Composing and producing music exclusively for movies and video games has become synonymous with the name of Joelsiah A. Jones. His unique approach to enhancing the escapism of media has led to a swiftly expanding and distinct yet versatile repertoire.
“I believe the primary aspect of a great artist-producer relationship is to maintain a judgment-free environment—a safe space to explore and freely express oneself.”
Chicago rapper and artist Big Meniz recently collaborated with SoundMaster T and C.O. Tha Bad Black for the deeply moving Hip Hop single Walk With God. Perhaps his most compelling release to date, the single and video drew focus to a whole new side of Big Meniz’ artistry.
“Authenticity and realness is what I strive for always, even outside of music. To me, being true to who you are is the most effective and impactful way to be able to reach others and relate to the listeners.”
“I share my every day life with my fans on my socials. I acknowledge my growth and I’m thankful for where I am now.”
“Wild Vile West began as an idea in September 2022 to make an entirely conceptual album about a lonesome gunslinger in the old west, but with unconventional sounds and ideas.”
Armed with the uplifting EP Senti, recently released, Melbourne-based songwriter and artist Chael kindly stopped by to talk all things creativity, performance, influence and inspiration. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Chael – a real pleasure, thanks for the interview! To introduce things, where are you right now, and what have you been … Continued
“The music I make is honestly just a journal entry of what’s going on in my life, it reflects me as a person so I think my audience will grow with me and accept whatever it is I do.”
“Trying different ways to write a song or just free-styling lyrics is so therapeutic. I ended up writing an album within a month because it’s just a huge part of my life and expressing what I’m going through.”
Armed with a brand new release and an extensive back-catlalogue to lose yourself within, Creature Benny remains one of indie’s most fearlessly unique creatives.
“I would say the main focus is self expression and being honest. Saying out loud what I feel inside, being open about my worries, problems, insecurities in myself, how I feel towards the future and how I view the world we live in today.”
“The art and music we make together is immeasurable in comparison to our solo work – when we work together, we do not just collaborate, we become one, we become one mind, one person, one band, and the song we are making.”