Spotlight Interview: Atman (@atmvn)


Atman is an artist that you should check out. Not only is he an artist, but he is also a producer, composer and engineer. It is safe to say that this Rhode Island native knows his music. You have to respect that in an artist. This is one thing along with many other things that sets Atman a part. So we got to know him a little bit in our recent interview. Check it out below.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
Born south of the City of Providence in Rhode Island; I am a Producer, Artist, and Engineer under the Independent Publishing/Recording Label, Spiritz Music Group. I have about 1200 instrumentals, 8 individual projects, and 100+ songs on my resume. I’ve been rapping since 12, and been producing since 16.
How would you describe your sound?
I describe my sound as a deadly combination of lyricism and soundscape that offers a euphoric, yet energetic experience for the listener. I’m a rapper first, but I expand the sound beyond rap music, while staying true to my hip-hop roots.

Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
For me, it’s all about personal experiences and honesty. A setting where I am comfortable to express myself and my ear is most important. I approach songs and mixtapes the same. There needs to be a comprehensive, cohesive theme to the sound package. I like to be deliberate with what people listening to my music hear. For those with not as detailed of an ear, the sound still wraps the material well, so it is always an enjoyable experience.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
I just finished up my Lord of New England EP project, and God of New England is next up for Summer 2017. My latest complete body of work is Silent Hill, available on my website. My big goals this year are to produce more for other artists and book more shows. I’m setting up to do a tour in the New England area.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Sales wise, it’s my Silence Is Golden project, but Worser is by far my breakthrough moment as an artist. It’s when I built a solid foundation for my craft and became comfortable creating a complete body of work.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
My ideal collaboration would be with J Dilla. He’s not with us anymore, but his music is a major inspiration for me. As for people who are still here, Andre 3000 & Big Boi would be on the top of my list.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
When I’m anxious, I count all of the values in the Fibonacci Series until I can’t anymore.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
Who you know and when you’re best acquainted with them is incredibly important.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I drop at least 1 album a year, and I plan to be touring in the New England area soon. Expect to hear my songs and production in the mainstream soon.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
We’re at a point in the music industry where there are more mimics than creators. There are too many glorified chameleons. I’m hoping to contribute to that spark that made rap music and hip-hop so great and revered in the first place. I intend to create a vibe that’s more than just a sales pitch, music that withstands the test of time.
Website: www.iamatman.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/atmvn

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