“Don’t give up. It’s cliché. As you jump over every hurdle there’s some kind of resilient confidence one starts developing. I know firsthand.”

Check out the interview with Kabutey exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Since the age of eight, music’s a passion. Production skills came in my high school years and evolved with a commitment to dance music. I established myself as an electronic dance music DJ in 2012. I debuted dance singles “Club Night” and “Atelier” in 2015. Both songs are available on all platforms and Beatport. As a result, I got featured in Core Magazine and Beatsy Blog.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
There are many ways. One suggestion’s finding where your fans are and market to them there. For example, if your audience is on Twitter get an account and interact with them there.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be DJ Mag Top 100 DJ and known as a super producer.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing varies every day. There’s many challenges and successes to be had which makes music exciting even in tough times.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Dance music has a scene in my city. A little deep house here and there. But the drum and bass scene is huge. Living here’s nice. I joke with other musicians that I’ll come to their town to do a show, but believe me I’ll go home after to Rochester, NY.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Don’t give up. It’s cliché. As you jump over every hurdle there’s some kind of resilient confidence one starts developing. I know firsthand.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I don’t think it’s happened yet. There are many amazing moments. I know when it does it will be beautiful.

What is your inspiration?
I’m inspired by everything and everyone. Being able to instantly draw inspiration is a competitive edge of mine. It helps to focus on any genre I want to produce or perform.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes. Anyone active in music to me is a success. It takes guts to want to be a musician these days.

Where can we find you on social media?
Mixes: www.mixcrate.com/kabutey
Mixcloud: www.mixcloud.com/Kabutey
Promo DJ: www.promodj.com/Kabutey
Facebook: www.facebook.com/djkabutey
Twitter: www.twitter.com/djkabutey
Instagram: www.instagram.com/djkabutey
Snapchat: Kabuteydj