Soul Survivors: Bilal (Video)

“I try to blend all the sounds into one… Basically, create my own thing.”

In the premiere webisode of D-Nice‘s Soul Survivors’ series, Bilal Oliver opens up about his early experiences of performing for family, his influences and his intention to stretch his music beyond being regarded as “urban” or simply Soul, towards “experimental, free” world music.

He also talks about Hip Hop as a key inspiration behind his 1st Born Second album, shunning traditional R&B production, and the impact of A Love For Sale being bootlegged.

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