It’s time to meet another of the super talented Red Bull Studios #MixtapeVol3 artists! This time we’re chatting with Lokane about all things music, motivations and technology!
How happy are you to be a part of Mixtape Vol 3?
Its been a blessing being able to work with Red Bull and Shadow child on this project. All together they’ve chosen a great selection of producers with some new sounds and I definitely feel proud to be a part of it.
Who has been your biggest music influence to date?
I’d have to say the sounds that really pushed my passion for music into pursing a career was that off DMZ. In my opinion, Digital Mystikz were amongst the first to pioneer a new sound that was so raw and massively influential in underground sound system culture. They inspired me to create something of my own, which allows me to do exactly what I want without being restricted by limitations of a ‘genre’.
What keeps you motivated to create music every day?
Things like this. Success is a great feeling and when you reap the rewards of hard work and dedication there’s nothing else like it. Having people message me from all corners of the world expressing their love for my music and how I’m an inspiration to them motivates me to be the greatest.
What is a typical day like for you?
I’m usually up fairly early, depending on how drunk I was the night before (shouts to my W&B crew). I do 2 hours of piano practice, and aim for around 6 or 7 hours of production… pretty sure my neighbour hates me. If I have time I head over to the Nervous Horizon studio to meet the team, jam out on some new productions and discuss our next plans on how we’re going to take over the world.
In a very technologically driven world that we live in today, what are your essential gadgets that you use every day?
Laptop has to be number 1. Its my life basically. Second will be my iphone. Got to stay connected. Third will be my USB’s. You never know when you might need to whip out a quick set.
How active are you on your smartphone – which apps do you use in your everyday life and work?
I stay fairly active. Sometimes its a bit unhealthy but Facebook, twitter and IG are probably the most used. I like to keep people updated on what I’m doing with new music, mixes and shows etc. Then of course Uber. That’s my life saver. And I also have to shamelessly admit, Tinder is also quite fun.
The Red Bull Studio’s Mixtape Volume 3, featuring Lokane, is available for free download now from www.redbull.co.uk/mixtape