Hip hop producer Radames from Harlem has got the goods.
Miss R: When did you get into the art of producing?
I got in to production around 8 years ago or so. I've always had an interest in making music this way, but didn't have the right tools to do so. I was also playing in multiple bands back then. so that took up quite a bit of my time.
Miss R: What was the first song you produced?
Oh wow! Haha. The first song I produced was a track called "Bringing The Hood Back". I barley knew how to use the program, but I just kind of threw things together and I liked how it turned out. But it was definitely very premature. Haha
"Bringin The Hood Back"
Miss R: Who influenced your passion for music?
Definitely my family. My mom, aunt, grandmother and grandfather were major music heads. In to everything from Spanish music, hip hop, new wave.
I carry that with me till this day, and my taste has just evolved since. I've always had an open mind for music. Being around music 24/7 because of them...they definitely influenced that passion big time!
"New York Noire"
Miss R: How would you describe your sound?
I'd like to say my sound is reminiscent of the golden era of hip hop. I really do take a lot of influence from producers like DJ Premier, Kayne, back in his full time production days and Havoc of Mobb Deep. Those guys amongst others were always untouchable to me. I'd describe the sound of mellow and raw all at once.
Miss R: Do you rap/write of play any instruments?
I'm really good at rapping OTHER people's lyrics Hahaha. I mean, I have written some hooks here and there and I have fun doing it but, rapping isn't something I could ever master. I play the drums actually. I played in multiple hardcore punk and metal bands out here in NYC. Those were great times.
Miss R: What was the last song you listened to?
The last song I listend to was "So many times, So many ways" by Mount Kimbie, from your side of the pond actually. I REALLY love a lot of artist from the UK. Burial, Mount Kimbie, Skepta, Bega, James Blake...Just to name a few.
Miss R: What are you working on right now?
Right now, I'm actually working on a slew of new tracks that need to be finished. I have one or two new tracks to appear on Chelsea New York City rapper, Frank Castles new release. Due out soon entitled B.U.T.T.E.R.
A lot of great production on there and features by Joell Ortiz and a few others. Also a production by Statik Selektah who produces for Brooklyn's Joey Badass. So I'm very excited to be part of something like that.
I am also in the middle of recording my own drums tracks for newer instrumentals I have coming out soon. It's been a very productive last few months.
"Get Em Outta Here" by K.O.S (prod. by Radames)
Miss R: Are there any artists you would like to work with in the future?
I would absolutely love to work with James Blake. Sg Lewis, If you haven't checked him out please do. His track 'Warm' is mind blowing as well as his other material. Joey Badass would be great. Kendrick Lamar....The list can go on. So much great talent, new and old from all over the globe.
"Livin' In The City"