JMC Alumni in Focus: Kwasi

JMC Alumni ‘Kwasi’ is launching his new EP in full force, transcending barriers with his signature sound. 

Having already supported the likes of grammy-winning Australian producer M-Phazes, Yelawolf, 360 and Hopsin, Kwasi comes to us with his new EP ‘The Golden Voyager’.  So, we thought we would ask him a few quick questions and see how he has been since he studied here at JMC Academy. 
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So Kwasi, Tell us the reasoning behind calling your EP ‘The Golden Voyager’?

The EP title is inspired by a NASA mission from the 1970’s. They sent out a golden record into space with signature earthly sound recordings on it. This included greetings in different languages, babies crying, animal noises etc. The idea was that even though there was a 1 in a million chance of it being found and heard by aliens they still wanted to send it out. I think this is an awesome metaphor for artists. We put all our effort into our creations and send it out into the world with the hope that it gets found.

If you could describe your EP in one word, what would it be?
Where do you find your inspiration?

The ups and downs of life, different energy drawn through experiences and the excitement of going against the grain.

How did your time at JMC help you?

It helped to refine and focus my art.

If you had one piece of advice to give to current students, what would it be?

Keep at it and try to focus on the long-term goal. It helps to get through all the challenging tasks along the way and puts everything into perspective. You never know when something you learn might come in handy.

What’s your party trick?

I can freestyle for dayzzz and write entire songs in my mind without the need for paper, pen or a computer or phone to take notes down.

If you could play one gig, what would it be?

A stadium gig, somewhere like Etihad just because I used to work there and that’d be super cool.

Who is your biggest music inspiration?

My uncle

Where is your favourite place in the world to spend time?

In the Studio

Favourite food?

My dad’s Ghanaian dishes

You recently supported 360 on his recent national tour, what was your favourite part?

Getting a taste of life on the road as a full time artist. I don’t think a lot of people think its possible but when you get to see it first it gives you perspective and something to aim for.

Kwasi’s EP “The Golden Voyager’ is out on the 14th of August 2015. We will be giving away a copy of ‘The Golden Voyager’ on our Facebook page, so take a look for the chance to win… 

For more information on the course Kwasi studied here at JMC, have a peak here…