RBMA: Introducing… 00Genesis
The sixth in our series of Red Bull Music Academy 2010 candidate interviews comes in the form of a cryptic exchange with the artist known as 00Genesis. Remember to go back and check the previous five interviews in this series with Lunice, Kidkanevil, ANGO, Dza and Myele Manzanza. Today, I present 00Genesis…
Jus Like Music: Who are you and where do you come from?
00Genesis: The name’s Genesis… 00Genesis, coming out of Silver Spring, Maryland.
JLM: And what is it that you do?
00G: I do many things. On any given day, you might catch me working on illustrations, drawings, paintings, graphic designs, or music/beats. My art knows no limits. Even when I cook for myself I pay attention to the minute details.
JLM: Why do you do what you do?
00G: That’s a question that can attract a deep answer. It is hard to concisely articulate my connection with art. However, one key reason why I do what I do, is because I’ve been doing it ever since I was a baby; art is a way of life now.
JLM: So, what’s new?
00G: Lots of things… lots of changes.
JLM: Ha ha, fair enough! So, what do you hope to achieve at RBMA 2010?
00G: I have a lot of ‘big’ personal goals, and visions. That being said, I’m very optimistic about RBMA, and I want to give and receive as much as I can. No limits.
JLM: What music have you been feeling lately?
00G: Textural music, past and present. A lot of WARP records these days… I’m looking forward to FlyLo’s new album… uhhh, Aphex Twin’s Ambient works… Boards of Canada’s catalogue… Too many names to list.
JLM: Lastly, what’s the best advice you could give to an emerging artist?
00G: Believe in yourself more than anyone else, and keep it pushing!