Kandere drop ‘BB Goy’ their fresh take on trap
KANDERE describe their music as ‘dark avant-garde liquidised trap.’ That is truly carving out a niche but until you listen to it, you just won’t understand. Their beats, under a checklist, would cover all the bases of trap but it’s like trap evolved, Kandere aren’t boasting – this is hip hop taken further. It’s hip hop because of attitude and a slight nod to history. Kandere are clear, they make music that rejects modern convention, and well, they do it with style.
‘BB Goy’ is the first released track and video by the duo who have been working together for over a year, playing with all of the best artists Melbourne has offer like Habits, Various Asses, and even supporting Juliana Huxtable fresh from Dark Mofo. The duo, Wahe Kavara and Lakyn Tarai said of ‘BB Goy’ that it “speaks to being genderless more than anything. Coming out as non-binary was liberating but it was also hard, and it hurt.” The video clip itself represents this with Yungkara, iiLay and Vaxx Be Dis – all local artists and event organisers making appearances. The video was created in collaboration with New York Based videographer Xeno Rafael and editor Vaxx Be Dis, capturing the natural beauty of Half Moon Bay in Melbourne.
‘BB Goy’, Kandere’s first release is a strong one, with trap-like beats, chiming synths and lyrically strong but effortless flow. It’s likely that the EP to be released later this year will be equally as strong. Kandere are a duo with purpose, through their tracks they wish to speak up on behalf of those often shunted to the side and they will, anyway they can. ‘BB Goy’ was recorded in a library and mixed in a bedroom. If there is a will, Kandere has a way.