Samurai Guru Interview
Your album Medosphere is coming out June 3rd. What can we expect or look forward to?
SG: Medosphere is very lo-fi , trip- hop and boom bap influenced. It revolves around the idea that a relationship thats falling apart. So theres a hidden message through out the album.
What/who inspires you?
SG: Life inspires me man. As for specific people Hendrix, Dilla, Nujabes, Madlib and MNDSGN.
How did you develop your music style?
SG: Well I started playing guitar in my early teens and was always into classical rock and stuff. Than i took a music appreciation class my freshman year in college and met up with a goof homie of mine Matt (DJ Drebin) and he put me on to Dilla And Samurai Champloo. After that i was hooked lol. I bought a cheap hp laptop and cubase elements and he showed me a few tricks on cubase and i kept teaching my self afterward. Than i invested in machine and self taught my self how to chop and everything else and here we are today ha.
How long have you been producing?
SG: Ive been producing since I was 20 im 24 now.
Anything you’re working towards?
SG: I’m really just working toward finding a free and warm sound and hopefully being able to travel the world and play my music for others. I never really cared to much about the money aspect never have never will.
Who are you collaborating with?
SG: Hoping to finish a track i started wit Brandon* , I also worked with aku a fellow producer from vegas. Im in the beginning works of working and an ep with Myloh Remora a dope MC.
Just people from you area or also around the world?
SG: As of right now I’ve only worked with people in the US but I’m super open to collaborate with anyone just hit my email not my sound cloud message lol i never check those.
What does a typical day in LA look like for you?
SG: Wake up thank God for another day and shower. Warm up a hot pocket and roll a joint or a couple bong rips and link up with my bro’s and work on some music and if its the weekend week hit a music event if were not doing one. Other than that probably chilling with my girl and vibe’n out.
Do you have a day job as well?
SG: Yea i work security at some college place lol gotta pay these bills but just linked up with cold busted records for Medosphere so that’s like a second job lol but i love it so if the album does well hopefully i can quit the security shit.
Do you find it hard/easy to produce music on the side?
SG: Sometimes to be honest alot of Medosphere was made at work sitting in the office with headphones lol i don’t like to make excuses man get it done however you can ha.
Are you performing live anywhere in the future?
SG: Yea were setting up a little tour here in the So Cal area this summer but i want to do some online shows for my fans in other states and countries so that will come this year for sure. But big shout out to Cold Busted Records, Alan Bran, Myloh Remora and of course The Trip and The Hop One Love SG.
Thanks, we’re looking forward to Medosphere (June 3rd)!