We had the good fortune of connecting with Marty and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marty, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
“Work life balance is very important especially for creatives. I know from time to time I feel my creative energy lacking and what I’ve come to realize is that its good sometimes to take a hiatus to readjust. Balance can be challenging at times especially in such a social industry like the music business, and It can be difficult to take time off because the constant need to refresh your relevancy, but its very important to keep a clear mind in order to create your best art. Breaks are essential to the growth and evolution of a artist.”
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
” I am a recording engineer, record producer, and hiphop recording artist out of Atlanta Ga. I am a proud veteran of the United States Army. As a young child I was introduced to show business and the entertainment industry though my father being a professional wrestler as well as my acting experience as a child, it was then when I fell in love with the idea of being acknowledged on a grand scale by complete strangers, but it wasn’t until later in life when I found my love for music. I served my military service, fulfilled my contract honorably and quickly decided to return to college in pursuit of a bachelors degree in audio production. It was difficult, but I persevered and graduated with honors in the beginning of 2020 during the height of the corona virus pandemic. At that time I was in enrolled in school full-time, working multiple jobs, and taking care of my wife who had recently been in a devastating car accident, but I knew this was what I wanted out of life so I continued on and still managed to graduate with high honors. Ive dedicated a lot to my aspirations and at times I felt like chasing my dreams was a little too much especially during that time but I have never been someone who can give up. Now I have been happily working out of Gravity House studio in Atlanta as a resident recording engineer / producer for the past two and a half years. I have learned a long the way the importance of following your passion in search for happiness in life. Life is too short not to give all you do 110%.”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
if someone were to be visiting my area one of the places I would recommend would be K-pop Korean BBQ if you’re looking for good food with a fun atmosphere. There are countless music and comedy performances scattered through out the city which would be fun to attend. I like the Laughing Skull at the vortex in the city they have some great live comedy talent from time to time, But my idea of fun is locking into a studio session and making some quality music.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
“I have the upmost gratitude and respect for my wife and all the other people in my corner, Aidan Salazar, Mohammad Nauman, Kyle Wallace, and Johnny Nobles Jr. to name a few. These are the people who push me outside of my comfort zone and influence me to be the best I can be. I have a lot of people to really be thankful for.. with a good trustworthy support system dreams can be achieved.”