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ARTIST TO WATCH: Kilroywash3r3

Who is Kilroywash3r3?

Hi, my name is John Bennett, or Kilroywash3r3 (Kilroy Was Here), and I am a Lo-Fi Hip Hop producer currently located in Huntsville, Alabama. Music has been a big part of my life ever since the day I popped out of my mom. When I was a little kid, I remember having the urge to make my songs, but I had nothing to make them with. Since I lacked proper instruments, I always had to rely on my creativity whenever I wanted to make something. A tote pan and some spoons could be my drums and a paper towel roll with some rubber bands could be my guitar. I would spend 11 years of my life creating janky jams on some makeshift instruments, and it wasn't until 6th grade that I got my first instrument, the baritone, because I decided to join my middle school band. I remained in the band for 3 years but decided to quit my freshman year due to immense boredom. During my freshman year, I decided to take a hiatus from music as a whole to devote more time to other hobbies like video games, but in my sophomore year, I went right back at it. I downloaded a trial version of FL Studio, bought a midi keyboard, and hopped back into making music. Ever since then, I've made music every day and now I share it with others all around the world on my several social media platforms. Creating and sharing music is something I plan to do until the day I drop dead.

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Who are your biggest influences? Favorite Artist?

Knxwledge, Madlib, Tame Impala, King Gizzard, Mac Miller, The Garden KAYTRANADA and Samiyam are some artists who inspire me.

How long have you been creating music? What got you started?

I’ve been making music for 3 years. Boredom and a lack of a social life is what got me started with producing.

Any future plans of releasing an album or project?

I may try to curate an album sometime in the future, but right now, I’m just sticking to beat tapes.

Outside of music what are your favorite things to do?

I really like watching YouTube

If you were forced to pack 3 items and leave everything else, which items would they be?

If we’re taking about music related items only, I’d bring my computer, my Ableton Push 2, and an everlasting power source.

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