|ShyChlo from Canterbury, UK|
|Written by tricksta|
|Sunday, 01 April 2012 12:39|
ShyChlo is a female MC and fronts her own band under the same name. They are all from Canterbury in the UK. ShyChlo's biggest achievement so far has been supporting huge acts including Pendulum, Chase and Status and Modestep. This summer we will also be supporting the legendary Rev Run of Run DMC.
When did you start making music and was there a person or artist that inspired you to start writing songs and hit the studio?
I grew up on Conscious Hip Hop, listening to the likes of Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and The Roots, that's how I first got into Hip Hop. I have always been into music though, especially Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Motown, Soul and R'n'B music.
Let’s talk about your latest project, its sounding really tight. Who features on it, who dealt with the production and how long did it take to make?
The new single is called "From A Dream To The Young Supreme," we got the title from an old Wyclef Jean song. It's a catchy Hip Hop/Rock track which is quite a Beastie Boys style influenced song. The track was recorded at Hidden Track studios with Oz Craggs, he's a great guy and we've worked with him a few times now so we have a really good working relationship with him.
How would you describe the music that you make? I know it’s hard to compare yourself to other artists and styles, but what kind of vibe is your music on?
ShyChlo's music is pretty unique, you have the rap element from myself. The music is on the rock tip so it's a nice mix, think Rage Against The Machine with a female MC.
What do you enjoy the most about the whole process of recording and writing music? Is there something that you absolutely love and is there anything that maybe you don’t like doing as much?
The recording process is a lot of fun, its great to see and hear your ideas come together and how they develop through the process. The same deal with writing a new song, creativity is a beautiful thing and it's an incredible feeling to convert that creative energy into music for our fans.
Are you releasing your music on your own label or do you have a team that is aiming to help you get signed to a major?
We're releasing our music on our own label called AiiP Records, which stands for "anything imaginable is possible." I think that's such a bold statement and a positive message to not let anyone stand in your way. When people tell you that you can't be, do or have anything you want, you prove them wrong.
How are you getting your project out there? Do you have a distributor involved or maybe some shops/websites stocking & supporting your music?
The single is being distributed digitally by Ditto Music, so it will be available on all the main download stores, including itunes worldwide.
Getting radio play can be hard for unsigned Hip-Hop artists, but have you had any radio play and if so what DJ’s and stations have supported you?
We've had quite a bit of radio support which has been incredible, we've had plays on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and a whole load of local independent stations across the UK.
Do you enjoy playing live? Have you done many gigs and what kind of artists have you supported or played alongside?
Playing live is amazing for us, we've played hundreds of shows across the UK. We've been fortunate to support some massive acts including Pendulum, Chase and Status, Devlin, Modestep, P Money and Lethal B. We've also supported a few underground MCs including Akala, Baby Blue, Lady Leshurr, MC Righteous and many more. This summer we will be supporting Rizzle Kicks and the legendary Rev Run of Run DMC which we cannot wait for.
Let’s talk image and branding for a minute. Some artists spend lots of money on artwork and other acts aren’t that interested. How important is image, artwork and branding to you?
Image is very important because in most cases it is what a person sees before they hear your music. If they don't like the look of something, it will put them off before they even hear your music. We try to co-ordinate as a group in clothes and style and we like to make sure we have some good artwork to support the music as well.
What was the last album you brought and apart from Hip-Hop what other genres of music do you listen too?
The last album I bought was Chiddy Bang's Breakfast - great album. As a group we're all into all kinds of music, from Hip Hop to Soul, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Dubstep, Classical and everything in between, music is a beautiful thing.
Have you got any videos on You Tube and have any ever got played on TV Stations?
We have three music videos under our belt now, the latest one is for our new single "From A Dream To The Young Supreme." All the videos are on Yotube and the new one will be on Sky's Greatest Hits TV and Kerrang soon. Our previous music video "Wake Up" receives regular rotation on Greatest Hits TV too.
So what does the future hold for you as an artist? Have you got any big plans that you can tell us about before you go?
The new single "From A Dream To The Young Supreme" hits digital download stores on April 9th. That will include remixes from Dubstep heavyweights Stinkahbell. We'll be doing a UK tour to promote that. We'll be involved in the festival circuit this year to. It's going to be a big year for ShyChlo.
Interview by Tricksta
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