MOBO Award winner Labrinth says his sE Munro Egg's are "perfect"
From being the backroom brains behind Tinie Tempah to being a successful artist in his own right, taking home 'Best Song' for 'Earthquake' at the 2012 MOBO Awards, we ask Labrinth why he loves the sE Munro Egg 150's.
sE Endorsee: Labrinth
Occupation: Artist, Songwriter, and Producer.
Gear: sE Munro Egg 150.
Timothy McKenzie, aka Labrinth, is an English artist, songwriter and producer from Hackney, London. He made his debut appearance after collaborating with Tinie Tempah on his single ‘Pass Out’, which went on to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart in March 2010. Since then he has worked with artists such as Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Professor Green and Usher and has taken the music scene by a storm.
We wanted to know what influenced Labrinth’s style of music, what he’s been working on and what he thought of his sE Munro 150 Egg Monitors, so popped into his studio to have a little chat…
“My passion for music started at a very young age, I have a really big family and they are all very musical so it would have been weird if I wasn’t. The school I went to was a music and arts college and all my friends were really into music, so I ended up really enjoying it and I developed a real attachment to music. I started producing records when I was 13 in studios all over the place. When you love music you will find a studio or an instrument anywhere. I then learnt to play instruments and I learnt to understand music theory, melody and harmony, and then thought ‘I think I know what to do with this stuff, I’ll become a producer!’”
“When starting out I didn’t know much about production and gear but as you develop you start to notice certain sounds feel right for you, certain speakers, certain instruments. Everyday I’m using new synthesisers and new plugins and for me it’s almost like finding the right clothes that fit you well, I think the Eggs will sound great on my new projects.”
“I wanted Electronic Earth to be an honest representation of me as a person and my creativity. There is a lot of variety in it, and it still doesn’t exemplify the amount of music I make. There are so many artists I really respect such as Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles and they have personalities as artists. I hope I can be an artist in that vein, that was my album approach.”
“My thing right now is live music. If you can get yourself into a live studio, get in there as quick as possible. It’s really important to recreate the electronic studio-sound in a live environment and to have that electronic energy represented on stage. I can take any song I’ve produced and I can play it on stage, it’s exciting because it’s like remixing every one of my records!”
“I like the sE Munro Egg Monitors because it feels that I’m getting an honest representation of what is going on. It feels like I’m getting the right balance and warmth, I’m not losing the vibe of my music so these are perfect!”
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