KILO KOH Discusses Artistry, Influences, “Yope”, and More!
A fun element of discovering new music, is the energy the artist brings. Especially an artist who dares to take chances in their music, as you their desire to be great blaring out the speakers. That sound you can hear clearly in KILO KOH’s new song “Yope”. We loved the music and wanted to know more about this talent. He was gracious enough to take time to answer some questions for us to learn more about the man behind the music. Below is the interview!
Who is KILO KOH the artist?
KILO KOH is one of the creative outlets I use to express myself musically. The KILO stands for a couple of things, one of them being the weight behind the tracks that we create. The KOH stands for KINGZ OF HULL. Mainly because Hull is my hometown. My music is filled with stories and references to my experiences there. Some Kings and Queens were either a part of it or their stories have not been told. I wanted to make sure I tell them so they can go down in history.
Who are some of the influences and how do you incorporate that into the music?
Growing up I listened to a lot of underground raves such as R house, Uprising, Dizstruxshon. MC’s like Space and LT were my idols. I also listened to loads of Trance, house and hardcore growing up. So I try to stay true to my roots as much as I can. Incorporating that old school rave MC energy, with the lyricism of modern rap. As far as Rap and Hip-hop. From the old school I’m a huge DMX, Nas, G-Unit and Eminem fan. Nowadays though I’m listening to all sorts. From School boy Q, the Weeknd, Travis Scott, Kanye West and Saint Jhn.
What was the creative process for your new song “Yope “?
Basically me and fellow artist J. Kosmos were in Sweden shooting a music video with artist Yo Truly. There I was introduced to a producer named Suedi. Whilst in the studio he played me what became the beat for Yope. As soon as I heard it I knew it was the track I needed to launch my career. That fast paced, high energy flow that accompanies the beat is able to just carrying you along with it. As it was going to be my very first single I didnt want to use any melodies or hooks really. I just wanted to go in on the beat and show people my spitting skills.
How does it feel now that “Yope” is out for people to hear?
It feels amazing, I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of it, myself and the team. We worked hard on the track and the quality is the best work I’ve been involved with so far in my career. It’s like my baby, I stay humble with it but inside I’m buzzing.
What is the biggest thing you want people to take away from your music?
I just want it to get people gassed. Like whether you’re driving in the car or blasting it at the gym. I want it to make you reach down into that proper vibe zone and just go with it man. Enjoy it and play it bare loud.
If you could give any advice to someone looking to become an independent artist, what would it be?
My advice would be study the game, learn the business side of things and be prepared. You don’t wanna blow too quick then not be ready for it. Know your role, play your part, stay humble, stay hungry.
What’s next for KILO KOH?
I got two mixtapes dropping this year, one with my American label thats gonna be called R.a.P (Rhythm and Power) that’s dropping later on. Then I have my own tape that I made during lockdown called The Co-vid Files. That should be dropping pretty soon. I’ll also be dropping singles throughout the year too and building my fan base so we can tour.
Check out KILO KOH “Yope” below and follow him on social media. Stay Global my Friends!