ONE ON ONE: Breeder LW opens up about his musical journey, the Gengetone wave and future projects
I’m a big fan of Breeder LW. In my opinion, he is one of the fastest rising artists in Kenya. His approach to music is very unique and the chances that you’ll love his songs the first time you listen to them are very high.
I have always wanted to interview him so I reached out about a fortnight ago and he was kind enough to return my phone call.
We spoke about a number of things including; his musical journey, the Gengetone wave, influences, future projects and whatnot.
You should have seen the shock on my face when I learnt that he has been doing music since 2013. The reason I was taken aback was because most people came to know him after he featured on Khali Cartel 3 in 2019.
Breeder also shared his thoughts on the Gengetone wave. People have been saying that the sound – which has ruled the airwaves for the last two years – became boring and it’s now a thing of the past.
However, Breeder LW does not share these sentiments. According to him, the sound is alive and what’s happening is that it’s evolving and during this phase some artists will be phased out while others will continue to shine.
I also asked the Inde hitmaker if he has ever considered joining a group and he told me that he was in a duo when he was starting off but it’s not something he would consider at the moment because it would limit him.
I am sure you are wondering how he got to feature on Khaligraph Jones’ Khali Cartel 3, the song that introduced him to Kenyans, and apparently, they met in 2019 and he promised to work with him in future.
Asked who he looks up to in the local industry, Breeder LW told this writer that he that he admires all the successful musicians and tries to borrow something from each of them.
Listen to the full interview below.