Episode 022 : Earl the Kid
Friday, July 2nd, 2021
CLINIK: What is the significance of the name Earl the Kid?
Earl the Kid: I had to choose a fake name, for not revealing my real one. "The Kid" because the beard still doesn't grow on my face!
C: How has London influenced your outlook on music, if at all?
ETK: London kinda influenced my outlook on people's behaviour and mental health. Music-wise, unfortunately, it has nothing to offer even though the potential to let Dubstep rise and shine again is there.
C: What initially inspired you to create original music?
ETK: I just got tired of playing other people's music so I thought f**k it, I'll just do my own.
C: How has your experience working in the music industry and promoting events helped you as an artist?
ETK: It had a big impact on my career because we keep learning from every mistake, environment and so on. It's just about how we face tough situations and/or how we can flip them to our advantage.
C: What is your preferred DAW and why? What are your favorite tools to use for sound design?
ETK: FL Studio for sure but in the past I did play around with Logic and Pro Tools. And no, I'm not gonna start using Ableton, haha.
C: Can you walk us through a day in the life of Earl the Kid?
ETK: I wake up realising how blessed I am to be still alive so I celebrate eating as many donuts as I can. Then I hit the studio making some heavy virtual donuts turning them into a soundwave. Once my brain is overwhelmed enough, I'll hit West End for some shopping (only at Gucci). To conclude my day, I'll link up with my friends trying to be as loud, rude and heavy as we can. At night, when my head touches my pillow, I still smile, taking my mask off ready for another day.
C: What are the positives and negatives about concealing your true identity behind a skull mask that covers half of your face and an acquired British accent?
ETK: Pros: No one knows who I am really
Cons: No one knows who really I am
C: When you’re not busy creating, what other artists do you listen to?
ETK: Lately I've been listening to loads of Thrash Metal and so on. 80s vibes are always there though.
C: You are a very unique artist. What advice would you give to up and coming artists who don’t want to hop on trends and want to create their own lane like you have?
ETK: I'll take it as a compliment, haha. I'm probably the worst one to ask some gold pill about it because I'm brutally honest without filters. Just do something that someone ever done before and stop copying other people’s s**t.
C: What is your ultimate vision for Earl the Kid?
ETK: I live in the present in order to fully take advantage of any opportunity that comes up straight away. We learned from the past but it's already gone, we donut know the future so why we stressing about it?