Big Hotz from Northern Virginia by way of Bronx, New York-Sound View Projects to be exact. He’s been producing beats for the past 4 years but it wasn’t until recently that he decided to display his writing skills on his first release “Just Ask Me”. Along with creating and writing his own music, Big Hotz has also been co-producing for Casanova Records for the past year. He is the beat master for such jams as “Be Your Casanova” & “Get Money” - JM Casanova as well as “S.O.S” - Soomo. I was able to was able to chop it up with Big Hotz this past week and discuss his musical capabilities and his new single “Pop that Bubble”! Here’s that interview…
When did you realize that you wanted a career in music?
When I saw my older brothers working with Africka Bambaata & DJ Kool Herc in my mom’s basement. I feel in love with hip-hop when I heard my brothers working with turntables mixing Trans Europe Express.
How would you describe the music you create & what makes it unique?
Different & all over the place, more of that “outta the box” stuff, music you’ve never heard before. I like to play with background sounds and mix different styles. I really don’t sample unless requested.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My brothers, they all are musical geniuses in their own way. Growing up around the time of the birth of Hip-Hop I was able to soak up so much knowledge and appreciation for the movement-the sound of Hip-Hop, so basically just living in New York was one of my biggest musical influences. I also like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Bach, & Herbie Hancock to name a few.
What’s one of your proudest moments so far since you’ve been creating music?
When my mother liked a song called “Family” that I did with my family. It was written on the spur of the moment and the whole house was rocking.
What’s your next single and inspiration behind it?
My new single is called “Pop that Bubble” and it’s actually a song I wrote again on the spur of the moment. I created the beat and the song just came to me, the hook is catchy and it packs a lot of bass. It has that club banger appeal, something to get everyone on the dance floor or that jam you can roll too with your system on blast.
Where can we find your music now?
Pretty much anywhere, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Last FM, SoundCLoud. Google me (laughs)
Is there any dream artist you would like to produce for?
I would love to work with any female or male artist in the industry, I’m not limited to one sound or a particular artist.
What’s your contact info Big Hotz for those who may want to work with you?
Many thanks to Big Hotz for this exclusive interview, he’s definitely one to be on the look out for!
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