FEATURE: MASRO ‘CONE SHAKIN’ INTERVIEW

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I CAUGHT UP WITH MASRO AHEAD OF THE RELEASE OF CONE SHAKING WHICH IS  HIS 8TH EP RELEASE IN 2 YEARS

HERE HE SHEDS SOME LIGHT ON MONEY NOTES RECORDS, THE STATE OF US RAP AND WORKING HARD

This is your 2nd ep of the year, how does this one differ from your last one? 

 Yep! My last release which was ’16 Bar Loop Remix EP’ released back in February which was dedicated to getting some producers putting their own spin on one of my popular instrumentals from 2012 ’16 Bar Loop’. With this one I did my best to cater for the masses as I’ve included 2 songs and 5 completely different and diverse Grimey sounding productions.
Whats it like choosing an artist to be on one of your tracks?
To be honest I will only really reach out to those I rate but 75% of the time I thinks it’s due to my sound that the artist usually get in contact with me. But all in all I love pushing myself which as of late is why I’ve probably been ill lool, I shouldn’t laugh….. But yeah if you are professional about things it’s not that hard at all really.
How do you come up with names for the tracks and EP’s, do they have themes?
Yeah I always link the names with songs and project titles, I just basically wait until the end and go from there really. Like I named my Recognition ep that because I felt I finally got some recognition. With the Loopy EP it was focused around the main track 16 Bar Loop so instead of just naming it that I put a spin on things. Same with Cone Shakin’ ep I feel I’m heavily bass influenced so it made sense.
This is your 8th release in 2 years that’s quite a big body of work!, what inspires you ?
It’s mad when you say it like that! Being the most consistent, determined and dedicated! short and sweet lol.
Money notes records is going from strength to strength! congratulations, how did you get started ?
Thanks miss! Erm…. I’ve had starting an independent label in mind for a while so I’ve always been planning this behind the scenes. I just felt Grime production has got so competitive that it was time now. I want to say so much here but I won’t, I’ll be good lool Just know I’m not liking everything, too much following going on…. I’ll stop now lol.
Will we be seeing you playing out as a DJ, like a lot of producers now?
Yes indeed! That is definitely in the process. Everyone wants to see how others react to their music live.
Whats next for Masro ? and for Money Notes ?
Right now I’m working with some singers so look out for that. Obviously working closely with Flow Dan & Manga at the minute. Don’t want to say too much but me & Shorty have one that the ladies and gentlemen can relate to, it has that summer vibe to it. That one also has a singer on it. In regards to the label everyone is working very hard so look out for stuff from the whole camp. The next one to cause some damage from the label in my opinion is Climaks Beats, he hails from Coventry and has recently done a track with Invasion Alert’s Hitman and it is mad energetic to say the slightest lol.
Who are you listening to at the moment ? last 3 songs?
I’m not really listening to anything other than Grime at the moment to be honest. Not feeling a lot of the rap coming out of the U.S right now I won’t lie it’s just to corny for me man lol. I’m working so hard I don’t have the time to watch what anyone else is doing. So I can not even answer that miss sorry.
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