Sky Blu: Life beyond LMFAO
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Before performing at The Podium Lounge’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix after-party, Sky Blu sets the record straight about his identity and the split of wild duo LMFAO
For a self-professed lifelong “class clown”, Skyler Gordy — who goes by his stage name Sky Blu — takes his outlandishness very seriously.
Sky Blu is the rapping half of popular duo LMFAO, known for catchy electronic dance hits such as “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It”. These hits are known for being accompanied by bizarre music videos and flamboyant dance moves.
But Sky Blu wants to break out from that old mould. LMFAO has been on hiatus since 2012 and, since then, Sky Blu has been relatively quiet — until now. He will soon be cranking it up in a high-octane performance at The Podium Lounge’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix after-party, on Sep 20.
Weekender finds out more about him post-LMFAO, and what fans can expect from a Sky Blu set.
What have you been busy with since LMFAO’s hiatus?
I have been working on an outstanding mix tape with one of my closest friends; he goes by the name of Sensato. I have also been working on my second album, which will be coming out shortly.
LMFAO was known to be over the top. Will you continue that tradition on your own?
There are definitely similarities you can find in who I am as a person and who I am in the group. With that said, I definitely have a different energy than LMFAO. I am maybe more aggressive.
How will you exhibit your own style at The Podium Lounge?
I feed off people’s energy. My job is to make sure that everybody has a good time.
So I have to see how the crowd is feeling and I will do something to make them hit the ceiling.
Were you always so zany growing up?
I was always the class clown, and very outspoken with my jokes and comments. I knew at a young age that [entertaining people] is what I enjoyed doing. So it is only right that I do what I do today.
How has life been since LMFAO has been on a break?
I’ve focused very intensely on finding who I am as an artist. When the world knows you for doing something, and what is inside of you is a bit different, it seems overwhelming at first to find a way to express yourself.
But over time, I have been able to really harness the energy I have inside and I have become a very dynamic performer and artist.
What was the best thing about being in a duo with other LMFAO half Redfoo?
You’ve stated that LMFAO may do an amazing and crazy album. Could you give fans a little teaser?
This next project is about me and not about LMFAO, so that is all I am explaining until the LMFAO project is fully into swing.
But, rest assured, we have great things planned out.
What upcoming projects of yours can fans look forward to?
Make sure to watch out for the United Nations Mixtape featuring 8KY 6LU (Sky Blu) and Sensato with some special guests.
Also, my album will be coming out in a few months.
By Pamela Chow
Catch Sky Blu headlining The Podium Lounge Grand Prix after-party on Race Night, Sep 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. More information and tickets at podiumlounge.com/sg.