Who are you and where do you live?
I´m KIES Wild Cans crew from Alicante.
Meaning behind the name?
In slang it means cool and pimp in Spain.
How did you get interested in graffiti?
I started listening to hip hop in 1993 and then the tags on the walls started to catch my attention.
What’s your earliest graffiti related memory?
When I was a kid bombing the streets and putting my name everywhere.
Who were your main influences when you started?
I liked the graffiti that was painted in Alicante and Barcelona.
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How’s the scene in your city?
There are currently very few people that I painted with continuously.Alicante is a very small town with 65,000 inhabitants. There is lots of bombing but seriously there is about 7 or 8 people who paint.
Who in your opinion is the best crew in your city and why?
There are only two crews the RSK and my crew the Wild Cans.
We paint letters, characters. backgrounds and also do bombing.
Best cities you have painted in
All foreign cities I have painted I like Paris, Brest, Landerneau (France).Milan, Brussels, Bern and Thun (Switzerland).In Spain, Barcelona, Madrid and Elche.
Worst cities you have painted in?
Every city has its charm.
Best time painting?
I have fond memories of the time I painted with my bandmates PORN STARS.
One of my best times in the world of graffiti.
Worst time painting?
In 1996 when I had trouble with the law for painting trains.
Has graffiti ever brought you to places or situations you never thought you’d be in? If so what’s the craziest or most memorable night for you
I never thought I could spend a day in jail for painting graffiti.
The day after we painted the train the police was waiting at the station for us.
What pushes you to carry on?
My crew and my people.
Do you have any advice for younger writers?
Respect, evolution and persistence.
Any plans for the future?
I’m going to be a father for the second time and still have the same desire to paint more than when I started.
Steel or Walls?
Booze or Drugs?
My only drug is graffiti.
I love hip hop.
You can listen to my music HERE!
Long live graffiti, hip hop music and my crew WILD CANS.
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