Akshay Kapil Mane AKA Flamboy is among the top music producers, specifically in the Hip Hop genre; from grime to drill and trap to commercial music, Flamboy’s beats have been runaway hits.
Always inclined towards music, he started self-learning music production in his teenage. He used to lock himself in the room and make music to put it out to the world.
Flamboy has been creating music for 11 years and has been experimenting in genres like hip hop, trap, EDM, RnB etc.
How did your journey begin? Were you always sure about this profession?
My journey began from nothing to something, and I was unsure about the profession when I started making music. I had no idea where it would take me, but I have always believed I would make it. Back then, Hip Hop was an underrated genre in India, and most would not understand what it was all about. But now, it has a massive impact on the graph, and I couldn’t be happier.
Who are your inspirations for this?
There are many, but some are Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland & Mr Porter. The music they brought to the scene is incredible and will live forever.
How do you describe your sound?
My sound and I always try to keep it unique & I love experimenting with music. So every time the listeners listen to my music, I surprise them by delivering something different they don’t know what’s coming.
Please give me a bit of insight into your creative mind. What music-making processes do you partake in, and what inspires you therein?
I mostly try humming and recording an idea or a melody on my phone, and if it goes through my mind, I draw it on my workstation just like a painter fills a canvas. As a ’90s kid, the 2000s Hip hop music has always inspired me, and the sound is so sonically powerful to date.
What are you currently working on?
I am working on various projects with various artists, and it’s going to drop soon. I cannot disclose it now, but yes, it’s coming.
Do you consider yourself more like a producer or a DJ?
Producing music has always been my first love, so yes, I am a Music producer first and a DJ later.
What would be your dream collaboration?
Dream collaborations would be working with Central Cee, YG & Divine.
What do you think about the current trend of artists dropping more singles and remixes instead of solid projects?
Every particular artist knows their audience very well and knows exactly when to drop a single or an album.
But what is your philosophy concerning your work?
Be consistent, work hard towards your dreams, and also be wise. Learn the important music business.
What’s the outlook for 2022 looking like for you?
I am always way too excited to see what’s in the bag. But one thing I’m sure about is that it’s going to be Massive.
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