New Music Friday: Abnormal Sleepz
Friday means fresh new music! For this weeks #NewMusicFriday feature we caught up with one of Manchester's finest Abnormal Sleepz ahead of his hotly anticipated 'Meditape III' mixtape!
We linked up at the Stööki studio in London and got to know more about his creative process, inspirations for the project and heard whats coming next for this multi-talented artist... 👀
1. Who is Abnormal Sleepz?
I'm a multi-faceted artist, producer and sound engineer from south Manchester. I was also a DJ which is something I indulge in every now and then. I'm a big music advocate and consumer with a deep passion for my art and others. Lowkey but still about, I keep my ear to the ground whilst enjoying the simple things in life.
I have always had a major passion for music and everything it involves.
2. Tell us about your latest Mixtape?
Meditape III is the third installment of my mixtape series that I started around 2013/14. I've had a really insightful journey into spiritualism and well being over the past few years. This manifested into a project that represented a true essence of who I am musically through sound. Meditape Two was probably my most successful independent project I'd done which was around 6 years ago now. I fused my love of meditation, mental well being, poetry and rap into one and have been carrying this since. Meditape III is all about growth and where I've come to in my career now since starting out on this long road. Its a celebration of integrity, hard work and maturity. I'm hoping people relate and take something from this which allows them to look at their problems, face them head on and appreciate and choose happiness.
3. What were your main sources of inspiration behind the project?
My previous tapes so it was easy. A massive part of this was my journey and what's happened in the last 3/4 years. Moving into a new studio space also was a massive inspiration as it allowed me to step into a new surrounding creatively and challenge myself more.
4. Tell us what's next for Abnormal Sleepz?
The mixtape and plenty more music is to come. More visuals and content as I want to show people where I've been the past 2 years musically, which is behind the buttons producing and engineering. I'd like to create more videos of sessions and breakdowns of production work etc. and prepare the next body of work.
5. Where can we find more of your work?
You can find all my stuff via all stores (spotify, apple music, amazon) under the name Abnormal Sleepz. You can also find all Meditapes and older projects on my bandcamp - abnormalsleepz.bandcamp.com
Also make sure you subscribe to my youtube (youtube.com/abnormalsleepz) to find all my vlog and music content.
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Photography by: @DJ _Lukey
BTS by: @Nadstooki
Listen to Abnormal Sleepz new 'Meditape III ' NOW!
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