DS: I’ve read a lot about your passion for shining a light on the genre – how has the music scene in Jersey influenced you growing up?
CK: Both of my parents are DJs, so I’ve been around music my whole life. My mom had first dibs on a lot of the earlier club CDs from DJ Tameil & Dj Tim Dolla, so the moment I first heard club I was instantly hooked. Growing up in Jersey, I’ve never not heard Club music, and to me, you can’t have a lit Jersey party without it!
DS: Is there any artist, in particular, you’d like to see adopt Club style?
CK: I’d love to see everyone in the music industry get familiar with Jersey Club. The goal is to spread it so far that everyone in every genre knows what it is. I’m all for anyone wanting to do a Jersey Club song – just hit me up for the feature!
DS: You have such a great relationship with your fans, what does it mean to you? Has it been weird adjusting to having a huge following?
CK: I love my Cookiee Monsters! It’s crazy how having such a huge following can change your social media presence, but I love and hate it at the same time. There are times where I get random trolls that wanna attack my account, but I just have a block party and cut them all out. My genuine supporters and fans are the ones that make this whole experience fun. To be honest, without them I’d probably still be stressing that people weren’t giving me credit. My growing fanbase really does stick up for me online, so I appreciate them tonnes.
DS: What would you like your legacy to be in the music industry?
CK: I want to be known for creating great music and promoting Jersey Club! I can’t mention Jersey enough to be honest. My goal is to not only be known here but worldwide for shining a light and making a permanent stamp for the genre on the music and entertainment industry.
DS: What’s next for you? Any exciting projects in the pipeline that you can talk about?
CK: I have a new project coming out soon – Club Soda Vol.2 – which is actually a continuation from my last project. I’m also working on a debut album, so the world can expect a lot more from me!