Bobby Blakdout has made a notable impression in the Electronic Dance Music industry. He specializes in the music genres of Dubstep, Trap, and Hip Hop and was given the title by Reverb Nation as “The Nations #1 Dubstep Artist”. He has also been ranked by Reverb Nation to be the #1 Dubstep Artist in the WORLD. He also regularly stays in Soundcloud top 50 with artists such as Skrillex, Borgore, Getter and Diplo. Born in New York and raised in Florida, Bobby Blakdout always had love for music. He has transitioned from Deejaying to production. His recent release of “Completely Blakdout” was a hit and went viral. Critics described Bobby Blakdout’s sound as edgy and filled with heavy metal and grungy goodness. This rising star’s music can be found on Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes. New World Order just dropped on iTunes and Bobby Blakdout will be releasing a mix through his label Blak’d Out in March.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: I was born in Long Island, New York, but moved at a young age to the sunshine state. I have since loved Florida. The city in Florida I live in is the oldest city in the nation with beautiful beaches and tons of history, which is inspiring.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: At a young age, my father had purchased a set of drums for my birthday. I was hooked instantly, but also found love creating sounds with many other instruments. I was always into odd and experimental sound, but never focused specifically on one instrument. I was more focused on making sounds and songs that sounded so insane you didn’t know if you wanted to turn it up or turn it down.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: My songs vary from influences depending on my mood, but I always try to make people think. I enjoy stirring the pot so songs like ” New World Order” or “F.E.M.A.” give insight to current evens. While other tracks like “WET” or “Moaning Lisa” are simply upbeat and fun.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: I love to perform anything I have created or anything my label has created. I spend hours mixing till sometimes 6 AM. If I could only perform one song it would be Eleven 11’s from the EP King Me that dropped last year on ITunes
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: How quickly I have gained traction. I started my own label when a management group that you most likely know (but I won’t name) offered me a deal. After looking over the deal I really understood how badly artists are taken advantage of. That is when I decided to push my label, Blak’d Out Records, to the next level by any means possible. “Get Down or Lay Down”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: Rage Against The Machine, Three Six Mafia, Borgore, Skrillex, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Gucci Mane, 2Pac, Datsik, and Excision.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: Evil, grimey, uplifting, and beautiful chaos
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: Self-made, self paid, and pissing off some of the biggest artists in the industry how quickly I am gaining online attention and pulling from their fan bases.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: No more model DJ, no more fake sets. The reason I started Blak’d Out is to give a chance to compete with large labels to talented producers who would have never gotten heard outside of their bedroom. Too many large artists (like DVBBS) buy premade songs and release as their own as well as buy their own iTunes releases to hit top charts. The electronic industry has somewhat sickened me to a point and this is exactly why I will be pushing Blak’d Out to the top. You can get down or lay down, but we will not stop till real producers get real credit for real talent.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: I had a project with Soundwave called Blak Jinx and I just finished New World Order. I have a few secret projects in the works, but they will be coming to light after the release of “This Is Blak’d Out” on 3.3.16
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: Never work for less than you are worth. My goals are to make it to main stage shows like Ultra or Tomorrow World as a headliner. I also regularly turn down offers for shows in Miami and all over Florida because I know my worth. The reason for this is I see myself as a success in 10 years and you wont be successful selling yourself short. My mentor once told me, “No matter what business you are in you sell yourself…” he continued to explain that “If you have to sell yourself in life, be pretty woman, not a cheap crack whore” which hit the nail on the head. From that point on I never allowed myself to be sold short. My goal is to be “Pretty Woman” meaning things like $50k minimums for shows.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
BOBBY BLAKDOUT: Bobby Blakdout
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