Born in Nigeria, LA Timpa is a producer and songwriter currently based in London. LA Timpa’s music consists of experimenting with various elements including field recordings of the seemingly banal. Often, these are transformed and heightened into the sublime through its process of defamiliarization in the distinct low–fi aesthetic and musical style characteristic of LA Timpa. The musician chatted with us about the origins of his stage name and along with sharing an exclusive editorial.
Who are your musical influences?
Rap, film scores/soundtracks, pop music from any era, silence, documentaries, Todd Rundgren...I’m [going to] stop, it’s kind of gross listing off a bunch of names to be honest.
Can you tell us about the backstory of your stage name?
Timpa is a word I made up when I was much younger. I’d say it anytime I felt like it in conversations. Really awkward. When I started making music, my brother texted me like “hey you should add LA in front of it”. I was with it.
Who or what are you listening to right now?
Albums and songs with interesting and or well-written vocal melodies and intricate instrumentation.
Your music is very ethereal and sublime with visuals that complement this mood. How would you describe your latest album including the artwork along with it?
Raw & introverted.
Any future projects you can share with us?
An EP capturing me dealing with my health within my relationship in the last couple months of my adult life.
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