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1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

This Cup Spill EP was created during a special moment, where the vibe was just right. I had myself set up in the studio with a lil sum to drink. Just enough to get a lil emotional and in the mood for the right song. Searching for something melodic that I could play throughout the summertime with smooth energy, I came up with this bundle of tracks. Each one of them deals with the ironic struggles of loving someone but also expressing no desire to escape from that situation. Having someone you love opens a certain perspective to find a sweet spot between melancholic and happy vibes. I feel that's where this project lies. 

2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

I'd say what makes my music unique is that it doesn't have a "type". The part I love about making music is swerving between moods and genres and letting all those different influences impact & challenge your sound. I'm also very drawn to seasons. Summer through Winter, I love making music that expresses what I feel at that time, and just like seasons, it can constantly change anywhere from Trap to Indie Pop. 

3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?

I'd say so far the best two moments were signing my first Promo Deal for a project and getting posted on promoting sounds. Regardless of the results, making those experiences and handling legal aspects of this industry has helped me gain a lot of priceless knowledge and helped me out so much as an independent artist. 

4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends, or work?

I gotta say this is the greatest challenge of my life right now. Working a full-time job, getting a bachelor's degree, and making music all at the same time doesn't leave much time for anything else. Having a supportive and loving circle of friends and family that understands my hustle is the most important thing giving me stability and confidence to keep going. I'd love to have more time for music but at the end of the day, I gotta pay rent and provide for myself before anything else. My biggest goal is finally getting to a point where I can financially afford to do music on a full-time basis. Seeing what I'm already able to do with the time I have now, I cant wait to see what happens when I get at it 7 days a week. 

5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Improve your craft and don't settle. There's always room for more. Take advice from your surroundings but also realize that everyone will have their own opinion of what is "good". At the end of the day only what YOU feel is good music can truly become good music. Also, remove all dependencies and costs where you can. Learn to master all the steps of your value chain (production, recording, mixing & mastering, etc.).

6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

Don't hesitate to reach out to me! I'm grateful for any constructive feedback and support. Thanks for sharing my music with your friends and family. Ultimately, that is the best support and promotion I could ever hope for. 

7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

Being independent makes this very exciting. I've got so many unreleased songs and there are constantly new ones coming. The plan right now is to release more projects and stepping up the visual content throughout the year, showing the crazy variety of sounds I have going on. 


OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREZZY ABOUT HIS LATEST OFFERING “CUP SPILL EP”

 


1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?


Heartbreak Bandit is a melodic sad rap song & some of my biggest work as I had the opportunity to collaborate with BrxkenBxy an Artist/Musician with a similar style of music to mine who is also on the rise!


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?


My music is for those struggling with mental health problems as I struggle myself from this. This way my supporters can connect with me on a more personal level and feel as if they are part of a family.


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?


Collaboration with BrxkenBxy


4.How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends, or work?


I am self-employed as a GFX Designer & Social Media Marketer so I often have a lot of spare time to focus on my music


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?


Be consistent!!!


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?


Whatever you are going through keep your head high & stay prayful - F*CK ALL THE NEGATIVE SH*T!


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?


Music Videos are on the way alongside an 

EP/Album in the future

OUR INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH WITH THE KID TZ


 1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?


My new song is a collaboration with Wander All Winter. and Daniel Javan titled ‘best i could be.’ This is one of the many collaborative tracks I have made with Wander and it is my first time working with Daniel. For three people who have never met in person, we share a lot of experience regarding relationships we’ve had and life lessons we have learned along the way.


‘best i could be.’ is a song that embodies a key duality in relationships: being the support for your significant other and needing support from your significant other. Daniel sings in the refrains “You make me better, the best I could be.” This line represents when you acknowledge how powerful and life-changing the support from your S.O. is. I sing in my verse “You’ll be relieved when I put my lips to your lips and tell you it's okay.” This represents playing a supporting role in the relationship because you recognize how important that is. In my opinion, balance is everything in a relationship and this song really captures that.


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?


I think what makes my music unique is its authenticity and raw emotion. Even metaphorically, almost all my lyrics are tied to real experiences. I would describe my music as reflective, honest, and empathetic. I started making music to help myself cope with difficult situations in my life. Now I make it to help others process the feelings they don’t know how to talk about with people around them.


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?


Honestly, getting my song ‘I Saw an Angel’ featured on the Promoting Sounds YouTube channel was a really proud moment. I had never had a song with more than a few hundred plays until the channel uploaded ‘I Saw An Angel.’ It was a proud moment because it showed me that all the work I had put into music, both in producing and singing, since 2013 had paid off. I was proud of the fact that I stuck with music regardless of the hate I got from kids in high school for it.


4.How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends or work?


At this point in the summer, it is not easy. I work outside doing grounds work/maintenance 40 hours a week, which can be physically taxing at times. I also spend time having fun with my family, friends, and girlfriend. I have two days off during the week and I usually spend one day working on music. Besides that day, I make music whenever I have a free hour or two at home after work. Music never feels like a chore, so when I make it I am always glad to be making it.


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?


Network, network, network! Find your main genre community, find other vocalists and producers in that community, make a ton of music, and send your best to the big YouTube channels and Spotify playlists in that community. If new musicians discover you from the YouTube channel, check them out and see if you can work with them on music too! Have patience and don’t compare your results to big name artists in your genre. Hard work pays off, I promise.


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?


If there is one thing I have learned in life, it is that there is always at least one person who has gone through exactly what you are going through. Find some kind of emotional outlet to clear your head and refocus your energy; for me that outlet is making music. Do whatever you need to do to get yourself back to 100%. Live life day by day and hold onto the joy of the best moments.


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?


I am excited to announce an EP I am dropping this summer along with my lofi pop producer/friend swablu. We have been working on this since February and we have been making sure every theme and detail of each track is exactly how we want it to be. We are really excited to share it and hope it reaches the hearts of our fans and new listeners.

OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FALLEN OCEANS



1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

My new song “Falling In Love” is a song I wrote about whenever you start to catch feelings for someone but you know how it’s gonna go already and your preparing yourself for heartbreak. Haha.


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

In my opinion, What makes my music unique is my ability to tap into multiple genres. I wanna drop a project and have every song on the project sound extremely different from each other at some point.


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?

My best moment so far would be hitting 100K views on YouTube for my single “High” but hopefully falling in love surpasses that.


4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?

It’s hard. Almost all of my time is taken up either writing lyrics, picking out beats, and so on. My social life has kind of taken a hit but that’s just the price you gotta pay when trying to
Achieve a dream that everyone is trying to achieve as well.


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Make music that makes you happy. Don’t listen to the negativity because you can never please everyone. Instead of focusing on the negative people, focus on your fans, the people that really enjoy your Stuff because they are the only ones that matter.


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

My message to my fans would be to thank you for all the support and I hope you all enjoy Falling in love!


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

After falling in love, it’s time to drop a project! I’m not sure when exactly yet but the next drop will be a project 


OUR INTERVIEW WITH GK FOR HIS NEW RELEASE “FALLING IN LOVE”

 


1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

All my life I've always worried about other people's opinions and held back on my own ideas, thoughts, and personality due to the society we live in. My new single "My Way" is about being yourself and doing "you" and showing people that it's ok to be comfortable in your own skin and step out of the shell that the world put us in.


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

 I would describe my sound as melodic more on the singing side than rap, very feely and full of emotion while still delivering a powerful message through my lyrics with hard-hitting lines, wordplay, and a catchy chorus.


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?

One of my favorite moments in my career was back in March. I was at work showing one of my coworkers my music and I looked myself up on their phone and the first thing that popped up was an article that Lyrical Lemonade wrote about my Song "Bigger Picture" and the crazy thing about it all was that the article came out the same day that the song released on March 31rst and I had no Idea I found out almost three or four months later.


4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?

I keep God first in each and everything I do, I also keep a schedule on all of the things that I need to get done and what time throughout the day. Luckily for me most of my friends and I work together on everything that's put out. Big shout out to Matt Hanssen, Jack James, Logan Reilly, and Jeremiah Epps for playing a big role in all of my projects. 


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

The best advice I can give an upcoming artist is to never stop. Keep going and work consistently. Understand that you won't see major growth overnight. Most importantly don't be afraid to invest in yourself, you are your own brand. Stay consistent, stay patient, and stay true to who you are. Everything else will speak for itself. 


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

 I want to thank each and every person who has supported me on my journey. All of you play a huge role and because of you guys I understand that this music is bigger than me and I'm blessed to be put in the position to leave an impact on people's lives. I will be giving back to my fans really soon. 


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

You can expect a new song every month and I will be doing a lot of shows. And I can't give any exact dates right now, but my EP is coming soon


OUR INTERVIEW WITH JJ FOR HIS NEW RELEASE “MY WAY”



Our mission at  BOOTLEG MAG is to discover the emerging artists, new creators who will bring music to new eras. Today we are more than glad about our discovery, named BigGuySky, an artist who not only creates out of the beaten tracks but also delivers messages through his sound.

We honestly think that “Been Scarred” a 6 track EP is a little musical miracle that we all needed as the full track delivers a message, a force of determination and motivation.


The light hip hop/pop singing kicks in and you get a sense of the eclectic mix. The combination of groovy, seemingly afro music blend-styled tracks with BigGuySky’s smooth and assertive lyrical delivery gives these songs an original style.BigGuySky has carved out his own niche here and continues to develop himself as a true artist.


Even though this EP contains only six tracks, it punches well above its weight musically. This is award-winning caliber material right here.


Listen now:


 

BIGGUYSKY HAS UNVEILED AN OUTSTANDING NEW EP ENTITLED “BEEN SCARRED”





1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

This song is a melodic emotional song that goes through the rollercoaster of emotions that comes along with a relationship. The lyrics portray the highs and lows of a relationship as well as for deciding what's best for me. The song also has some undertones of loving materialistic things, such as Cartier. Women may come and go but money will never switch up. 

2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

My music is unique because it will always give you a feeling. When listening to my music you feel as if your one with the music rather than just a listener. The words can be related to anyone and the beat and lyrics coexist perfectly. To me, music is much more about creating a type of energy or vibe than it is just the lyrics or the beat. You should be able to relate to music, to feel the emotion and energy in the song, to be so entranced by the sound that you understand it. That's what my music can bring to you. It can make you feel emotional, hyped up, happy or sad. 


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?

Well, I am always proud to be making music. The only thing that truly matters to me when making music is that it makes me happy. Everything else that comes with it, money, fame, attention, etc, none of that truly matters unless your happy. I'm most proud that for the 4 years I have been making music, it continues to make me happy every day. Another thing I am happy about is that during COVID, I lost all creative inspiration and got really down on myself for not being motivated at all towards my Music career. Before COVID I used to be super motivated, working every day towards my goals, making a song or two every week. However, during COVID I maybe made 2-3 songs total. So you can see how hard and discouraging that must have been for me. However, I am happy to say I didn't give up on music and am back to being fully motivated and working hard. 

4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?

Right now I'm a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as working a full-time job. Because of this, I am always busy doing something, but every second of free time I get, I am putting it towards music. Music really is my true goal and I have had to sacrifice a lot to pursue this career. I have had to miss out on a lot of events with my friends because I have either been working or making music. I don't want to work a full-time job while in college, however, I need money to fund my music career and I understand it will all be worth it someday. 

5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Never give up. Work on your craft constantly and try to work and hang out with as many other artists as possible. Only surround yourself with motivated and talented people. If you see someone making moves and you really want to work with them, do whatever you can to get in their circle and meet them. You are the only one who can create your path, so it is up to you to do everything you can to make your dreams a reality. On the flip side, make sure you remain happy doing all of this. You never want to force yourself to work, because then the work won't be genuine and won't come from the heart. If you need a break, take a break. While you may want to succeed super bad in the music industry, you must remember that your own personal health comes first. Take care of yourself. 


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

Expect big things from me. 


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

Constantly dropping singles as well as getting features from Joey Melrose and Jaxx. Might drop a small EP that shows my versatility outside of rap/ hip-hop. Networking with and learning from people that are making moves right now. Just trying to level up my game. Gotta work smarter not harder. 


OUR INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH WITH IT'S MIDNIGHT

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