Music Q&A: Big Swingz

The East Londoner has joined forces with Mercston for new release C'est La Vie, celebrating the high life with a trap-fuelled beat

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How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as wavy/vibe music with a gritty underground feel – music that makes you feel some sort of emotion with a little bit of me added to it. Most, if not all my music has been made from how the beat makes me feel or the vibe I think would complement the instrumental. I only speak about what I know and what I’ve seen, and I try to portray that in my songs, taking the listeners on a journey.

What informs your music and songwriting?
My music and songwriting are informed from many sources. I would say pain/anger is a main source. I was shot at the tender age of 16. Things leading up to and after that time as a teenager shaped the man I am today and the songs I write. I’m a night baby so I am most creative at night. I feel like that’s the time everything calms down and your mind becomes more open and chakras align.

How have you evolved as an artist over the years?
Hundred per cent. I’ve been in and out of the grime scene for 14 years old with the hit song on Channel U Bow for the Wolves and a few more videos that were on regular rotation on the network. I started rapping when I was 19 and I feel like I had to get out a lot of things off my chest as an artist, playing with flows, deliveries and melodies to get to the music I am creating now. It took me a while to find my own sound, which I feel now is marketable but still is raw/authentic and has brought many new followers and fans.

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
Working on a new single produced by Maniac called Style On Puffy, which should be out on all platforms this month. Also looking to put out a seven track EP with some crazy producers and epic features at the end of summer after a few singles to build a bigger buzz.

What’s on your rider?
Hennessey, Magnums and couple of waters.

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.
Lol – in 2009 I got wasted in a rave and before getting in the car I said to the passengers let me just get my jacket in the boot. Thirty minutes later I’ve been woken up by the police while I was sleeping in the boot with my coat over my head. Someone reported a dead body in a car and people in the car. My car got taken and my phone wasn’t working so I had to walk up the A12 to the nearest cab station hungover.

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