The Moment I Knew: Kimyan Law

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It can be a track, gig, a piece of art or absolutely anything. We're taking a look at the moments when artists realised they were going to dedicate their lives to music.

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Following the release of his debut album Coeur Calme when he was only 19, the Kimyan Law (aka Nico Mpunga) is back with his new record Zawadi. We catch up with the Congolese artist to find out all about the defining moments that sparked his love for music. This is Kimyan Law's moment.

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Everything about Kimyan's personal and musical background is nothing short of intriguing. Forced to leave his native Africa because of the Congolese Civil War, he soon had to deal with the difficulties of racial identity in the totally different environment that is Vienna. Luckily his creative and musical talent was there to provide some comfort as well as release.

For Kimyan Law it all starts when he was about 10 or eleven years old. "[That's when] being a musician was my strongest wish. Later I took classes to learn the basics of electronic music production, from that point on I practised and trained every day, everywhere. I think the idea was always in my head. When I was younger that was all I could think about, but I didn't know what to do and how to approach it other than to just make music".

After that, it all kicked off from there. "At first, I was at home on my laptop with my friends. A few weeks later I was at a local venue here Blu Mar Ten was playing and had a face to face talk with Chris [Marigold]. We had a quick talk outside the venue for the club night Vollokontakt. I try to go to their events as often as I can. I've been going there for years and it's always homely and fun vibes.

It was when he first wrote with Chris Marigold at Blu Mar Ten that Law realised that a music career could potentially happen and change his life forever. "I was really, really nervous because it was something totally different and unexpected for me. What can I say? It's still a bit surreal. It changed my life a lot but I'm open to it. And I must say I'm very glad to have received such love and appreciation for my music".

Kimyan Law's album Zawadi is out now on Blu Mar Ten and you can get it right here.

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