With his recent performance at Groovin The Moo, Macshane is our next WAM SOTY finalist to talk all things music (with some genetic bioengineering thrown in!) with us.
If your music was a person, what would their personality be like? Do you have any character that comes to mind? My music is like Confucius at an afterparty – he knows how to keep the energy levels up and how to have a good time, though if you listen to the stories closely enough, you might just get the odd hint of wisdom.
What’s on your music bucket list? Everyone has to have a dream! I could list so much here, though to list a few realistic goals:
- Seeing the world and meeting new people through music.
- Performing internationally and to hear the crowds chanting your own lyrics and knowing that my music connects on a personal level.
- To tick some milestones off, including BBC Radio 1Xtra, Coachella, Outlook and Reading Festivals.
- Also genetically bioengineering Elvis, Lennon, Prince, Bowie, Biggie, Tupac and Mozart for a remix collab track of mine would be fire.
If you could perform in a concert with three other musicians/bands of your choosing, who would they be? My dream lineup would have to cover the majority of my influences as an MC: The Four Owls, Ghetts and Sasasas. Hip Hop meets Grime meets Drum and Bass. Though there is a slight percentage that the energy levels on stage would cause a rift in time and space.
What’s on your Spotify playlist at the moment? Aside from a healthy dose of Grime, Drum and Bass, Garage and Hip Hop – some current standouts are Moods, Pomo, FKJ and Freddie Joachim. Guaranteed vibes for any time of day or night!
If you could talk to your younger self, what advice would you give about the music industry? If I could have a chat with little old me, I would say something along the lines of, “Mate, you need to make music for yourself. Don’t worry about instant success, ticking boxes for others or emulating the trends everyone else is on. Show conviction, follow what you feel and trust yourself. Make friends through music, tell others about music, learn about music and most importantly, take a step back and listen.” I’m sure I would also say, “You’ve got a long way to go bro, don’t stop!”
What’s the plan for the rest of 2017? 2017 will see me releasing an EP of original material, collaborating with local producers and internationals. I intend to aim for radio and I will continue to perform at nightclubs and festivals, with the goal of touring interstate. This year I will focus on original music and intend to further myself creatively.
You can check out his nominated song below: