Updated: Jun 10, 2020
This is Kxmikaze.
Kxmikaze, tell us more about how you first got into music.
It was about my sophomore year in high school when I really got into making my own music , I had met my engineer & producer 20K The Producer and spoke to him about getting studio time at Island Studio’s in Chicago.
We booked the session and I recorded my first song ever called “Never Wrong” with another artist/friend of mine, KiddSolo.
So, as soon as we made the song we played it at least 20 times during the car ride back home.
It was just a whole new aura of good energy we got when we finally stepped out that studio and were happy with our progress.
Hella artists know what I mean.
About a week later of showing the song to a couple friends and getting feedback from them, I made the cover to the song, turned the cover into a video with the song playing in the background and then posted it on Instagram, Snapchat & FaceBook.
It literally got 100+ people showing mad love, sharing, commenting, liking the post & we ended up dropping it just a couple days later around the end of October, 2018.
After we hit a couple hundred listens on SoundCloud was when we dropped another song called “Games” which people LOVED and kept on dropping more and more music since then.
What first got my attention in music was being exposed at an early age to the sounds of Daddy Yankee, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Limp Bizkit, The Pixies, Bruno Mars, and Wisin Y Yandel.
It was around 2nd and 3rd grade when I really started listening to lyrics and began to vibe with different genre’s of music.
I remember writing the lyrics from different songs onto a piece of paper, rearranging the cuss words & lyrics and pretending as if they were mine.
I felt like I had written my own music and was a pop star myself.
Around that age is when I really fell in love with the different sounds of music and how they made me feel.
Whether it was nodding my head to The Pixies, singing my soul out to Bruno Mars, vibing to Daddy Yankee with my parents or taking on an Eminem song word for word; it was just something that caught my attention quick.
What would you say separates your sound/style from other artists?
I feel like what really separates myself from other artists is the fact that I’m so fearless with what I do.
Before I even started putting myself out on social media as an artist and posting my music, I already had a set goal in my mind of what I wanted to make out of this.
I knew that sticking true to myself and pushing what I’ve loved for years was gonna work out for me.
I envisioned myself at the top while I was below the bottom!
And that’s one thing a lot of people need to understand, nobody’s gonna give you the vision for you.
You need to want it more than anybody else and push yourself to be what you wanna be.
I manifest everything.
Speak, think, and work everything into existence.
I thank God for allowing me to be in the position I am today and giving me the strength to always push for better.
Another factor is that I like to speak my mind whether it’s on a song or social media.
I like to catch peoples attention whether it’s just by them listening to my music, looking at me, reading about me or just hearing me talk.
I want everybody’s experience with me to remain unforgettable but never in a negative way.
I love to spread love and good energy towards anybody and everybody no matter the situation.
What I feel separates my style from other artists goes back to the fact that I’m fearless.
Many artists spend a lot of time worrying and thinking about the negative stuff people are gonna think and say about them instead of focusing on who’s really gonna rock with them throughout whatever they do.
When I do something, I know there’s always gonna be people that gotta say something about it and there’s always gonna be people who love everything about it.
That’s why I just do what I want.
Whether it’s about clothes or music, I try to keep it as original to me as possible.
If it’s not genuine, then I simply won’t do it.
When it comes down to fashion, it’s damn near one of my favorite topics.
I love clothes.
I’ll wear anything from the female section to the men’s section as long as I’m feeling it.
I love doing and wearing things that really express who I really am or how I feel.
I paint my nails, dye my dreads, wear crazy glasses and build my own style.
I’m not the type to follow a trend just because it’s a trend but just MAYBE sometimes I’ll see something and think of ways to sauce it up on my own.
Just another key part of what separates me from other artists. 😉
Throughout my career, I’ve made music of different genre’s but it wasn’t until I dropped my first music video back in July of 2019 to a song called “Baila,” my first ever pop/dancehall song.
When I dropped that visual along with a new sound nobody had ever heard from me is when I saw the most love and support from everybody.
It was the first time that I became aware of the people who were supporting me from different states and countries and I realized I really had something going for myself.
I realized that I have something special in me that will allow me to connect with people on a different level & it was the most special thing.
What I focus on now is perfecting my dancehall, pop, Latino & reggaeton sound.
It’s what I feel I was made for.
These genre’s give me a certain vibe that other music can't, so when I see people connecting to my music it’s just such a great thing because they love me for what I love to do and I just LOVE IT!
That’s what I want my music to do.
When people listen to my music, I want them to feel emotion, I want them to feel something and feel free while listening.
What has been some of your favorite projects/tracks you've got to work on?
A track that I made in Spanish called “Fun” I created with 3 other artists from my area and the song I made my first music video to back in 2019.
The song called “Fun” we made a music video to in Beverly Hills, it was my first time working with Wavylord (Florida videographer ) and working with multiple artists from my area in one song.
The process and the day we recorded the song was hectic and just full of energy.
You can check the song out on all platforms along with the official video on YouTube too!
Speaking on the love I have for Latin music; It’s just something about Reggaeton and Latin music that really makes me feel free.
When I make these tracks in Spanish, I just feel like I am most happiest with my art and with what I’ve been doing.
I’ve made plenty of songs in the past where I’ve spoken throughout nothing but heart and emotion but I didn’t always feel like I was my best self or the best artist I could be during those times.
But I make these songs in Spanish I just feel like everything out of me is so genuine and so out of the love of the rhythm.
I feel like I am my best self when I’m doing this type of music.
I dropped my very first Reggaeton song this year called “Vente Pa’Ca” and the song is like a real perreo or party vibe that a lot of people like too, it was the first song I ever made in Spanish and you can also check that out now!
Out on all platforms, Kxmikaze - “Vente Pa’ca".
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
You can expect A LOT from me for the remainder of this year and on to the next.
I’ve just recently shot a couple new music videos with Wavylord out in Miami.
These are gonna be my first songs and music videos for my Latin music.
It’s also Wavy’s first time shooting Latino songs so these projects are gonna be super dope.
I made a song with one of my friends that’s also a YouTuber, he goes by Tino Goku and that song is actually produced by 20K The Producer.
Tino has over 85,000 subscribers and we’re just beyond excited to release this new song and music video for all of our Latin community and our loyal supporters.
Expect “Como Mueve - Kxmikaze feat. Tino Goku” VERY VERY SOON.
You should also expect my heavily anticipated single “Tu Corazon” to drop with a fresh music video as well.
Aside from the visuals, I’ve been really networking and working on my ground game a lot too, definitely expect new music from me featuring Latin artists from Florida, around Chicago and different countries as well.
The Latin music scene from around here is about to GO CRAZY.
I advise you to DEFINITELY keep an eye on us.
I promise you, if you don’t know me now you will in the near future.
Kxmikaze will be a household name.
If you wanna tune in and be a part of the Kxmikaze takeover you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and all music platforms.
Make sure to subscribe to my official YouTube channel where I’ll be posting all of the upcoming music videos and more!
I wanna say thank you to all my supporters, fans, and future fans for tuning in.
Big shoutout to DARK MAGAZINE!