What started as a creative and cashless birthday gift for friends, simon a.‘s ‘Happy birthday’ raps quickly turned into more than a hobby. Throw in a broken foot and backstage access to an Anderson .Paak concert, and simon a. had the inspiration to start taking music in a more serious direction.
In Episode 23 of Music On Repeat, we talk to East London-based R&B singer, rapper, and all around soulful dude simon a. about his smooth transition from film and photography to music; the double-edged sword that is social media; and the fine line between inspiration and stealing.
Check out Episode 23 of Music on Repeat below, or listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Listen to Black Airforce Activity and simon a.’s debut EP ‘Way To Go’ over on Spotify.
Check out the Music On Repeat playlist for the featured tracks from every episode.
Featured tracks from Episode 23:
- Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (Listen on Spotify)
- James Blake – Modern Soul (Listen on Spotify)
Hosting, editing, recording, and mixing by @suzieblaszq
Original intro music by @hyliamusic