Artist Interviews


Here you will find some of the hidden gems in the underground industry. It is not just music artists, but graphic designers, other journalists, painters, producers and so many others. I feel that the world needs to see some of the amazing talent in the world.

Artist Interviews

Enfluence: Under the Influence


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This week Melly Starzhas the chance to be the first to interview and talk to Enfluence about his new mixtape title Under the Influence. This is debut as an artist under Full Pound Records. He is mainly featuring artist from his label but also has a couple of surprise features in store. He has been working on the project for about five months now and will not release it until it is perfect. A lot of the inspiration for the music on the mixtape stems from life stories, not always his personal stories. His goal with his music to make something that people can relate to. The mixtape will feature several songs based on relationships as well as club bangers. Piggy backing off of the title of the mixtape Enfleunce says, “I really took the title of the mixtape to really influence you in what ever the listener is feeling at the time of listening to the songs.”
 He was recently featured on one of his label mates’ mixtapes. They did a song together titled “No Strings” which Geminidecided to feature on his mixtape. The song is a relationship song and it is a situation that many people are all too familiar with.
Enfluence grew up surrounded by music but did not take it seriously until about a year and a half ago because of Young Focus. They had been childhood friends and Focus has had a major influence in Enfluence’s career. He was the one who really pushed Enfluence to start making music and using his overwhelming talents. His father was also a musician along with many of his friends. Throughout his life he has been a writer so the transition into music was an easy one
Even though his mixtape has an RnB and Hip Hop vibe, he is very interested in trying different genres of music. He is a fan of music in general so he has a wide array of musical inspiration. Some artist he is inspired by Baby Face, Usher, Chris Brown, and The Weeknd. When it comes to Hip Hop artist such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Jay-z inspires him.
When it comes to his stage name, Enfluence, he came up with it because his entire life music has always influenced him in some way. He feels that when he makes music he wants it to influence people the same way he has been influenced throughout his life. This is the same concept he has for his debut mixtape.
In the future, Enfluence just wants to be making music, building a bigger fan base and really getting his name out there. He knows that the music will only open doors to bigger and better things.  He would love to work with The Weeknd, Drake, Jay-z and Nas. When it comes to artists who aren’t legends, he would love to work with J. Peguero and Uncut Diamonds (who he is getting ready to work with). Regardless of what the future has in store for Enfluence he knows he will be successful because he is a businessman and will always come out on top.
Enfluence leaves us with a very powerful quote:
“If you’re not shooting for the stars, you don’t want it bad enough.”
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Producer: Troy Cameron


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I present to you a short interview with Troy Cameron. He is a producer who got his start because of his friends. He always had friends who did music and one day he saw a friend making a beat using Reason 5. Ever since that day he began self-teaching of the program and started to make his own beats. The genres he focuses on are reggae, hip-hop and electronic beats but he is experimenting with many others. He draws inspiration from his surroundings and lifestyle. He is currently working on his soon to be released album titled: Supernatural.

In the future he would like to have his own record label. He would like to some day work with Gilbiy, Rockwell, Toro y Moi and Tennile.

Twitter: troy_pw

Bandcamp: raymondcameron.bandcamp.com

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Deejay X Seven


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This week Melly Starzinterviews a well-known deejay, Deejay X Seven. He started his career as a deejay when he was shown a program called Virtual dj. He wasn’t taking it seriously but still did private events and was the official deejay for a local rapper. What really inspired Deejay X Seven to take things seriously was his son. While in the womb his son was very responsive to the music that X Seven would play. Now he is a constant reminder for X Seven to keep moving forward and working hard. Which he definitely has. He has worked at a wide array of clubs such as Mekka, Kaffé Krystal, Café Bodegita, Nocturnal, KCafe, and even Skyline among many others.

He is an open format deejay but his preferred genres are Dirty Dutch and Merengue. He is also one of the few deejays who still use vinyls. He looks up to deejays such as DJ LSL, Epps and Run DMC.

With such a unique name, many would wonder where he got it. The “X” is actually a roman numeral and the seven is his birthday. The reason behind his name being “deejay 17” would be because of his real name and the relation it has to December 17th in catholic religion.

He currently is working on edits and just released a mix. He is also conjuring up a new old school mix that we hope to hear very soon. Deejay X Seven likes to use parables and words to express himself through his music. He is also associated with SBS, which works with Mega 94.9 and EL Solo 95. He is studying broadcasting and hopes to work for Clear Channel someday, if not he may go up north and try to look for opportunities up there.
He leaves us with his motto: ”no fears, no regrets and most of all no limits.”

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Digi: An Innovative Emcee


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This week I got the chance to interview an innovative emcee called Digi from Full Pound Records and Uptown. Music has always been a part of his life. His father had a studio called the “Dub Lab.” So Digi would always go to the studio right after school. This is where he had the opportunity to meet several different artists. He felt as though he connected to the beat before he connected to the words and this is how he got into producing.  He always had a knack for music and could learn lyrics within a day. He also has the unique ability to write and keep his lyrics in his head.
When it comes to stage names Digi is a man of many hats. He has Digi, Mr Fire-fly Himself, and Icecoldpros. Like many other artist he draws inspiration from life and his family. He has a very big reggae influence due to his Jamaican background. Some artist that he draws inspiration from include: Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Lords of the Underground, KRS ONE, and The Fugees among many others.
He has plenty of work under his belt with 21 GSC which he released several tapes with that each included 21 tracks. He also has some solo work like “Coldest Wynter Ever”, “Dr Jeckyll  Mr. Hyde.” He is currently working on “Cut from a Different Cloth” which features his big track “Green Light” on it. He is also going to be working on a mixtape with DJ Needles, which should be released later on this year.
In the future he would like to work with anyone who’s talented and passionate about their gift. Some specific artist he would like to work with would be Sly and Robbie, Timbaland, Wu-Tang Clan, Kirko Bangz, and J.Peguero. when it comes to his career path, he would love to be doing what he loves 24/7.
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