Meet the Artist: Sacramento Knoxx

Name: Sacramento Knoxx

City: Southwest Detroit

Genre: Electroboomtraptech

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A bit about myself:

I’m a a Xicanx and Anishinaabe interdisciplinary artist with strong Detroit roots sharing interactive music performances, blending captured moments in life and creative imagery through large projection motion graphics.

Influences:

Queen, Christopher Wallace, Dream Hampton, Invincible, Waajeed, DJ Dez, Lucy Hinojosa, my mother (Nancy Yepez), Christy Bieber, and Southwest Detroit before it was cool.

The first album I bought:

Ready to Die, Notorious B.I.G.

The first concert I went to:

Ozzy Osborne at the Joe Louis Arena.

The last concert I went to:

Jay Electronica in Detroit.

The last song I listened to:

Project Pat, If You Ain’t From My Hood.

My favourite song of all time:

Bohemian Rhapsody.

The one song I wish I’d written: 

That’s a real hard question. I am trying to write these thoughts and ideas right now.

My dream gig:

To play a gig somewhere far out in the universe.

Myself in three words:

Compassionate. Hardworking. Celestial.

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received:

Protect the sacred, from my community.

Beatles or Rolling Stones:

Rodriguez from Southwest Detroit.

What I do to pay the bills:

I’m a cultural worker, musician and motion picture artist.

When I’m not making music, I’m …

Helping to breathe life into the community with others.

Something people would be surprised to learn about me:

I am actually an introvert.

What I’m currently working on: 

I am aggressively working on music this year, opening up the vaults of the music that has been created over the last few years to be released. I just finished a new beat tape called Aadizookaanan Anaamaagon (Stories Under the Snow), which is available on all platforms with a special edition on bandcamp. It’s a cosmic mix of trap vibes, experimental sequences, dirty electronic soundwaves, soulful blues, boom bap bangin’ beats, infused with Detroit Techno, all coming together for a wavy instrumental album.

Now I’m moving into working on delivering all types of dynamic music from instrumentals to lyrical storytelling, live beat-making on stage, and immersive music creation with others.

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If my life were a song, the title would be …

Ishkote.

 

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