« Today we were at the Calanques de Cassis, best fucking day in a year ! » – Glints en Interview
Crédit : Charlie Delta

« Today we were at the Calanques de Cassis, best fucking day in a year ! » – Glints en Interview

Nous avons pu rencontrer Glints lors de son passage à Marsatac l’été dernier. L’occasion de lui montrer quelques images décalées et d’en apprendre davantage sur cet ovni de la scène belge.

Glints vient d’Anvers, ville dont la sphère musicale est en pleine ébullition. Il propose un hip-hop unique et varié oscillant entre musique électronique, grime et turn-up. Il a sorti 2 EP, Glints en 2015 et Burgundy en 2017, et à part ailleurs complètement retourné le Palais Phocéen lors de la 21ème édition de Marsatac.

Nous avons réalisé l’interview en anglais.

L'interview

La Stud : Hi Glints ! This is the first picture, what do you think about it ?

Glints :
I am a big fan of Skepta. He just realised the new album. I think it’s sick. He is like one of the og’s of grime.
I though it was gonna be really difficult to follow up the Konichiwa album because it was a really fucking good album. That was the big break for grime. I think he did it and became bigger. Now we can see him with Asap. He is like the older generation and also close to the younger generation like J Hus.

La Stud : Is he an inspiration for you ?

Glints :
I think yeah I guess he is an inspiration like sonically I use grime influences but I am in no degree as street as he does. It’s the UK gangsta rap and I don’t do gangsta rap. I fucking like the grime vibes because it’s a very powerful music.

La Stud : Now what do you think about this ?

Glints :
Money ! Yeah I like money ! *laugh* I am not gonna lie ! I think it’s good to have money, I would like to have more money because it’s the classic struggling artist story. But I think at the same time money is not a thing that should be the goal to achieve.
Especially in my case I’m not like « Oh I want to become super rich »
I wanna do what I want to do and I don’t want anyone to impose restrictions on what I do. I do my own shit and I don’t want to chose a direction because I know there is more money. I would have to pop music instead of this. So I like money then but it s not my most important thing !
I like money *laughs* It just sucks that I have no money !

La Stud : Next picture !

Glints :
Snack ! Is it like Pita ? Yeah I eat a lot of trash food. When I live in Antwerpen we have this very classic chilli, like kebap thing. It’s called, that one’s is Antalya and we’ve go to it like way to fucking much that we should.

Glints :
Ooooh ! I smoke occasionnaly. I used to smoke pot way more when I was younger because I had just nothing to do. *laugh*
I said I smoke but I don’t smoke a lot, just in holiday ! I like it, the thing is, in my case I think I started kind of to early and it kinda fucked things in my head I still like it but you should start it not to soon !

Glints :
Oh shit ! I think if I had to chose.. Ah no fuck it no, no ! It’s like 2 different things. It’s like 2 sides of one thing and I can say that my most happy moment in making music is in the studio, always. It’s me and the producer and when you go for something great, like the first day you are working on it.
Last week we were making a song and oh shit this is fucking good and it s the best feeling there is.

The thing is this is like you do this *showing the studio* at the same time to do this *showing stage* that s like the moment you test it and see the fucking reaction you think that people will feel while making it.

That thing is that stage is all about energy. I even make song harder for the live because it’s fucking fun when everyone just goes insane and like in studio it’s all about you and communicating not face to face but more like abstract.

Glints :
The song is about… You have extasy pills which have a Bugatti logo ! It may have something to do with it. *laugh*
It’s not about the car and I am not like an advocate of drugs. I write about what I know and what happens to me and I had a pretty bad experience with pills. So yeah Bugatti ! That song kinda describes that feeling I guess.

Glints :
Ah I like it but the weather has to be nice enough I wouldn’t drink it… Like in Antwerp in winter I wouldn’t drink it but as soon as it’s good weather we’ve got to get bottles ! It’s like the perfect drink every summer night and it’s a fun drunk as well ! It’s a fun one.

La Stud : We connected your last song where you sampled Enio Moriconne… You will see…

Remerciements à Bernie pour ce montage de qualité

Glints :
Yeees ! Aaaah ! Everyone was like “Oh man your song” but I was like… I like Old Town Road I am not gonna lie ! We sing it all the time ! It’s different but it s funny that we had the same idea to do western shit with trap beats.
Only yeah he was in America, it got picked up and it boomed. I was first, not that he has stolen of me because he never heard my thing probably. I just hope for him, because he has now this one song and the Billy Rae Cyrus remix. I think there’s gonna be a featuring aswell. There’s gonna be an EP of remix.

La Stud : And about your song why did you chose to sample this ?

Glints:
Thing is I never sampled up until that… Not never but not in the thing I released. I was like searching for very particular thing and in Western soundtracks it could be instantanely reconisable like good western soundtracks still get ripped off because it has super distinct flavor and sound to it. And I was like ok we are gonna take this one and we are gonna do trap !

La Stud : When you enter the studio, you already know what song you’re about to record ?

Glints :
Yeah I have never just worked on a beat that someone gave me because I don’t know I don’t like it that way. So I make the beat with my producer which his Yong Yello at the moment. And usually I know whether it has to be an 808 and what the instruments will be

Can you send the last picture to me ? It’s a good picture, I like it ! It’s fucking good ! *laugh*

Crédit : Charlie Delta

Glints :
I love Belgium I think it’s a beautiful country in a special situation.

Glints’s Manager:
With racists !

Glints :
He is from Liege and I am from Flanders. There is a lot of fucking dumm people who vote very right-wing which I think it’s fucking disgusting because we had elections like 2 weeks ago. The most extreme right wing party made huge scores.

So there is a lot of racist people in flanders especially. but I think it will get better it always swing from left ot right. They won’t achieve what they said. And then it’s gonna come back to their figures. And I want to keep Belgium together ! Fuck the separatists.

Les 10 questions de La Stud avec Glints

A reference artist

Kanye

An album

I am thinking too much… Malibu !

The most unthinkable collaboration

Ouh ! Me and Carlos Jobim ! Or Joa Gilberto and we will make a  trappy bosanova song. Somebody in the US, will do this and be very famous and I will be here *laugh*
But I love being here by the way *laugh*

A movie

Kill Bill

A super-hero

Iron Man

A beer

Stella but I don’t do that much beer actually !

The woman of your dreams

They are so many… I would say Margot Robbie she is pretty !

Spot of your dream

Today we were at the Calanques de Cassis best fucking day in a year ! I want to do that for a long time.

Bald guy

The Rock

A joke

Oh shit I am very bad at joke, I have a friend that always make jokes, he is marrocan and makes marrocan jokes but I can’t make marrocan jokes that would be fucking wrong so… I am not gonna do the jokes sorry guys *laugh*

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