Milty Evans – “I’m My Worst Critic”
Milty is a veteran of the Chicago dance scene starting in the business in high school. Learning the art of djing and working decks to rock the party came second nature. Working his way up the local scene with djs like Derrick Carter, Diz,and even Mark Farina. Milty has been a mainstay at the hottest clubs chicago has to offer from Shelter, Elixer, Karma to Crobar, Crecendo, Spy Bar, to becoming a resident at the famed Mondays Boom Boom Room at Green Dolphin. Milty has step his game up starting WHITEBEARD RECORDS were he is doing his own production and putting out some of Chicago hidden talent, along with doing remixes for other labels LOOK AT YOU(DENVER), REELGROOVES(UK) to name a few. Recently Milty let loose his alter ego Klosed Kaption which is the name he goes under for production and djing Progressive, Trance & Minimal. This is a way for his friends and fans to know what style of music he is spinning so there wont be confusion. Milty is setting the bar very high for the competition, but Milty always says there is love for those who share love. Check out Milty’s exclusive Q&A with S&S below.
S&S: What’s your style of music? How do you describe it?
Milty Evans: Disco House, it my personal favorite.
S&S: Who or what was most instrumental to you when it came to music?
Milty Evans: Late 80’s weekend Chicago radio. WBMX,WGCI ft Bad Boy Bill, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Julian Jumpin Perez, Mike Hitman Wilson, the list goes on. Chi artist playing Chi music. It was all you heard everywhere.
S&S: What drives you creatively?
Milty Evans: bad producers with no creativity, who want to be famous but not put in the work. You have to put in work to be dope, end of story.
S&S: How much does your audience influence you and your music selection?
Milty Evans: DJing out its about rocking a party, but not playing the Top 5 popular songs. Its a lost art form, you should have a vast knowledge of music so you can flip any crowd.
S&S: What artists or genres do you listen to when you’re not working?
Milty Evans: Country for the song writing & the key changes are great. Classical to relax my mind or nothing at all. I spend way too much time listening to music as is.
S&S: Do you have any favorite memories of growing up with your family?
Milty Evans: Family get together’s were always fun, my family is silly. Still are a lot of fun.
S&S: Is there anything you would like people to know about you?
Milty Evans: I love this music game, a lot of bad with the good. Success or failure it doesn’t matter when you really love it.
S&S: Are there any charities you are working with or excited to tell us about?
Milty Evans: Not at the moment, most of my time has been catching up on unfinished projects.
S&S: Are there any questions that you wish people would ask you?
Milty Evans: Most want the Hype with out knowing the business, but you have to know what you doing or you seem ignorant.
S&S: And on the flip side of that, are there any questions or references you wish people would stop asking or using?
Milty Evans: Oh yes, Stop asking me what I think of the unfinished track you’re working on. Does it really matter what I think? If you don’t like it, how will anyone else?
S&S: What artist(s) have you been the most excited to work with?
Milty Evans: I’m currently collabing on a project with J Paul Getto vocals w/ Alex Peace! yeah i said it! SO DOPE!
S&S: Are there any artists that you dream of working with on a collaboration?
Milty Evans: Doin it right now with J Paul Getto, he is my favorite producer. Cool cat too.
S&S: What can we look forward to next from you?
Milty Evans: Better, quality of work, overall production upgrade!
S&S: What legacy would you like to leave?
Milty Evans: Oh, I don’t really care about that. I’m my worst critic so what other people say isn’t as harsh as i am on myself. If i can make something & think its dope that is my goal every time. Doesn’t happen that way but i push for it.
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