For this week’s edition of “THE BEAT BOX”, we are premiering a track and Q&A from Tallahassee producer, Kiezin. Press play and get to know Marquise McMillan.
NAME: Marquise McMillan
PRODUCER NAME: Kiezin
HOMETOWN: Tallahassee, Florida
MOST RECENT PROJECT:
IN 3 WORDS, DESCRIBE YOUR PRODUCING STYLE.
Raw, Soulful, Tasteful
WHERE DID YOUR NAME COME FROM?
It’s my name (Quise) in Dutch.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRODUCING?
4 1/2 years
WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC ARE YOU MOST INFLUENCED BY?
WHO ARE YOU FAVORITE ARTISTS?
Dilla, Madlib, 9th Wonder, ?uestlove, Pete Rock, Kankick, Knx, Dibiase
DOES THE MUSIC YOU LIKE INFLUENCE THE MUSIC YOU MAKE? IF SO, HOW?
Yes greatly. I’m usually listening to Jazz or RnB most of time. So a lot of my grooves and composition are meant to sound like a live (almost gumbo like) groove to make your head nod.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION?
Madlib & The Roots. It’d be an immense cultural phenomenon.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE SAMPLES IN YOUR PRODUCTION?
About 90% of the time. I’m not limited to them though.
TYPICALLY, WHAT TYPE OF SONGS DO YOU SAMPLE?
RnB, jazz, soul, gospel.