Today, we sat down with our artists Unnatural Disease for an interview. Here is what they had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
My hometown has helped shape me as a musician in a lot of ways. To start there, a lot of people that I’ve worked with that I would have never met if I didn’t grow up in this area. Not only that but the friends that I hung out with when I was younger also helped shape me as a person, which in turn helped shape me as an artist. There’s no doubt that if I grew up somewhere else besides Endicott my music would probably be a lot different.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
I’m not sure I could really single out any one artist or band that was the one that influenced me the most. It was more of my life and just the drive to say something that pushed me to start writing.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
Professional studio time, beats, new equipment etc. Not sure what order I’d buy things in but it would all go straight to my music before anything else.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
Always make sure to stay true to who you are as an artist and never forget what gave you the drive and passion too start your craft.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
Take your time and make sure you’re putting you best work out. Never try to rush to release work that isn’t done to your best ability.
6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?
Both, some of my family and friends were supportive while others thought it was a dumb idea to even try. Also, there’s always those friends who are jealous and secretly want you to fail.
7. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
I would have to say my friend Aaron that passed away last year. He is one of the first people I started making music with. Unfortunately, we had a falling out in 2012 and went are separate ways. He got really bad into drugs and it ended up killing him.
8. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?
Just being part of the team is awesome. Ryan Katz always has good advice and resources and goes out of his way to make sure you get the best of them. My advice to artist thinking of joining the roster is to do it! It’s definitely worth it.
9. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
In 10 years, I see my music career being very successful. I see music being my sole means of supporting myself and see myself being well known and established in the music industry.