Mykez 2Nation is a favourite here on RIDE Music. The Southampton spitter has been making waves in the UK scene in the last couple of years and his latest single “Local Gym” is another absolute banger.
We sat down with to find about more about his inspirations and this latest release…
Tell us the inspiration behind your latest single “Local Gym”?
The inspiration for the track comes from my current personal fitness journey. I go to the gym 5 days a week for about 2 hours and have a set workout routine that I stick to.
The idea crossed my mind to shoot a music video at the gym which is something I haven’t witnessed from the UK scene in ages since Lethal Bizzle’s ‘Rari Workout’ featuring JME and Tempa T.
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as fierce, aggressive, aiming to drop punchlines and lyrical references. I like the use of my greezy tone where it expresses rage, frustration being musical therapy to release stress and relieve anxiety. Music is therapy and I use that to my advantage.
How much time do you spend in your local gym every week?
I spend 5 days a week at the gym and use my weekends for recovery.
What’s your go-to workout?
My go-to workout would be to always start off with stretches no matter what I’m training. Then I move onto doing planks for overall upper body strength and leg lower for the abs.
Each day of the week has its own set of exercises from Monday to Friday. My favourite days would be Tuesdays and Thursdays where I work on my chest, abs, biceps, shoulders, triceps and cardio respectively.
I’ve also ingrained some advice I received from a fellow gym member on implementing calf raises between my workouts no matter what I do to build muscle and strength on the calves.
In association with the single you’re also doing a push up challenge for the charity Shelter, what inspired you to do that?
Yes! I was on Facebook one day and came across an advertisement post to get involved in a push ups challenge. I instantly signed up as I saw an opportunity to build my fitness strategy, challenge myself to be more disciplined and to promote the single.
The whole month was challenging but completing it brought a lot of confidence in me to continue within fitness, music and my personal life. It was something new and different to what I would usually do, opening the mind and path for new opportunities.
Finally, You’re making a name for yourself on the UK scene now due to your work rate, what’s next for you in 2022?
There’s a lot more work to be done. I’m hungrier more than ever to reach the highest heights.
Definitely a lot more big movements plotted ahead, especially with the B On Point Entertainment brand. I currently do Instagram Live every Thursdays from 9pm on B On Point Entertainment to give a platform for artists to showcase their talent.
B On Point Entertainment is definitely a brand to look out for!
In terms of my own artistry, it’s all about the elevation. The marathon continues.