Interview By: Carrick Wenke
After first hearing of .bluziblu on Yohiness’ 2015 project Another One Of Those Short Ass EP’s, I can’t lie, it took me a sec to actually venture away from her impressive features on his tracks and actually listen to her solo music. Better late than never though as now her SoundCloud has been steady in rotation as one of my favorites to reference my daily playlist to. From the experimental jazzy sound of the opening track on her most recent collection, Freakz, to the sumptuous groove of “Celebrate”, blu brings reminiscent sounds of the mid 90’s Neo-Soul phenomena that brought us constant classics. Her sound is already classic in my book😎.
Who are you? What do you wanna tell the world about yourself?
My name is .bluziblu, I’m a just somewhat versatile kid. I like artsy thingz and beingz. I also like the letter Z.
It’s gonna sound cliche as shit but Michael Jackson off tops is one of my inspirations musically.
In my recent work, I’ve collaborated with Dru On Beats from New Track City, Jordan Velarde, Wolfy, YungUglee, + the great, Danilo.
I am affiliated with all of those dank producers I listed above, Yohiness, Jay Morrison, Zhane, Newb, Junyii, Kasey Andre, Siah, Najea + plenty more amazing artists. The list goes on.
I’m a stupid fan of Porter Ray, I would love to work with him.
My bitch is bad and boujee as hell. Sometimes a little too boujee. But I dig that shit.
Freakz is a 5 song compilation of just weird emotions I experienced the past few years with a very dear person to me. I’m really in love with the idea of an EP actually being an extended play, not to mention it tells a story of the series of events in which everything took place with this person. And which of course only makes the most sense to me since there’s not much elaboration in each song but mostly word play, I don’t really mind the mystery behind my project, it keeps the ventilation simple and relatable yet still sacred and personal to me.
Man oh man. that boy Yoseph is legit the big brother that my mother never gave birth to. He found me. Out of everyone in Fed (musically) him and Justin, we’re the first few people to really get me recorded and talk music with me. I was originally supposed to be on Eviction way back then, but I was being a shy little shit and was not satisfied with my vocals what so ever, shortly after that Yo and I recorded “Can I Call You Baby”. We were low-key a little duo, I was always alongside Yo at his performances backin him up. Aside from us just being regular ass friends off stage and out side of the booth, those Federal Way boys are my brothers. I’ve literally watched us work our talks into existence, even if we’re not where we want to be just yet were doing things now that we wanted to do then….now….
Being from the Federal Way area, how has the music scene you’ve been a part of been like?
Being from Federal Way it seemed like everyone was doing the same shit, talking about the same shit (& literally not talking about shit) on tracks and even I was kicking it with people who I really didn’t correlate well with musically, or in general but I thought that because we we’re all “friends” and we all did music it didn’t matter what genres we liked bc we could try to put each other on… but it just didn’t work like that..there’s a lot of competitive cliqiness bullshit that happens in between every handshake and hug. Like someone always wants to be on top but don’t reciprocate love. The difference in the taste in music played a big part in this on my behalf. I eventually started to separate myself from a lot of the folks I was hanging around and it helped me start my musical journey (mind you I was only like 16 or 17 at the time, big transitions were happening before my eyes, quick.) That’s when I met Yo and started making connections with like Junyii and Newb and shit. I started making music that I actually like. that I actually feel. and I don’t gotta listen to what everyone else is listening to just cuz we in the same room. Like when I’m around any of these people we vibe, back then it wasn’t like that.
When Can we expect your next project to drop?
I’m giving up on music…… nah I’m playin but indeed, I do have another project in the works. I don’t wanna say too much about it but…… (-: