Hey readers. After doing the interview with Prime a while back this guy Seany Bizzle added me on facebook. After taking a look at his profile I noticed that he was one half of a duo called I killed Kenny. I took a look at their stuff and decided that I had to get an interview from them. These guys have been played on radio stations all over the country and are set to be BIG! I’m lucky to have gotten this interview… Here it is…
Name / Age: Seany Bizzle (21) & Barni Sparkes (19)
How did you guys get into music?
‘What a question. How does anyone get into music anymore!? For the pair of us I guess it started 2 or 3 years back when we’re djing individually at a small time ‘indie’ club night known as Clockwork Monkey. I (Seany) can’t really remember how I ended up in the DJ booth, a combination of curiosity and bullshit, probably. DJing was always something I was interested in but never really saw myself taking seriously back then. Anyway, I was playing Clockwork Monkey week-in, week-out for over a year, then one day the head promoter and I fell out because of something really trivial. I stopped DJing for the night, then Barni (who I didn’t even know at this point in time), filled my slot. Suffice to say, the popularity of the night slowly began to fade with the dmise of the ‘indie disco’ and it inevitably deceased not long after.
Every cloud has a silver lining though, right? As one door closed, another opened, one side stood myself, the other stood Barni. Our paths had crossed previously, but we’d not really spoken much. I knew that he was eager to progress as a DJ, and as I’m a little older, and had been DJing for slightly longer, it felt natural to take him under my wing and we could learn the process more in-depth together.
I’m rambling, the point is we were two amateur DJ’s, who bonded over a mutual love for electronic music. We started DJing together, but nothing serious. Next thing we know, we boh enrolled on the same Music Technology course at the local college. I think that’s when we realised we should have a little crack at working together. When college started we got into the production side of things, an area of music that was relatively new to the both of us. Not many people know but when I killed Kenny was conceived we had 3 members, so a lot of credit has to go to the third persn for showing us the ropes. We celebrate our first birthday later this month, considering we’ve only been producing tracks for little over 10 months we both feel quite proud of what we’ve achieved; we’ve supported some of the UK’s biggest acts in some of London’s top venues, and our popularity is growing with every track we make.
How you got into music!? I suppose the answer is by accident, and with a lot of luck.’
A little research reveals that these ‘top acts’ that they’ve supported include; The Maccabees, Late of the Pier, Micky Slim, Lee Mortimer, Myles Dyson, Michael Woods, Tek-One, The Midnight Beast and Example. These guys don’t fuck about.
Who influences you?
‘Again, I’m a talker, I could ramble for ages, but I won’t. We both love music as a whole, yeah it may sound cliche, but it’s true. It doesn’t matter what genre, I actually don’t understand people that limit their musical horizons by only listening to certain styles. However, in direct relation to the music we make the following artists are definitely people who aspire to – Foamo, A1 Bassline, Jack Beats, Mustard Pimp, Boy 8 Bit, Nero, Borgore, Lee Mortimer, Example, Hostage, Congorock, Black Noise, Last Japan, Drop The lime, AC Slater, Wolfgang Gartner, Fake Blood, etc etc etc.’
Which of the tracks you have made is your personal favourite?
‘One thing to definitely note about us is that we’re never happy with a finished product, until we’re making music that everybody is going hype for we probably never will be fully satisfied. Having said that, we’re moving in the right direction, our newest project is always our favourite and most ‘polished’. I think if you listen to our back catalogue (with one or two exceptions maybe) the standard of what we produce tends to sound better and more commercially viable with every track.
Our favourite track currently is our latest original production ‘Numba One Factor’. It’s the only track we’ve ever made that we’re happy to play out in a set time and time again, we even used it in our latest promo mix. That may not sound a lot, but for us it’s a big deal. We’ve been truly overwhelmed by the support it has received, various radio stations and DJ’s have been playing it and sending us such kind messages and we really wasn’t expecting that response. It’s a good feeling because we know we have so much more to offer in the future!’
So, I guess you want to hear their stuff right..? Well, I’m not one to disappoint…
This first track is a remix of Does it offend you, yeah?’s song ‘We are the dead’. This is the first track I listened to when I got onto their soundcloud, mainly because I’m a fan of Does it offend you, yeah? anyway. These guys have done a brilliant job with the track…
Next up we have their latest creation ‘Numba one factor’. An absolutely awesome electro tune, guaranteed to get any party jumping. The production on this is incredible. A totally solid track, I’m sure you’ll agree…
I killed Kenny – Numba one factor
Lastly we have I killed Kenny’s ‘cOctober Mix’. It includes a snippet of their track ‘Numba one factor’ and loads of others. It runs for just under an hour so it’s a huge listen but one that certainly won’t disappoint. If you’ve got a bit of a party going on I definitely recommend putting this on in the background. It’s a perfect Friday night build-up mix, it’ll get you ready to party, no doubt!
I killed Kenny – cOctober Mix
Be sure to check out their other stuff at http://soundcloud.com/i-killed-kenny
Also, support them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ikkmusic