Photo courtesy of SUCIA!

1. Who are you?

Just a celestial being trapped in flesh, but my moniker is SUCIA!

2. What do you do? 

What don’t I do? I’m a Jack-ass of many trades.. An artist, DJ, Producer, master Baker, medicine woman, curator, entrepreneur, dog whisperer etc….

3. Where do you often create/produce?

Fortunate to have a small spare room in my apartment that I turned into a studio. Its been my little sanctuary in uncertain times for these last 2 years.

4. When?

Whenever I can honestly.. its a real privilege to have a place to create. Its something I worked so hard to earn… so I try not to take advantage of that. 

5. Why do you play music?

I believe Music to be a healing tool, & I like to utilize its power.

6. When did you start making music? 

I was about 16 when I first touched FL studio & goldwave. y’all remember goldwave?! I was the sample queeeeen in my day 😀 My life forever changed after that.

7. Which track defines you the most?

I’d have to say my track bacillus, its dark, but upbeat & a little all over the place. Kinda like me, It’s a very emotional track.

8. How would you describe your own music?

I’m always conflicted about this question . I experiment with sounds, & bend the “rules” of genre . I like to tell stories with my tracks which sometimes need no lyrical context.  I guess I’d say experimental.

9. Any track of the moment?

I’ve been going back into my vaults lately and pulled out some old heaters. I really never gave myself too much credit, but wow these tracks were so ahead of my time. Those tracks have been consuming my brain lately.. I need to put them out!

10.What influences your work?

My peers, My mood, My surroundings. 

11.What’s your academic background? 

The real T is, I Dropped out to pursue my musical dreams (stay in school kids  😀 ).

12.Favorite designer?

Was never really into brands and big names. I learned very early on aesthetic is very 1 dimensional .

13.Favorite book? 

Just when I think I’ve read my favorite piece, I pick up a new book and fall back in love. At the moment its Psychomagic by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

14.Favorite classic movie? 

The 1986 version of The Fly .

15.Favorite music label? 

Transmat, Underground Resistance, Metroplex

16.Your dream collaboration?

I would love to have 1998 Mariah Carey on a house track. them pipes wooooo  But let’s get back to reality 🙁  Not too many people get to say they’ve worked with people they look up to & are inspired by…, but I’m surrounded by these individuals near daily.

17. Are you analog or digital?

I’m an analog shorty forever, but I’ve been getting down on this digital wave for the last couple years,  and it ain’t so bad.

18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play? 

Can’t give away all the Sorcerer’s Secrets, but I have officially joined the ableton gang. Shes been my faithful digital boo thing, paired with an MPC, midi keyboard & sequencer. I also just bought myself a Jackson.. by the end of next year, I’m gonna be shredding!!

19.Describe your creative process?

I start by cleaning my space. I can’t function otherwise. I usually begin with atmospheric, lush sounds..keys, synths,  leads… Then I build from there..  My bass lines usually come afterwards..  if im happy with how its going ill finish it, if not it becomes another skeleton in my closet ..I never really plan a direction when I start a track. This process is very spiritual for me and i like to let it flow… I love to layer drums, Heavy on the drums please! & depending on the track, some vocals would be the cherry on top. I’ve recently been comfortable with using my own vocals & pheww that’s a whole different process.

20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

When all outside forces cooperate with my mental health .. I’m my best when I feel my best.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

A1 from day 1 lol, The amount of hidden gems in that place. I’ve spent hours and thousands in there with no regrets! I can’t wait till they open back up.

22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

Don’t waste time. You’ll never get it back. If you want something, get it. We’re the only ones stopping ourselves from being great.

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

I have my vices but I believe in balance. If you’re gonna smoke 10 blunts a day, eat some veggies.  

24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I have always had horrible time management. Im not even about to front! Something important that ive learned tho, is always make time for my crafts and hobbies by any means necessary. A social media presence & a title at a job isn’t our true essence. its the things we find joy in that make us happy.. Ive learned to take myself seriously and make myself a priority.. Also, Putting down the damn phone!! Thats all valuable time being wasted.. .. 

25. Any secret skills?

A few, One I’d like to incorporate more into my career would be cooking. I can cook/bake my ass off.

26. Any future plans?

I want my 40 acres & a mule! The goal is to live a sustainable lifestyle, grow my own foods and medicine  while creating opportunity & resources for others. Soon come, just wait! 

27.What’s your life motto?

If you want it, go get it.

28. Any “mot de la fin”? 

DRINK WATER,no seriously, nothing I could possibly say that’s more valuable than that!