We had the good fortune of connecting with KLD. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi KLD., do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I feel like once I finally felt confident in the path I had decided to go on, the biggest help was the consistent work ethic. Since home recording and production was a newer concept around 2011-12, it was much harder to find exact information and tools to do so. Because of that missing information it forced a creative to truly inspire themselves and continuously create something totally from nothing , which in some cases is still prominent today. Another habit of many independent artists in the industry such as myself, is to stay in touch with many of their favorite artists and see how seriously they take their craft. That above anything was really heavy motivation for me to continue every week to create something that was ground-breaking.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art comes from collective pallet of influences that range from classic animated films to 90’s R&B and so on from there. I am most proud about my ability to translate my influences and inspirations respectfully in my own way through the art of sampling and also utilizing my classically trained background.
To answer your question honestly, I wouldn’t say it was easy at all to get where I am and I am still going. Not to gain pity but to explain a lesson to other artists coming up that once you decide to take it seriously, the business will start to take you seriously as well. There is always a great opportunity but also, you must put in the amount of energy that you wish to receive from it.
The main thing I want the world to hear is the amount of effort and soul I really bring to the table when it comes to the music side. As a brand and person I just want to stand on the values i’ve been standing on ,which are mainly centered around keeping faith and family oriented messages with the use of my voice as an artist influence. Lastly, I do care about. my community. I have a few things in the works but I am more a person of action than speaking when it comes to future plans. and want those that come from here as well know that they too can use the same tools and succeed possibly even further than where I’ve taken it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
– Simply wholesome for the smoothies (90008 area)
– Hot wing Cafe in hollywood
– Chik fil a / IN N OUT of course
– The Beach (any one) preferably Malibu
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Firstly, I just partnered with my team Penthouse Music to open this facility in West Los Angeles, CA
Penthouse Studios LA is now officially open for business! Get your professional recordings and photographs done now (Follow @penthousestudiosla on Instagram)
Check out all my label affiliates who have assisted me in my success
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