“Hatred seems to be trending and I want to do my part to help spread the message of love, not only for ourselves but more so for our fellow men and women. Music provides a good platform to do so.”
Check out the interview with Tetrykx exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Tetrykx: My history in the music business has only kick off since 2013 with a one year’s break and resumed in 2015-16. I have always loved music, all types. I’m from the Caribbean so naturally I would love more music with a swing; however, that’s not to say the slow chilled out ones don’t make an impact on me.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I think first and foremost there are many ways to promote oneself as an artist or musician. For me what has worked and is working is to make friends in the industry. It’s important to know and understand that no one should work harder to promote your craft than you. There are also many cheap deals out there when it comes to promoting your music.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
An artist/musician with content and consistency.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Getting the right people behind you and I say that because 20 years ago music bigwigs were not so easily accessible, but now it’s different with social media and the digital age we’re in. Getting the right person to develop you, push, you and invest in you is harder now.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city Edinburgh is great, but it doesn’t have a big music scene like Glasgow. In fact Edinburgh’s one of the hardest places to make it or start a music career in, especially in the type of music I make. The Scots are lovely people and have been here for the last 12 years. I’ve seen the good and bad.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
The first thing you must have in your catalogue is content and uniqueness. Many new artists sound like old artists and producers too. People aren’t really looking for recycled music or producers. They want freshness. Being yourself is very important.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
There many things so far I have achieved in my music career that I’m very much thankful and humbled by. One is winning an award with my first song “Ghetto Life” and having an a&r work with me because she truly believes that I have what it takes to make it in the industry.
What is your inspiration?
The struggles I have endured and the bible. A world that’s increasingly getting violent, greedy, and wicked because that’s the world if we don’t changes things. Hatred seems to be trending and I want to do my part to help spread the message of love, not only for ourselves but more so for our fellow men and women. Music provides a good platform to do so.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes I do. The game’s changing. Music’s more wide spread than ever. It has never been easier to make music and to distribute it. In my opinion there are two key ingredients that brings success, content and consistency.