Septimius, a Maryland based dance artist, is an International Multi-Award Winning Entertainer and creative innovator. Known around the globe for his dance music in domestically and abroad, he has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names including Fantasia, Chrisette Michele, Lil Kim, Lil Mo, Pat Benetar, Patti Labelle, Ultra Nate, and Crystal Waters just to name a few… It is an honor for me to interview an incredible artist like him. Read everything below!!!
1 – How long have you been active in the music industry? What first got you interested in Dance music?
It will be 6 years in June 2016. I’m a lover of House music so I created a style to utilize House music, EDM, Dance and Hip Hop.
2 – What do you miss from the 90s music era?
The 90’s was a time of fun, innovation, and creativity which is a big influence for me.
3 – You have worked with House music’s biggest singers such as Ultra Nate and Crystal Waters. Can you share with us these experiences?
I know Ultra Nate personally from the 80′ and 90’s and outside of music so watching her journey and accomplishments helped me to create my formula for creating music and making people dance. Crystal Waters as well but I learned from her on how to push House music mainstream for the masses and multiple genres loving people.
4 – What are some accomplishments that you have achieved, and are most proud of?
This year I’m up for 11 music nominations at the Indie Music Channel Awards in Los Angeles on April 24th in the genres of Dance and Hip Hop but also my recent debut on America’s Got Talent which aired on Season 10.
5 – What’s your most recent album and single? Do you give away your music for free?
My most recent album is called ‘To Be Emperor’ with the lead single “I Am Fashion (Remix)”. My music is sold online but I do giveaways at my live shows and special marketing campaigns. I will have a new single to be released this summer as well as a preview of my new album to come out this fall called ‘Septimius Reloaded’.
6 – What inspired you to make your catchy hit “I Am Fashion”? Please, tell us more about the production process and its lyrics.
It was to be music for a fashion show and only attempt to make music. It was first time song to be created and first time recording in a studio and co-writing a song. I just used my fashion modeling experience and put in a song.
7 – What projects are you working on at the moment?
My new release called “Out of Control” to be released on the upcoming album ‘Septimius Reloaded’.
8 – Where is your next concert/tour?
Sunday – April 24th at the Clive Davis Grammy Museum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA USA and the preparing for my promo tour to promote my fashion, music and educational brand.
9 – Please share with us 5 tips to become successful in music.
1. Have a great sound.
2. Have a unique look.
3. Create an amazing stage show.
4. Market yourself atleast 4 hrs per day.
5. Try not to copy another artist or mimic their brand/music.
10 – Where can we check out your music online?
Website – www.septimiusthegreat.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/septimiusthegreat
Reverbnation – www.reverbnation.com/septimiusthegreat
Twitter – www.twitter.com/Septimiusmusic
Instagram – www.instagram.com/septimiusthegreat