Up-and-coming beat maker Lovibe is not your typical producer. The creative is apart of the new wave of underground producers such as, Knxwledge and Tuamie (look those guys up), but he’s far away in the Ukraine. It’s a surprising fact when you listen to his catalogue, because he’s so conscious to the sound. It’s as if he’s there as it’s happening, and you forget he’s many miles away. Iamtheindustry.com had the opportunity to speak with LoVibe, and ask him a few questions about his musical inspiration, when he started making beats, and much more.
Iamtheindsutry.com: There isn’t much out there on the Internet about you, aside from the extensive catalogue you have available for purchase on Bandcamp, and music on Soundcloud. Who is Lovibe?
Lovibe: I started makin’ beats in 2011. I was really in love with 90’s r&b since I was a kid, so I decided to bring all this stuff back to life. But honestly, I don’t really feel all that shit that I made from 2011 to 2013, so I was really disappointed. For me, my real start in beats was when I created “loops&love” cause I began to fall in love with my music. I always want to spread love & show love through my music, I want people to feel what I feel; I want people to feel different.
IATI: You’re an international beat maker from Odessa, Ukraine, what is the music scene like there?
Lovibe: It’s really hard to make a different style of music here in the Ukraine; people don’t understand it, unfortunately. But I want to change that, I want people to hear a different style of music, so I decided to do a special Dirty Tapes show here in the Ukraine this year, and I think it will change something.
IATI: You use a lot of old school r&b cuts to sample, where do you draw the inspiration to sample from this genre?
Lovibe: I get a lot of inspiration from Spike Lee movies, rare Brandy interviews, photos, old cartoons, collages, comics, and my daily 90sr&b playlist.
IATI: If you could collaborate with any artist underground or mainstream, who would it be?
Lovibe: Tuamie, Ohbliv, Ahwlee, Moruf, Foisey, Rnd1, Nameless, Dibiase, and Selfish.
IATI: Who are some of your favorite artists in the game right now? Who are you listening too these days?
Lovibe: Knxwledge, Flying Lotus, Mndsgn, Ivan Ave, v e s a, Iman Omari, S0ul Unreal, Illa J, and all the dudes from my collaboration list.
IATI: You have some very unique and creative beats, what is your creative process?
Lovibe: I don’t know, like… I don’t think that my beats are unique. I just do what I feel at the moment, that’s all.
IATI: What do you have upcoming for the rest of 2016?
Lovibe: Split tape with @hann_11, a secret tape, and a secret collab, which I will announce later. My goal for 2016 is to release 15-20 EP’s, so yeah… a lot of shit on the way.