Identify: Konrad Bigisson
Now lives: Along with his household in a transformed loft within the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Declare to fame: Mr. Bigisson is a highschool scholar and underground music producer who, beneath the alias Child Krono, has helped produce two buzzworthy hip-hop tracks: “Louis Baggage” by Kanye West (an unreleased observe devoted to Virgil Abloh), and “Lifeless Fallacious” by EST Gee and Future. His Eleventh-grade classmates on the Grace Church College in Greenwich Village are unaware of his extracurricular exercise — till now, maybe. “I’m not somebody who actually likes to be a loudmouth,” he stated. “However, yeah, I most likely ought to point out what I do to my jazz trainer no less than.”
Huge break: Mr. Bigisson grew up in a artistic family. His mom, Elisabet Davidsdóttir, is a mannequin turned photographer, and his stepfather, Michael Nevin, owns the Journal Gallery in TriBeCa. He realized methods to play keyboard and use the recording software program Logic Professional X at a younger age, and uploaded his first beginner beat to YouTube when he was 7.
In 2020, when he was a highschool freshman, he compiled a dream checklist of musical collaborators and messaged them on social media. 4 months later, Bryan Simmons, an Atlanta producer who goes by the identify TM88, used one in all his melody loops on “Lifeless Fallacious” by EST Gee. “After you have that first breakthrough placement, lots of people will begin to need to work with you,” Mr. Bigisson stated.
Newest challenge: Final 12 months, through Instagram, Mr. Bigisson messaged the producer JW Lucas, who preferred his sound and requested for melodies for a attainable Kanye West observe. That’s the very last thing Mr. Bigisson heard till February, when he tuned into Mr. West’s “Donda 2” listening get together. “About an hour into the livestream, I began listening to my melody being performed out loud,” Mr. Bigisson stated. “It was completely one of the crucial wonderful experiences I’ve ever had.”
Subsequent factor: Between homework and courses, Mr. Bigisson is engaged on “melodies, background drums and synth sounds” for Da Child, Toosii and Tyla Yaweh. He has sturdy opinions in regards to the state of mainstream music. “I would like to go outdoors of the field and add an experimental side to hip-hop as a result of I believe hip-hop is so generic nowadays,” he stated.
All that jazz: Though his focus has been on hip-hop and R&B, he needs to broaden his sound to incorporate pop and jazz rhythms he has picked up because the drummer in his college’s jazz band. “Clearly, hip-hop is impressed by jazz,” he stated. “So I don’t actually really feel any must restrict myself to at least one style.”