I’d like to introduce our TreeHouse Vibes audience to the cool guy, and amazing producer that is 'K+g+ruki'. I remember the first track I heard from the futuristic beatsmith, was his remix of Kehlani’s anthem “You should be here” and instantly knew he was a talent, infusing the sound of tomorrow with soul and melodies. K+g+ruki has such a feel good factor about his music that he will have you in trance throughout each piece of music he releases.
I got to find out more about K+g+ruki and his musical journey in an exclusive interview:
TREEHOUSE: COULD YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF, AND TELL US WHERE YOU ARE FROM?
K+G+RUKI: My name is David Kagaruki, I am from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (+255).
TREEHOUSE: WHEN DID YOU FIRST START MAKING MUSIC?
K+G+RUKI: I've had a passion for music for as long as I can remember, as far back as 3rd grade when I first started playing piano, but production wise, I made my first "beat" around the end of 2012. Shouts out to Yamiko for introducing me to Fruity Loops!
TREEHOUSE: WHAT KIND OF SOUND, WOULD YOU SAY YOU HAVE?
K+G+RUKI: I cannot say specifically what sound I have because it has been progressing since 2012, but I can say right now my music would fall under "Future Beats". I also try to incorporate Jazz and soul into my music as much as I can, because that is the foundation of everything that I craft.
TREEHOUSE: WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
K+G+RUKI: My favorite place in the world has to be back home in Dar es Salaam. I am most productive and at peace back home and most of the stuff on my soundcloud was crafted in my bedroom.
TREEHOUSE: WERE HOPING TO READ THAT BOOK, WHAT ONE INSTRUMENT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD PLAY?
K+G+RUKI: I really wish I could play the trumpet because I really would love to incorporate that with my saxophone.
TREEHOUSE: WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
K+G+RUKI: To sum up my influences I would say Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and most of the cats in Film Noir and SOULECTION.
TREEHOUSE: WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS BESIDE MUSIC?
K+G+RUKI: Other than music, if we are talking about being productive, I would say I definitely love to Skate whenever I can.
TREEHOUSE: WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK WITH, DEAD OR ALIVE?
K+G+RUKI: Would love to work with Grandad Turner for sure, as well as FlyLo(Flying Lotus), Thundercat, SammyG(Sam Gelliatry) and all my brothers and sisters in Fête
TREEHOUSE: CAN YOU GIVE US ANY INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE PROJECTS?
K+G+RUKI: I am not going to share too much about future projects, but be sure to keep your eyes on my soundcloud fam[laughs]
It really is a pleasure to converse with creatives from all over the world, K+g+ruki illustrates with his sound, that music truly is worldwide. I predict big things and fireeeee music for him, would just like to say personally that as a person couldn’t ask to work with a more humble individual. So make sure everyone goes to check out K+g+ruki on soundcloud, Twitter and Bandcamp. You definitely won’t be disappointed with this one, TreeHouse Vibes would like to say thank you to K+g+ruki for the interview and to remind everyone we will not be satisfied till we have shared vibes with the world!
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