Canadian Artist / Producer Damien Knight (@realdamienknight) Discusses TKFS, Latest Single “Mr. Knight” & More”

Canadian Artist / Producer Damien Knight Discusses TKFS, Latest Single "Mr. Knight" & More"

Getmybuzzup: Tell us a little about yourself?

Damien Knight: My name is Damien Knight, I am a Canadian artist, producer, and songwriter. I am currently twenty-two years of age and I am part of TKFS, The Kids From Space, alongside with ACTHEKiDFROMSPACE AND G-Lucid. I am also a full-time university student in a business program. I am someone who believes in hard work and is quite disciplined.

 

Getmybuzzup: How long have you been in the music industry?

Damien Knight: I have been in the music industry for about two years now.

 

Getmybuzzup: How did you get started in the first place?

Damien Knight: I always had a passion for music but was too afraid to spend time on the craft and publish the work. I started off freestyling with my friends and later on began writing poetry. I have been a huge fan of literature forever and randomly decided to write lyrics to different instrumentals. I remember I just wanted to create music for myself and never show the world but some of my close friends, especially my team member ACTHEKiDFROMSPACE, really pushed me into taking music more seriously.

Canadian Artist / Producer Damien Knight Discusses TKFS, Latest Single "Mr. Knight" & More"

Getmybuzzup: How would you describe your latest single?

Damien Knight: I would consider my latest single “MR. KNIGHT” to be quite unique from what I generally create. The track is an electronic/house feel with a rap/hip-hop vocal delivery. I wanted to do something different but at the same time, I wanted it to sound like music that already exists. I remember I went to my first EDM festival with my friends and just fell in love with the sounds I was hearing. After that night, I went directly to the library to finish some homework, and then once that was completed, I began working on “MR. KNIGHT”. Overall, I wanted to create something special by playing with different genres in terms of instruments and vocals while illustrating a certain mood to the audience.

Getmybuzzup: What’s the process when you are producing a track for an artist?

Damien Knight: When it comes to producing, I only produce for myself, G-Lucid and ACTHEKiDFROMSPACE. Whenever I want to produce for my team and me, I generally listen to the artists that influence us. Sometimes I will focus on a few artists and then other times I will listen to various artists that we get inspiration from depending on our moods. Once I feel the energy to the fullest and truly comprehend the vision, then I shut out the world and create.

 

Getmybuzzup: Are you able to produce music from many different genres of music?

Damien Knight: I have been learning a lot about sound and I do not limit myself in regards to genres. But yes I am able to produce music from various genres.

 

Getmybuzzup: If so; do you mix different genres of music together to create a unique sound when producing?

Damien Knight: I absolutely love mixing different genres of music together and creating something special.

 

Getmybuzzup: Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Damien Knight: That a really tough question because there are so many people that inspire me in the music industry. I’ll try and give you a list of people I can think of on the spot. I guess I would have to say, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Big L, Kaytranada, Kid Cudi, various dancehall artists, and the general NYC music scene.

 

Getmybuzzup: How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

Damien Knight: I write music on a daily basis and I write whatever I feel. I could be feeling happy which will lead to me writing a pop song or an electronic sound with uplifting energy. I could be feeling sad and might focus on an R&B tune. Depending on my mood, I will be writing different songs. I do make sure that whatever my mood is, I feel it the most so that I can implement all the realness of that energy into the song.

 

Getmybuzzup: What is the concept behind your forthcoming project?

Damien Knight: I don’t really have a concept for the approaching projects but I am presently focusing more on the general sound of music before I drop anything at all.

 

Getmybuzzup: Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

Damien Knight: My team and I got some plans that we are working on for the future.

 

Getmybuzzup: What was the experience like living in Brooklyn, NY?

Damien Knight: An eye-opening experience.

 

Getmybuzzup: How are you able to manage studying to become a Lawyer with your music career?

Damien Knight: I am highly motivated and believe that humans should do everything they want to do before it is too late. I learned that sacrifice is a vital element when it comes to balancing things and managing time efficiently. With that said, I believe that I am my biggest project and I am someone who will not rest till I achieve all the things I want to achieve.

 

Getmybuzzup: Can you tell us about your team TKFS (The Kids From Space)?

Damien Knight: My team is so significant to me and without them, none of this would be possible. We got ACTHEKiDFROMSPACE who is an artist and a sound engineer. He pushed me to take music more seriously and he is the one who started TKFS in the first place. We also got G-Lucid who is an artist and knows how to play different instruments. I met G-Lucid through AC and I mean we all clicked and had an incredible love for music. The whole notion of TKFS is that we do not feel like we belong on this earth and we want to generate sounds that are out of this world. My team is really my everything and we are doing this till the very end. A lot of people will hate us but we’ve been ready for the hate.

 

Getmybuzzup: What did you buy with your first check off music?

Damien Knight: I actually bought a really expensive book for school with my first music check. I really needed that book for a class and I remember I did not have enough money to buy it. Luckily, I saw the earnings I made off a song called “Little Bit Louder” and took that money to buy the book.

 

Getmybuzzup: What are must-haves when you are in the studio working?

Damien Knight: Water and peace.

 

Getmybuzzup: What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Damien Knight: I have received many but the two that really stuck with me are the following; “Do not focus on making bangers because then you will be known for just that”. “If people hate on you, it is because you are progressing” 

 

Getmybuzzup: Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

Damien Knight: I definitely will be but I am very picky with who I work with. If the energy is real then I am all in for it.

 

Getmybuzzup: What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and what was it like?

Damien Knight: So far I have only worked with my team for the past two years. There have been different producers that we have worked with but in terms of artists, it’s just us.

 

Getmybuzzup: Name artist that you would love to work with?

Damien Knight: I honestly wish I could make a song with Big L, Rakim, Sean Paul, Rvssian, Major Lazer, and Andre 3000. That would be amazing man.

 

Getmybuzzup: Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?

Damien Knight: I would think a mix of both.

 

Getmybuzzup: What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc..)

Damien Knight: I think I just need to be patient and continue doing what I am doing.

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s your all-time favorite song?

Damien Knight: That is a really difficult question to answer. I think it might be “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” By Kanye West.

 

Getmybuzzup: What was the last album you listened to?

Damien Knight: Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous by Big L

 

Getmybuzzup: Your favorite artist of all time and why?

Damien Knight: Ouf, now that is really tough to answer.

 

Getmybuzzup: Whose your fav five artists right now?

Damien Knight: My two favorite artists at the moment would be Konshens and Frank Ocean.

 

Getmybuzzup: In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

Damien Knight: That is a never-ending list.

 

Getmybuzzup: Who have been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?

Damien Knight: TKFS.

 

Getmybuzzup: How do you feel about the current state of music?

Damien Knight: I think it’s really cool and there is a lot of creativity which is so beautiful. The music scene is so open-minded and the art has truly expanded.

 

Getmybuzzup: Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

Damien Knight: Not really.

 

Getmybuzzup: What is your main goal as far as music?

Damien Knight: Just to create and bring my art to life.

 

Getmybuzzup: Who would you say your music relates to the most?

Damien Knight: I think everyone because my music is all over the place in terms of feelings, sounds, content.

 

Getmybuzzup: What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

Damien Knight: I would say my ability to mash-up different sounds and not be afraid to publish them.

 

Getmybuzzup: When you are not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

Damien Knight: I usually never have time for relaxation due to my busy schedule but I find fun within daily activities.

 

Getmybuzzup: If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Damien Knight: Kevin Parker.

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

Damien Knight: Dropping Summer In Space Volume 1.

 

Getmybuzzup: What is your dream venue to perform at?

Damien Knight: Um, I would have to say Coachella.

 

Getmybuzzup: What artist’s music are you currently a fan of?

Damien Knight: There are too many to name.

 

Getmybuzzup: When performing live what are some of the things you do to get the crowd involved?

Damien Knight: I’ll keep this one to myself.

 

Getmybuzzup: When performing live and the crowd is singing along how does that energy make you feel?

Damien Knight: Euphoric.

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

Damien Knight: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s your favorite sports team and why?

Damien Knight: Good question, I am honestly not sure on this one.

 

Getmybuzzup: Whose your favorite actor or actress and their best movie?

Damien Knight: I would have to go with Will Smith and I love all his films.

 

Getmybuzzup: Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

Damien Knight: Michael Jordan because of his discipline, competitive nature, dedication, and mentality.

 

Getmybuzzup: What can we expect from you in the future?

Damien Knight: A lot.

 

Getmybuzzup: Anything else you want to add?

Damien Knight: TKFS is on its way.

 

Getmybuzzup: Where can the fans check out for your music?

Damien Knight: You can check my music on streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple music.

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