Interview with Slimmy Neutron
DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND AS IF WE WERE DEAF.
My sound is like going from room to room at the Louvre in Paris, every room will have something different but all will be beautiful and amazing.
WHO DO YOU SEE AS YOUR PRIMARY INSPIRATIONS?
I am a big fan of Rick Rubin for being a pioneer in so many different genres and can always see the best in what and who the artist is and not changing them but enhancing their strengths. Timbaland for continually reinventing his self and his sound and also Doctor Luke/Max Martin for defining the sonic landscape of pop culture for so many years now.
FAVORITE MUSICAL PROJECT THAT YOU’VE WORKED ON?
I have so many projects that I am working on that are amazing, I am right now doing 4 collaborative Traptain Morgan projects right now with Nina Sky, Ninjasonik, Audra The Rapper & Slim Dollars, I am working on HVLO’s Skip Rage’s sophomore EP which is sounding amazing and my favorite right now is developing HVLO’s female superstar She’s Ryan as we have so many amazing songs and videos that are going to be dropping over the next few months and seeing the incredible growth this talented woman.
WHAT WAS THE MAIN FACTOR FOR LAUNCHING YOUR CAREER?
I have been producing for many years honing my skills and constantly improving, and i was in a few diff groups as an artist and when it came to my production I always seen to be chasing the bigger artists like i got tracks, I got beats… WACK! Once I started focusing on myself and really focusing on my sound and the sound of the artists I was developing and not worrying about the “Industry” and what was going on, everything started clicking and people started to come to me.
WHO ARE SOME PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH?
There is so many people I would love to work with but off top Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Adele, Jack White, Diplo, Rihanna, Jessie J, YellowClaw, Kendrick Lamar, Macklamore, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.
The Internet is such a powerful tool, it has changed the music business forever. You have to feed the fans now with the internet, constantly give them new material and invite them into your world without trying to sell them something, organically grow your brand instead of forcing it on them. If you are truly talented the people will find you and respect you and want to be your fan, but in this day and age if you aren’t giving them art constantly you will be forgotten, and with the technology these days there is no excuse not to.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS IMPORTANT?
I am in the middle of the New New York. The energy in NY right now is electric, artists are finding their own way and identity as they did in NY in the 80′s and 90′s. I def am one of the premier producers on the underground scene and its in a time where NYC is about to explode.
HOW DO YOU SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS?
I separate myself with the sonic quality that I give all artists I work with, the only producers better then me at it are multi-millionaires and I am next up to that plate. I also use what I learned from my time as an artist and a producer and always never want to change an artist but just take what they have to a new level they might not know they had in them.
COULD YOU TALK ABOUT ANY LONG-TERM GOALS?
Long term goals is to make my artists She’s Ryan & Skip Rage stars that they are destined to be and at the same time become that go to producer for the number 1 songs, and after that is accomplished open a strip club near Miami and live on a small private island with my loved ones.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR MUSIC?
My labels soundcloud is soundcloud.com/hellohalomusicgroup or you can go to www.hellohvlo.com @helloslimmy & @TraptainMorgan and watch out for new music from HVLO artists @SkipRage and @ShesRyan …. WE ARE HVLO!