Introducing: Live Lans
The smooth sound of young Hull…
YOUR NAME: Live Lans
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY?: I write music, record music, mix music and even master it. Predominantly rap infused music. I am very DIY.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING MUSIC?: Seriously, about 5 years. But when I was younger I used to sing in the school choir and play the steel pan. I also used to be able to play the keys and read/write music but I stopped for a while. So I’m just trying to reteach myself all that now.
GIVE US THREE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1. My music is very feeling-centric, meaning that I try to deliver music with a core mood or emotion. The ease to listen and reflect as we all go through these things – good or bad.
2. I produce everything myself, from the song, to the instrumental, to the artwork. I’m in control of my my sound and image. Everything’s authentic.
3. Northern rap. It’s unheard.
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Live shows are always lit. Festivals are always a vibe. Everyone’s there for the music and to feel involved which is always a great atmosphere. But honestly, I really just love being in my bedroom/studio setup coming up with ideas and making music. That’s where all the initial vibes come from.
“I’m not really a money guy”
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CD?
I remember having the Michael Jackson Dangerous album, but then again it could have been any of his albums, haha. He’s the GOAT.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRLFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
Probably a studio. Then whatever my mum and my family wanted/needed. They do nothing but support me and I’m not really a money guy.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
Something within the design industry. I have a degree in web design and love colours. I really want to create an app in the future and I’ve got some ideas I’m trying to put into the works already.
WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Ed Sheeran – Humble guy, household name and absolutely smashing it at the moment.
David Hockney – A movement leader, pioneer and contributor to art history.
Luke Campbell – Olympic gold medallist in boxing. Proving hard work and determination can take you to the world platform.
Chuckle Brothers – Iconic legends!
“Someday you’ll understand”
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Dr Dre, Scott Storch and Diplo would have to produce. Mental… Lauryn Hill would be in there. Her vocal tones are amazing. Andre 3000 and probably Sean Paul… So random, haha.
GO SEE THIS FILM: American Gangster
GO READ THIS BOOK: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Ab-soul
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS? L.A
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
Someday you’ll understand.
Live Lans’ new single ‘She Likes’ is out now.