by The Alchemist
A singer, song writer, and producer from Broward County, Florida. CatchTwentyTwo breaks away from the accustomed routine of music of today’s times, and instead chooses to focus on what matters most, the expression of emotion in its authentic form. Often soft-spoken and invariably sullen in his vocal style, the pop artist delves into deeper themes of romance, confusion, and anger.
Each hook, each rhyme is deeply entrenched in conveying the most intimate moments of the human experience. CatchTwentyTwo started getting interest in music after stumbling across Michael Jackson while young, he then started taking choir classes throughout middle school and highscool. There he would take what he could learn from the piano/keys used by instructors to use in his own production. His personal influences range from Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Daft Punk, The Neighbourhood, Toro y Moi, Parcels, Roosevelt, among others.
We decided to interview CatchTwentyTwo below:
What first got you into music?
A: I would say, watching Michael Jackson, like watching Billie Jean, it makes me want to get in that suit you know, and dance like he did, he looked good doing it. I bet he felt powerful too when doing it, but he was like the most sensitive guy.
How did you first start developing your career?
A: I first started uploading beats on SoundCloud that was entirely different to what I make now, then I wasn’t in the best state to say the least, but at the same time I was practicing my mixing skills for myself and producing all in all.
What is the most challenging aspect of recording, mixing, producing, and writing your own music?
A: The most challenging to me is always the producing, because once that’s done writing is a piece of cake, writing too much is what I’m working on right now, and mixing is just second nature now after you’re a producer and mix all your own stuff. Recording music is fun because you can exercise how you want the song to be, with different takes.
What does your music aim to say/ is there any hidden meaning behind it?
A: I think if there were a hidden meaning it would be best for it to stay hidden, it’s almost like there is something hidden but really the songs if anything is me venting, getting things off of my chest.
What is your favorite and least favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
A: My favorite part is when people enjoy the music if people enjoy the music. My least favorite is right now in the positing of just starting not having enough opportunities to exercise more ideas. I have some nice stage ideas I wish I could try to execute. I want to be that type of performer one day… and when you’re not there yet, it’s the wackest part.
Any side talents?
A: I’m not really too sure off the top of my head, I like sketching sometimes, drawing stuff, clothes maybe, couches… haha.
Who would you most like to collaborate with/what music artist do you most admire?
A: I’d like to make a house project with Kanye West, or a house song, like dance since he’s from Chicago.
What is the best advice you have for artists in the very beginning of their career?
A: Release singles.
What’s next for you?
A: I’m going to knock out another ep before the end of the year I’m thinking, and work on a mixtape maybe… who knows, I’m excited because I just got to work on a music video for myself, so maybe do more of those too.
His newest track is extremely calming, and you can see the toro y moi influence from the very beginning. It’s the fourth track on his ep coming soon called, “Caught in the Moment.” He has got an amazing voice that can catch your attention very easily. It’s a great song if you had a stressful day at work, and you want to wind down with your special someone or roommates. Check out the track below.
Alchemical Records is your source for music in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and wordwide! Visit us on your favorite social media site and tell us how Alchemical Records helps you discover and stay current with great artists.
Rich Caviar is an artist that was born in Moscow, Russa, but raised in the USA. He is a multi-talented artist and has been steadily growing his music fan base by performing with the likes artists such as J Cole, Big Sean, Mac Miller, Fabolous, and MGK. He was recently featured on both Starz Hit TV show “Power”, and in the movie “Glass” directed by the legendary “M Night Shyamalan.”
His newest track is called, “Shyamalan” and Rich Caviar also produced it himself. It has an inspiring horn sample that really brings a feeling of ambition to the entire song. He combines an compelling form of lyricism and hard hitting drums and 808’s to make a very catchy track. Check out the track below.
Lund is an artist who grew up about 65 miles away from Los Angeles in Moreno Valley. He developed developed a heightened musical perspective as a little kid. Born to high school-age parents, he lived with his paternal grandparents as mom struggled with drugs and dad faced severe mental health issues. Lund’s grandfather taught him how to play guitar at just six-years-old. At the same time, he listened to everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, and Coldplay to N.W.A. and Gravediggaz. He played trumpet throughout middle school and even participated in marching band and orchestra. Discovery of Ableton broadened his sonic horizons further. By eleventh grade, he found himself cooking up his own productions and laying down vocals. Working out of his home studio, he architected everything from scratch, crafting the production, instrumentation, and singing.
Rumy Love was born to Iranian Muslim immigrants in Maryland, but spent majority of his life in Northern Virginia. When he was seven years old along with his family they relocated to Iran which was a huge culture shock for him. Iran is a country with a fascist regime, culturally very different from the United States. “I went from listening to Madonna, and New Kids On The Block, to getting arrested for listening to Pop music… Living in two totally different countries has influenced, and shaped me as a artist.”
In 1996 Rumy moved back to the United States. “I remember being exposed to so many different artists like, No Doubt, Puff Daddy, Coolio, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Missy, TLC, Metallica, Jarool, Ashanti, Naz, Red Hot Chilly Peppers” This was during a time when Pop, R&B, and Hiphop where at the forefront of mainstream media. Not only is Rumy influenced by Persian music because of his time spent in Iran, but also by the pop music he began hearing once he came back to the United States.