We met up with A.M. Sniper, the Cypriot rapper who most recently teamed up with Wiley for the Summer Urban Smash 'Bus Pass'.
Hi Sniper - tell us what's in store for 2014?
Thanks for having me,
Currently we are promoting my latest single Bus Pass featuring Wiley and doing the Summer Shows that include some incredible summer locations from Ayia Napa to the Greek Islands and other cool destinations that pretty much every person reading this would like to visit, so that’s a real blessing. The last month has been hard work, having to combine performing in Ayia Napa and grafting away whilst everyone here is on holiday is quite a temptation! I’ve had the opportunity to linkup with Omarion, perform the first show at Kandi Beach with Chip, and my brother Wiley surprising me last minute and coming on stage to do my encore track which of course right now is Bus Pass. It’s all new to me coming from a strictly hip hop mixtape culture and over the last year preparing and diverting my sound to a more radio friendly audience. The discovery and experimenting has been great and I look forward to sharing my sounds with the world for many many years to come.
Your latest record has had quite an impact - how would you describe it's sound?
It is definitely my most mainstream sounding record to date, however I am proud I managed after a crazy brainstorm in the studio to come up with something that does not offend my supporters that have been with me since day one and at the same time cross over to a new area, so I managed to keep an EDM uplifting rhythm with a catchy hook courtesy of Wiley and a singing bridge added to 2 rap verse, now the fact i produce, write and perform my stuff, I feel proud of this record, and heads up to my production team, Anamate on co-production, Drew Astro and the rest of the Bleading Immigrants, so I feel the overall result I would call it Dirty EDM as it has an edge to it and it’s not your average combination or super soft track.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Wiley… LOL… You rarely get to see him, having to get him in the video etc is hard work! So although we have the song together I am still trying to collaborate with him! Hahaha… jokes aside, it’s all about he vibe of the record, there is some crazy talent out there and I really don’t want to mention one name as opposed to another one, as well, as a producer I can make something for everyone… Who do you think I should collaborate with? Give me some tips, you guys are the experts!
Can we catch you live anywhere this Summer?
Yes… Feel free to attach my poster Ayia Napa is the core of my sound and my existence so they always get first dibs, not trying to be biast as they are my own venues… lol but I also have some gigs around the islands and in general wherever there’s summer I’m there, physically, sonically or in spirit! Not the alcoholic spirit!
We are Who's Jack Magazine - do you have a special Jack in your life?
Of course! We love Jack! My consiglieri is legendary A&R man Jack Steven, he discovered Sade, Annie Lennox/Eurythmics, Jamiroquai, Florence Welsh and in his good old age as he went crazy I guess he is under the impression I fit in that list of discoveries he has made! What????!?!?! So yeah your name is quite popular in our team, so give our love to your Jack and I hope we can stay in touch over the next few decades.
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