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Catch Up With Kileza

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We caught up with the Season Two Vinyl Scratch winner, the wonderfully talented Kileza.

Kileza is an indie-pop singer-songwriter and producer who calls the world home. Born in South Africa, she has lived all over the world, including Argentina, Canada, and now Berlin. Her music is best described as psychedelic R&B, with a blend of electro and soul.

“Her music reflects the influences of her travels.”

The Vinyl Scratch open mic competition had the pleasure of welcoming Kileza to the stage in during season two at Two Tribes Brewery. With her gentle, soulful pearls of wisdom, she wowed the team and was welcomed back the industry showcase without hesitation, to battle it out for the final prize.

During the final showcase, we welcomed in an array of industry judges including Graham Phipps (Tileyard Music), Cherryl Ignacio (Ripple Red), Richard Powell (Aston Mics), Elena Ware (PMR Records) and Richard Hannan & Aaron Watts of ILA Records.

Kileza had some stiff competition, including runners up Sunny Gray and Vincent Bugozi (SEBA). But the panel was wowed by her lyrical story-telling and RNB tones. Kileza was awarded the first prize, a place on our first ever international songwriting camp in Barcelona!

We caught up with Kileza, to find out about her win.

“I was really excited and quite shocked, I was still waiting for the rug to be pulled from under me”

She added:

“I got to meet some really great people on the camp, both on a personal and professional level. It was great to work with people at the top of their game, who were still ambitious.”

She also added:

” ‘Anesthesia’ was probably the best song I wrote, it was quirky and fun, and somehow everything just came together”

She also said: 

“My experience on the camp was colourful, it was a good mix of people, everyone had something different to offer.”

Finally, we asked Kileza if we’d be seeing her at any future Vinyl Scratches?

“If I’m allowed back, yeah I might.”

You can keep up to date with Kileza’s music here. 

And if you fancy your chances at the next season, we kick off with Round One on Tuesday 29 October at Two Tribes Brewery. No need to sign up in advance, just come down. Sign up 7pm sharp.

And thank you to our main sponsors Kazbar Systems, EPA Sound and Aston Mics for their ongoing support!

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