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Inside The Project: Anvil “1979 EP”

Interview By: Carrick Wenke

Young super producer and official big bahdi Anvil, fresh off of his trip to L.A. and work with other artists, decided to give his first solo EP, 1979, based off of the Smashing Pumpkins song of the same name. 

How Did you choose the title of your project?

It’s actually funny because I’ve been fucking with the Smashing Pumpkins since I was like 11, and “1979” was one of those songs that inspired me to make different music, like not the same type of shit. It really paved the way for that EP because this is more or less my success EP. Everything is falling into place now so that’s why I named it that, because I can listen to that song happily.

Can you explain the story behind your artwork and who is the designer?

The artwork is actually from the album by the Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness, but I pretty much designed it and put the title “1979” to what I saw on the background of this piece of art that they used. There’s so many beliefs in this universe and it’s all put in one picture, it’s almost like a form of equality in that photo because there’s so much going on. There’s God’s, angels, babies, cat people, there’s hella different beliefs that are relevant to this world today.

How long have you been working on this project?

What happened was one day I got more or less pissed off because I had thought I was getting slept on, and I was working on two of those beats for a pretty long minute, like two months on each of the beats, which is rare because I don’t put time into my beats. The second track “Nishi” I made the day I wanted to drop that track because that beat sparked me to be like “Oh yup, fuck it I need to give the world something to hear and have it be from me, and not have to be comfortable with the day other people think I should drop it”. I just dropped it because I needed to drop it, and wanted people to hear some new shit.

Where was is recorded?

In West Seattle at my new house. “1979” was composed in L.A. on my last day there with the big bahdis.

Who are the Producers?

Me, myself and I. There’s a a co-producer on there named Tres Bien, he did a couple aux-percussions for it, and that was my only featured producer on the EP because he was able to manipulate it and make it sound good.

Who was featured?

No artists, just me and the featured producer. I just wanted to make an EP for people to smoke to, chill to, fuck to, big bahdi shit. Although my album Anvilmentals will have many features, coming soon.

What was your favorite track?

I’d have to say “1979”, it’s a very posi beat, it brings a very good energy and vibe to the world.

Who would you like to thank for helping you with this project?

I’d have to thank all my fans. I just peaked at 21k plays in total on my beats and I wanna shout out all my fans and I did it for my fans. My fans, my family and friends. All my big bahdis too.

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