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  • Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto Vs. Space Capone

    Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:03:26

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto Vs. Space Capone - Check out our rapid fire chat with the Nashville soul-funk artist

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    Introducing...Space Capone! He was born Aaron Winters and is a Nashville-based recording artist, currently on tour and prepping his self-titled debut album for release in early 2012. Space is signed to AVJ Records (home to Nappy Roots) and is definitely a breath of fresh air to the urban/ R&B.

    Check out his single, "I Just Wanna Dance," by going here. He rocks a soul-funk-dance-hip-hop-urban hybrid on record. Silky smooth. Butta smoov!

    He willfully submitted to a rapid-fire Take Aim interview with Amy Sciarretto.

    Hip-hop has so many different sub genres in 2011 – where do you fall?

    In a genre of my own. Ask me the same question 25 years ago and I would've said pop. The term R&B is now confused with urban and hip hop, so just saying R&B isn't descriptive enough. I'd call what I'm doing "classic R&B."

    Describe your music in Twitter-size – 140 words or less! Be creative!

    You'll feel like you just discovered a record your parents forgot to tell you about. Chicago with MJ. AWB with EW&F. Four on the floor with hints of jazz on top. You won't know what it is, but it'll feel so good.

    Finish this sentence: If I was not making music, I would be:

    Renovating homes.

    Pick one song on your record and break it down for us – make us feel like we were "there" when you wrote and/or recorded.

    I had been working on houses for a year or so, which isn't easy work. I wanted to write an anthem. I wanted the song to be for everyone who knows the value of a hard days work. I wanted the song to be something people listened to before the weekend. The song was mostly written without a guitar and while working. Think "whistle while you work" and that's exactly how it was done. The breakdown, "Friday, Friday, Friday…" was the only part of the song that wasn't written at the job site.

    Nashville is the home base of country music – what's the urban music scene like there?

    I would say the pop/rock scene in Nashville easily trumps the urban scene. Hip-hop in Nashville, on the other hand, is something that continues to progress. I know Eminem just plucked YelaWolf out of town. I'm afraid it's extremely difficult to cultivate an R&B scene, given what it has become over the years, a type of music that is difficult to replicate with live instruments. However, it's mother, gospel seems to be doing just fine. I've benefited being here due to the fact that I'm doing something no one else is. Kind of sounds like the answer to the first question!

    There you have it!

    Watch "I Just Wanna Dance":


    Did you check out Space Capone?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.06.11



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