X @ Rockinbeerfest, Huntingdon
Saturday 21st August, 2004
X played Rockinbeerfest on Saturday and kept me really entertained
with their set, so I knew I had to interview these guys. They
had a lot of stage presence but also their music was of a
different sound. It was almost like a mix of hip hop with
rock and really reminded me of Aerosmith Featuring RUN-DMC
"Walk this way". So I headed backstage and approached
them asking for an interview. The guys were amazingly friendly
and agreed. This is how the interview went with Project X
The band Randy Jay lead singer, Michael
bass, Steve lead guitar, and Yohan on drums.
How did you think of your name?
"Basically, Project X is like us fighting for our
cause. So its like a project everyone has got, and it's
got a different meaning for everyone. You might be sitting
here getting this interview for the BBC, thats your
Project X. Our Project X is to be known by all the people,
be a household name, making a living through our music."
genre would you call your music?
"Keep it simple, it's rock hip hop. We sing, we rap -
it's like a mixture of the two, it gets heavy, it gets lighter.
It's just a mix."
would you call your inspirations?
Prince fan, and David Bowie and Hendrix. Everyone in a band
has different influences and stuff. I remember the first time
I was really thinking about going down this route was when
I was listening to Run DMC and Aerosmith working together
for "Walk this way" and I was really heavily into
hip hop and that made me listen to all different kinds of
music. I really got into the whole mixture of different bands."
long have you been doing this for?
is our fifth year, it's just been a struggle from day one,
but we just got our tour bus now and just from doing shows
and stuff we just sold over 2000 albums at gigs alone. We
definitely have what it takes to go out there and we give
all we got and I think that is what people are going to respond
you got a CD out?
Yes we have, which is called Project X NEMESIS - the reason
it's called Nemesis is no matter how big or strong a person
is there is always someone who will defeat you. Basically
four of us are coming together as a mighty blow to take down
the industry and show them not to stereotype people. Just
because you see what you see on stage, don't think that people
won't like it because you have to give people a chance, and
that's what we are doing. We are touring just so that we can
give people a chance to see what we are about and so far all
the responses have been positive no matter what type of music
people like. They love the vibe that we have on stage.
would be your ideal stage - say in three years time, where
would you love to be?
we do is one step at a time because right now without record
sales, and paid gigs, things can die, and basically we want
to be living through music. We are doing our second album
in December called Our Reflections, 'cause this one's quite
angry and stuff, because you know when you've had an argument
and you say stuff you don't mean then the next day you reflect
on the situation - then you decide what direction to go from
there. That's what the second album is about.
should people buy your album?
should buy this CD because it's got a lot of information about
the industry and the do's and donts and how to basically
make a living without going to the record companies. Let the
record companies go to you, so if you want to know about the
blueprint and guide of how to make a living in a band without
going to the record company, buy the album.
can people get in contact with you?
have a website called www.projectxworld.com
and you will be able to download from it very soon.
band truly knew their stuff, which you can tell from the interview.
Their album is amazing and is truly worth buying. Check out
their music on their website, and I really do hope these guys
make it, they are protesting against the industry which puts
a twist to their music.
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