Immersed in the throbbing pulse of melody and rhythm as a child, he absorbed the old school classics played by his grandma and mother. Grounded in his teenage room, he found solace in the magic wafting from the radio. At the tender age of 15, Kaz penned his first unofficial songs, drawn into the world of music simply because it quelled his boredom— “LOL,” he laughs. This budding musician saw the art of music in a fresh light, one he wished to explore and share with the world.
Catchy introductions aside, meet the effervescent 21-year-old full of flavor and zest. Kaz, real name Shavar Williams, hailing from Philadelphia, believes in churning out music that effortlessly resonates with both generations—old and new. Classic and modernized samples meld together seamlessly under his innovative touch, delivering a distinct freshness that stands out in the pervasive sea of the music industry.
His conviction firmly roots in spreading joy, happiness, and an access-all pass to enjoy his music. For Kaz, his audience need not be fans or even particularly like his music. His single aim is to create songs that are a universal treat—rated ‘E’ for everyone.
With eight years of content creation to his credit, failure is merely an familiar acquaintance, serving as fuel for his relentless pursuits. It’s this never-surrender attitude that shapes him into an exciting, aspiring artist ready to claim his deserved recognition.
Listeners of Kaz can find melodies like “Lit Summer,” “Picture This,” and “Ladies Man,” soaring in popularity on Spotify. Particularly intriguing is his latest single, “Picture This,” dropping rhythmically on October 4, 2023—a track impressively knitted with sample choices from Mega Man X4 and Wii Sports.
Boasting a creative knack for music isn’t all Kaz does. He reveals an avid adoration for manga and anime. As he cheerily quips during our interview, “OH BOY, YOU’RE IN FOR A SURPRISE!!”, fans and music lovers can anticipate shockwaves of excitement from the blending of his two passions.
Even as you read this, he’s chipping away at a new Halloween sensation, inevitably ready to take the music scene by storm on October 31st, 2023. But while he candidly admits to having a unique sound, he also believes that he can’t chalk his music up to any single description. His tracks encapsulate an unpredictable surprise, an adventure into the unknown. Each one different, challenging norms, charting its own individual journey in the realm of melody.
Kaz intends to push boundaries and create paths untrodden as he beautifully mingles modernity and classics. The journey may have started as a simple pastime to ward off boredom. Still, today it’s escalated into a burning passion, illuminating an impressive musician with an unmatched determination that echoes in his music and beyond. After all, if there is any message he can pass on, it’s his unwavering resilience against failure and the courage to chase your dreams relentlessly.
Therein lies the peculiar charm Kaz brings to his craft. By intertwining familiar beats with innovating rhythms, he’s established a brand that’s refreshingly different yet uncannily familiar—a melody for old souls and new-wave explorers alike. Whatever the tune, whatever the rhythm, with Kaz, you’re always in for a delightful surprise.