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London artist Blue Daisy is in the mix for Symbiosis Episode 46 with his “Your Favorite Nightmare” mix. Blue Daisy is the alter ego of Kwesi Darko and his music is truly unique bringing in filmic soundscapes, bass heavy rhythms and floating highs. He has been lumped in with the dubstep scene and compared to Flying Lotus but neither comparison do him justice. He is truly one of a kind.
Check out the interview beneath the mix info..
Symbiosis Episode 46 – Blue Daisy
“The mix inspired by the vision of your favorite nightmare, hence the name of the mix “Your Favorite Nightmare” Symbiosis mix …
It builds from hip-hop, ethnic vibes slowly transforming into a dark edgier haunting atmosphere.. The tracks included in this mix a just a few tunes I bump on occasions and it merges vibes of the feelings or moods I encounter.. There are a few unheard Blue Daisy Material in the mix, but I’ll leave that for the listener to guess.. Haha..
No track list comes with my mixes as I prefer to keep the listener in suspense.. Sorry but dats how I do it..Haha
Peace and much love to you and the rest of my supporters in Australia..”
Your music really stands out in a world of cookie-cutter templated songs and sounds. How did you come to the sound you have today?
BD: It’s all from the spirit and soul rather than the mind. It wasn’t and has never been a conscious decision in my mind to achieve a specific sound ever, i just let my spirit run free in the atmosphere of vision, dreams and abstract angles of projected creative energy..
Related to that, can you tell us about your musical background and what sort of music you have been inspired by growing up?
BD: I am not that musician who grew up around music or any form of artistic surroundings. I grew up only knowing about girls and fighting, never had much interest in music and never had a plan to be a musician.. I actually hated music in school, thought the lessons where super boring but then I got introduced to the “new” generation of Garage (which the call grime now) and really drew to that scene at first but my real push into beatmaking/producing came after hearing Kanye West’s “College Dropout” album.. That album till this day totally fills me with a energy that no many albums have succeed in doing.
Your music really lends itself to quite filmic soundscapes. Have you ever considered scoring a film?
BD: Yes, I defiantly do see myself slowly branching into the world of film scores, it is defiantly part of my 5 year plan to move into the direction of scoring films and getting music on commercials etc..
What inspires your music?
BD: As cliche as it sounds, life.. I am really inspired by the atmosphere and energy our environmental surroundings give.. I mean I make music best when it’s silent and dark, caves and forest ambience also play a big inspirational part of my music. But above all i believe my gift is not of my own structural strength but it is a gift given onto me by the creator, the most high God. I am a man of faith and that helps me keep me grounded and inspired..
And what is lighting up your world outside music right now?
BD: Hmm, music is my only true light at the moment.. In my free time I tend to write poetry and also just take strolls or rides around london, but to be honest music and art in general is what brings light to me..
What do you have planned for the rest of the year and further releases?
BD: I have a few remixes that have been and some that are en route to being released, I also have a collaborative EP coming in August with Braindfeeder’s “first lady” TOKiMONSTA which will be released on the TEAMACRE Label in August then a short while after that I have another EP called Raindrops featuring vocals from Anneka and remixes from Sunken Foal and Hivern Discs John Talabot but at the moment my concentration is on my album which is in progress and set to drop early next year.
Alot of other stuff in the pipeline, so just gonna be putting the work in and we’ll see how the flowers flourish in the coming future..
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