We had the good fortune of connecting with Vigilante Stylez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vigilante, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My business really started from me having a good quality product that people were willing to pay for. It started as a hobby but friends and friends of my friends thought I could make money doing music because my quality was on par with professional industry records. From there, it made sense to go into business for myself.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m most proud of the quality of the music. I really put my heart into making sure the music is mixed and mastered to perfection. Also, when I’m involved in beat creation / production process, I take time to make sure every chord flows together, the melody draws out the desired emotion, the rhythm keeps you engaged, and the arrangement is interesting and not too predictable or boring. It most definitely was not easy, the thing that took the most time for me was developing my ear to hear things properly so I can make the right judgements in music creation, and during the mixing and mastering processes as well. What I want people to recognize most about my brand is quality. That when you hear music I’ve either made or mixed and mastered, just seeing my name on the project, you know it’s going to sound good, and it’s going to sound right.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
16th Street first. Many other cities with the exception of NYC have boring downtowns. Just office towers and people in suits and ties going to work or home. In Denver, 16th Street is lively, there are street performers, restaurants, people walking around, chess tables, great views, new events going on all the time, street sales, places to sit and take in the atmosphere. 16th Street is always first on my list. There’s so many great places to go in the Denver Metro area, Cheesman park, the malls, the mountains of course, Cherry Creek, I could go on. If it were any of my friends, we would do those things for a day, and then spend the rest of the week in the studio jamming out.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have a few shoutouts! Shout-out to my long time friend Wendell Mendez from Houston, TX for sticking with me through all the struggle in this music business! Shout-out to my homie Mak Don from Phoenix, AZ he’s a huge up and coming Latin hip hop artist. Shout-outs to Gauge, Da Damn Sen, An0maly, Dice from Deeper Entertainment, Cashiz King from Royalty Music Entertainment, Kintz, ias music, and Legion of Tunez from NYC, and if there’s anybody else I missed, my bad! Just know I appreciate you all!