Second City have managed to keep their identity under wraps for the time being, but as their profile and the hype surrounding them continues to grow it can’t be long unit we find out who is behind the music. MistaJam has got them in again for the next Speakerbox warehouse party on 3rd May, and with the growing support of Radio1 they are hot property right now. Here’s a few quick fire interview questions and a free download from them:
So is there any particular store behind your name Second City?
I used to Live in Chicago from when I was one until the age of eleven and have always considered that to be my “Second” “City” (Home).
What have been the biggest influences in the forming your style of production?
I have to say growing up my mum used to listen to a lot of 80-90s house, jazz, and funk so I have always been around that sound from a young age and have always been into that type of music.
At what point in your musical journey did you realize you wanted to make this a career?
From when I got my first set of turntables at the age of 13 I knew I wanted music to be my career choice over everything else.
You were also on the bill at the Great Suffolk Street show in February, what are you looking forward to most about playing at the next Speakerbox event?
Yes I was – I had so much fun at the last one, although it was the first time my new management had seen me play so was trying to make a good impression! Haha! But this time round I’m just looking forward to having fun and playing loads of new stuff i have been working on.
Three labels you think we should watch out for in 2013?
I would have to say Saints & Sonnetts (Huxleys & Jimmy Posters Label), HotFlush and Aus Music aswell… They’ve been putting out some great music.
Any upcoming projects you can shout about?
Myself and Route 94 have some exciting things coming up, but that’s all I can say for now.
If you could collaborate with any other artist out there who would it be?
There are so many to be honest, but I guess Finnebasen would be one I would be keen to work with. Miguell Campbell a definate too and finally Huxley. I have been in to his sound for ages now so that would be cool.