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Motherfunk on why music is the most natural form of self-expression

Get funky. 

Who are we chatting to? Kiyanosh – I rap and make weird sounds in the band until the other members ask me to stop.

What do you reckon people will say you sound like? People always say we have a really unique sound which is awesome, but we’re often compared to the rap styles of Kendrick Lamar and Koi Child, the neo-soul vibes of Hiatus Kaiyote and the diversity and range of styles of Fat Freddy’s Drop.

What do you love about making music? It’s the most natural and purest form of self-expression I know of as well as the best way to bring people together. Everyone loves a good boogie.

What do you hate about the music industry? Way too much – having to deal with suits to collaborate with artists, everyone’s obsession with money, power and status. The ego. The worst part is seeing your favourite artists compromise their vision for money or fame.

What inspires your music most? Literally everything, both internally and externally. There’s no single thing we can pinpoint for our inspiration. Humans are weird.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be? Oscar Peterson probably, I think I could convince him to make some sick jazz-rap with me.

What can a punter expect from your live show? A good boogie, a little mayhem and a whole lot of sweat.

Motherfunk will perform at Woody’s Bar on Friday February 23 with support from King River Rising and Ogopogo, and at Boney on Saturday February 24 with Dr. Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy and Squid Nebula. Their Breakfast EP is out now via Spretbot Syndicate.