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Tell us a bit about yourself? Signkid is a London-based and I am a designer, producer, writer, signsong and perform my own music.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? When I was young, my big brother was watching a Michael Jackson music video on TV, and I remember being so moved by his dancing. At that time the music video was not subtitled, so I was only able to see the beat through his movements. I would watch as my big brother tried to copy his dance style, like the moonwalk. It inspired me to make my own beats and rhymes for the music world. Music videos still aren’t very accessibly for deaf and hard of hearing people, and this is what I’m trying to accomplish at the moment.
What’s your back-story? I still love what I am doing even if I’m an unsigned artist performing independently. However, I think we need more deaf awareness to educate the music industry about deaf music. Deaf artists can make music like, for example, Beethoven. He is still a very popular deaf artist today.
What are you working on at the moment? My plan is to continue performing on stage at festivals. To promote my first EP. It is very important to be recognised as an artist. I can’t say anymore, as you will be surprised. You will see very soon.
What's the first song you remember hearing? Eminem - Lose Yourself
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Kanye West - Lost In The World
What was the first gig you went to? Fabric Nightclub
Which song do you wish you'd written? Kendrick Lamar - Real
Which song changed your life? Tupac - Keep Ya Head Up
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Charlie Puth & Wiz Khalifa - See You Again
What song is stuck in your head right now?Dr.dre - Talk About It
What was the first Album you bought? I never bought any album.
Which song made you want to play music? Dr.dre - Talk About It