Simplicity Exclusive Interview @punchfunklove90 @parkstreetpr

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

Hey Guys I’m Paul AKA Simplicity – I hale from the east coast and live in the UK, I don’t want to be famous, I want to work.

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

All our latest Releases come out on iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify, Google Play etc. I have 9 albums out, 8 are public and one is by request. So in all I love to work. Make music every day. just search, iTunes or Amazon, simplicity addicted to rap or nerd association.

This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?

Because I Know someone out there is feeling the way I feel, whether it be nerdy political fun annoying jokey, whatever my albums come across as, I know someone is feeling the same.

Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the popular? What is your number one track?

It actually made it to number 138 in unsigned chart on iTunes, called a song, I am, it was my burn to mr dexy for kind of screwing me over and I wanted a war, haha

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?

Making the instrumental… that’s where my heart is. I make all my Instrumentals live as in Keys Rhodes Piano Bass drums and Guitar, because my dream is to have a live band behind me.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

I shut my brain off and let my pen and mouth do the work haha, no homo, I meant rapping, the mood is not important to me really. I like to record at peak emotionality and write in pure silence.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?
Played and sampled both, because they both usually come from live played anyways, sampling is just pure fun if you have an MPC… I DO HAHAHA

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?
Poisonous Poets producer also Immortal techs guy, Ice tea, Dr Dre, Steve Rizzo from stables sound studio in Rhode Island a lot really hhaha

The Hip-Hop scene is really spilt between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?

Yes it does, mainstream has literally rolled off the back of what the last guy has made, and underground is trying to be so different from one another, so really individuality and originality lie in the underground, but mad downloads and car bumps and what not clubs and ish, is all mainstream. haha
I don’t knock it but I don’t rate it.

A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?

Yes, it took us a while to gain the contracts we needed but it’s always said. Hard work pays off. Hopefully hahah

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Image seems everything these days, so let’s talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.

No concept, usually album title concept. So whatever I feel really.

Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?

Not everything. Only teasers and tasters. We have as a label about 110 songs out but only 7 on YouTube. Mostly performances go on YouTube, and also my beat tape mix.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

Yup. Just search Midnight Music.

Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?

Nope. Not till now,

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

EVeryine in Hip Hop, From Clash money Battles, Park Street PR and shouts to all the people i know, you know who you are I love all of ya!! Big shouts go to my mom and dad for being so supportive, and a massive love shouts go to my beautiful wife Angel. I love you babe!!

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!

https://www.midnightmusic.org
https://www.Boundbymusicent.com
https://www.rebelnaturestudios.com
https://www.facebook.com/simplicitymidnight
https://www.facebook.com/simplymidnightmusic



Questions by Alex Dunlow

Interview with Wake Self (USA) #Exclusive #Interview @WakeSelf @ParkStreetPR

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of http://www.TalkingAllThatRap.com.

I’m Wake Self. A piece of God/Creation that fell to the earth on beat. I rap well, i respect my craft, and i work to help preserve our Hip Hop Culture.

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

My latest release is the 1st single from my next project. The song is called “Different” and features some legendary MC’s from California’s Bay Area. As well as dope vocals by Miles Bonny, and an incredible beat by MaulSkull. Go to soundcloud.com/wakeself to listen and download for free.

This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?

Everybody raps but not everybody respects the art form and does their research or proper amount of time in the hyperbolic chamber. haha Every rapper or so called MC portrays an image, very few let their true self shine. I’m on a mission to inspire change and help facilitate the evolution of human consciousness through Hip Hop, with respect to Hip Hop, and in faith with the true essence of Hip Hop. If you can’t feel it, you’ll see and hear about it some how some where near you. Either way It’s all love.

Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the popular? What is your number one track?

I make a lot of music, i get different responses for different songs/videos. I made a song about the state i live in that did well, i made a song about riding your bike and being environmentally friendly that did well. I made a song about this homeless man that was shot in my city, that spread some info amongst the community i consider that successful. I got this song that the universe is helping me bring to light for my next album, maybe that will be a top 40 anthem for 12 year old boys and girls.

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?

The entire journey.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

I’m in the studio every day, i don’t really need a magic carpet or holy water to get the mood right. I just express my feelings same as when i was a kid. It’s fun and i need an outlet for my thoughts/emotions. I’m thankful for it.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

As long as it’s dope, and original doesn’t matter to me. I’m not a Hip Hop elitist or self proclaimed authority figure who judges everyone else. I just like dope beats.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

All the dopest ones. ha ha I have some surprises coming soon, kind of answers my own wish with reality. Wait for it.

The Hip-Hop scene is really spilt between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?

No. I observe people who are starting to just like what they like, regardless of what kind of Hip Hop it’s labeled as. People are starting to care again about supporting good music. It’s a good time to be alive and making music.

A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?

I’ve seen it work both ways. Personally i think it helped me more than not.

Image seems everything these days, so lets talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.

I know tons of great artists, i also paint and do graphic design. I’m blessed in that area. I’ve had a lot of different artists help in the past. Usually i come up with an idea and build on it with an artist. My friend Paul Lukes if the graphic art for the latest single.

Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?

No. People listen to youtube playlists while they drive or clean house or have sex etc. Put as much music as you can on their, people aren’t always watching the videos. However they are always listening.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

http://www.Youtube.com/wakeself

Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?

I’v done both DVD and TV, as well as been on soundtracks for some indie films.

Radio Freestyle

Studio Freestyle

On stage freestyle

Radio Interview

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

My Mom. My Nephews. My Dogs. MY DJ Young Native. Def-i, Per C Wells, PH8 and Smoke of Oldominion. And the kind wait staff at the Vietnamese restaurant up the street from my house.

Check Wake Self
http://www.WakeSelf.com
http://www.twitter.com/wakeself
http://www.instagram/wakeself
http://www.facebook.com/wakeself.fanpage
http://www.youtube.com/wakeself

Interview by Alex Dunlow

Exclusive interview with PACT PROLIFIC from Lost Alliance #Interview @Pact_Prolific @LostAlliance @ParkStreetPR

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As Pact Prolific gears up to drop a new album we managed to grab him for ten minutes to do this exclusive interview.

You rap and produce, the same as your partner Hot Rox and together you make up Lost Alliance. So when did you meet Rox and how did Lost Alliance come about?

I met Rox almost 10 years ago. We met at college, we we’re on the same music course together. We obviously both had a common interest in music and had similar tastes in Hip Hop. We were both rapping and producing before we met and after working on a few tracks together we starting working as a duo. We were still performing as Hot Rox and Pact Prolific then though. It wasn’t until we put out our first EP that we assumed the alias Lost Alliance.

You’ve done a few projects, a mixtape with UK Runnings and a self-produced album, but out of all of the Lost Alliance tracks which would you credit as the three most popular tracks you’ve released?

I would have to say “Spotlight” and “In My Mind” from our “Second Coming” project. “Spotlight” is one of those tracks that just goes down well each time we perform. “In my mind” is a reflective track and our boy Sipher killed the hook which I think may have attracted those casual fans of hip hop who prefer to hear something more than just bars.
I would also have to say “Stalemate” off of “Life Cycle”. It was the first track we dropped off that project and it’s another track that is always well received when we perform at shows.

Okay let’s talk about the response to Lost Alliance. What has the general response been like to you music?

In general the response has been good. Fans of that classic Hip Hop sound have always been very positive about our music. The reception we get at gigs is always a good one and people have said that our projects like Life Cycle have been very listenable. What we’ve noticed is that fans and other MCs alike have always been very complimentary about the beats that we select, which is always a good feeling.

So let’s talk about the new album, why did you decide to do a solo album?

It’s something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I started rapping and producing. But after meeting Rox naturally the Lost Alliance stuff took precedence. I think the timing to do a solo just seemed right. 2013 and 2014 were difficult years for me at times and I had a lot of things going on in my personal life, so in turn I had a lot to write about. My solo album was something I could focus on and use as a vehicle to vent certain frustrations and document personal triumphs.

Was the process in writing a solo album very different to writing group tracks?

Yes definitely. The biggest difference is that you don’t have any restrictions on what you want to write about. In a group you have to be conscious of whether the other person is inspired by the concept or the beat in order to write something suitable. You have a lot more creative control when doing a solo album. On the flip side though, you’re responsible for the majority of the writing which increases your workload. At times it can be difficult to write multiple verses for the same track when you’re used to another person picking up the second or third verse for example.

Tell me about the guests and the production, who is involved and what do you think they brought to the table?

As with all our previous projects, production has been handled completely in-house. We’re not against working with other producers or anything, it’s just that when there’s two of you producing so often, there’s always something inspirational at your fingertips. Plus I’ve found that handling production duties yourselves really does help to create a cohesive sound from start to finish.

As far as other artists are concerned, the album features Alex-iS, Sipher and my brother Tom Watson. Hot Rox has also got two verses on there, but that goes without saying. I don’t think I could put material out, solo or not, that didn’t feature Rox. Tom and Sipher are singers that both provided hooks for tracks on the project. They’re completely different singers but both artists provided something that I’m not able to do, and to me that’s one of the main reasons why someone should feature on a project. The same goes for Alex-iS. I find Alex to be such an animated and refreshing artist, and he really bought his own style to the tape.

What would you say are the stand out tracks and do you plan to do any music videos?

To me the stand out tracks are “A Closer Look” and “Go Back”. The former captures exactly how I was feeling for the most part of the writing process, and “Go Back” is me reminiscing of when I first got in to music and how I feel about things now.

I plan to do videos for a lot of tracks on the album. The visuals for the lead track are completed and will be dropping any day now. As far as the rest are concerned, I’m in talks with my video guy planning various other videos and what we can achieve visually.

What would you say are the main messages you tried to share in creating this long player?

Like I said previously, the album is a summary of things I experienced in the last couple of years. It also touches on my childhood and what I was like growing up and discovering music. I’m generally a very inward person, I try not to give too much away. Throughout my life family and friends have referred to me as a closed book, so this album is my way of opening up and giving people an insight into who Pact Prolific is, hence the title A Closer Look.

What about live shows, who have you shared stages with, and do you have any forthcoming shows planned?

To date with shared stages with the likes of Rodney P, Blak Twang, Mystro, Moorish Delta 7, Genesis Elijah and Novar. All of which were enjoyable but also a good learning experience for us. We’re both real big fans of performing live as it’s a way of seeing firsthand how people react to the music you’ve worked so hard creating. It’s very rewarding to see fans enjoying your music for what it is. Upcoming shows include a date in June performing alongside Rox as Lost Alliance and hopefully a gig in August performing the new material off my solo album.

So what’s next for you and Lost Alliance, any other projects in the pipeline?

We have another Lost Alliance project that we’re currently working on, which will hopefully be dropping later this year, and Rox is in the process of gathering material for his solo release. At some point we’d also like to work with Charlie Bwoi H, as there’s been talks of a follow up to the well received “Business Amongst Men” which we released a couple years ago. But most importantly we’d just like to continue putting out music that we’re happy with, and that we’d enjoy if we were fans of Lost Alliance.

Pact Prolific (Lost Alliance) – A Closer Look Promotional Freestyle #2

Pact Prolific (Lost Alliance) – A Closer Look Promotional Freestyle Video

Questions by Alex Dunlow

Peaky from West London INTERVIEW @TheRealPeaky @ParkStreetPR

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

Sup, my name’s Peaky. I’m a rapper and producer from West London and co-founder of the FRWRDthnkrs collective.

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

My latest release is the concept album, Crazy Pupil Syndrome, which I decided to give away for free. It’ a coming of age story, outlining some of the mental and spiritual growth I’ve experienced over the past year, in the build up towards my tour of California.The title of it comes from always having felt like the odd one out at school, but realising after finishing with education that it was all down to preconceptions and social barriers I placed in my own head. You can download it on my soundcloud page (https://soundcloud.com/peaky/sets/peaky-crazy-pupil-syndrome-1) or my bandcamp (https://peaky.bandcamp.com/album/crazy-pupil-syndrome). I’ve you hit me up after a show I’ll have physical copies on me, too.

This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?

My music is a showcase for the fact that I’m weird, but also that I’m just like anybody else. I’m also one of those lyricists that takes the time to tell a story, but also hide little wordplay gems in some of the lines. The production I rap over and produce is also generally aimed to be forward thinking and experimental; smooth and headbanging at the same time.

Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the most popular? What is your number one track?

Hmmm. There’s a few that have caught a buzz, but I’d have to say probably ‘FRWRDthnkrs’. The video for that shit was popping.

In the whole process involved in making music which do you think is the most exciting?

When I get that first 8 bar loop of a sample that I’ve chopped, glitched, crushed and melted, and I can see that the beat is about to be something totally new, and I can just start adding layers of different instruments and synths, and watch the loop build into a piece. Plus, listening back to a finished track once I master it.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

Different moods for different tracks. I make a lot of my best music at home setups, because I feel most comfortable and free, and I can experiment with all kinds of deliveries without feeling self conscious. I have to say I like low lighting aswell. Moody candles and all that. Puts me in my favourite space.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

My production is half way between the two. I like it when samples are used, but flipped to the extent that they aren’t even recognisable from their original forms.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

My favourite producer to work with is HAWF, the other co-founder of the FRWRDthnkrs, a friend of mine who is probably one of the most open minded musicians I’ve ever met. I also like working with Spok Beats, from Monrovia in California. His beats have the sickest vibe to them.

The Hip-Hop scene is really spilt between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?

It really depends on what kind of music you make. I feel like if you are just honest, through and through, your people will gravitate towards you and you’ll have your fan base.

A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?

Probably. But fuck iTunes.

Image seems everything these days, so lets talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.

My artwork was done by Flo Robinson. She’s a close friend of mine; a very open minded artist. I gave her some tracks off my album while I was still creating it, and told her the concept behind Crazy Pupil Syndrome, and she liked it, so she made the artwork piece. I want to give her more shine, but she likes to remain behind the scenes, which I totally respect.

Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?

No. It’s a different experience. There are times for streaming audio while doing something else, and there are times for sitting down and watching a music video.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

Yup. Got a brand new video dropping on my birthday (29th of October) to the track LAtely, off my album. Right now my biggest videos are Belly of the Sphinx and FRWRDthnkrs, and my new video will drop on my youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/peakyTV

Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?

I did a couple music videos with Global Faction, check out ‘Belly of the Sphinx’ on their channel (above). Otherwise I did an interview with B Side Show over in LA, and another with Underground Hip Hop blog over there, but that shit got deleted due to some discrepancies with their staff (laughs).

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

S/O to my FRWRDthnkrs fam as always, my FreshState brothers over in Cali, and a thank you to CM for the advice and support they’ve given me when it comes to my music career.

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!

Music videos: http://youtube.com/peakytv
New music: https://soundcloud.com/peaky
Twitter: @therealPeaky
Instagram: @therealPeaky
Facebook.com/therealPeaky

Questions by Alex Dunlow

D-Red speaks with Alex Dunlow #Interview @DeedashRED

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.
Bless, I’m D-red

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.
S.F.M.S. is my upcoming release, it will be available for free download on https://ddashred.bandcamp.com from the 4th of November.

This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?
I make music that’s real to me, so it’s gonna appeal to people who think in a similar manner to me or about similar things. You might be one of those people.

Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the popular? What is your number one track?
So far ‘Just Some Weed Bars’ has been my most popular track. It’s the first track I recorded, it reached 1k views on SoundCloud in it’s first month (I had about 20 followers at the time) and the video I released for it recently reached 1k views on YouTube in it’s first week. Both the video and SoundCloud track are currently on 2.3K plays.

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?
I really like the moment when I’ve just finished writing it, I’m by myself and go through it 3 or 4 times, and I think “yeah, that’s it”. I also enjoy hearing the feedback from my close friends.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?
Gotta have a couple zoots before I write or get on the mic, darkness is preferable to light, incense is the dopeness.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?
I’d say I’d lean towards samples. But there are some insane original beats about I just haven’t had a chance to hop on any.. yet.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?
Since I started recording I’ve been working mainly with Matka, a dope producer from the west of France. He’s actually my cousin’s boyfriend. The beats on the mixtape were made by Jmaxfield, a dope UK producer who’s in a crew called Aristocrats. I’ve got some work coming with a really good London producer, but I don’t wanna say too much just yet. I’d like to work with any of the producers on the Japanese label Hydeout Productions, Statik Selektah & Alchemist. I don’t wanna name any UK producers I wanna work with, as I will work with them and don’t wanna give too much away.

The Hip-Hop scene is really split between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?
It’s never been easy to get noticed. As well as the splits that exist there are things that unify the underground & mainstream, festivals & certain nights being one example. I don’t focus on the problems, just try and think of solutions.

A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?
If you’re intelligent with your marketing it will help your sales, I can’t speak for overall sales.

Image seems everything these days, so lets talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.
I’ve come up with the concepts for all of my artwork so far except the cover for the single ‘Society’s Problems’. The cover for my upcoming EP is a photo I took myself, a friend did the editing that I suggest. I have a good imagination and tend to visualise things in detail, and I’ve been able to meet and work with people talented enough to help me bring these visions to life. I like this about creative people.

Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?
No I don’t think so. It just gives people more variety to choose from, that can only be a good thing if the quality is maintained.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?
Yeah I have my own channel called Higher Frequency on which I’ve got my music video for Just Some Weed Bars, a couple of tracks with the artwork, and Episode 1 (and the only episode) of the UK 16 Bar Challenge wave I started a few weeks back

Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?
Yeah Fire TV dropped my a cappella ‘prestyle’ a week ago, I’ve got something similar coming out on an American channel soon too.

Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?
Shouts to The EMC HIGH GANG & all the Bristol heads, big up Matka & Tricksta.

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!

SoundCloud Account; https://soundcloud.com/ddashred

YouTube Channel; https://www.youtube.com/user/HigherFrequencyprod

Bandcamp; http://ddashred.bandcamp.com/

Twitter account ; https://twitter.com/DeedashRED

FaceBook page; https://https//www.facebook.com/DdashRED

FireTV Freestyle;

My Music Video;

Questions by Alex Dunlow

Sketchamus Exclusive #Interview @Sketchamus @ParkStreetPR

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Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.

I’m Sketchamus, a rapper from Winchester. I’m also part of a rap duo called 2LostSouls.

So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.

My latest release is called Scrumpy Rap, it’s mainly Hip Hop / Rap but I’ve also worked with a few other genres on there. The tracklist features several new tracks and a couple of re-mastered older tracks, it also feautures a 30 minute mix covering D&B, Garage, Grime, etc, so hopefully there’s something in there for everyone. The best place to get it is from my bandcamp as you can stream / download the full mixtape or single tracks there; https://sketchamus.bandcamp.com/releases .

This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?

Good question, and yeah quite a tough one, I think people should check out my music as I feel there’s quite a variance in my tracks and I think specifically the deeper tracks like the two ‘Subconscious’ on my latest release have content that a lot of people could relate to.

Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the popular? What is your number one track?

One of the tracks that seemed to be quite popular was ‘Phantom’, I recieved a fair bit of positive feedback about my flow and the lyrical content of that track. It was really heart warming to see peope appreciate my music like that. I think I’d have to say that my favourite track is ‘Wake Up!’, it has a really funky beat and I proper enjoyed writing to it and flowing off it.

In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?

It’s tough to narrow it down to one thing, the actual writing process is my favourite bit, for example, if you’re writing to a beat and really struggling to get into it, then you leave it half hour or so, come back to it and suddenly find inspiration and start writing paragraphs of bars. Get a great sense of achievement when I finish writing a track that has taken ages to define.

When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?

Yeah I do get quite hyped in the studio, especially if I’m in there for a whole day or working with other recording artists on a collab track etc. I’m always on a proper positive vide on a recording day as I love the anticipation of waiting to hear how a finished track turns out.

How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?

I don’t like to stay within a particular style and have a very diverse taste in music. On my latest release I’ve worked with many styles from really ambient instrumentals all the way to really punchy Gltich Hop style beats and can honestly say I enjoy working with all these styles equally.

What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?

I’ve written several tracks using beats produced by ‘The Passion Hi-Fi as I really love their sound. Nuttkase is another artist I am very fond of and am writing to a few of his beats at the moment. The loads of producers I’d like to work with, one of the main ones probably being Kno of CunninLynguists, I love the mood / atmosphere his beats create.

The Hip-Hop scene is really spilt between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?

Yeah it does make it harder, but I also think it helps you to create a loyal fan base. There will always be a few that just follow whats trendy like a herd of sheep, but most listeners these days just listen to what they like, so it good to know that most of your listeners follow your music for the right reasons.

A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?

To be honest I’ve not even bothered looking into iTunes etc at the moment, I’m still at a stage where I enjoy making music for the love of music and all of my work so far has been a free download, regardless of how much I’ve spent to complete it.

Image seems everything these days, so lets talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.

I do all my artwork myself, I enjoy drawing / painting just as much as I do creating music, one of the reasons behind my artist name is because Im always sketching. I’m a huge cider lover especially Henry Weston’s, which is where the main idea evolved from.

Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?

To me I think anywhere that you can get your music out there through is a positive thing. I do think that a proper music video can add a bit more depth to a track and keeps your attention, but I think it’s still good to post tracks with just artwork, as like you said, a lot of people go onto youtube just to listen to music too these days.

Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?

I got a few things on there, I’m not particularly active on there at the moment if I’m honest. But I got a few tracks I’m working on at the moment that I may possibly end up recording a proper video for.

Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?

Got a couple of bits on my youtube, I’ve only recently got a decent enough camera to record with, here’s a prestyle I recorded to test out a new verse I’d written which I ended up using on Scrumpy Rap and a 16 bar challenge I recorded quite recently;


Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?

Firstly wanna big up my partner in rhyme Dubside, also Matt from Untapped Talent Studios and Tricksta for the support. Also shouts to anyone I’ve ever collabed with and to anyone who’s checked out my music. Big ups!

Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!

Thanks for the interview

Here’s a list of my relevant websites;

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mc-sketchamus
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sketchamus
BandCamp: https://sketchamus.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/sketchamus1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dan.s.walker.5
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/Sketchamus
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/sketchamus

Check these videos:

Sketchamus – Intellect’s Dialect

Sketchamus – House Of Mystery Verse (Living Room Session)

Sketchamus – 16 Bar Challenge 2014

Questions by Alex Dunlow