Keyboard Kid 206 is a name you may or may not know, but there’s no doubt you’ve heard some of his “based ass beats” if you’ve been listening to the likes of Lil B, for whom he’s been serving as resident producer. If you dig the hip-hop influenced, trappy electronic music of Araabmuzik or the hazy, blissed-out sounds of Clams Casino, chances are, Keyboard Kid 206’s beats will hit the spot. His first official release, The Transition EP, was released May 6 on Donky Pitch and is available for purchase on their Bandcamp. He’s also had a few beat tape releases on his own that have received attention from some esteemed music publications.
In our interview below, we talk about how he got into music, how working with a rapper is different from working on his own, how his family and roots influenced his musical taste, his lack of a formal musical background, and which rappers and electronic producers are influencing him now. Before you forge ahead, feel free to snatch up track “TheMost” from his latest EP for exclusive download below!
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