Interview with producer $A aka Surfing Martian

$A aka Surfing Martian is a producer from my hometown Pittsburgh, Pa who I reached out to do an interview with before and to my surprise he had answered but apparently the response email was hiding in my vault. lol. So while cleaning up my inbox today I found it and I am dropping it now.

$A aka Surfing Martian is one of those producers you might not necessarily know because he doesn’t have any real crazy credits but he’s putting in work pushing out mad beats, working with Jimmy Wopo, and is sure to be a name you will be hearing a lot about from soon. Check out some of his work and his interview below;

major credits? (artist / song)

– Ive worked with Pittsburgh artist Jimmy Wopo, with much more to come with more artists.

How old are you? 

– Im 19 years old.

Where are you from?  

– I’m from the “Steel City”Pittsburgh, PA

Hardware or software?what kind?

– I don’t really use much hardware, I use Fl Studio for most of my beats & sometimes Ableton.

How long have you been producing?

– Ive been producing for a good 4-5 years

What is your process for making a beat?

– I kinda just go with the flow when it comes to making beats. I try to keep the energy as natural as possible. Usually the melodies come first and the drums just flow with the rhythm, or I might switch it up and make the drums first and come with killer chords.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?

– Probably all the fan love, you really never know whats going on with ya music when its released publicly until you see how the fans react.

Want to give any shoutouts?

– Shoutout to my gang, the team, my guys, MartianWaveGang (Park, Lucky, Gloski)

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

– I use to skate,

What do your beats normally cost?

– Leases go for as of now $60

what is the most you have made from one beat?

Who do you think will be a part of the new wave to blow up in 2018? producer wise and rap wise.

– Producers : Dirtbag, StevieB, Thrillboy etc. Rappers : David Haze, 1030 Tuwop, x

How many leases or beats, do you think you have sold in your career?

– Im not really sure, each week more and more beats are being sold.

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$urfing Martian Links

(all his links seem to be broken besides soundcloud)


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