Interview: Rising RnB & Electronica star Elektric talks Inspirations and Playing Discovery at AAA

elektricHailing from the Midlands, 22 year old Elektric fuses old school Hip Hop and RnB with electronica backed up with an accessible singer, songwriter style.

Elektric’s music is refreshing and original whilst representing and championing the underground vibe of the Midland’s cool kid scene.

She uses her Music to express what its like to be a young, gay, female artist in 21st century Britain. Taking influences from all genres of music from reggae, soul and hip hop, to pop rock, indie and most importantly her life.

Currently signed to producer baby J, who has produced for Amy Winehouse, Estelle, Skinnyman, Dead Prez , Alex Blood, Jamie Joseph.

Songs from her Ep ‘Not Another Love Song’ are receiving airplay on BBC Introducing & 1 Xtra. Listen to Mood for Love below.

How old were you when you started making music and what prompted you to do so?

I was about 11 when i first started. I used to perform at school talent shows and community showcases. The thing that prompted me was the fact that my brother was into music and my mum used to sing a lot when I was younger.

Tell us more about what you write about?

I write about what I go through. My journey, my stories. My feelings and opinions of situations.  I talk a lot about my mum recently in my mew music. I admire and love her so much.  At times I write about others journeys and tell stories that way.

elektricWho are your biggest inspirations?

Biggest artist inspiration has got to be Miss Lauryn Hill. She is just amazing! My grandmother also inspires me too

What makes your music unique?

My ability to put words together accompanied by a distinctive melody

Can you give us a sneak peek into your set-list for AAA gig?

I will be performing material off my new EP Not Another Love Song plus some exclusive songs.

What are you looking forward to most about this gig?

Looking forward to meeting new artists, and performing in front of a new crowd

You can see Elektric live alongside Ask Martin + Etta Smith + Reece Bibby + Millie Manders at AAA @ Archangel on Thursday 28 August as part of Discovery 2 Presents. 

Find out more and get your tickets here.  

Follow Elektric on Twitter @thisiselektric

About Helena King

I love talking to new people and finding out more about what they do (yes I’m incredibly nosy!), and telling the world about all things event related. Always keen to hear about the latest bands and talk about new music!

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