Madtraxx, Mejja and Kid Kora have created a formidable partnership that has introduced a new style of music to East Africa known as ‘Kansoul’. The three artistes will be performing at the Tusker Malt Lager sponsored Blankets and Wine fete in Kampala on December 13, 2015. We caught up with them for a quick chat and they explained some a couple of things below in the text.
What does “The Kansoul” mean?
The Kansoul means the coming together of creativity.
Madtrax, Mejja and Kid Kora are all well known solo artistes. What pushed your decision to join forces?
We have been good friends for a long time, so one day we were all in the studio at the same time and decided to do a song. We did and the reception was overwhelming and we decided to keep making hits together.
What style of music would you say describes The Kansoul’s genre?
We are yet to find a genre; we believe that creativity cannot be locked up in a box. We don’t have one style of genre that we follow. We do what we like and enjoy at that time, it could be Regga, Afro fusion. Basically everything.
Now that you joined forces. Are you still pursuing your solo careers?
Yes we are. The Kansoul is not a group, we might look like one but we are more of a collaborative effort, just like when Mase was with Diddy, they formed Bad Boys, so yes we have our own projects that will soon be released.
The Song ‘Nyongwa’ is a big hit in Uganda. What was the inspiration behind this song?
Hahaha, the inspiration came from haters. They thought we couldn’t do a dancehall track and we got mean tweets and turned it into a song, so that was for them. We are glad Uganda loves it.
You will be performing in Kampala as a group for the first time, what should Ugandans expect?
A lot of energy, fun and an electrifying performance by the three of us.
If you were to do a collabo with a Ugandan artiste, who would it be and why?
Ooh my the list is endless, Uganda is blessed with a lot of great artists from Bebe cool, Chameleon, Juliana , Cindy, Eddy Kenzo and Bobi Wine but if we were to pick one, it would have to be Jackie Chandiru, we like her style of music and the fusion of the two would be great.