When and how did you first get into making music?
I started out making music as part of a high school band when I was 14. This led to song writing and production in my late teen years while studying at University. My early inspirations for creating music came from listening to Kanye West’s singles from 808’s and heartbreak, and the song writing aspect came heavily influenced by Drake.
How would you describe your music style to someone who doesn’t know you?
My music can be both a mix of R&B and Melodic Hip Hop. I usually switch between the two and I enjoy making one as I do the other. Sound-wise it’s ominous and the lyrics always tell a story that people can relate to.
Your Newest single Reload came out on the 29th of May, tell us more about it:
Reload’ is basically my come-back single after a few months off since my EP ‘Come Alive’. I just wanted to get a lot of things off my chest. The track expresses my ability to reset and keep moving, despite the barriers I encounter.
Musically, I worked with an up and coming producer, FRAAN, who’s known for his high-octane hip-hop productions to create this beat. The track has a lot of energy!
We also dropped a music video on the 25th of May so be sure to check it out!
What’s the first song you remember liking?
Homecoming and Heartless by Kanye West.
Who are your biggest influences?
Kanye, Drake, and The Weeknd. Here’s why.
The Weeknd is the greatest ‘artist’ alive right now. He covers a theme, has insane production and great melodies. Drake because of his simple but effective lyricism and Kanye because he’s just the GOAT..
Who is Lakshane outside of the music game?
I’m a pretty laid back guy and a nerd with music. I love events and being out and about if I’m not in my studio. I’m always sprinting up new ideas and love executing them, whether it’s with music or my work career.
What’s your outlook on Australia’s music scene at the moment?
Australia’s Hip Hop scene is definitely in its International boom right now. I feel like we still have to find what makes us unique instead of adopting or copying others, Youngn Lipz, Chillinit, and Kid Laroi definitely bringing that though. I hope we can move past the boom-bap and onto something new.
With R&B there’s a lot of artists killing it from AU who aren’t talked about like the rappers. They’re putting up great numbers and doing big things. Let’s hope we can make Australia’s urban music industry more profitable for artists.
Who do you want to work with in the future?
From AU I’d love to collab with Youngn Lipz and Chillinit. International wise Saint Jhn, and maybe Drake!