SXSW Stories: Steelo Foreign

SXSW Stories: Steelo Foreign
SXSW Stories series is a series done where we interview individuals who experienced SXSW 2018. This interview is with an artist who performed: Steelo Foreign
SXSW Stories: Steelo Foreign
SXSW Stories series is a series done where we interview individuals who experienced SXSW 2018. This interview is with an artist who performed: Steelo Foreign
Chris Auld, better known as Steelo Foreign, is a 24 yr old creative from Austin, Texas. With production and mixing credits featuring; Trae Tha Truth, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Nef the Pharoah, Skooly, Thouxanbandfauni, Billyracxx, and more, the young producer is paving a way with his sonic interpretations and new style-bending production. With his ability to be able to contribute on so many levels of the creative process, Steelo finds himself in more and more rooms that tend to be filled with some of today’s favorite taste makers. Nowadays, with the producers and engineers building brands that rival that of an artists, it’s no surprise that he’s been making a name for himself through intimate sessions, social media, and ability to create industry standard records in almost any environment.
Interviewer: Mustafa Abubaker
How are you?

Good, bro

What brings you to SXSW?

Man, you know, I’m from Austin. This is a good time of the year to really get out here and network so you’ll find myself in places like this.

Are you making music?

Yeah, you know, I’m an audio engineer and a producer. Audiomack hired me to come out here and run the studio for them.

Favorite moment from this year’s SXSW?

This year, man, doing a track with Honorable C-Note. Being in the studio with him and being able to record a track for him was definitely a memorable moment.

What would you change about SXSW?

Finding a way to bridge the unofficial and official showcases and building a relationship between curators and tastemakers that are doing stuff on their own and getting relationships with the actual festival and finding a way to bring the benefits of the festival to the benefits of the culture, you know what I’m saying, because right now there can be a little discourse at times, you know.

What’s the worst thing about working with an industry that is political?

It’s kind of cliché but real recognize real. I just made genuine relationships earlier today that I’m confident that aren’t being PC. Everybody greets you, says hi, may dap you up, even if they met you for the first time. But at times you can find yourself building long lasting relationships with people aross the world through this shit. As much as it is a little PC at times, we cut through all the bullshit. I’m not really tripping.

What’s next for you?

My boy Billy Racks is going to be touring in LA soon doing a 3 show tour. Multiple executive producing on multiple projects with artists all across the country and within the industry. Traveling and pulling up to places and just building, man.

Check out Steelo Foreign’s songs and productions here (or listen to him below) and follow him on twitter at @SteeloForeign .