Brennen Montoya


Life isn't a game. There's no re-spawns and there are no do-overs. With the time i have on this planet, I realized I have one purpose. Music. I started out in the ashes of Phoenix, AZ, practicing my craft wherever i wandered. Neighborhood to neighborhood, party to party, as well as show to show, seeking out anyone following that same light. What else is there to live for than the artist's vibe? This irrepressible urge to formulate lyrical melodies out of raw emotion for the sole purpose of other's subjective personal relation, to breathe and understand life a couple bars at a time. This is what, I, Krim$ a.k.a. $mirk, live for. Born in Sin City, raised in the Valley of the Sun, taking the roots to the studio and giving the world my exclusive take on how the party really never stops. I am an artist that truly goes with the wind and my style changes as rapid as the beat pulses. Promoting authentic street gear, local business, and artists alike, i believe no dream is too small. Founder of Project "Square 1", a movement set on shedding a spotlight on those who truly deserve it, this is my cause.







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

Music is my drive, my freedom, my escape. It gives me a better outlook on life, it gives me purpose.

What is your music dream?

To create. To experience moments and capture them to create a audible and visual legacy for generations to come.

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"My Heart Will Go On". Because, simply, it just will. After witnessing that piece, I was compelled to explore pop culture music. True story.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Kid Cudi, 50 cent, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Big L, Wu Tang Clan, KRS-1, Zane & Dylan Casper, Incubus, Trapt, Linkin Park, System of a Down, My Chemical Romance, Nickelback.

What inspires you to make music?

The ability to pick up something and learn something new every single time.

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

To never be afraid to experiment an experience and to become a highly capable individual in this world.

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

I am the atmosphere. I am the vibe.

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

Breaking down the walls of stereotyping. Promoting healthier lifestyles.

What do you think of Drooble?

You help me I help you.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Unprofessional Artists

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

Fully support local scenes. Promoting artists in the local scene currently.

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

The qualities may vary depending on the audiences opinion. Diversity is key in a rapidly changing industry. Demographics and budgeting are essential in this process of reaching a higher scale of progress. Its all about who you know and where to go in the industry.

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

Bookie, Roc Valore, Doberman, IanDaClouds, Fake Rich, Fe'la Inikio, Bag of Tricks Cat, JustUs, Messi, Jahs V, Madd Dogg Coll, Kid Kilam.