Jammerzine has an exclusive interview with the front-man of one of the rising and truly original acts from NYC to the world in the form of Rikshaw from Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus.
Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus is one of those bands that forms organically, and their music shows this. Originality via a combination of social influence and a sheer love of music as an artform, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus takes the world around them and filters it through their collective musical mind.
And, in this interview, we talk with Rikshaw about that creative process, the evolution of their music, and a special new project being started by Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus that will be an absolute godsend to original acts, not only in NYC, but the world. Enjoy!
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About Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus
The story of Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus starts with an end — the goal of playing a one-time show that ended up growing into something more.
Solo artist Rikshaw was prepping his latest work, Gem.In.I, and wanted to do an album release party that was more than just performing to a backing track. A chance meeting with bassist Krisana Soponpong (previously of Black Taxi) created a duo, and Krisana’s know-how and musical connections brought in guitarist Krikor Daglian (previously of The Walk Ons).
This group felt a real sound and chemistry developing. Thoughts of a one-off show were quickly pushed to the side and with a simple addition to the original name, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus was born! Combining perceptive and penetrating rhymes with a live band and programmed elements, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus embrace a sound that floats between hip hop, rock, and electronic.
The unexpected pandemic did little to slow the band down, and they have already written a dozen new original songs and recorded four more set for release in the coming months. With the recent edition of the immensely talented drummer Conor Hall and an upcoming campaign for ‘Covert Concerts’ in an around NYC, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus is ready for their shot.