11 Mar YOUNG FUTURA – SXSW SPOTLIGHT
YOUNG FUTURA | INTERVIEW
MIOW got the opportunity to chat with Young Futura, a futuristic dance & hip hop musical duo on the rise. With just three hit singles released and their debut performance at SXSW, this group is excited and ready to show the world who they are. Check out what they have to say about their musical creation process and what artists inspire them.
Young Futura consists of YMNO and Beau Young Prince, how did you both meet?
We first connected online, as fans of each other’s work about a year ago. Within weeks, we met in person and hit it off right away. Immediately, we began working together on tracks that would later become part of the project.
What inspired you to join forces?
Our styles compliment one another, where we share in similar tastes and values.
How would you describe your music to someone that hasn’t heard it before?
It’s a futuristic blend of dance & hip hop music.
What comes first, the beat or the lyrics?
The beat always comes first. YMNO (Futura) is the creator behind the blend.
Can you describe your musical creation process?
YMNO spends time crafting a beat. Once the instrumental is made, BYP starts writing & we both sit down and bounce ideas back and forth to figure out what works best– what subject, vocal melodies, arrangement…etc. It feels very natural, and we know quickly when things are working or not. We like to experiment a lot too, & communication is key in those moments. Being both humble professional people, we never argue during that process– we always check our egos at the door, and as an outcome we always come out stronger with better tracks.
What’s something no one knows about Young Futura?
Some people may know this, but Young is Beau’s last name and Futura is YMNO’s middle name.
Your official debut show is SXSW, what can the crowd expect to see live?
The show will be VERY energetic, and positive. Expect a great time & to move your feet!! YMNO will be on the keys & behind the decks, with BYP bringing the heat. We are very excited to share some unreleased content at the show.
What artist/musical group is particularly inspiring to you right now?
There are too many artists that are inspiring to us! We are inspired by so many genres & performers. From tribal African beats, Funk, House, Disco, 90s dance, rap to Outkast, Stevie Wonder, Kaytranada, Crystal Waters, Brenda Fassie, Auntie Flo, Todd Terje, Eric Satie … the list goes on & on!
The music video for Gypsy Women, is awesome, and has gotten a lot of praise over the internet, when can we expect the next music video?
Thank you so much! The next video will be for our new track “Slow it Down,” which we will be performing at SXSW. The video will be coming very soon…
Any upcoming releases?
We will be releasing 2 or 3 singles during the Spring and an album this summer, it is called “Patience”.
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