Breakdown with THE KIKI TWINS: Interview with Almamy
For this installment of BREAKDOWN, THE KIKI TWINS called upon a raw, fresh and quirky new talent – Almamy. Read the interview below followed by links to download Almamy’s song Like You Do and the remix.
What do you do: I crack the whip!
Where are you based: NYC
1. So tell us, what is the most FIERTH thing about you?
2. What type of art do you create and give a brief description?
I make FIERTH art; art that tells my story.
3. What’s going on right now for you?
I’m currently working on a conceptual project called “The Love”. It comprises my next record, co-produced with Aman Ellis. The project is like a rock opera/DJ mix; a short film directed by Jeffrey Moore. In the film and a novella-type comic book, I am playing the lead. The whole thing is based on a boy’s dream, so you can expect something very surreal and fantasy-oriented.
4. What’s on your plate for the rest of 2010?
I’ll be finishing the record, going to Orlando in late July to shoot the film, dropping the first single, which is my cover of Daft Punk’s “Digital Love”, by late August/early September and doing a lot of live gigs in the Fall. I don’t know about the record, film and book release dates yet, but most likely they will occur after October.
5. Who’s on your radar? Who should we be keeping an eye on?
Jimmy Edgar’s next record XXX is on my radar and so is Aman Ellis, who’s the ill-est DJ/producer/guitarist extraordinaire. He is the one you should be keeping an eye on. Aman is the sh*t, and I’m grateful that he’s working with me on my music.
6. What is something no one knows about you?
I’m a cry baby.
7. What are some of your pet peeves?
People texting while they are talking to you. It is so rude.
8. If you could be anywhere right now doing anything with anyone, tell us where, what and with who it would be.
I would be in a narrow corridor with Cazwell doing… well creating music, of course! No seriously, I’d be in a hotel room with Grace Jones writing the most scandalous, salacious and FIERTH play ever.
9. Where can people find out more about you and keep up with you?
One final question…
10. Are we there yet?
It’s the journey that takes us there that matters most, not the destination.