Interview With Nobodies King
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story and how did you start making music?
Music was always a core part of my life, from my days in middle & high school to now. I always felt such a deep connection to different kinds of music for any given activity. Whether it was something calm and vibey for the beach, something more intense for the gym, or even lo-fi for when I studied. During college I began getting invited and introduced into EDM style events and fell in love. After four years of going to events I knew I wanted to be on the back side of these events and work my way up to being on stage. After DJing house parties or small events I was finally invited on a real stage by a close friend of mine and someone I constantly look up to who goes by the name Goon who is a resident DJ at treehouse and a key player in many South Florida EDM events and festivals.
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
My first project ever is actually an EP called “Bass Lab” being released on November 11th and its been my baby and key focus for about 3 months now. It’s available on many platforms but I’m focusing the most attention on Soundcloud & Spotify. After that I will definitely be releasing a steady stream of singles hopefully and another EP around this time next year. “Bass Lab” has four songs and all are completely different. One is focused on high energy 7 more danceability, while another is more meditative and late night. My personal favorite is actually an anniversary present for my girlfriend which I think is the one I spent the most time on and of course its titled “íly”.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?
At the end of the day after any attention this brings me I just want to show people what I saw at my first event. That no matter what you have going on in your life good or bad, theres a community of link minded people who don’t care where you came from, your money, race, or religion. We’re all there for the same things. Good vibes and better music. A community of people willing to help or distract you from whatever may be weighing you down, a safe space to make friends or just enjoy your time alone. Being able to lead and be part of a great community of bass enthusiasts.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
One of the biggest things I think anyone who’s trying to go out in the world and show their artistic side is being afraid of our work not being good enough. Naturally I love what I’ve created and I can think its catchy, but what matters is how it affects others. Hoping it brings people a smile or makes them dance is what I hope for so getting over that fear is my biggest challenge.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?
It’s different every song. Some songs I just start with a basic drum line and try to add a little sauce to it, other songs I’ve been inspired make when I’m in the middle of another song. So I stop one project and start the next and come back to the original, a lot of times ill start one project, then be inspired for another, and then another and then when I come back to the original project I don’t even like it anymore so I scrap it and move on.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Definitely a major component in sharing music and getting it to everyone who’s looking for it. Giving everybody a chance to either find it or make it. With all the tutorials and mentor opportunities to produce or just basic use of music platforms it gives everyone equal footing on listening or creating.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist?
I’m huge on my Wakaan family and community so I have to go with Liquid Stranger as my number one, but I’ve actually been feeling more drawn to smaller or more underground artists like Diceman, Lyny, Bonkers, Dreamtakers and of course my homie Goon.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Before making music I was focused on many different jobs in the service industry and the stock market.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Firstly don’t follow me, I have no idea what I’m doing. BUT if you do wanna be something like a producer or a Dj my biggest advice is just focus on making something or playing something that makes you smile, the right people will listen and the right community will appreciate you. After that just work hard, it gets tough and you might doubt yourself but if you really want it keep pushing through those emotions and follow through with everything you start.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
If I could change one thing it would be how local talent is found and used. I don’t think it should only be about how many tickets you can sell, I think it should be on your talent. being able to sell tickets can sometimes just be about how many people you know as opposed to being a great DJ. Luckily for me I had a friend pull me into this world but others may not have that blessing.
How do you feel about originality?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Imitation is suicide” and I believe that. Being original is what sets you apart, even if your scared people won’t like it. You have to put your signature into your work because copying it from someone else is like copying someones answers from a test but they have a completely different test than you do. It’s worthless and beneath you. Be honest and pour your heart and soul into whatever you create
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?
All I want is some disrespectfully stanky bass, some gnarly tunes, and a dope crowd to vibe with. I”m a simple guy.
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