“The hardest thing about music is that it changes. You can be the hottest in your area and then something unorthodox comes along and changes that. You have to always be on your toes constantly.”
Check out the interview with JmixxOnTheBeat exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
JmixxOnTheBeat: It all began back in my hometown of Waco, TX. I always had a vast love for music, especially hip hop music. In 2010 I dropped a beat called “Beats by MiXX” which did pretty well with 1.2K+ views. Over the years I’ve producer tracks for local artists in my city and across the states. I’m also pumping out four more beat tapes. It wasn’t until I moved to Austin that I decided to jump back to the artist side.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote yourself as an artist is basically being consistent. Always bringing new material to the table. Stay appeasing to the people you make the music for.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Ultimately I want to start a label for Texas. A power house label where I cover every point and aspect of music. Most people don’t have a goal or something to strive for. I want to be that.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing about music is that it changes. You can be the hottest in your area and then something unorthodox comes along and changes that. You have to always be on your toes constantly.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
College city. The music here is crazy. Vast amount of talent. The big labels in Waco are Texas Money Boyz, Bread Camp, One of A kind, and Black Sun Media. Each group brings a different aspect of music.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay true to yourself, period. Invest. Never sell yourself short of greatness. Most of all have fun and enjoy what you’re doing.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
It hasn’t happened yet. Every moment I live is the best. From spitting the sickest 16 or dropping a fire beat, every moment is special and a step forward to the bigger picture.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is myself. I inspire myself every day to become something great. I try to push myself as hard as I can. Only I can see where I want to be and how I want to get there.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Oh yeah, especially if they’re not scared to be different and not conform to what’s hot because the heat can always change. Nothing stays the same.
Where can we find you on social media?