Coming through our speakers this lovely Monday afternoon is the latest from Colorado artist SoDown, whose EP ‘Bounce Town’ has actually been playing on our SoundCloud since its’ release November 17th. Though he’s still busy making moves to bring his sound to the masses, one listen to Bounce Town will have you taken by surprise – SoDown’s production skills gleam with precision and meticulous detail, while his strong saxophone playing successfully and literally puts the bounce in our step. All three tracks shine with SoDown’s signature ‘Future Funk’ booty groovin’ style, making instant fans out of anyone within earshot.
Compose Yourself Mag: What was your first stepping stone to getting where you are now, and what has been the most crucial component to getting your name out there that has played the biggest role in your development as an artist?
SoDown: I think the first stepping stone was making the jump into doing music as a career, and making the commitment no matter what was to come. The key to getting my music out there has been persistence, and the desire to always improve upon what I have just finished. There is so much to learn.
CYM: If you could kidnap any artist for a collaboration, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
SD: Haha, I’d love to make a tune with James Brown!
CYM: What would you be doing as a career if you weren’t making music?
SD: Either a pro rally car driver, or a ski bum :)
CYM: This is your first release through the Canadian label Westwood Recordings – How did that relationship come about?
SD: I met The Funk Hunters at this past Sonic Bloom, I had an EP in the works and I thought Westwood would be a good fit. Through connections with my team and the similar styles, it just seemed to come together.
SD: Bounce Town was all about my continued adventure in the exploration of groove. I’m obsessed with capturing different emotions within my music and combining instrumentation along with electronic elements to make something that I haven’t heard before.
For the rest of 2015, I am going to be working on the next EP as well as playing a few shows throughout Colorado and one in Michigan. I’ll spend the holidays with family, then hit 2016 hard with new music and more shows. I’m looking forward to getting out to other places in the country and the world.