Hi Muzi, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Wassup. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview.
I’ve been good, working hard on the music. Getting used to the cold Berlin weather.
Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Fire¨?
Fire was actually one of the first tracks I made when I started working on the EP. It was one of the first tracks I did when I landed in Berlin.
Did any event in particular inspire the song?
I can’t really pin point a particular event. I guess it was me being in a new country.
Why naming the song after this track in particular?
I named it Fire because i thought it was fire and a level above everything I had made before.
How was the recording and writing process?
The music comes to me and my job is to make what I hear in my head. That’s the process with every track. I don’t sit in front of keyboards and try to make music. It comes to me. It’s not a conscious thing.
How has South Africa’s culture and music scene influenced you as an artist and sound?
I owe everything to African culture. It’s who I am. It’s what I represent. The world doesn’t really pay much attention to Africa/South Africa but we’ve got tons of people as talented, some even more talented, than the Eurocentric media sells us. We just need development. In Western countries, you’re born surrounded by all the infrastructure you need to make shit happen.
The foundation of my sound is African expression first then all my other musical influences build on that, from the way the drums are programmed to the breakdowns
Do all the songs on this record deal with personal struggles and experiences?
They deal with honesty. An honest interpretation of what is being sent through me. There’s not much lyrics there so I’m yet to really go deep into it and tell my story. When the time comes I definitely will. I just have to wait for it and respect the process/energy.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yeah! Just working on a few things to make sure it happens.
What else is happening next in Muzi´s world?
Working on ideas for this art/fashion/lifestyle thing called FRESHER.THAN.YOUR.IDOL which basically means that you can be fresher than your idol in terms of life. I don’t have idols. I don’t believe in idol worship. I believe we’re all great and we’re all capable of doing great things. As much as others can inspire you, one’s true aim should be becoming the best version of yourself. I’ve met people I looked up to and they seemed like very sad people so I stopped.
Other than that I’m chilling my G, reading books and stuff.