Think Tanic is a Kenyan afro-pop music group made up of rapper Young_Buoy, guitarist Krop and singer Kabbi. The trio will be gracing this month’s PikNik edition a long side other artists.
What inspired your stage name?
One of our group members came up with the name Think_titanic but we changed it to Tanic since the word Tatanic was cliché.
When did you guys form the group?
In the year, 2016, June, 25th
Why did you guys decide to work as a group?
Well we just clicked and it’s like we completed a puzzle since we all had common goals and we complement each other pretty well.
What genre of music do you do?
We are afro-pop artists.
So how many songs have you recorded together so far?
We have recorded around five songs but we have only released the visuals to one so let’s just say one, Never let you go.
Most music groups are known to have a lot of in-house disagreements behind the scenes, how is it with you guys?
Disagreements will always be there. How people handle them is what makes the difference. Disagreements lead to agreements which lead to growth.
Many groups tend to break up eventually after making it to the top, should we stay prepared for that?
No you shouldn’t. We have been friends for a long time so we understand each pretty well. We also complement each other.
Which established artists do you look upto?
That has to be Sauti Sol, the first band we look up to. Looking at their work and strategies, they have really set a good pace for the Kenyan Music internationally. We also look up to Nigerian artiste Wizkid. We love his sound, beats and his lyrical power.
Which artiste would you love to work with in the future?
Sauti Sol and Wizkid definitely top the list. Internationally we would love to work with artists like 21 pilots, DNCE and Wiz Khalifa.
What are some of the challenges you have faced so far?
We are still in school and sometimes our reading schedules end colliding with our studio sessions and practice sessions which makes us record late at times. None of us is also working so we have had make a lot of sacrifices on our funds for recording purposes.
How have you managed to overcome the challenges?
Our parents have been very supportive financially. Other challenges like time we just sit down and come up with ways forward. We also pray for God’s guidance when things seem to be a little bit shaky.
What can we expect from you in the future?
A lot of good music.
Where can people find your music?
People can get our music on YouTube, Sound cloud and it will also be made available on iTunes soon.
Where can people find you on social media?
On Instagram @Think_tanic
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists?
Follow your passion and love what you do. Work hard towards your dream and remember nothing comes easy. Always pray/Put God first.
Any final remarks?
Never stop believing in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself nobody else will.
Make sure to catch them at the Varcity PikNik this May 26th! Get your ticket!