Where are you from?
I'm originally from Modesto, CA, shout out to the 209! I moved up to Seattle in 2014 and have been grinding up here ever since.
Describe your sound:
When I listen to my newest EP I hear boom bap mixed with some of today's hip hop elements. Trapish hi-hats at times, elements of EDM and even Pop occasionally. One of the things I like about working with FYNIX is he takes what he likes from several genres/sub-categories and makes them all work in 1 production. You can definitely hear that in this track.
Tell us about your latest track:
Taking Back Sunday was a fun track to watch take shape. It started as 4 lines I freestyled in the car and texted myself that I later used to start the first verse on a song called Longing Gazes. I asked FYNIX to check out the songs I had in progress for my new EP and he expressed interest in remixing Longing Gazes. The final result was Taking Back Sunday which is a completely different mood, tone and song from the original. It went from somber to slapping real fast. I ended up adding Longing Gazes as a bonus track on Castaways Vol. 2 so listeners could see the difference in the tracks and appreciate what FYNIX did with the production.
Who inspires you?
Other underground artists that have created a loyal following by being consistent and genuine. The Grouch, Saul Williams, Gift of Gab and Copywrite are a few that come to mind. The Producers I work with push me and inspire me to create also. FYNIX and Casey Macem send me beats that make me drop everything and write. It's a beautiful thing.
Where do you see your career in 5 years?
Still grinding and working with like minded artists. This is my outlet and my passion so until I'm incapable of doing it I will continue to create.
Where can we check out your sounds?
My music is available on the major digital platforms (iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify etc.) and links can be found on any of my social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Round Planet Entertainment is also doing a limited run of Castaways Vol. 2 Cassette Tapes on Bandcamp that should be out soon.
Tell us something about yourself that people need to know.
Listening to my favorite artists helped me through a lot of uncertainty and issues in my life. I'm trying to do the same 1 person at a time, 1 song at a time.
Produced by http://fynixmusic.com/
"FYNIX burst onto the scene a year ago. Initially, the California-based producer received recognition for his work with rapper Drizztopher Walken. Indeed, they will drop an EP this winter called 'Castaway Vol. II'. As you can guess, his early tracks were more inclined to Hip-Hop and RnB territory. But now, he explores the Pop side of EDM through his latest single 'Cold'." - ElectroWow