I had the pleasure of meeting American rapper, DJ and model Theophilus Martins while I was doing 'Failure of the American Dream' pop-up exhibition in London. I immediately recognised his great style. He was incredibly humble and modest about his profession, almost not realising how good he actually is. He spent a few months in solitude recording, writing new songs and touring in London. 'Sometimes taking time away is exactly what an artist needs'
You can listen to his new album 'Doing it for television' exclusive premiere here: https://soundcloud.com/theophilusmartins
We did a small interview to share with you. Hope you like it.
1. What is the best part of making music?
The entire experience is the best. From the initial inspiration to recording to the performing, the entire experience is exhilarating. The new music I've been recording while in London is going to be great to perform.
2. What is success to you?
Being happy defines success to me.
3. How would you define your style?
Musically my style reflects my personal style: I enjoy the mix of highs and lows: haute paired with basic pieces. Old and new. monochromatic with pops of colour. In specific but I'm easy.
4. What is the source of inspiration when you write the lyrics of your music?
Usually my personal experiences, the experiences that have witnessed. I speak from the position of the underdog and represent the kids who look, feel and live just like me.
5. What would you like to share with your music?
I share my vision and my story, my experiences. My joy, my pain, my ups and downs. My goal is to give myself to the world.
6.What keeps you going, what motivates you?
The universe and my undying curiosity for the future. I'm fascinated with Space, the Universe and beyond. Those thoughts propel my mind.
7. What are your plans for the future?
Along with releasing my new EP, Doing It For Television I'll be rolling out product through my company GOOD/POSTURE this coming Spring. More DJing, more touring, travelling and just having fun. That's the point of life, no?