SeanIsElectric interviews Rude Kid for Unity Radio – Real Sound of the City
Within grime Rude Kid’s worked with a ‘whose who?’ of the scene – including Wiley, Skepta, Kano, JME and Ghetto – making him the go to producer for the top artists. Rude Kid has talked to Sean is Electric, for Unity Radio and told us all about his new EP.
Just how Rude are you?
I’m not rude at all to be honest, I’m actually polite! The people who know me know this.
Just released your new Naoh’s ArkEP, how’s that being received?
Great, all my EPs I put out that are just instrumental go down well with the DJs and MCs.
Theres some heavy, heavy beats on there like Oh My Bass and Wiley Kat; that are big tracks in their own right, even before an MC gets to spit some bars over the top. Does your background as a DJ (and not just a beat maker) aid you to make these club ready stand-alone bangers?
erm, to be honest I just make whatever I want to, I never sit down and plan what I wanna make it just comes out of me. Of course I think about making music to shutdown raves but I never plan it, I let all that happen organically.
Is that outcome intentional, to make tracks and beats that have duality to them or is something that seems to come natural?
It’s all natural, I used to force myself to make music before, but now I do it when I have a million ideas in my head. I love making different sounding beats.
You’ve worked with Grime music legend Ghetts on a few tracks now such as ‘Peng Tings’ and SixFiveThree collection – what was that like working with such an idol of the genre?
It’s cool man, I’ve always rated Ghetts highly as an MC and he is very talented at what he does. We both just work well together now, even when we get booked to do the same shows it goes off. Our energies right now are mad.
You’ve also worked with Rascals and Boy Better Know amongst others – who do you aspire to work with in the future, who would you love to get on a track with you?
I would like to work with anyone who is talented and sick.
You primarily make Grime but have been known to dabble in other genres such as House and Garage. Are you now concentrating 100% on the Grime or can we expect you to mix it up a bit in the future?
I make whatever I want, I’ve got loads of other sounding music but its still my style. At the moment I’m making so much music that I’ve got enough to last me till next year lol.
Grime has always tended to be quite an Underground genre but in recent times its seen an almost meteoric rise into the mainstream. Do you think this is a good thing for the scene?
That is a really good thing and its about time it did. It’s only gonna get bigger and bigger now and more doors will open for people who want to get their music heard. Great thing.
And Grimes also starting to go Global with some notable artists such as Stormzy and Skepta now getting regular bookings and winning music awards Stateside. Is it just a matter of time before we get some US Produced Grime and what are your thoughts on that?
It’s all good, I think anyone should be allowed to make whatever music they like and everyone should be able to listen to whatever they want.
Career wise so far what’s your crowning achievement?
A lot of people say I’ve done big things but for me I haven’t achieved what I want to yet. I’ve still got loads of work to do. So far I would say 653 with Ghetts was a great. Loads more things coming this year.
Grime is all about the clashes and there’s some been some BIG moments over the years. What do you think was Grimes biggest clash and why?
I think the biggest clash in grime is Wiley vs Kano because they are both massive people in the scene and that clash was mental. Both of them are lyrically sick, I doubt a clash that big will come again, I hope so. In recent times I will say Chip vs all the people he clashed was very entertaining.
Some fantasy style q’s to finish up!
You’re in the final of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here with two other celebs. Who are they?
Holly Willoughby and Rita Ora
You can pick one figure from the ages to bring back to life to have a chat with – who is it?
And lastly a question I always finish on. £10 mill or a once in a lifetime 48 hour trip to the moon?
10 Million please.
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