- Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:45
- Written by DJ SSAM
Smooth. Chill. Amazing. These are some of the words people use when listening to the music created by the ChillWithUs members. For this month’s Aewen’s Corner, ChillWithUs agreed to an interview where we discussed everything from how long they’ve been creating music to what’s next for them.
Please introduce yourself to those not familiar with your music.
Nieah: Hi, I’m Nieah. This name was simply extracted by backward-ing my Korean original name, Haein. R&B is my main theme and I'm generally in charge of vocals, beat-making and producing.
Jay Dope: Hi, I’m Jay Dope. I’m in a crew with Made It and Chilwithus. I am the producer and HipHop/R&B beat maker and occasional rapper.
Mute: Hi, I’m Mute. Abstract hiphop, soul and House music are my favorite and I do produce them while sound designing, engineering and writing.
How long have you been creating music together? Separately?
We had individually done own music work until met in Oct 2014 for Nieah-Tell Me Why and been working together for 2 years.
When creating a song, do you start with the lyrics or the melody?
Firstly, the beats are roughly made, and are then followed by melody and lyrics.
How would you describe your music to new listeners?
PB RnB, Trap, Future bass take quite a space for our music genre.
But to tell our future music plan, we’re going to express Chillwithus’s most splendid music based on our three members’ various musicians.
What song would you recommend someone who has never heard your music before?
We recommend ‘Cactus Flower’, which expresses our impressions. We also recommend ‘Alright’ & ‘No rush’ since they show how well we collaborate together.
Who are your musical influences?
Nieah: As I had mentioned before in a Buzzfeed interview, Kelly Rowland has influenced me the most, and also Lauryn Hill, Faith Evans, Kehlani, and Bryson Tiller.
Jay Dope: Mike will made it, DJ Mustard, Grades for producer and Bryson Tiller, Gallant, Kehlani for musician.
Mute : Massive Attack, Dj Shadow, A Tribe called Quest, Erykah Badu, Bonobo, Royksopp, Sango, Drake, MR Carmack, Kendrick Lamar, Maxwell, and D’Angelo.
Which artist would you like to collaborate with, Korean and International?
Nieah: Bryson Tiller, Kehlani, Syd, Drake, E-sens
Jay Dope : Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller, Kehlani,
Mute : Nao, Anderson paak, Bryson Tiller, E-sens, Jeremih
What do you like to do to wind down after a long day in the studio or a hype performance?
Driving while listening to the music or having a small party on our own time.
Are there any future plans of a concert or tour?
We are about to have Nieah’s showcase for our regular album. As for a concert or tour, maybe some time after the regular album is released.
What can fans look forward to from you in the future?
Showing our various music is our always goal and please expect not only our Chillwithus music but also own individual music.
Thanks to Jay Dope, Mute and Nieah of ChillWithUs crew for a great interview. Please follow and support ChillWitthUs crew on Instagram,and Soundcloud. Also check out Nieah’s song 'Alright,' which she collaborated with Mute and Jay Dope below!