Couros | 5 Minutes with

by Ashanti Jason


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Music June 21, 2018

Having previously worked with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s producer Parker Ighile, Couros’s star is on the rise, with his previous releases catching the attention of tastemakers Mistajam, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.

Couros 5 minutes with

For anyone not familiar with your sound, how would you describe your music?

You know, the more I get asked this question the more it becomes difficult to answer. It’s Electronic music, sure, but on the other hand that’s not how it feels going into writing it. I’m not after making one specific mood/genre and replicating that, I’m more interested in the ideas, how they make me feel and then the finished sound can come later. With where my mind has been over the past year or two its made sense to match that with raw electronic production. Its all rooted in soul underneath really. I just want to feel something.

What are your influences?

From an early age my dad would play a pretty wild range of music in the house, Kraftwerk, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Talking heads, Madonna, there’s too much to mention here but needless to say he was really into groundbreaking, mostly experimental music, whether it was rock, pop or jazz etc. Today I’m most inspired musically by the world I’m surrounded by, the people, culture and personal experiences. If I had to pick musical influences right at this moment, there’s no doubt the new Kid Cudi Record is currently on repeat, The staves are always reminding me of how the best instrument in the world is the voice and Timbaland’s drums are the closest thing I have to a religion.

What do you like to do outside of music?

To be honest with you nothing. I’m writing every day. The few times I’ve been on holiday over the past few years I’ve mostly spent feeling guilty for not finishing something so until that subsides Ill pretty much only be interested in music. Isn’t that the point though?

 

Where do you see your career in a few years time?

This will sound strange, but I hope I’m still struggling. in some way. I don’t want to get comfortable with the music. I always want to feel like I have something to prove/say. So yeah, struggling (why am I typing this) with my own music and maybe, some of my favourite artists’ music too.

 

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