K8lyn Shabazz has been playing music for a long time and this is one of the many endeavors she has taken on throughout her career. She is a classically trained pianist and vocalist and also plays guitar in a currently untitled band in another project. She is also a member of the Tra$h Money Millionaires, a hip hop based group who are gaining a reputation for some heavy bad ass beats. This project here is K8lyn's experimentation with electronic music and applying her immense knowledge of music theory to something completely new. K8lyn hopes to continue making music for the rest of her life and she is certainly a rising star so be on the look out for this girl!
I started out playing piano when I was about 8 years old, though I always would tinker around at the piano and figure out little tunes. I took up guitar in middle school and yeah, I was a band geek from like grades 4 to 8, playing the clarinet. So in high school I played guitar and bass, and ended up in a punk rock band called Insignificant Other. That was fun for a while but the lead singer was a total fascist asshole so it didnt last for too long. Sadly since high school I have been a solo act (ha) but I think its cool, I like producing the electronic stuff because I can do that on my own and I am trying to get other talented people to collaborate too. I found someone who is extraordinarily talented whom I am excited to be working with. go here -- classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0" WIDTH=468 HEIGHT=60>
So thats about my story in a nutshell. I hope to make an impact on the music world someday, don't care if I don't make a dime but it would be nice if I did at the same time, but that is not what its about at all.
I havent in a long time but I love it. I love playing for people and just feeding off the energy of everyone. With this stuff here though, I think that would be hard to play live.
Tori Amos, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Chopin, Beethoven, Rasputina, The Doors, Hendrix,Fiona, Belle and Sebastian, Pink Floyd, Talib Kweli,Mos Def, Fugees, Poe,Blonde Redhead, Sneaker Pimps, The Rollojng Stones, ....and on and on and on. It really just comes down to the fact that everything I hear leaves an impression on me so what I bring to the table is an eclectic mix of many influences to create something beautiful
Right now I only have Acid 4.0 on my computer thats about all I can really use given the fact taht there's just not much room at my house for a lot of equipment. But I do what I can...
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know what you think on my message board. Even if you find it's the worst piece of crap you ever heard, I want to hear what you all think