get to know balki


The next track as part of issue five | LOVE is brought to you by balki.

They are out of sydney and have a sound that is morphing to be a bass genre of their own. a unique twist on the current future bass genre that is still evolving at a rapid pace.

You can listen to balki ‘I Can’t Get Up’, by pressing the play button below.

Begin interview with balki:

Question: What was the last track or album that you listened to?
Answer: Last track was by Mura Masa (genius) – Love For That (ft. Shura)

Question: Summing up 2015, in a musical nutshell what did music do for you and where did it take you?
Answer: 2015 was a pretty solid year.. I started over 20 tracks, some were struggles (writers block) and some I managed to finish. Music helped me get through Uni, gave me something to go to after a shit study session. In a nutshell I think 2015 was about me finding a sound I really like working with.

Question: What foods have been on your palette lately?
Answer: I’ve had mad cravings for sushi recently, spaghetti Bolognese and pizza is fam too

Question: How would you describe your sound to someone with ears? Without ears?
Answer: it’s pretty noticeable that I love working with slightly distorted bass / 808’s. I try to make percussive rhythms as syncopated or complex as I can. Someone without ears? I’m sure they’ll feel the bass vibrations : )

Question: Any projects coming up that we should know of?
Answer: I have a few collabs with some fellas coming up and some single projects which I’ve almost finished : )

Question: What are your goals, musically, for 2016?
Answer: to release as many bangers as possible as try work with some new sounds

Question: Where is your most favorite place on Earth?
Answer: any place that has an amazing view – i’m sure somewhere in Europe or south America but I haven’t been yet : (

Question: How does LOVE have an impact in your daily life? What about your music?
Answer: well for starters it’s a feeling everyone has for something or someone in some way. It makes you act differently towards something or someone and motivates you. Music allows you to express emotions and love is probably one of the strongest.

Let’s flip the tables. You ask us a question and we’ll premiere the answer when your track gets posted. Go!
Question from artist : hmm. . . Where do you see or hope to see Phuture Collective at the end of 2016?
Answer from phuture: We hope to have 5-10k followers on soundcloud. more activity on our social networks, a website fully functional with a community. we want to do 4 shows this year, to pave path for 2017. we also want to open a store online for physical goods. additionally we want to move our music away from just soundcloud as well. big year for us! thanks for the question <3

Question: Give us five ideas of themes for issue six!
Answer: Family, festive, longing, promise, attraction

Question: Name five artists for the listeners and readers to check out after they’ve heard this track.
– Mura Masa
– Enschway
– badrapper
– octbr
– kagwe

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