Interview with confident & woke rapper Nutty P
Performing alongside the likes of names like Skepta & Stefflon Don in recent months, music producer & rapper Nutty P (Anton Flanders) is here to make music with impact & substance. The producer has even charmed the likes of presenters Annie Mac & Zane Lowe with his effortless swag & charisma while tackling important political discussions. Inspired by his dancehall & reggae upbringing, the music producer has shared his latest banger ‘Ballerina on a Minefield’ via Dream Walk Records.
We chatted with the one & only Nutty P below.
Looking back, what was your earliest entry into music appreciation? And music production?
Well, when I first got to Earth, the woman who you humans would call Grandmother introduced me to the likes of Bob Marley and John Holt. It wasn’t long before she discovered I was not of this realm and needed to channel my ethereal energies, so she got me a cheap Yamaha keyboard that I used to compose melodies and loops
How would you describe your sound?
On my homeworld, the sound of people is called Aadv651r-][[q which roughly translates in Earth English as multilayered bass-heavy melodic tunes you can vibe to.
Do you have a motto or mantra that you live by?
I only have another 136 years left on this planet, which seems like a lot to humans but where I’m from originally, that’s only a fortnight. So the mantra I live by is “treasure every moment, don’t hold onto grudges, have fun, and don’t be afraid to take risks”.
Outside of music, what inspires you?
Literally everything, movies, books, games, life, my memories of my OG realm. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to get a direct connection to the essence there and bring the vibes straight to Earth. I clear my mind, meditate and let the ideas form naturally.
Is there a particular historical moment in the music industry, that inspires you today as an artist?
That would probably be the moment 2pac existed, that era of mid to late 90s, he was just unstoppable. How’s a man making a million albums, starring in movies, writing books, shooting feds, getting shot, going to jail coming back with a banging album all at the age of 25. He was a beast, pretty sure he was from another planet as well, I’d have to check my sources though.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself that no-one would expect.
Sometimes when I’m working on music I get synesthesia.
Five words to leave with your fans?
Be nice to other humans.
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