Tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Abdul Muqtadir Abedin but I go by the artist name of Müqzz (short for my middle name). I'm from Peckham, South London and I've lived there pretty much my whole life. My parents are originally from Bangladesh and moved to London in the 80s. My biggest influence would have to be Santan Dave & J. Cole. I just like how both artist keep it real with their conscious lyrics and have shown their versatility through their music. I like the fact that J. Cole produces his own music and Dave plays the piano which I hope to learn in the future. I love going to theatres. Whether it be watching or taking part. Originally, I wanted to get into acting, did some theatre classes but found more interest in music. I was involved with projects at Young Vic Theatre.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? I want to be more than just an artist. I started doing music because it helped a lot with my mental health. So I thought to myself how can I combine music and mental health together? I mean I could make tracks related to mental health but I'd love to physically help people. So I decided to look into becoming a music therapist. Being part of some sort of mental health service and seeing what I've been through and the help I've received, I'd love to give back and help others and make life easier for them through music. I'm diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and would love to create more awareness of it through my music. Mental health isn't just limited to depression and anxiety and people seem to ignore the other factors.
What’s your back-story? I have one track out there featuring Jada Freeman called Upside Down. It's about a break-up that I went through with a girl and I felt bad that I weren't there for her and wanted to prove that I've changed. So I made the song as an apology for her.
What are you working on at the moment? I'm currently working on an EP which I hope to release towards the end of 2018. For now, I'll be releasing songs on the side to build up the hype for the EP. In terms of performance, I've got one coming up in July
What's the first song you remember hearing? I remember as a baby dancing to Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson. My mother loved Bollywood films so a lot of Hindi music growing up.
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? I mean I really don't go to Karaoke Bars but it'd have to be Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. Such a feel good vibe will definitely get everyone bopping.
What was the first gig you went to? Kelela at Roundhouse around February 2018. First gig I've been to as an audience.
Which song do you wish you'd written? Love Yourz by J.Cole
Which song changed your life? Love Yourz by J. Cole
Which song would you like played at your funeral? One of my songs