Tell us about your new single and upcoming album release ?
The single is called Automation, it’s a funky up beat jam with some ambient kinda elements to it. It really packs a punch and there is some pretty fun vocals on top of a phat bass-line. It’s from the album Ronin 3, the concluding chapter of an alt-hip hop cyberpunk record. The production is massive, and the vocals are really intense- think Mad Max, meets Terminator, meets Akira.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
I really dig the tune ‘Love Emoji’ from Ronin 3, there’s BladeRunner or stadium New Romantic Synth Pads, straight Weezer garage drums, this 80s bass arp and Daft Punk retro-future vocoder with that Kanye vulnerable singing feel. It’s a straight up driving love ballad, it’s cool to open up like that but still be funny, and badass at the same time. The harmonies were inspired by Chance the Rapper’s interview with Zane Lowe, where he talks about doing these polyphonic vocoder harmonies.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
I saw Elliot Wilson from Rap Radar across the straight on the lower east side of manhattan last year, i took a paparazzi snap and tagged Bdot and we had a little bit of back and forth on Instagram which is super surreal because i’m on that Rap Radar all the time. Bdot said he wants to come to Australia one day, it would be cool to show him around Sydney, ha ha.
What, or who, inspires you?
Right now i’m inspired by Vloggers, Casey Neistat, Qias Qrew TV, Shawn Lee. I’m inspired Adidas with Yeezys, NMDs, and EQTs. I’m inspired by American Apparel, AS Colour, and BAPE. I’m inspired by Lecrae, Chance the Rapper, Kanye, and Vince Staples. I’m inspired by Jaguar Ma, DMA’s, Deafheaven, Alison Wonderland, B Wise, and Baro. I’m inspired by success, Positive Mental Attitude, and avoiding and negative attitude. I’m inspired by friends, partner, and family. I’m inspired by my love for this craft and culture. I’m inspired by people responding to my music.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
I wish i wrote all the Beatles songs, all the Smashing Pumpkins songs, and all the Michael Jackson songs! But if i had to pick one, let’s go with ‘Yesterday’ by Lennon-McCartney. It’s just the sort of tune that melts space and time, rises and falls with such dynamism.
What’s next for you?
Management deal, label deal, world tour, no.1 singles, VICE show deal, Youtube records, start my own label, sign record breaking artists, love and respect for my art from the world at large, world peace, Star Wars cameo, Kanye collab. Bape collab. Adidas collab. Marvel universe cameo. Revolutionary double album. And that’s only in the next 3 years!
What’s your scene?
My scene is art. My scene is every scene. I love everything. I could possibly be the biggest lover of music ever. I love Hip Hop, Alternative, Electronic, Bass, House, Techno, Rock, Punk, Metal, Post Punk, Post Metal, Classical, Funk, Soul, Rnb, Grime, Garage, Experimental, you name it!