The world of music is an infinite ocean beaming with diversity. While the majority of us are more familiar with the stunts men and women at the front line, a lot is happening behind the scenes. Collaborating with vocalists to give us the rejuvenating sound of music that we all love are the producers. Today we touched base with Cozy Ctrl. A multi-genre producer, responsible for astonishing beats that form the heart of our favorite jams. Let’s dive into the interview as we gain deeper insight into his personality, work dynamics, favorite career moment, and more.
Simon: Can you take us into the world of a multi-genre producer. How is it like?
Cozy Ctrl: As a multi-genre producer I listen to a lot of sounds and artists and try to add what I like from there into what I make. So from Fela to Travis Scott to French Pop artists to Jorja Smith…really just anything because I just like music and there’s so much of it out there. I work on any genre I'm bumping to actually or if a client requests one but mainly I make Trap, Hip hop, Afro-fusion, and EDM.
Simon: Awesome! So what is your most favorite project that you've done so far?
Cozy Ctrl: Uhmm. I'd say my debut project (Cruise Control EP) dropped last year.
Simon: Why is it your favorite project?
Cozy Ctrl: Well actually it’s my favorite project I’ve worked on (that has been released). I guess it’s the way it came about unexpectedly during the lockdown and how I was able to get 10 artists with different sounds on it and make it sound good. And I had a good time working with all the artists.
Simon: Amazingly, you are also good with people! What do you enjoy doing outside your work as a producer?
Cozy Ctrl: Watching anime, playing football manager, listening to music.
Simon: What are your future plans?
Cozy Ctrl: Well, I plan on dropping 3 joint tapes this year with 3 different artists. The first one is almost complete. I look forward to working with more creatives and becoming a household name in the industry (while making money from it also).
Simon: Dope! So what would you say to new producers?
Cozy Ctrl: To them, I'd say listen to a lot of music to help with your sound, ask for help when you are in need (from the producer community), and put yourself out there/be confident and showcase your craft.
Spoken by Cozy Ctrl! The man so cozy and in control of his game! (I feel so dumb I never asked him why he calls himself that🤦🏽♂️). He clearly knows the ins and outs of the industry. His words of wisdom can go along way for people who wish to follow this career path. It's an honor to have him in our magazine.
Thank you for spending time with us 🤍