“I’m from a town called Bedford and the music scene here’s crazy! We have some really talented artists, bands, etc. … It’s only a matter of time before Bedford is on the U.K. music map.”
Check out the interview with 6th Floor exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
6th Floor: It all started when I was 15. I was very keen on music and really wanted to know how it all worked. I booked a studio session and it all went well. I started to learn how to produce then the studio closed. Luckily my sister was singing at the time and knew of another studio. That’s where I met Karl (Crossflow). We hit it off straight away. We have been making tracks together now for over 10 years.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Keep pushing yourself to succeed. Things may not go right all the time, but you just have to stay strong and keep doing what you love. We have had a few ups and downs, but we just kept our heads up and got through it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenges are keeping the music consistent, keeping up with how the industry’s changing all the time, and keeping my artists motivated to keep recording music. It’s challenging sometimes, but I know I’ll never give up. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and hopefully I can keep doing it.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Sometimes the best way is word of mouth. If one person says they like it then they show there friend, then they show there friend, etc. Twitter has been really good for me. I’ve made a lot of contacts on there that I would probably have never met. I normally tweet out when we release new music and people start to share it and other people get to hear it.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from a town called Bedford and the music scene here’s crazy! We have some really talented artists, bands, etc. We also have a local radio station that goes out around the world that supports all the local music from around here. It’s only a matter of time before Bedford is on the U.K. music map.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Hopefully putting out more of my own EPs and working with more established artists in the industry. Also keeping 6th Floor Recordz going and putting out more music from the artists on the label.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
One of my biggest inspirations was my uncle who sadly passed away 8 years ago. He kept saying stick with it and who knows where it can take you. My biggest inspirations in music have to be Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and Eminem. All 3 in their own way changed hip hop music.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of the music today. I still prefer the music from N.W.A. up until G-Unit (1989-2005). A lot of those hip hop tracks that were made in that era were classic tracks that’ll always be played and remembered today.
Where can we contact you and find you online?