Adian Coker – The Real Sound of the City
South London based rapper and producer Adian Coker has been creating his own buzz on the underground UK Hip-Hop circuit for the last few years. This week he has spoken to Unity Radio about the music scene and his work.
Here is Adian’s interview:
Q.: You’ve been on the scene for a number of years now and it seems a lot of people have great things to say about you. What feedback or comment that you’ve had is the most stand-out for you?
A.: Thanks you. It’s hard to choose just one because all and any recognition is amazing. If I had to choose though, I guess it would be the reception to the ‘Get Money’ video. It got the most views any of my videos or songs ever had and was on the BBC Introducting Playlist. That was a pretty big moment for me.
Q.: You’re about to drop a new E.P. and so far we’ve heard ‘Aim’ which differs from the past Adian Coker releases. Is this something that was done intentionally and if so, why?
A.: No. I wouldn’t say it was done intentionally. It’s just a progression I guess. I’m out so much at events, in clubs etc, that I’m immersed in music that works well when played out; music that people want to have fun to. A lot of my music is quite introspective and sometimes you’ve got to be in the right frame of mind to really sit down and listen to all the intricacies of the lyrics. I wanted to make music that was still driven by what I was saying, but was more accessible.
Q.: You’ve often been commended for having some awesome visuals for your music, are there any in the pipeline for this release as we haven’t seen any yet?
A.: So many compliments! Yeah, there’s one dropping for the next single ‘Krispy’ this week. It’s a good’un too and, stylistically, quite different from the others.
Q.:You don’t seem to collaborate with a lot of fellow artists, have you got any in the pipeline that we need to listen out for?
A.: The lack of collaborations aren’t because I don’t want to. To be honest, a lot of the rappers that I would like to work with aren’t that accessible, and those that are may feel that we’re not ready to work yet etc. You know how it can be. All of my collaborations come from a place of the music deciding. It needs to be organic and make sense for the song cause everybody and their aunties niece can tell when it’s forced.
Q.:If you had to describe your new E.P in 10 words, what would they be?
A.: Really, really good music that you can vibe to wherever
Q.:Finally, as we’re ‘The Real Sound of the City’, what are you the ‘Real Sound’ of?
A.: I’m gonna say originality. Everybody knows what to expect from me; not in the sense that it’s predictable, but that it’s always fresh and always tries to be innovative. If I do say so myself!