Interview with Kojack
We talked with him, to learn more about this young producer.
I’ve a lot of influencer because I’ve a broad vision from funk, but the main influences inside baile funk scence is: Amazing Clay (R.I.P.), I love him sound and I think it’s amazing the produces from Ophex. There is a lot of Dj’s in moombahtom that created a new type of sound, and I think is very important to tell about: Munchi, HeartBreak, Jonh Kwest and others djs of Moombahsoul, where there is many cool songs and not forgeting the dj’s from tradicional baile funk as Dj Edgar, Sany Pitbull and Dj Malboro that in my opnion are the bests, almost live-legends.
How do you see the funk carioca? Because what more call our attention in your produces, is that are calm, not so dancing, running away from comum
I see the funk as everybody, but I’m a funkeiro, I like the funk in differents forms. If play a proibidão I’ll enjoy, if play a old melody I’ll enjot too, if play a new funk I’ll enjoy, so in my prodution is something like i would like to hear, a funk neurótico is good, but a funk with smoothe with a relaxing form…. It even maybe what is missing in present productions, a kind of peace in time to enjoy even in a party ,where you want to talk with a girl, playing a relax sound and ligth, it can help the situation, making everything special and less futile and intersting to both.
There is many producers of funk in your town?
I don’t think so, I never heard about any producer in this city/region of my State, where there is many produers is in Porto Alegre, but is too far from here.
Do you think your style can be a new tendence?
I would like to many other produces from Brazil and gringos too start to create more funk with this calm and relax, to listen. I’d find very nice and will be very happy with this change of our funk.
What in Neo Funk is calling more your attention?
Beats, for sure the beats are more mixed and better produced. Now, it sounds as more electronic beat, really changing the face of ‘dancing funk’ for something more automated but from a cool way, being less repeative that our tradicional funk carioca.
Which is the song/remix that you are more like nowadays? and Why?
I’m listening a lot of R&B and few experimental instrumental sounds, in witch way I want add it to our funk, and I thought it will sounds good.
One remix that I’m listening much is Frank Ocean – Thinking About You(Sango remix) remix from producer Sango from Seattle. In my opnion, he is a big promise to productions in R&B, and in baile funk I’m listening a lot of tradiciontal funk but many remixes that I like is from Dj Wally, it worth to search and listen to it.
What we can expect from Kojack in 2012?
The Kojack will take a break in productions in this first semester of 2012 by informatino and study, I’m creating stuffs to get better in my productions, but I’ve a lot of ideas to remixes and samples to produce more, but it will happen just in second semester, and to help I’ve to finish my home studio improvised.
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