— Could you tell us who or what styles have been your main musical influences throughout your life?
— So as a kid my house was always playing motown, Michael Jackson, Prince, reggae, UB40, soul, ska. I think that those early days always stay with you... I still play those albums at home now. As a teenager from Manchester, how could I not get into the phenomenon that was Oasis, they were my favourite band for sure as a teenager. Later on as I got to an age where I could go to a club (17 for me), I kinda had the epiphany moment one night when I heard Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You, Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me and Cassius - 1999 on the same night, they were all new records and I was like wooww this is it... This is me. I then bought decks and became a vinyl junkie and record shopped pretty much every day for the next few years. I was into soulful, funky house at that time, later I got into deeper records, minimal and techno, I traveled to Berlin many times and went to Berghain/Panorama Bar and Watergate and found that really inspiring, that was the early influence for Kaluki and the new alias that was Pirate Copy. So today, you could say that yes my sound is probably a mashup of all of those influences.