A few weeks ago one of our writers, Michal Tyszkiewicz, had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the industries most influential and well established artists, CROOKERS. He was able to share some of his insight on the industry before he absolutely slayed the sound system at Temple SF. His words are sincere, full honesty and tell the truth of how the music industry is. Take note people, this kind of information is very key to the future perseverance of musicians everywhere, regardless of what you play or listen to. So take a moment, relax and enjoy this powerful knowledge 😀
MMIBTY: Why do you make the music you make? who/what initially influenced your music? C: I do music because I’ve always loved music. I do the music that I do because I feel in my organs that it’s right. In terms of my influences everything that surrounded me all these years influence me and still does influence my music – even interviews 🙂
MMIBTY: Who did u listen to growing up?
C: A mixed bag really: all the 90s boom-bap, boss nova, jazz, soul, funk, drum ‘n’ bass, house, pretty much everything except rock ‘n’ roll.
MMIBTY: Who is your favorite artist to work with? Collab, Dj ext
C: Because it worked and stills works really well.
MMIBTY: What shocked you the most about the industry when you first entered it?
C: I thought: “music is such a free(ing) thing… Why are there all these politics behind it?”
MMIBTY: What was your biggest mistake as an artist/performer and how did you fix it?
C: My biggest mistake was not fighting to have the right team from the beginning and getting unprofessional ‘friends’ to work for me. That was a huge mistake that I fixed – I had to change them with serious people.
MMIBTY: What did you do before producing and djing and how does that effect you today ?
C: I started Djing at 11 and producing at 14. Before that I was trying to understand my body and how it works with girls.
MMIBTY: Favorite food on tour?
C: Keyword: HEALTHY CHOICE If this is not possible – drink green tea and wait until you can get the healthy choice.
MMIBTY: If you could do it all over again what would u do differently? C: Nothing really, I believe the past years have been like a Lego – every piece, even if it’s a ‘shit’ piece was meant to be there.