We had the good fortune of connecting with Madi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Madi, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is important in the music industry. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t just go for it. Being a female engineer, that’s almost a risk itself because you never know how the vibe in a session might be, people might not respond well to you being the engineer by just looking at you, but you have to be able to take that risk, and play your role, show the room you’ve got what it takes, and not be fearful of the outcome. I’ve gained respect from a lot of artists by making them feel comfortable enough to try something different. Young Thug worked with me, and that was a risk for both of us haha he had never heard of me but that risk played out so well. I got to record songs with him and I ended up meeting Turbo and Gunna through my relationship with Thug. Risks mean a lot to me because my mentor Seth Firkins took a risk with me and it changed my life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a music producer. I work with independent & label artists in Atlanta. I love being a part of making someones musical vision become real life. I’m constantly working with new people and I’m obsessed with it. Being my authentic self has got me to where I am. I’m a young, white, female, hip-hop producer.. pretty rare siting for a trap studio in Atlanta but I embrace it and use it to my advantage. Rap music is a lot of showing off, and clout you know… it can be easy to get looked over if you don’t have a chain on in certain rooms.. So you really have to make sure your work speaks for itself. It’s difficult starting out in music, you don’t have lot of songs to show your work, you might not have any placements, but once you really grow with artists and time goes by, your work will start to speak for itself, your city will start to recognize you and it’s UP. Opportunities and challenges will both come your way, you’ll take some losses, but that’s the game! You have to love to journey and keep going. The only way you really fail is if you give up.
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.
Outdoors: Atlanta BeltLine, Cochran Shoals Trail, Piedmont Park, Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village. Indoors: Crystal Blue, Revery VR Bar, Krog Street Market, De3 Recording Studios. Ponce City Market, Urban Outfitters.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to my parents for always supporting me with music and being the absolute best parents. De3 Productions, 1865 The Label, Freebandz, Seth Firkins, Fabian Marasciullo, Eric Manco, D.Sims… Love!