AJ Tracey Talks Creative Goals, the U.K. Music Scene & More

We link up with the young star in our latest ‘Conversations With’ piece.

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Over the summer, UK star-in-the-making AJ Tracey took part in a pretty eventful, successful run, scoring high-profile headlining gigs, releasing notable remixes of past hits and supporting his recent full-length project with visuals for its early highlights. Catching up with the fast-rising artist as he enters the next major stage of his career, we linked up with AJ Tracey for a brief exchange, giving viewers an exclusive look at a few of his opinions on today’s musical forces.

“My goal isn’t specifically to be known in America I just want people globally to hear my music. I feel like as I just keep on doing it and making what I’m making branching out — it’s gonna happen eventually,” AJ Tracey tells us, opening up about his current — and short — set of goals and sharing some insight into the cultural movements that are shaping the sounds heard on his side of the globe. “Music’s in a great place right now in the U.K … whatever you wanna make, people have an ear for … there’s not one sound you have to make.”

You can check out our latest Conversations With interview with AJ Tracey above, and revisit his recently-released debut studio album, the self-titled AJ Tracey, below.

Earlier this month, Drake also chose to spotlight AJ Tracey’s unique talents by including one of his records in a well-curated, 17-track Top Boy soundtrack. Besides Tracey’s work, the aforementioned album also contains songs from Popcaan, Baka, Giggs, Little Simz, Dave, Fredo, Headie One, Ghetts and more.

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