LIGHT THE CANDLES
DIM THE LIGHTS
For another episode of Exhibit&Friends!
I love writing for Glasse Factory – I can be such a fool on here. I also loved creating this episode. Today I’m going to tell you about a fantastic producer that goes by Kamandi. All the way from New Zealand, Kamandi continues to impress his listeners with music that captures a very mystical ambiance. You have to be careful when listening to Kamandi – his music is incredibly immersive.
Let’s dive into his recently released debut album, Voices, for a second. Once you press play it’s going to be tricky to press pause. I already said Kamandi captures a mystical ambiance, but this takes the cake. To be honest, it’s what made me ask him for an interview. I found myself feeling all types of emotions when listening to Voices and there’s not one verse on here. Feeling some type of way about a project that doesn’t have lyrics? That’s some fugazi – but I’m speaking the truth here. Although some of these tracks arguably fit a genre, such as “Anyway Friday” being the closest track to house music, the project is best when enjoyed from start to finish. After that, it’s clear to see Kamandi’s music is best categorized as “Kamandi’s style”, and not any particular genre. It’s that unique.
Ok ok ok I know y’all are just waiting for the interview…
But first let me plug the man himself:
And of course, ya boy:
Aaaaand for the part y’all have been waiting for:
Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and what do you do?
How about your past? What was that like?
Are you still a Nintendo and anime fan? What are you playing/watching?
You mentioned you always wanted to work with a quality MC before you worked with Azizi Gibson. What made you want to start with a rapper? Are there any other genres/artists you’re excited to work with?
Don’t think we’re not going to talk about your debut album, Voices. Congratulations – it’s a beautiful project. Can you dive into the creative process behind this project? What hurdles did you have to jump in order to create this project? (Focus on the creative/mental process, please)
Also, can you give us a who, what, and why on this mysterious visual for “Voices”?
What would you tell someone that is trying to follow in your footsteps?
Is there something you want the Kamandi brand to represent? What do you want people to think when they first see/hear you?
What is it about music that made you devote your life to it?
What is something people wouldn’t know about Kamandi if they didn’t know Tyrone Frost?
What do you have planned for the future?
If you could give everyone in the world one tangible object to better their lives, what would it be?