YETUNDEY - DJINN

Track of the Week

It’s time for our first Track of the Week in Spring (even if the weather is no where near spring like!) Here’s ‘DJINN’ from BIMM Berlin’s Yetundey.

What was the inspiration behind your track?
A french book/comic called Djinn (it’s basically a comic but never call it a comic in front of French people). It’s a story about this strong, seductive woman, seen like an enchantress. She goes from being the favourite mistress of the Sultan to becoming a goddess in Africa.
The song is in someway a summary of the book, I just made it more personal.

What did your songwriting process involve?
I first wrote the lyrics. As I said it is almost a summary of the book.
I then had a specific sound in my head for the track but didn’t know how to achieve it. I then went to Leicester to produce with Nat Powers and this track is the result of our work.

What things do you do differently to other bands?
I combine genres and sounds from different continents to create a unique hip hop style.

Can you describe your sound in three words?
Epic Tribal Hiphop.

Have you channeled any artist in particular on this track?
I wanted the style to resemble Sting’s track Desert Rose.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The people studying here with me are amazing! They’re always supportive, a great inspiration and it feels like a huge family. I can respect every co-student and feel respected by everyone. That is a great environment to be creative.

What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
There are no rules.

What’s next for you?
More music. New music. Gigs. Staying creative.

POSTED ON: March 5, 2018
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