A look into the thoughts of genre-transcending bass producer hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, TVBOO. Check out his newest release, “Tantrum.”
KSDT: Who are your musical influences?
TVBOO: Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, Jantsen, Attila, G Jones… The list never ends, I get influenced by someone new everyday.
KSDT: What movie could you see yourself doing a soundtrack for?
TVBOO: I feel like if they remade The Matrix or Mortal Kombat I’d be their dude.
KSDT: What would you say is your defining quality?
TVBOO: I’d say my style. Nobody can really explain my genre. Not heavy enough for the dub DJs, not weird enough for the Wook DJs, too heavy for the trap DJs. I don’t try to make a certain thing when I produce, I just make what comes naturally, and if that’s a booty song then so be it. I also get inspiration from comedy so if I’m laughing in the studio, I’m usually flowing. I just like to have fun in the studio and try not to worry about what people will think about it.
KSDT: How has being raised in the South affected your experience as a musician?
TVBOO: I’d say it made me work harder than most. People in big cities with big scenes have opportunities to network and perform and work with other local artists. I didn’t have that. No one [in the place] where I’m from was into what I was doing, so it made me grind it out way harder so I could make it out. Also, my parents were hella supportive. Really proud of where I’m from, I wouldn’t of wanted it any other way.
KSDT: What DJs do you enjoy seeing live?
Jantsen has the best live edits in the game.
Klutch puts all of his emotions into his sets.
Zeke beats is a beast on the ones and twos.
Griz makes me smile.
Odesza makes me wanna be a better person.
Bassnectar stage production is next level.
RL Grime makes me wanna shake my ass.
Porter Robinson makes me wanna call my mom and tell her I love her.
Find more from TVBOO on SoundCloud.