DJ iShine LLC managed to reach out to Hip Hop Artist Chris Cape. Cape comes all the way from London and has been busy promoting his newest project, "Back on Solid Ground". Check out our interview with the up and coming international artist.
What has helped you in the creative process of "Back On Solid Ground"?
I have to give a huge shout out to my close friends for this one. I was on fire for the project straight from the get go and as soon as I had a few songs to show I'd let my friends hear them. They formed an honest but constructive sounding board for me. Whenever I felt crushed by the pressure of finishing the project, their enthusiasm would get me through. I had such good responses from my inner circle for 'Back On Solid Ground' that by the time I finally released the final versions I was more confident than I've ever been in my product.
What is your opinion on the London Music Scene?
Historically one of the best ever. Undeniable.
Out of all the tracks on the project, which was most challenging and which was the most impactful?
It's hard to say. Ordinary Clown is definitely the fullest in terms of arrangement and layering and it took the most time, however I wouldn't say it was a difficult process. Rather, it was one that required me to work meticulously. Jim Carrey had a lot of punch from its inception to completion. The mix obviously improved through the process, but the energy of this track remained largely unchanged from start to finish of production. I knew early on that Jim Carrey was a monster and for a long time considered opening the track list with it.
What got you into music and what are your future plans in the industry?
I was born to two classical musicians so was banging beats on the nappy bucket early on. I am working full time in the industry and plan to keep it this way. Upwards and onwards.
Are you opened to traveling on tour? Where would you ideally go?
I'd absolutely love to be on tour. I feel like I could do it for years on end with a night off. I get way more stressed about gigging when I only do a few shows a year and have big gaps between them. The more I gig the same material the more I can relax into the show. I'd love to hit the USA, UK, EU and South East Asia as well. All have pockets of music scene that fascinate me.
How would you describe your music and what do you want people to take away from it?
I'd describe my music as passionate, skillful, urgent and entertaining. I don't necessarily want anyone to 'take something away' from the music but rather to take the music away with them. I want people to want to listen to my music not listen because they have to or should. I want my music to be on peoples ear-phones at gym, in their cars on the way to work, and on the speakers in the kitchen at home while they are cooking. My music exists to make the listener feel like a champion.
We want to thank Chris Cape for taking time out to talk to us at Doing Justice iShine LLC. Make sure to support him and his music.
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