Central African artist KTL Drank makes vibey trap music with deep soul
BOTSWANA – A new artist out of Central Africa is beginning to make a name on the international stage, thanks to some hot new music.
KTL Drank is a trap music artist based out of Botswana. Under his independent record label Swoosh Moola Records, he is releasing a steady stream of music that is not only gaining buzz among his fans in Africa, but is also starting to generate notoriety among fans of Hip Hop in other regions of the world.
His newest single, “Future,” is set to propel him even further onto the world stage. A kind of anthem that announces to the world that he’s here to stay, the song talks about a specific lifestyle that he wants to embrace and which he encourages others to chase after.
“It’s about going forward and no stopping,” he said. “I’m here and I’m not gonna stop. The sound of the song really pushes those lyrics because the bass keeps on going and going and the sound is very modern and in tune with what’s happening in music right now.”
Like many other independent artists today, KTL is doing almost everything himself. From compositions to lyric writing to production, and even mixing and mastering. This young artist is a multi-talented musician. And as he’s worked on honing his craft, he has developed a unique sound that he calls “vibey trap music.”
“It’s not going to be crazy like some of the other hard-hitting trap music out there,” he said. “But it is all unique. It’s more like the kind of music you listen to when you’re hanging on the weekend with your friends. It’s vibey.”
KTL said he was first inspired by music at a young age and remembers growing up in a household that always had music on. As he grew up and looked for local musicians to connect with, he realized there weren’t too many in Botswana, and the few musicians there weren’t creating the kind of music he was into. So he began to create his own music – setting up a studio in his house and piecing together all the instruments and software he needed to make it happen. He chose to call his production company Swoosh Moola as a way of nodding to how he likes to do business.
“When I’m doing business with somebody, I want to do something smooth like that,” he said. “I don’t want to have delays with anybody, so swoosh means it’s happening fast but smooth.”
Audiences and fans who listen to his music will definitely make that connection, and they’ll soon be able to hear more of his one-of-a-kind sound in the weeks and months to come.
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