Kiko Bun chats to Kennedy Taylor about his and Record of the week ‘Can’t Hold Back’ and ultimate aim in the industry. He also talks about how he spends his free time and how he started his career.
Kiko Bun is the moniker of up-and-coming London reggae artist Federico Marin – a combination of his shortened first name alongside his favourite method of winding down.
‘Where I’m From’, Kiko’s most recognisable song, initially jumps out as a straight-up reggae tune; yet it incorporates numerous influences from his hometown.
Kiko has stored London’s splattering of styles in his musical DNA ever since he was young. Growing up in North London, his first musical awakening was classical, before turning to salsa, hip hop and then reggae.
A reggae renaissance man, Kiko’s love of other genres feeds back into his sun-soaked sound.