Arik Duncan


I am a producer with many hats. I don't claim to be better than any other. I just have my own perspective on music, it's influence, and how people respond to it. I have much more music to release and many more projects to finish. I really hope you enjoy what you hear and promise to continue to bring music to you that will be your comfort blanket.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is something I can see in my mind, but cannot describe as a vision. Music feeds a part of me that nothing else can. It's not a brain thing too much, it's more of a Human feeling type experience. It's what literally moves people.

What is your music dream?

Wow. Good question! My dream of having a home studio is a dream come true, so I can't use that as and answer. (big sigh) My music dream is to use hip hop, and all of it's now sub-genres, as a music for healing and having a good time. As it was originally intended.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A national standard for driving. simple rules, like, being aware of what's going on around you share the road with other drivers. That's a fair start right?

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"1999" by Prince ties with "Get Stupid Fresh" by Mantronix.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

THE ROOTS Run DMC OutKast Goodie Mob Organized Noize Common Mos Def Souls of Mischief To Name A Few.

What inspires you to make music?

Lord have mercy.. ok It's in my blood. Can't explain much deeper than that. I can match my punk ass day job income writing music. Most of all, I want to make sure my family, friends, and their families are well.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I don't really have a message. I think it would be nice to influence how the listener feels if or when they hear the beat language. I come from a land where beats are everything.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I've never been to good at feeling like the man of the hour. Being on stage doesn't really go with my natural being. I suppose I can be an observer..from the stage. But I've been in front of an audience countless times, since childhood. To me, being on stage is like saying "hey I'm great, let me show ya!" *tap dances* I get it though, people want to see you do it live. Kind of exciting when I think of it that way..

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Mainstream music has created a very dark and popular path to success.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, it seems pretty cool.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Being a musician in a world where "successful" musicians are only on TV or radio, in the minds of friends and family.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not really. Most local artist are trying to sound like what they hear on the radio. That doesn't usually work out well without a serious music marketing budget, or major label contract.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

The audience needs to be entertained by the idea of the musician accepting them as a friend.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

how should I know who you haven't heard of..? Man Wit Cassettes Arik Duncan Bass Kleff 3rd Shift Whiskey