Naughty Boy Hunger TV Mix by The Hunger on Mixcloud
[DC]H[/DC]e may have studied business at university but music was always Naughty Boy’s true calling, and since leaving his business side behind it’s fair to say that the Hertfordshire boy has done pretty well for himself.
First coming to prominence for producing Chipmunk’s ‘Diamond Rings’ and Wiley’s ‘Never Be Your Woman’, Naughty Boy then worked extensively with Emeli Sande, and their partnership was instrumental in her landing a record deal, she returned the favour by lending her vocals to his debut single, ‘Home’. And with Naughty Boy’s second single, ‘La La La’ on track to be this week’s number one, who better to call on to curate this weekend’s Hunger TV mixtape?
DID YOU LIKE MAKING MIXTAPES WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? WHAT TRACKS STICK OUT IN YOUR MIND?
Yeah I loved to make mixtapes! I remember making a Michael Jackson one by recording it off the TV onto a cassette!
WHAT SOUND INFLUENCED YOU GROWING UP?
I grew up listening to Bollywood at home but Timbaland was also a big inspration so I’d say somewhere between the two.
YOU STUDIED BUSINESS AND MARKETING AT UNI, WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO INTO MUSIC?
I’ve always loved music and when I started my degree I found it so boring and knew it wasn’t for me and I need to persue something I love which was music.
EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR CHOSEN TRACKS?
They all played a part in inspiring me and exciting me about music, they’re are all from a certain time in my life
OF ALL THE ARTISTS YOU’VE WORKED WITH, WHO DID YOU CONNECT WITH MOST?
I connected most with Emeli Sande because we started both our journeys together and the best success is when you don’t expect it.
WHOSE THE NEXT BIG THING?
Elle Eyre and Chasing Grace.
YOU WORKED AT DOMINOS PIZZA – WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING?
I’m just a simple margarita guy!
HOW NAUGHTY ARE YOU REALLY?
Naughtier than you think!