Today on our Hot Seat we have singer and songwriter DJ Dee Kimble with us. Lets have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
DJ Dee Kimble : Well first I was a Standup Comedian in my early years of manhood lol and I shy away from that and got into the music business Djing about 20 years ago in the 90’s. As years passed by I grown my clientele as a DJ. I always love music I was raping, singing, dancing, producing beats and remixing songs whenever I can. Its not until recently I started to take making music and writing songs seriously when my buddy of 10 years (Furyus) start showing me the ropes of the music industry.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
DJ Dee Kimble : What inspired me to do music is the lack of positive music. Music is our escape from reality. It puts us in certain moods. I think Hip-Hop gets a bad name because people states it lacks inspiration and that spiritual element. I just wanted to create music with meaning and content to inspire others to keep going and follow their purpose and God for their life.
Twist Online : You have recently released two single ‘Heart of a King and Insomnia’ of your up coming album released. Tell us more about that ?
DJ Dee Kimble : Yes these two singles will be part of a five song EP with a group I am in called Tr8ce which features me DJ Dee Kimble, Furyus, and Kamara O FA. The album will be call Season of Change.
Insomnia is about not being able to sleep and tossing and turning because of stress and thinking about changes in this world and about God. The Heart of a King is a song about having a heart of power, wisdom and strength like a King to keep going in this world.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
DJ Dee Kimble : We have been getting great response on social media and from a variety of all genres of music lovers. We have been invited to perform at community centers, schools and charity groups because our music is so positive and we are still promoting.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
DJ Dee Kimble : Lol I can’t answer for the whole group but personally I love performing on stage that is my strength. I have acted on stage I’ve performed standup I love being in front of audience and creating energy.
Twist Online : Tell us about your working experience with Stand Alone Music?
DJ Dee Kimble : Well this was my partners Ideal (Furyus) he initially started the company in 2001 but he put it on the back burner because he was with another record label called NVE records. Not until recently me and him join forces to reboot Stand Alone Music and make it a successful independent label.He is President I’m Vice President lol.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
DJ Dee Kimble : Oh absolutely as an artist I want to be able to inspire others with my sound and beliefs and motivate people to be the best they can be. I want my music to be relate-able and be a motivator also Stand Alone Music is not only about the music we are willing to help others we offer talent management, promotions, visuals, producing, and marketing. Music is just the beginning. But we want to be able to prove to others that are able to push and develop our music to success, we can do the same with yours.
Twist Online : You are working on 2 new albums when is the expected release date?
DJ Dee Kimble : Tr8ce Seasons of change should be release the beginning of the spring in 2018 could be earlier you never know lol.
My solo album called The Meaning of Life should be released in July 2018.