Youkai Geb is a Sunshine Coast local artist from Gympie. His release “I’m Vibing!” is now available in most places online.
Youkai Geb –
I kinda just make music without delving too deep into “what does this mean”, I make something and there is some meaning to it but it’s my aim to is make something for you to dance or bob your head too. My song isn’t complete to me unless I think you could break your car windows turning the bass up on it. I’m Vibing! is meant to reflect that.
Was this album recorded and put together all in the same place?
This album was completely put together in my bedroom.
Were there any musical or writing influences that you had?
Prevalent hip hop artists such as Rich Brian, WizTheMc, Suicideboys, Kota the Friend, Bones and Wonder were all big influences to me at the time.
What do you think is unique about this release?
It’s a variety of hip hop branches, its not any one style but it still showcases itself as one piece of work to me. I don’t feel like you’ll see an artist bounce from from dark and violent hard hitting trap to bouncy lofi hip hop about difficulty with study. But to me it all makes sense.
Any favourite or stand out songs / singles? Why these ones?
Blacked out is super catchy and means a-lot to me because it was my first breakthrough in showcasing any kind of anger lyrically. Otherwise it would have to be I’m Vibing! because it has a lot of meaning to me as well as being the favourite beat I produced. I’m Vibing! just really fell together in the producing stage and practically made itself.
Did you try and capture any overall mood or theme?
It’s kind of a duality between darker things such as suicide, mental illness and the negative parts of relationships and then a brighter side mainly pertaining to showing off my ego, being larger than life, partying and an exciteable love life.