Bam! The man on the right has 1 Billion streams & counting! And dis my face after my podcast tête-à-tête with Jake Mason, the mastermind behind Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Soul Messin’ Allstars and Melbourne indie soul and funk record label Soul Messin’ Records.
Cookin’ on 3 Burners’ ‘This Girl’ remix collaboration with French DJ/producer Kungs recently hit 1B streams online and Cookin’ on 3 Burners are currently sitting at over 3.1M monthly listeners on Spotify!
Yes, Jake Mason joins us this week on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast and this inspiring episode is all about passion, staying true to yourself and the funk, soul music. One of my favourites episodes EVER!
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!repeat offender andSydney indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer, Billy Fox, joined me live in the studio last week to launch his brand new single ‘Shapes’.
We first met when I was music supervisor for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! back in 2010. Flash forward 7 years and Billy Fox-‘Shapes’ is getting serious spins around the globe, plus he has just announced a series of exclusive Australian east coast tour dates including Oxford Art Factory – Gallery Bar (Sydney), Rare Finds - Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane), Moonshine Bar at Manly Food & Wine Festival and Penny Black (Melbourne).
I draw inspiration from my one-on-ones with Billy Fox every… single… time! (both on and off mic). Today we delve deeper into the meaning behind ‘Shapes’, a track created to reawaken the lost art of conversation, it highlights a culture that we’ve created for ourselves, where we force our individual opinions down each others’ throats and attack the person rather than entering into measured debates… there is a serious need for all of us to adopt an approach where we take a moment for introspection and to search within, before knee-jerk reaction opinions and seeking to change others’ to ours without consideration for where they’re coming from.
Aside from the D&Ms, we get serious about our music experiences with Billy Fox and I spitballing the iconic music of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, being given Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled album for the very first time, the experience of producing tunes for Australian filmmaker and musician Macario De Souza AKA Kid Mac, making a positive impact on the lives of others and SO much more!
We all grow from adversity and something that I champion in my own life is the way Billy Fox lives his. In music, like life, “there is so much to get distracted by… especially when you’re creating, especially with music”, so music like every other facet of our lives at this time “it’s all about streamlining, simplifying”… and Billy Fox indeed is living up to this through his personal Mission Statement and stepping back from the stresses of over-stimulation and white noise, by keeping things simple… “If it feels good, then do it”.