Hi Kid, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Yo what’s good thanks for having me
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Serious Choices”?
Serious Choices is my 4th vocal single taken to be released, taken from my forthcoming project “Substance” which will be out late 2020, it’s just about uplifting and motivating your self to do better as all us humans go through certain phases that lead to depression and anxiety etc which I feel is a major unspoken issue a lot of people in the world face.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Life inspired me haha, things I’ve faced and had to pick my self back up from has inspired me to create this track and also hearing what Novelist had for the chorus really gave me inspiration to get a positive message out to the world and create a sense of empowerment. There is nothing we all can not do, so I think just have the drive and passion to express my self and who I am is what inspired me most, what I stand for, you know?
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
It was just a day in the ends really, me Nov, the video guy and few of the mandem met up and just pressed record, literally, I wanted to capture natural authenticity, to represent my sound, so overall it was a good shoot and it was an amazing day. The sun was out I couldn’t ask for more.
The single comes off your new album Substance what’s the story behind the title?
The word substance means a great deal to me, if you look at the meaning behind the word ‘substance’ it explains “A person of substance is someone who strives to live a life that means something and who chooses to participate rather than be a spectator.”
I feel like that explanation of the word alone sums up my vision and who I am as a human on earth. I’ve always strived to express grime in a more mature and understandable way for the world to embrace since 2006 officially. I set out to make a change in grime before a lot of people even knew what grime really was, but when they would hear it they would talk about it like grime was almost disgusting which I never understood why because growing up in South London in the early grime era as a teenager, I was not aware of the impact grime was having on the world out side of the ends, so I took it in to my own hands to try and elevate the scene in a more positive and understanding way with tracks on Youtube such as ‘’No More Beef’’ released 2006. I released this track after getting stabbed and wanting to divert my energy solely to my mission of mature grime and to creating uplifting grime. There’s a whole story behind “Substance” but I will save that for my book or movie.
How was the recording and writing process?
It came very naturally, as a producer I have a ear for for my own beats so I can always lay something down on them its never been a problem. I just like to complete one thing at a time so being that I’ve mastered my own sound it was time for me to enter the writing process and “Serious Choices” was actually the 2nd track I ever recorded. Novelist came through and laid his chorus and I literally went into my zone with my pen and pad and free’d up my mind you know. The recording and writing process was very natural as you may know Novelist is a very constructive songwriter and he understands vibes in a unique way.
What role does the UK play in your music?
A massive role as I’m from the UK so this is my doorstep and its where my heart is South London is my hometown and every thing I’ve experienced whether good or bad, I embrace it all and home that energy into my music. I was born in London so it plays the biggest part in my music
You brought some special guests to this record – did you handpick them or how did they come on board? I hand picked them because I feel the artists I chose would fit perfectly on the “Substance” album especially Ghetts. Ghetts to me a definition of Substance, longevity, quality control and perseverance and I have learnt a lot from him musically being able to be around him in studio and creating music with him has been a blessing
Having worked and produced for so many big names in the industry – what have you learned from these experiences?
I’ve learnt that you can not rely on anyone but yourself hahaha, d.i,y mate all the way.
Do you tend to take a different approach when collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?
I always stay who I am, I represent mature grime so when I work with an mc they know what I offer, but when working with singers I try to cater for there voice where is with grime it all comes naturally to me.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Sometimes I sit and listen to my beats and in turn I always feel a sense of inspiration naturally sometimes it can even be a sample loop and I will write a full track to it based on my mood and surroundings.
Any plans to hit the road?
For sure I plan to showcase and perform my singles and substance project around the UK to start of, I got a big vision and I see it clearly, just got to do it a step at a time.
What else is happening next in Kid D’ world?
More music, more vibes and more flavor for your ears, This Is 2 Easy.