Firstly, briefly introduce yourselves.
Our names are Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls. We grew up in Nashville TN and our style of production is mainly hip hop/rap but we also make some club stuff.
What would you say are the most popular beats you’ve created?
‘Still Got It’ featuring Vic Mensa & Joey Purp.
What is your favourite song you’ve worked on and why?
One of our favourite songs that we worked on is called ‘They Know’ featuring Curtis Williams and Jace from Two-9. That was the first time we put out a track that had Kendo on the hook.
Do you think that production software becoming more accessible to just anyone is a good or bad thing for music?
It is a good thing, just like most sports, production should continue to become a more accessible outlet for people.
What influences you as a producer?
Good music (not just the label but they tight).
How did you begin making music? Was it a particular influence or circumstance?
Shweez got a mac when we were 12 and we just randomly messed with GarageBand the first day he got it. Been hooked since.
What draws you to creating instrumentals?
That’s a hard question because we both value lyrics a lot, but making an instrumental is 100% your work.
Were you ever involved in any other musical projects besides what you are doing right now?
My brother and I had a band when we were in ninth grade, but it wasn’t anything serious.
What, for you, is the perfect beat?
‘Overnight Celebrity’ by Twista, produced by Kanye West.
Can you tell us about any projects coming in 2016?
We’re currently working on an EP with our friend Falcons, keep watch.
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