Straight from the SXSW2017 Music festival in Texas USA, Robin Thirdfloor aims use his career highlight to accelerate his growth and success. This up and coming Hip Hop artist with a unique musical palate and sound has been releasing amazing music such as his current hit titled “Somdanger” and promises he has more in store.
We had a few questions for the game changer.
Who is Robin Thirdfloor? give us your background story.
My real name is Simphiwe Nyawose,born and raised in Umlazi which is a township south of Durban, I’m the only child at home and I’m a Bcom economics graduate by qualification.
What got you into music?
Definitely the love,as I mentioned above that I’m a qualified university graduate but somehow the universe had other plans for me and here I am doing what I love which is music
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
I’m Adventurous,I know what I want and I am not afraid of being the odd guy in the industry
Music for me isn’t just about going into studio,recording and releasing,there are other elements like my mood for example I don’t write something if I’m not in the mood to
I’ll never rush music just for the sake of recording and putting out a record so for me the whole music thing is quite a delicate process which I need to be in the zone for otherwise I won’t even bother.
What led to your style of delivery and beat-selection?
My adventurous spirit,I’m always looking for different ways to rap, direct music videos or choosing the sound which I want to go for.
These days I’m listening to a lot of old school kwaito and bits of Durban kwaito and gqom so you’ll probably hear the influence and I’m also listening to a range of electronic music.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I’m honest to myself and I know why I do what I do
I won’t do anything because its trendy or I want to be seen as cool but sometimes it ends up being cool and I’m like okay that’s fine but that was not the initial plan I was just being my weird self.
What ‘s the most important item in your music collection?
I swear I got most of the music I love listening to on my phone and if it got lost yoh I don’t know what would happen to me.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Raury,Tyler the Creator,Jaden Smith, SZA,Mzambiya,Big Nuz and Frank Ocean
What’s the last track you listened to?
Frank Ocean – Lens
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Eating avocado with sugar
What’s in the pipeline?
A new EP,I’m really excited about it because its my first time working with a producer from Europe. His name is Dejot and he is from Switzerland.
The title of the EP is ‘Bhotela’ which means butter in isiZulu and ‘misfit’ in township slang.
Not only am I busy with music related stuff but I’m exploring the entrepreneur in me
I’ve started an online thrift outlet which people can check out on instagram @sourcream031.
Follow Robin Thirdfloor on the following social media platforms:
Twitter : @robinthirdfloor
Facebook : Robin Thirdfloor
Instagram : @robinrapsgood