The past few years have been quick on the come up for New Jersey native 4B. From playing in tri-state area clubs, Bobby McKeon has taken his jersey club sound to the biggest of stages across the world. His hard-hitting sound and ability to command dance floors with his infectious energy is no joke. 2019 especially was a huge year for him. Hit singles such as ‘Told You’, ‘Atomic Bomb’, ‘Bang Bang’, and hip hop hybrid ‘Did You’ with Chris Brown have become crowd favorites.
After coming off of a massive Asia tour, we caught up with
Bobby to see what he’s been up to.
I played so many crazy shows, especially the B2B2Bs that I did
with Valentine Khan and GTA. We did a little Asia run that was super crazy. It
was so much fun. We’ve been friends for a minute, making music together and
playing sets that we weren’t planning, we just freestyled.
I really appreciated it because the scene is buzzing so much. The
fans appreciate the DJs coming out and playing your music, testing new stuff.
They are just grasping onto it and wanting more, compared to the U.S. market
where people have seen me a bunch. In Asia, I’m getting new fans and fans that
don’t see me as much. They are just taking it and running with it.
We’ve done it a few times, we did it at Audiotistic and Holy Ship.
I drink Hennessey, he drinks hypnotic. When you combine those two drinks, you
get a green drink that people called the Hulk. So we just took the idea and ran
with it. We’ve got a few more bigger shows coming up this year so be on the
lookout for that.
I’m always trying to develop my sound, especially with Jersey club
music. The origin to me with how I got hooked on it is a lot of the remixes are
of RnB songs. I always tried to figure out from my remixes from remixing ‘Middle’,
‘Would You Ever’, or ‘Mi Gente’, how do I make that into an original? I’ve
always been working with these different demos and developing them. It’s how
the Chris Brown record became what it is today. That went through so many
different demos and changes and everything. I’m still working on developing the
sound where I’m bringing jersey club, a pop side, and hip hop side and
combining it all.
I’ll do a little hint, I’m dropping something crazy next month.
It’s a record that I teased over a year ago, around when I teased the Chris
Brown record. There’s two really dope features on it and I’m dropping it March
6th. It’s a song called ‘Lucid’ and it’s another song that’s very
different than what I usually put out. It’s super vibey and emotional.
Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, blackbear, Sheck Wes
At heart I am a club DJ, I’ve been djing for 14 years. I really
appreciate the whole club culture of djing. Being able to play in Vegas
consistently is amazing, I really enjoy it as a DJ and enjoy doing it. Living
in LA, it’s a 30 minute flight, I’m in there real quick. Hakkasan is so dope.
When I’m home, I just want to binge everything. But because I
travel so much, I actually try to not watch stuff at home so I can watch it
when I actually travel. I know they just dropped Better Call Saul which I
really want to watch right now but I’m going to Europe next month. I’ll be gone
for two weeks so I’m just waiting to watch it.
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