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Artists To Watch | Gamirez

September 5, 2017

Gamirez is the young rapper who has been putting Perth on the map one hit at a time. This kid has proved to be one of the country's most exciting new comers after tunes like "Alright" and "Tuesday" which were released earlier this year.

The start of September has seen us blessed with his latest titled "Nana" which is a wavy, afrobeat inspired banger. Gamirez again, showing his natural talent for writing and executing catchy hooks that really set a vibe. 

 

 

We had a chat with the boy about his latest release, inspiration and his favourite music. Do not sleep on this kid. Stay woke.

 

Interview

 

BTG: 

You just dropped your new tune titled "Nana", tell us the story behind the song.

 

Gamirez:

"The song is a recaption of a love triangle i've been stuck in between myself and this girl with no name hence why the song's tittle "NaNa". It's basically me confusing my love to her and telling her that if she gives me the chance I could be the man of her dreams, while trying to open her eyes to the possibility that her friends might be using her for their own gain by trying to get her back with her ex boyfriend, with hopes of keeping their close knit friendship cycle together. In the song I'm pretty much telling her she could do so much better than going back to that wasteman, and that she should leave all her fake friends for a chance of happily after with me."  

BTG:

How long have you been making music?

 

Gamirez:

I've been making music for as long as I can remember, I can't even remember my life before it. If I could recall, I've always been interested in poetry and writing extensively. It was a way of relieving stress or anger, it was my therapy. When I was in High School my English teacher made us write a rap song for a poetry class, which eventually lead to me participating in lunch time comedic rap battles. After High School in 2012 I decided to take music seriously and thats when I recorded my first mixtape titled "Geppetto" followed by "Rise", "Corvus" and my debut EP I released last year titled "APRIL 94".     

BTG:

You have an interesting style within the new wave framework. Do you draw inspiration from music made in your motherland, Uganda, or do you draw inspiration from elsewhere?

 

Gamirez:

I draw inspiration from anything with a beat, I listen to a lot of different music Hip Hop being primary, Dancehall and off course Afro beat. I don't have too many music from back home in my playlist but occasionally I Youtube artist like Eddy Kenzo and Jose Chameleon who I've opened for during his Australian tour. I listen to music from all over the World, from South African Hip Hop, Afro Trap, German rap, American Rap to RnB. Listening to all these International music have allowed me to experiment with my different sound to ultimately create this unique sound I call the International sound. Its a variation of Afro Beat, Dancehall, Hip Hop and a Toronto style melodic rap that has been popularised by artist like Drake, Partynextdoor and Tory Lanez. I found the instrumental for "NaNa" on Youtube, it was produced by Essay beats. His a producer from London, as soon as I heard the beat I went to the studio and made that song the same day and bought the beat from him the exact same day.


BTG:

You've been putting Perth on the map for some time now. What's the scene like I'm WA?

 

Gamirez:

The scene in Perth (6k) is the one the Country needs to pay more attention to especially with young boys like Arno Faraji winning the Triple J unearthed High. There is a massive movement going on right now, when I first started making music I didn't know too many musicians within the City because everyone was so distant. The old guys were stuck on one sound and if you didn't sound like a 90's or early 2000 New York rapper, you just didn't fit in. But right now the youngin's are the ones dictating the scene right now. With groups like Home Baked, Tuff Boys, Ziggy Ramo, Pow Negro and so many more the scene is growing at a healthy pace. The dream would be to ultimately have a Hip Hop festival where everyone from the City share a stage from old heads to the young bulls.       

BGT:

If you could work with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

 

Gamirez:

One artist that would always get a feature from me would be DMX. I grow up in a time when DMX was the shit, RUFF RYDERS for life. I love the passion he puts into his craft, the absolute raw delivery and agony in his voice really resonates with me. Songs like "Slippin", "Ain't no sunshine" and "Lord give me a sign"  always bring tears in my eyes, it almost feels like his telling my untold life story. His my biggest inspiration, X if your reading this hit me up g you saved my life. 


BTG:

What are your three favourite songs right now?

 

Gamirez:

Right now my favourite songs are GoldLink "CREW", J Hus "Spirit" and Drake "Signs" in no particular order. I've been listening to Goldlink for a long time, I'm glad the World is catching up now. If I could name more then three then I would also add Cassper Nyovest "TITO Mboweni" and Manu Crooks "Assumption". I believe within the next 5-10 years the World will stop looking to America for Hip Hop music because the genre's gone global to the point you can't even tell where your favourite artist is from.   

BTG: 

What's next for Gamirez?

 

Gamirez:

I'm currently working on an Album that will drop sometime next year. Along the way I will also release at least 2 more Mixtapes because I have so many unreleased songs that are just waiting to come out. I will also be going on a national Tour mid next year to bless the Country with the talent that is Gamirez. 

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