Location: Born in Colorado, raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Bedstuy)
How did you get into producing?
“I started making beats during high school, mostly out of boredom. I had a couple of rapper friends in class, and eventually we became a group. Though we never made any tracks, I grew more serious about production. Meanwhile, another classmate and friend, Dre-1Beats, was starting to make some waves in the Brooklyn hip-hop scene as a producer, and encouraged me to keep going.”
What inspires you?
“For me, inspiration comes from all over the place… movies, art, technology, the internet, culture, etc. Whenever I hear an artist reach a new territory in sound design, I try to make that my “standard.”
Who in the music industry inspires you?
“In terms of influences, I’m mostly inspired by artists like Madvillain, Kanye, Sydney in Theory, Arca, Crystal Castles, and Burial.”
What do you enjoy most about producing?
“I like seeing how far I can go, sonically. When I’m making a song and it sounds like trash at first, I really like the feeling when the track starts to come alive.”
What would you say people get out of your instrumentals?
“Emotion. Emotion is something I like to explore through my music, and evoke in my listeners. When I start to “feel” and “see” the song, that’s when I feel like I’ve made something great.”
“I have been making visual art much longer than I’ve been making music, and all of my graphics so far have been done by myself.”