Q & A: 5 Minutes with Suave n Thick

Suave n Thick are two childhood friends who grew up in Brooklyn, NY discovering music together. Their shared passion developed into a desire to create their own sound which they’ve been perfecting since their teenage years. From a hobby to a honed craft, Suave n Thick look to share their work with the world. We caught up with the dynamic duo to discuss their production process, studio gear, and much more. Their new track ‘Long Distance‘ is out now.


Set the tone for us. Why the arts?
Why not?


Which comes first when you’re producing – the sound or the idea?
Sound drives our ideas


Does your material feature any collaborations?
We’ve had a feature with Pleasure P on our first project, TEXTURES


What’s on your current playlist?
Emotional Oranges, Zack Fox, Phabo, Young Thug, Nia Sultana, Wizkid, George Michael, J Hus


What techniques do you experiment with to get your original sound?
Write, record, reflect, refine


Take us through a day in the recording studio.
1. Meet up for breakfast and coffee 2. Buy coconut water and hard kombucha 3. Arrive at Donut Shop Studios 4. Send stems 5. Get in the booth 6. Make magic 7. Max adds finishing touches.


Was there a specific moment in your life where you thought, “this is what I want to do”?
First 16 at 16


Any emerging artists on your radar?
Roe Xander, Diamond Cafe


What gets your creative juices flowing?
Getting excited about an instrumental


Take us through your collection of gear, tech or software that accompanies your creative expression.
Donut Shop Studios gear


Any side projects you’re working on?
Full time jobs


How have you refined your craft since you entered the industry?
We’ve made clear progress since TEXTURES as we continue to find our voice, build our brand, and expand our sound.


Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you this year?
Long Distance, She Been Callin’, and Who’s Who?


Famous last words?
Luck Is Something We Make



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