Hi Mak, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Been great, caught up in the second lockdown just like everyone else. Just using this time to do some work in the studio.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Mad In The Fete”?
Sure, this is a track that I have had as an instrumental for quite some time. I have worked with Chef from Bala Bala Boyz in the past and I liked what they did so we agreed to come up with something. The beat that I initially sent to them was different, so I took the vocal and put it onto the current instrumental which was a much better fit, from there the rest is history!
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Well in terms of the lyrics, Bala Bala Boyz did the vocals but believe it or not, I have been sitting on this beat for 10 years which I made at the height of UK Funky however, I feel this is a sound which is still current.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
We work with an awesome film crew called ‘Stanley and Ipkiss’ which was a smooth process. Bala Bala came and brought a huge energy which translates in the video.
What was it like to work with Bala Bala Boyz and how did that relationship develop?
Working with them has been great fun because they have an alternative take in approaching a song as they rap in their native tongue which is a cross between Congolese and English which creates a very unique sound especially as UK Funky has some Afro influence.
What role does London play in your music?
London is everything for me, I’m fortunate enough to have witnessed the birth of many genres that started in London such as Grime, Dub-step and UK Funky. In my opinion, London is the HUB of forward thinking music.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
I’m ending the year with a Grime Banger which features Yhunga, Narst and Double S entitled “SHUT YA MOUTH’ out 24th November to download on all streaming platforms and visuals will be available on GRM Daily.
What else is happening next in Mak 10’ world?
Everything that happened this year X10!! Watch Out!