What inspired you to get into music?
Growing up, I used to listen to a lot of pirate radio stations and to the beats mc would spit on more as opposed to the mc’s themselves. The feeling those beats gave me was out of this world, I wanted to give people that same feeling when I made tunes. Sometimes I would be on the computer for hours and hours just making a beat that to me was perfect.
You’ve collaborated with Nahli on your new single Please Don’t, how did the partnership come about?
I’d known about her since she was in a girl band, but heard her singing on her Instagram recently and instantly thought we need to hit the studio asap and create something special. We linked up at Relentless studios at no.5 and the rest is history.
Listen here: http://radi.al/PleaseDont
With all of the current music industry demands, how much time do you actually get to work on new music?
All the time, if you ask everyone around me, they’ll tell you my only focus is music. It’s my job, but not only that, it’s fun, I love what I do.
You’re set to perform at the Relentless Energy Stage at Leeds Festival, how excited are you? and what can we expect to see?
I can’t wait, it’ll be my third year on the Relentless Stage and every year it gets bigger and better. I want to absolutely kill it and have the crowd going mental.
With the likes of Skepta featuring on the cover of some of the biggest magazines in the world, do you think fashion is becoming a more and more important part of the Grime scene?
Fashion has always been an important part of the scene. Dressing well is so important for me anyway, especially at shows, it’s good to feel good.
You’ve worked with the likes of Wiley, Kano, JME and Ghetts, who’s next on the list of artists you’d most like to work with?
To be honest, I’m not sure. There are so many people I would love work with. More than anything, and most importantly, I want to work with people who are the best at what they do.
Are there any other DJ’s / producers that you feel are pushing the boundaries and creating a new sound?
There’s so many who are killing it right now, I love what Preditah is doing, Steel Bangelz, Swifta Beater, Sir Spyro as well. I could mention so many more, it’s so great to see the scene so healthy right now.
Where do you see yourself and your music in the next 10 years?
I just want to be creating good music and making a good living of it, that would be a blessing.
Catch Rude Kid at the Relentless Stage at Leeds Festival