Wednesday, April 24, 2019


---How long have you been creating music?

A: I've have been making songs & beats since I'm 12 years old. I have some really bad stuff I made at 11 when I was learning FL Studio 3 but 12 is when I started leasing beats on Soundclick & MySpace & things were sounding good enough to rap on.

F: For about 10 years, started off making trap and hip hop beats for my friends and the last 2 years been producing house :)

-What do you use to make your tracks?

A: Have been with FL Studio since the beginning.

F: I work on FL studio.

-How and when did you first discover Dirtybird?

A: In 2013 , I moved to Phoenix to try and make producing Hip Hop full time happen and I had a day job in an office to pay the bills. That year I discovered what it felt like to hear House music in a club because the city had cool nights like that . At that office, I had a couple older Chicago & Detroit OG friends that schooled me on the labels I needed to listen to.

F: I believe it was Hard Summer 2015 at a after party when Shiba San was playing.

-Which Dirtybird artist would you want to collaborate with the most?

A: One time I played another artist a pretty weird 2-step song I had made and his first reaction was "Sounds like something Justin Martin would play in a set" and I thought it was interesting. I'd say that could lead to something dope.

F: i would say Will Clarke & Kill Frenzy both have really intriguing style beats. Very inspirational when i hear something new from both of them.

-If your entire life was a movie, what title would best describe you?

A: I spent way too much time on this question as I'm a cinephile and wanted to drop some cult reference flex but I'm going to keep it personal and musical . Fade To Black. It's a Jay Z documentary , it shows the intimate recording sessions he had while making The Black Album. For that album he worked with all my original music production heroes : The Neptunes, Kanye West, Timbaland, Just Blaze, Rick Rubin , 9th Wonder & more . This movie means a lot to me because it's all my biggest influences in one place which is in some ways a lot like what I try to do with my own music.

F: 12 Monkeys.

-What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

A: Vans Warped Tour when I was 7. My childhood was all punk & skate so when the tour came in my town I begged my dad to take me . I wanted to dye my hair and we instead agreed on a wallet chain. I ended up being the youngest kid at the festival sporting merch from the artists so security let us backstage. I met tons of my heroes & spent a long while kicking it with Rancid who were my favorite band . Everyone was the chillest to me & it was as an awesome day.

F: Hard Summer DOTD 2015.

-If you could time travel, where and when would you go?

A: I'm enjoying the present but I would totally still use that dope power to try and remember my life's biggest unsolved mystery then go and witness it & finally know exactly what happened.

F: The 80’s to anywhere Freestyle beats are playing.

-What species of bird best describes you and why?

A: Geococcyx specifically Roadrunner from Looney Tunes because the only thing I do as much as making music is run.

F: Shoebill, because we are the same Height.

-What does Dirtybird mean to you?

A: 3 years ahead of mainstream.

F: Starting of something new for me from a label that has made a huge impact in the bay area for 10+ years. Definitely a huge accomplishment for me .

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