South African house DJ and producer Prince Kaybee joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Zimbali (feat. Ami Faku).” He also discusses his new album, ‘Gemini,’ how he’s evolved, and his mission to continue collaborating with up and coming artists.
PRINCE KAYBEE ON GROWTH AS AN ARTIST
With the seven years in my career there’s a lot of perspective, you gain a lot of experience and you look at things different. With that all being said I don’t think you can make the same music, because you’re a different person now.
Gemini is my star sign, and I decided to call the album ‘Gemini’ because I felt it was the right call at this stage in my life, where you’re going through a lot of introspection and you’ve grown from the young Prince Kaybee that got into the industry in 2015, up until now. It’s been an amazing journey, I embrace every moment and I don’t regret anything.
PRINCE KAYBEE ON THE LAIDBACK SOUND OF ‘GEMINI’
I literally tried to translate my character into the music properly. It’s a very musical album, I’m very laidback and not as hardcore as my first project. I went more to the musical side of the Gemini, although there’s a couple of songs that will cater to the dance floors but at most the songs there are for you to just drive and have a good time, at home, with loved ones… Just a chilled vibe.
PRINCE KAYBEE ON SHOWCASING UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS IN HIS MUSIC
On the album there’s a lady called Unathi, Ami Faku is on the album but I always work with up-and-coming artists, 80% of my project. When I release a project, 80% of the project must be upcoming artists, like we’ve done with previous artists where they are household names today. There’s quite a lot you don’t know!