Risa the Kid is an amazing & influential artist from Europe who decided to live his life to the fullest. He is a content creator who likes to make new things on his own. He wears a mask in his artwork to show that “creation is to be seen” not necessarily the person. Check out his latest music here.
Modern Soulful Music: What made you decide to jump into the music industry or music business?
Risa the Kid (RK:) I’ve seen a movie called ‘We Are Your Friends’. It is about a young DJ who is grinding his way to a big success. I wanted to be like that and create dope art. I also watched Neels Visser’s vlogs which inspired me to pursue this lifestyle.
What do you think makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?
RK: I don’t stick to just one genre and I try to experiment a lot. I am creative in many areas, I am not only a musician. I DJ and I make mixtapes curated by interesting people, I call them DJ cassette mixtapes.
On my website, I write articles for people like me who never want to grow up, who never want to stop dreaming. I am an independent artist and I have no management I don’t plan to change this. I always want to be in direct touch with my community.
If you could collaborate with ANY artist/band… Who would you choose and why?
RK: My head is full of dream collaborations and features. The person I would like to work with the most is Corpse Husband. He also hides his face and has similar opinions and does things in a similar way. He inspires me a lot. I would like to meet him one day and make some dope art together. I plan to remix one of his songs for sure. I think that could be a great start. I would also love to work with Travis Barker. His drums and production are on another level and I love the passion he puts into his craft.
Out of all the songs you’ve released, what do you think is your Best song and why?
RK: My best song is definitely ‘irïs’. It’s that kind of song I would listen to myself. I’ve listened to it a million times and I still love it. I love everything about it. My goal, in general, is to create art I would love to listen to myself and I am happy this is exactly what irïs has become.
Between creating in the studio OR performing live on stage, which is your most enjoyable one and why?
RK: I always enjoy experiencing something new. I love both of these experiences. Each of them has it’s good and bad. I love performing because I feel so alive at that moment, but the stress that is all around is not enjoyable. I also love creating in a studio, making something new and unique, it is a long process so sometimes it is frustrating.
What would you consider the most successful or proudest moment in your music career, so far?
RK: I made a remix of an interlude called ‘banyan tree’ from Machine Gun Kelly. It went viral on youtube. For an upcoming artist that is a dope achievement.
What inspires you the most about the music industry these days?
RK: I always loved the music from the 00s, I never really liked the way music is heading these days. I never really liked rap. I don’t like how it is not melodic and sometimes the artists don’t put the effort they could into their craft in rap which is sad. I always loved pop-punk and punk rock. What inspires me about the music industry is that in the past year these genres which seemed dead are coming back. Artists like Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud, Lil Lotus, jxdn & Kid Punk are bringing the good old rock music back to the spotlight. With the help of legend Travis Barker, I love that music is constantly evolving and things come back.
What kind of impact do you want to make with your music?
RK: I want to make people feel different. I want them to feel something real. To feel a transcendent experience. My dream is to show someone my music and their response would be a genuine ‘wooooooooow’. That would be the best thing!