Hi $ir Mike, welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine!
It’s so great to have you here. Thanks for sharing your story with us. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you $ir Mike?
Once I decided this music is what I am going to do and I started to take the steps of becoming an artist seriously, it seemed like every obstacle that could pop up, did pop up.
Especially once I started learning the business side of music it kind of discouraged the creativity and the fun part of the process… but we grow through those times and the music grows with it.
It sounds you had a tough time recently. Do you want to tell our readers something about it?
I recently just got out of jail over some petty bullshit … I was blessed to be able to finish a few projects before getting caught up.
I was on the run for 7 years so it was a fragile situation trying to market, advertise, and promote an artist wanted in the 3 main states he is in demand.
We had to tip toe too and from shows and deal with that while trying to grow as a label.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
Recently recorded this album that I put a lot of sweat and tears into and was able to film 4 music videos for the project.
The exciting part about the videos, is we were able to pipe out recording 4 videos in one day.
We worked our ass off from 10am until sunset.
Huge shout out to everybody that helped work on the project.
Judas in the Ego just dropped on my last court date, Law & Order dropping next.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I just got out of jail a week ago so I feel like the world is mine to do whatever.
I can finally fly again so I may go out west on some personal vacay but musically I got a few big feature tracks with a few of artists I listened to when I was younger.
I’m excited to release the tracks.
May drop my collection of features as an album made of all features and call it “No Features”, who knows?
Where do you get inspiration and how do you create your music?
I often find my inspiration to make music off what I am going through during that time.
Sometimes when in the studio with an artist or producer I chop it up with them and we go back n forth until a topic is chosen and after the hooks found I just try to focus on creative flow patterns.
Who are your favourite artists in your local scene and how did they influence the $ir Mike style & sound?
I really enjoy watching upcoming artist but I listen to LoFi hip hop beats like crazy… love elevator music lol it started because I’d try not to listen to any artist too much because I wanted to avoid having others influence my style and sound.
What’s the best live music show you’ve seen recently?
We go to this 333 Fest every year and there is this band that kills it.
I always love watching the Fat Catz throw down.
What is your best and your worst memory on the road?
The best time on the road are those shows you rock and somebody in the audience wants to take you out for food and drinks and everybody is just chilling afterwards.
On the opposite side of the table, those festivals you go to that are rained out, cold and everybody is muddy and miserable are always the frustrating dates.
But we have just as much fun at those as we do anywhere else.
What do you think about Livetrigger?
I think LiveTrigger is really dope.
Artists need all the help we can get when reaching fans because we don’t know what we’re doing most the time regarding much more than song writing or whatever we specialize in.