INSMNC is a producer/remixer based in Philadelphia, making heavy, psychedelic beats in the boom-bap tradition.

Where are you based?
Philadelphia, PA

How long have you been making music?
since 1997, using Sound Recorder to mess with sounds from the PC game Civilization I.

What genre would you consider your music to be?
Psychedelic Hip Hop

What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Music has always affected me more than other art; I’ve always been fascinated by beats and textures. Hearing DJ Shadow’s “Entroducing” LP made me realize I could do it myself.

What are your biggest musical influences?
RZA, EL-P, DJ Screw, Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd

Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?

What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Finding like-minded collaborators

How many songs or albums have you released to date?
3 tracks and 1 remix, more uploading soon to streaming.

Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
“Every Day” is a posse cut in the tradition of “Scenario (remix)” “Triumph”, and “1 Train”. It’s a showcase for up-and-coming rappers and features a hot first verse from AOTY candidate Boldy James.

Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Album in the works featuring S.I.N., Qwestion, R1ZOD, and more underground rappers to keep an eye on.