my first time in a studio in over five years and it was at that moment I realized that me fighting my passion the God-given gift was taking more energy than needed so I decided to reroute than passion and energy into making music.
What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?
My purpose as K Buzz is to be the best UK’s Fusion artist as i can both sing and rap, I want to bring a different element of creativity into all my musical pieces to captivate my listeners into my various flows and melodies.
I believe that what make my music unique is my choice of sounds. I like to fusion rnb, hip-hop and pop into afro topping it off with my unique flow and ascent, making my music and sound unique to the ear. I would describe my music as an afro-fusion which is why I classify myself as a fusion artist. I feel more related to the following genres Afrobeats, Hip-Hop, RnB, Afro-Swing & Dancehall.
What do you hope your listeners take away from listening to your music?
I hope my listeners feel my passion, my lyrics, my content, my stories told and my life experiences. I hope it uplifts, makes them smile and last but not least from the most up tempo of songs makes them dance dance dance.
Are you currently working on any special projects?
Currently I’m just finalizing my EP, which should be release in the next few months. But I’ve recently recorded about 10 new songs so this year is already looking explosive.
Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
I am very proud that once my released songs were uploaded onto the Audiomack streaming platform they began to trend, I then started to get loads of positive comments, my songs were playlisted and I got many follows. This was an achievement in my eyes.
Another moment for me was when a fan had messaged me to tell me how my song had got them through a rough time a moment they couldn’t see themselves out of. For me this is what I live for and made me feel happy deep inside that my music had travelled far to touch lives. There is no better testament than this.
What is your creative process when recording music?
Music for me starts off as a blank canvas, and what’s drawn next is dependent on the feeling the chemistry that I feel with the sounds I’m working with. 9 times out of 10 if the beat has me from the get go ill instantly start to vibe and have some type of ideas, melodies which for me is the clearest indication that I’m feeling the sounds. It’s a matter of feel for me, and I have to go through and figure out what that is, because if it doesn’t make the hair on my arms stand up, 9 times out of 10 I can’t do it.
What kind of impact do you want to leave behind with your music?
I always think to myself how will I be remembered when I pass, and how will my music and legacy live on. My legacy is to breed positivity into people’s lives. I don’t do music for money, or the fame, because unfortunately these things will not last forever, but the music and positivity will live on, and I pray that the messages imbedded in my songs and the positivity they breed will be remembered by many and change many lives also. I would like to think past my time and know that I did something positive in the world, I made some form of change and that I touched many lives.
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Do you go to one specific place when you start writing your music? How important is the location where you write your lyrics for you?
I often find myself writing music in my dreams and this has happened on many occasions. I can find myself writing music at any time. Anything can spark my creativity. I’ve never been the type to lodge away in a villa or an apartment or go on holiday or to a specific location to just write music. The reality is I actually don’t have this luxury as a single father I still have responsibilities to look after my 12 year old son. I find myself writing most time when I’m off work, or evening after doing my fatherly duties or late nights.
What are your goals for 2020?
This year I would like to establish myself more in the music industry as an artist and bring more awareness about my music and what I do and stand for. I plan to achieve this through more shows and performances and being more accessible at events. I plan to use social media to my advantage with promotions so that I can spread the music further. 2020 as a whole I say I want to release more great music and keep the good work going.
What advice would you give other artists who are just starting and struggling with getting their music out there to the public?
I would say follow your heart your desire and channel your energy and emotions into your music only then will you make pure music true and indigenous to only you. This will then bring you to your true sounds and the true you as an artist. In other words I’m saying don’t always follow trends and don’t copy other artists, be unique and be a rare Gem in this industry that’s the only way to stand out. Let’s look at burna Boy for example.