INTERVIEW: UK experimental rap collective CiiMATiX

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Yeah all good thanks, just been focused on the upcoming projects etc.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “FR33MND”?

Of course. It’s basically about freeing your mind, stepping out of the matrix as it were. Challenging the stat quo rather than accepting on face value.

We feel that the song is ahead of its time but still, right on time.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

No one event but the culmination of a few. To be honest we just wanted to make a dope song and inspire people in some way and Fr33MND was the result.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Not at the moment as we’re busy working on the next project, but if the demand is there we’d potentially consider

The single comes off your new album CiiMATiX Vol. 1 – what’s the story behind the title?

Not that much of a story to be honest. As you may or may not know, our name CiiMATiX is a play on from ‘Cymatics’ which is the science of how sound effects matter. As this EP is the first in a series, we simply just called it Volume 1.

How was the recording and writing process?

Fun as always, gotta enjoy the process. Plus we’re making music that has the ability to shift perception and impact lives so that comes with its own sense of fulfilment.

What role does South London play in your music?

Everything! We might not know each other otherwise and none of this would be happening. But aside from that South London just has that thing about it that’s hard to put into words. It’s just a certain type of energy and I’d say that plays a major part. Although we’ve both lived in different places, the South is always home.

Would each volume follow a different theme?

Watch this space.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

It all came together very organically, we work with the energies and sort the strategies after. Trust that inner guidance and intuition and it Always seems to work out well.

Any plans to hit the road?

Of course but more within the area of events curation and immersive type experiences.

What else is happening next in CiiMATiX’s world?

The plan is to release another single which will then be followed up by our ep CiiMATiX vol 1. We’ll then be turning our focus towards producing our visual album set to be released later this year.


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