“UDF is the group, the sound, the movement” and we bring you exclusive interview with a producer of this group Khrist Koopa, his first one ever published. Let us introduce him to you…
KK: I’ve been making beats since I was 13, recording with the homie I grew up with. I started a genre called Dust Funk, that's the sound. Everything came together when I met Bolo Nef and Caz Greez, that's the team, UDF.
How old are you now? How do you make beats ?
KK: I’m 22. I make my beats on Reason. I get most of my samples from vinyl. I use a midi keyboard too. The rest is secret
I like dust funk sound. Do you rap too?
KK: Actually I don’t rap at all. I started out DJ'ing before I made beats. But I loved making beats more than anything, so I decided to put all my energy into that.
About the “UDF - UDF”, was that your first album together? Did you do some stuff before, which I can’t find, hah? How many people are in UDF?
KK: There’s a whole lot of old music you can't find haha. We made music together for years before we formed UDF. We were in a group with a couple other people at first. Me and Caz had a rare chemistry and decided to do a whole album together. That was the birth of UDF. That’s when the vision came together. We were with Bolo all the time and it naturally became a group, we're all UDF even though our first album was technically me and Caz. UDF is the group, the genre, the movement. The core is us 3 but we're expanding. Aighty does photos and other shit, Izraho does graphics, PaidRoza does videos, shout out to them.
Your 1st album came out in April, right? And just two weeks before you released 2nd one “BARS & BULLETS”, fully including Bolo. It’s quite soon after the first one! What do you work on now?
KK: Yep, the 1st dropped in April, we started recording it in summer 2012 but now that we got our foot in the door we're working a lot faster. I have a secret project with Bolo in the works, that's gonna be real dusty but it'll have a twist to it, I’m real excited about that. I want people to know what Dust Funk is, I want people to know what UDF is. The more I describe Dust Funk the less it means. That gritty shit. There’s more to it than what’s been exposed so far. People are starting to "get it" though. We're always working. Caz is in the studio with me right now. He's working on a solo with other producers, I've got some of my best beats on that. I’m working with another producer named SHMX right now, we're gonna do an EP with the beats we're making together. Bolo just finished an album that Ryan Evans produced, he’s fuckin dope. So that’s 4 projects lined up, all that should be out by the end of the year.
What about Seattle? Tell me how is the hip-hop scene there like. Do you like Macklemore? lol )))
KK: The northwest influences me. I like the trees and the water out here. The scene has no influence on me. This is the Suicide Capitol, you can hear the Gloom in my music. Seattle music is changing right now and I like how its changing. I fuck with Nacho, Key Nyata, Avatar, Keyboard Kid, Gorgeous Children, BSBD, Alice In Chains and all that. There’s cool shit going on. I don’t listen to Macklemore.
And what about BRKlan? I liked your featuring with Key Nyata!
KK: Key is the bro. I'll definitely work with him again, I just spoke to him about that recently. He killed Down to Bleed and I know it will be next level when we get in the studio again.
Thanks for your time, mane, appreciate it. Is there anything extra you would like to say as a final word?
KK: I really appreciate the interest and support. I’m glad people overseas are rockin with me. One day music will bring me out there.