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GET TO KNOW: Blinky Bill

After cementing himself on the scene with a wealth of immersive offerings these last few years, Kenyan artist and producer Blinky Bill returns for 2023 to deliver his vibrant new single 'Dracula'.

Capturing more of that broad and innovative aesthetic he has been developing these last few years, 'Dracula' makes for a rousing return to form for the artist at the helm. With its rich and dynamic production perfectly set to his enigmatic persona throughout, he is returning to the fold with one of his most passionate efforts to date here.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.


What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?

I really remember Michael Jackson, he was everywhere when I was growing up and was so larger than life.

Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?

I formed an experimental group with my friends called Just A Band and we were a mix of electronica, Jazz, hip hop, funk, and African Music.

What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?

I am inspired a lot by observing life, and living it and also a huge love for bringing different sounds that normally shouldn’t be side by side together.

What is a song you wish you had written yourself?

Blue World by Mac Miller, one of my favorite tracks in recent times, I really enjoyed the production, the bounce, the feel I get when listening to it. Special Mention, Tomorrow by Darkovibes… I heard it in Ghana and I was like, did I write this and forget about it? Anytime I play it for my friends they think it’s my unreleased track.

If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?

Being on stage in NYC performing and Q-tip stopping my set as I was performing to ask me to start a song again.

Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?

I love Thundercat a lot and would love to jam with him and Chris Daddy Dave.

And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?

I would love to collab with Anderson Paak, he’s such a great artist and drummer and I think we can make magic together.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Making movies!


Blinky Bill's new single'Dracula' is out now. Watch the new video for it below.


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