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DR Interview with Waqas

Interview with Waqas

Bollywood and Boney M

You know Waqas Qadri as a third of the group Outlandish. His solo debut album 'Øko Logisk' is fast approaching. We brought a talk about it along singing in Danish and have a different odor lunch box as a child.

What gave you the push to send out a solo-album in Danish? Was it Isam B's experiments, which gave the last push?
Waqas: "Isam's proposal helped to motivate it, but it, which gave the push, really was just one jam session, I had with Mintman in the study. We made a beat for Outlandish, but it became too sad to the boys and instead of throwing it out, I tried for fun to write to it in Danish, and the result was rather great, thus the kick-started a current of songs.

I also, think that it really was an attempt at managing to me confirm that I well even can do as individual".

You call the music hiphop that meet Bollywood. What implies it more exactly?
Waqas: "It is really not an exact description of the project. Bollywood is for me an explosion of colours and feelings, and it's most like this, I do not see this album - lots of colours and feelings and anything with that there are Indian flutes or drums on all the songs or a refaithful 70'er Bollywood-sounds".

Your single is called "Madpakken Min". What passed your lunch of as child?
Waqas: "Well, it's actually, as if I sing: rye bread sandwiches with kebab on but also toasts with the yesterday's chicken sauce ... Nasty, now where I consider it ... ha. ha.".

And what would you put in your lunch box today, if you had to go on tour?
Waqas: "Times have changed, and people have become more usual to exotic food. At my son's canteen they sell everything from sushi to falafel. So when I enter the bus with my Foodbox and the smell of Pakistani food spreads in the bus on a spiltsekund, has all but me had a bite or two of it. Otherwise we just wait until we come past a gas station, then stands on cold sandwiches; not nearly as exciting. "

Steffen Brændt has compared your number "Dawn" to Dan Turell. What have the two names meant for you?
Waqas: "The funny thing is that I a day sat many years ago and stared out of my uncle's then terawelfare agency a place in Frederiksberg, when a bigwig passed, looked at me and smiled.

It had thus later to remain to be seen that it was the actual Dan Turell, I had seen. It has nothing on his importance to me, but quite amusing. Neither TV2 nor Dan Turell have been a part of my childhood, when the only western music my parents were playing, now and then their sea of Bollywood-vinyls, was something Kaj & Andrea and Boney M with "Daddy Cool". It was only many years later, when I started to be interested in Danish music and lyric poetry that I ran into the two gentlemen. But it when a mega- compliment thinks I!".

The album is called 'Eco Logic' - what is a pesticide-free album of?
Waqas: "The album is called 'Eco Logic' because I think it is logical to do things that feel natural, and in my case it was making an honest and organic album that we could be 100% approve.

There will always be things that can be improved, but we'd avoid to finish up with a round navel gazing, it should feel good in the moment. The thing that was said, would also be something I felt and thought, and it could be heard.We would prefer not to think through the songs too much, because it often kills creativity. Immediate Unit sat in the driving seat throughout the process. "

You are active with Outlandish albums & 4. What shall we expect here? A Danish language one of its kind?
Waqas: "People can expect some freshness of the box. We even feel that people come to hear a new side of Outlandish. We have worked very hard and break old patterns of work and have generally been very open minded to consider going into new directions.

It has also helped a fair amount of part that Isam and I have each made our solo-projects, and that Lenny also is active with a Spanish project. That has given renewed strength, and we can bring new Gs individually fascinating ideas for the table".

We say thank you to Waqas.

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Posted on 16 Oct 2008 by Awayclose       Bookmark and Share

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