Beninois-Ghanaian producer and DJ, RVDICAL THE KID, who is releasing his long-awaited sophomore EP Little Planet. We caught up with Rvdical The Kid to talk about his new body of work.
AC: Let’s talk about your new EP Little Planet. What does this body of work mean to you?
RVDICAL THE KID – Little planet means growth, finding the confidence to stand out from the norm by tapping into and building a network of people that understand where you are coming from and where you are headed.
AC: In the studio, do you have a fear you’d like to conquer?
RVDICAL THE KID – Not really much of a fear but I hate running out of cool ideas during a session.
AC: What about outside of the studio?
RVDICAL THE KID – The fear of failure I feel is a big one for most people, I included.
AC: Where does the creation of a song begin for you?
RVDICAL THE KID – Everything starts with the emotional response I get from a progression, a bassline, or a sample. Never from the drums.
AC: Who do you feel inspired by in the music industry?
RVDICAL THE KID – Travis Scott is such an amazing artist, his chaotic world is very inspiring to me.
AC: As a music artist, what are you still trying to learn?
RVDICAL THE KID – Consistency is probably something that’s a bit of a challenge for me.
AC: How important is social media to you right now?
RVDICAL THE KID – Everyone is on social media and if you are trying to connect directly with your supporters you better get on that haha.
AC: Ahead of a gig, do you have any pre-show rituals?
RVDICAL THE KID – A glass of liquid courage goes a long way in calming those nerves.
AC: What’s the biggest realization you’ve had this past year?
RVDICAL THE KID – You are entirely responsible for your own happiness. Nothing is more important than internal peace, even if the world is on fire you can still find peace.
AC: What makes you feel nostalgic?
RVDICAL THE KID – Petrichor, sounds from the Korg Triton and studio ghibli anime movies.
AC: What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?
RVDICAL THE KID – A safe haven for every living being, Twitter is a thing of the past and everyone lives compassionately and empathetically.
AC: If you had the chance to put something on billboards worldwide next week, what would it be? Or what would it say?
RVDICAL THE KID – My album art, saying “Little planet available now on all streaming platforms” [laughs].
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