Ep 13: Best of 2020 Interviews

00:00 Intro/Sponsor
00:53 Q: What inspired you to start making music? Answers from Anjimile, Witch Prophet, Big Joanie
06:15 Q: What inspired the beginnings of the Trans Trenderz label? Answer from Blxck Casper
09:10 Q: How’d you meet and form your duo? Answer from The Black Creatures
12:25 Q What was the first song you ever wrote? Answers from Witch Prophet, The Black Creatures
17:20 Q: What inspired your album? Answers from Anjimile, NYALLAH, Witch Prophet
34:20 Q: What’s the story behind your name? Answers from The Black Creatures, Tender Creature, Big Joanie
40:55 Q: How’d you name your album? Answers from Anjimile, Witch Prophet, The Black Creatures, Tender Creature
46:10 Q: What’s behind the Trans Trenderz label name? Answer from Blxck Cxsper
49:20 Q: How does your music connect with your identity? Answers from NYALLAH, Witch Prophet, Anjimile
65:35 Q: What’s it like being Black and queer in the music industry? Answers from Anjimile, NYALLAH, Witch Prophet, Billy Dean Thomas, The Black Creatures
77:10 Q: How does Trans Trenderz hope to create a legacy for Black/trans artists? Answer from Blxck Cxsper
82:55 Q: Are you hopeful about the changing landscape of the music industry? Answers from Billy Dean Thomas, Big Joanie
86:10 Q: How has the pandemic affected you? Answers from NYALLAH, Witch Prophet, Big Joanie, The Black Creatures
101:40 Q: Do you prefer studio work or playing live? Answers from Witch Prophet, Tender Creature, Big Joanie
106:30 Dope bars courtesy of Billy Dean Thomas
108:10 Outro/Sponsor // Produced by Stereoactive Media
109:15 Finish

Since the podcast began back in July, Nikkiesha has spoken with 8 artists for feature length interviews. As we near the end of 2020, Nikkiesha shares some of their favorite moments from those interviews, where people have shared their experiences as BIPOC and/or queer/trans/GNC musicians, artists, and label founders. If you hear anything you like, please check out the full interviews, all available on our showpage!

This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.

Nikkiesha Nicole McLeod is a queer, non-binary Trinidadian singer-songwriter, percussionist and writer. They began playing the steel pan at the age of twelve when they convinced their parents to let them join the…