Iris Gold: “Some say It’s hippy-hop, I say, Let’s Make it planet cool!”

Who are you? (How did the band get together / when did you start, what is your musical background?)

Im Iris gold! I have a massive band, some based in London and some based in Copenhagen. I’m so blessed to have to many dope musicians involved. One day when I’m rich I want them all on stage with me. All my drummers, scratch DJ’s, horns, hypemen and guitarists. They are all magnificent. I started out rapping actually, so in the beginning it was just me and my hypeman, who happens to be my cousin Kwame. 

What type of music do you play – genre, expression, mood?

I’d say It’s a mixture off psychedelic soul and funkadelic hip hop pop.

Some say It’s hippy-hop, I say, Let’s Make it planet cool!

What was your first musical experience?

Probably my grandma humming. She hums all the time and makes these fantastic little melodies. She smokes so many cigarettes so she sounds like Barry White. 

What are your sources of inspiration – other bands, people, experiences?

I love Beck, Roy Ayers, Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper and Anderson Paak to name a few

What is your ambition playing at SPOT?

To Make it planet cool, and to have a major block party vibe going.

To get People’s bootys shaking and come together in a love revolution.

Have you ever played abroad? – If yes,  where and how was it different?

I have played in a few places, But most recently in Oslo Norway about two weeks ago. It was so dope! People were really into it and free. 

What is your dream as a musician?

To be able to travel The World performing My Music.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far?

Don’t take yourself so seriously.

Where do see yourself in five years?

Hopefully still performing with My fly ass band, making Music and having fun!