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Interview With South Korea’s Own Layer One

What is your name/stage name?

layer one

When is your birthday?
November 3rd, 1997
Where are you from?
Seoul, South Korea
What do you do?
I’m a producer/artist
How long have you been making music?
6 years
What was your first song/project?
‘awkward expressions are welcome’ was my first album i ever dropped
and ‘Gizmo – severance’ was my first song I ever produced
Who’s your inspiration?
My family
What genre of music do you create?
Experimental Hip-hop/Alternative Hip-hop
Do you come up with your video concepts?
Yes with my visual director
What was it like working with Wonstein, Gizmo, Grimm Doza?
They have provided me plenty of inspiration

 What are some features you want to get?

Cochise, Jpegmafia
Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with?
Mac Miller
Are you signed to a label?
No
Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none?
I would like to stay independent
Who are your biggest supporters?
My family
Where did your name come from?
My name ‘layer one’ was just off the top of my head. When I first created my SoundCloud account & nickname.
Do you write your own material?
Yes
Do you create your own music video concepts?
Yes with my visual director
What’s your favorite music to listen to?
Hip-hop, Electronic music, J-pop
What are you currently working on?
My next project
(The 2nd Beat Tape on SoundCloud & the 2nd EP album on all platforms)
What is your latest release?
Official: ‘awkward expressions are welcome’
SoundCloud: ‘FOMO (feat. VENKO)’
When is your next release?
The 2nd Beat Tape on SoundCloud: In a few months
The 2nd EP album on all platforms: The first half of next year
Are you the type to pull up alone or with a group of people?
Alone
Where is one place you want to travel to perform?
Paris
Who’s someone you can see yourself on tour with?
My homie VENKO
Who produces your music?
Executive Producer: Snacky Chan
Mixing & Mastering Engineer : Errday Jinju
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Successful off a career in music
What’s your favorite place to travel to?
Japan (Tokyo & Akihabara)
Did COVID change your career for better or worse?
Better

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