Joey Capo – 6ixth Sense [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Melodic, Chill, R&B

Do you trust your 6th sense? Tell us a few things about your new song titled “6ixth Sense”

haha I definitely do trust it. 6ixth Sense is one of those records that was together like a conversation. It talks about seeing someone for who they truly are. Looking past what the world may see and taking the time to see the real in someone.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

favorite lines in the song would have to be the opening of the record where I say “Soul seeker yeah, not that avid reader yeah, still I never judge a book by its cover”

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

Favorite rapper: Big Sean
Lyricist: AfterTheParty
Producer: Boi-1da

Best Hip Hop album ever?

The best hip hop album to me would have to be Ready to Die By Notorious BIG

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

During quarantine I started diving into a bunch of 80s movies. The really brought a lot of good inspiration to the production I was making over that time. But one movie that really stuck out to me was The NeverEnding Story.

Future plans?

I have a lot on the way this 2021. Lots of new music, visuals with a lot of the records, and hopefully we can start doing live shows again. But if not I do have a virtual show in the works as well.

Thank you!

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Titus – Closure [interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Relatable, smooth, and Passionate

What is your creative process like?

My song writing always starts with the beat selection. The beat makes the song a lot of the time these days so if I can find a good one, I’m in luck. Then I freestyle on the beat a little to find the subject matter and the flow(s) I’m going to use. Next I go to the studio and make a hit lol.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“Wrote a thousand raps in the notebook my own pops don’t know about; Thinking if I tell him ‘bout the vision he gon’ kick me out”

Favourite album of the past decade?

I have to go with Blonde by Frank. I first listened to this album when I was still going through hard times in my younger years and some of the songs on there are deeply emotional for me not only because they bring me back but also because they remind me where I come from. Not to mention it’s a literal classic and a lot of people’s fave.

What would be your dream performance venue?

Somewhere iconic like Madison Square Garden or the Rolling Loud Stage. Somewhere legendary artists have performed before me.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I would definitely still be in college trying to find something to be interested in besides girls lol. I think I would make a decent psychiatrist because I’m a good listener and like hearing about people’s issues lol.

One last thing we should know about you?

I’m way more than a rapper or singer or musician. I think art knows no bounds and my goal is to create my own world where I can reach people at a global scale to experience different points of view and perspectives.

Thank you!

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D-Kel & Los Bandidos – 2020 Flow [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Original, London & Balanced

Tell us a few things about your new song “2020 Flow”. What is the main idea behind it?

DKEL: From my part, it was pretty much the frustration I had/have during lockdown, personally I’m struggling to be as creative and I guess you have a lot of time at the moment to over-think, and it’s that idea of questioning so much that you don’t have the chance too when your in the ‘rat-race’ also I just wanted to vent and take it back to the basic, straight bars.

You have been involved in the #SaveOurVenues campaign. How important are the small venues to the UK music scene?

DKEL: For band like ours, without small venues, we are pretty non existent. We really depend on grass roots venues to grow as a band, they are the foundation of band music in the U.K.

Can you share something funny that happened during one of your gigs? And what would be your dream performance venue?

DKEL: Ha, that’s an easy one, it was our first gig and I will let Ryan tell the rest…
Dream venue? I would of said KOKO but that’s no longer so I’d go with The Roundhouse

Ryan (Guitarist/Producer): It was our first gig and right as I hit the first note of my ‘big’ solo my guitar strap came flying off. Needless to say the guitar then swan-dived into the stage floor. I died inside, but everyone in the band laughed their ass off as I had to pick up my guitar and try to play on. (They still take the piss out of me for it 3 years later)

Is London the world’s music capital? If yes why and if no then which city is..

DKEL: For me it is London, there’s so much history of subcultures that brought amazing music, not to mention all the great artists to come from this city but even artists who made a name for themselves in this city.

Favorite hip hop album of the past year?

Knucks – London Class, a perfect example of current British lyricism

Any future plan?

Prayer hands together, fingers crossed, eyes closed, GIGS! Well that would be our ideal future plan, but we got some great singles we are preparing, we just hope we can release them in the way we want, with some great visual concepts and fingers crossed we can make up for last years lost gigs and festivals

Thank you!

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CHOZE – BADDERZ [Interview]

Describe your sound in three words?

Alternative, edgy, seminal

Your music has an experimental touch. Do you feel listeners are tired of generic trap beats?

Tired? That’s debatable. My belief in producing music has always been created with a timeless approach. Trap music has a scene that is still going. It might not necessarily be at the forefront but it’s audience still supports it’s sound and movement so I wouldn’t bet against its musical status just yet. It’s the same principle with grime, jungle, hip hop etc. Those genres and more are still consistent with their production and the main reason for their progress is the general public such as a particular scene’s core fanbase. Sticking with their artist through think and thin will help continue a legacy for any particular type of music and will motivate any sound to move forward.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

“It’s WE but if we flip our W’s, it will just be Me” it’s the reading between the lines (no pun lol) that really connects with me. Especially the difficult circumstances we all are facing right now, this lyric really affects me every time I read it back to myself.

Best UK Hip Hop album ever?

That is a very tough 1 I can’t lie. If we’re talking about UK HIPHOP then it’s a battle between “the sagas of klashnekoff” by klashnekoff or “original pirate material” by the streets. Both iconic albums that will always stand the test of time and they both played a major part of shaping me into the artist I am today. I couldn’t imagine an industry without these albums. They spoke their truths with so much passion, conviction and fearless approach which demonstrated to me that this format is a procedure to creating a classic. Never afraid to be who you, plain and simple

What would be your dream performance venue?

That’s a very difficult one because technically I haven’t been around the world yet to discover new venues that make me daydream of one day performing my art in front of a supporting audience. If we’re inquiring about the uk venues then it’s a battle between O2 arena and Brixton academy. O2 surround sound, stage lighting and space is phenomenal. I’ve watched many great bands that have utilise all the facilities in the venue e.g Gorillaz headline show was one of a kind, blew me away. Brixton Academy I have a soft spot for because it’s near my mothers home which means it’s the foundation. Performing in Brixton would resurrect my child hood dream of headlining in an area where I’ve invested and developed my artistry so much. Without Brixton or clapham, I wouldn’t be the artist your witnessing today.

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

I honestly have to express how good “tenet” is. Such an epic and trend setting movie but why would I be surprised? when this movie is directed by my favourite director in film, Christoper Nolan. His passion and artistry in making every film iconic and bravery to always leave people wanting more. Whether it’s the story line or the actors he hires to create his picture, he’s second to none.

Any future plans?

D.I.Y the LP is the project I’ll be focusing on but for the foreseeable future, definitely 2 more albums, merchandise store then focusing on working with new up and coming artist who remind me of pure artistry, period.

Thanks!

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Casscade x Raj Forever -Crazy Scenes

North West LDN rapper and creative Casscade returns with his new single ‘Crazy Scenes’, this time teaming up with the hotly tipped artist/producer Raj Forever. Out 23rd October, ‘Crazy Scenes’ was produced by the prolific American producer Saint Cardona (whose credits include; Young M.A, Octavian, Fivio Foreign and Mariah Angelica). With its accessible drill-flavoured beat, mixed with Casscade’s playful bars and melodic approach, there is something genuinely fresh about the track, as Raj Forever punctuates things with a memorable chorus hook, nailing down its radio friendly vibe and positive message.

Lyrically, Casscade takes the commonly used phrase ‘Crazy Scenes’ as inspiration to build the track around an aspirational message. Looking back at the harsh environments both artists grew up in, to where they are now Casscade explains: “The ‘I still hear the screams part’ in Raj’s hook just signifies that although we may not particularly be in bad situations anymore, they’ve left their scars. Nobody is perfect and I think it’s always good to remember where you came from.”

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