028: Independent Music, With The Spacesuit Junkies
Weekly Inspiration: Francesca’s Kindness
An ambitious mission grown from humble roots, The Cultured Podcast aims to uplift listeners by breaking the restrictive barriers of arts and culture. Michelle pours her energy and enthusiasm into every episode hoping to impact listeners in the way Francesca expressed via her email to The Cultured Podcast. She echoed Michelle’s shared sentiment when she wrote, “At the end of every episode I feel inspired, reassured, and comforted knowing there is one more extra special person in this mental world.” These thoughtful words are Michelle’s inspiration.
Strip labels and build independence with The Spacesuit Junkies
The only label attached to The Spacesuit Junkies is artists. In her first double interview on The Cultured Podcast, Michelle chats with Plex Boogie and Stevie Zenith of The Spacesuit Junkies about their journey as independent recording artists. From the origins of their duo to their entrepreneurial vision, these two performers break down the commitment and determination it takes to flourish independently. Michelle shares her own experience of trading a corporate career for a more fulfilling, autonomous business and this leads to a conversation on defying the myth of the starving artist. They bring their authentic nature and vivacious energy to a conversation that spans an array of artistic dimensions. The conversation touches on the international influences of their music, social activism within the industry, and their creative intentions for the future.
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About The Spacesuit Junkies
The duo from South Florida known as The Spacesuit Junkies consists of artists/producers Plex Boogie and Stevie Zenith. The two met in college while performing at a showcase. Soon after they joined together to create a unique sound that embodies house, hip-hop, pop and R&B.
On their journey, The Spacesuit Junkies have shared the stage with popular artists like Wiz Khalifa and Daniel Skye. They have also worked with Grammy award-winning producer Brian Michael Cox.
You can catch they’re influential sounds on tracks with Cash Money Records artist Trev Rich and Dev from Rick Ross VH1 “Signed.”