Kkami is a music producer based out of Orlando, Florida, who just released his new single “Falling Away.”
Having aligned himself with Milwaukee’s Noh Life music collective early in his production career, the time within this creative ecosystem yielded a number of sold out shows, festival appearances, a host position on Noh Life’s monthly radio show, and an album credit to the entire collective on Frank Ocean’s 2016 avant-soul offering Endless for Kkami.
Kkami’s musical tendencies evoke the same impression as staring through the lens of a microscope. Kinetic melodies and granular drum work weave into and out of themselves to form a kind of living organism, coercing color and energy into the empty space between phrases and twirling hip-hop’s dynamic energy with the white-knuckle excitement of left-field electronic music’s most dazzling moments. This can be heard through his production for his band, seeyousoon. Whether it was their critically acclaimed debut album, VIDÉ, or their second album, HZLIKEHELL, you can hear his sounds come to life.
Much like any kind of living system, it behaves with equal parts tenacity and curiosity. For each and every segment that is left behind, new pathways and ideas stem outward into the unknown. This is where Kkami strives and continues to paint more sounds with his solo music. Riding into the unknown territory of melodies and nostalgia, Kkami combines digital synth melodies with acoustic instruments to bring to life a voice once lost: his own.
This is only the beginning for his exciting new solo singing career. There are those who tread music’s well-worn path, and there are those who push to disrupt normalcy. He is back with a new sound and path for this Kkami project via “Falling Away” where he blends elements of indie / emo / alternative rock and electronic music together to create a new vibe.
“I’ve been producing music for nearly a decade. Ranging from genres deep in the electronic field, to hip-hop, indie, experimental beats, rock, the list goes on- I’ve always strived to find my sound in it all. Over the course of the pandemic, I had a ton of time to experiment with my production even more. I started to incorporate my voice, which I’ve never done before, and got lost in-between synthesizers and acoustic instruments. Putting them to good use, I found that they compliment each other more than I could imagine and began to explore this amazing new scent I have picked up on. After creating the soundscape for ‘Falling Away’, I sang for the first time on record and felt I have discovered long lost feeling from the era of early emo music in the early 2000’s, something I grew up with and have always held close. I’m beyond ecstatic to ignite this flame in others as it had in me so long ago. It’s something true and genuine that I believe others with resonate and hold onto as well. This is only the beginning.” – Kkami