5 Minutes With... Sox
The Wrap Up: What is ‘Winning & Chilling’ all about?
Sox: It’s a great chance for people to get to know me as an artist, but it isn’t too serious - there are also a lot of songs to dance to.
TWU: What do you want fans to take away from it?
Sox: Memories! I think my younger fans will be playing this at house parties for years to come.
TWU: Got any live shows coming up?
Sox: I have over 30 shows lined up in the UK this year, but the ones I’m really excited to perform at are Raveology at the HMV Institute on July 12 and NASS festival.
TWU: Who's your favourite female artist right now?
Sox: Kiesza - I think she’s amazing… the visual for ‘Hideaway’ was immense.
TWU: Who's your favourite male artist right now?
Sox: Big Smoke Darg from the Birmingham crew Graveyard Shift. We recently worked on an EP together and I’ve always been a fan.
TWU: If you could collaborate with anyone right now, who would it be and why?
Sox: Netsky... I love liquid DnB and I think we would make some legendary music for the ravers.
TWU: What genre most inspires you right now?
Sox: Jackin' house... aka the only music I will dance to on a night out, besides bashment!
TWU: What was the last album you listened to?
Sox: Skepta’s ‘Blacklisted’.
TWU: Favourite rap lyric of all time?
Sox: “You don’t know who I am you don’t know what I’ve been through, so how can you judge me?’ from Shystie’s ‘One Wish’.
TWU: What's your poison?
Sox: Lemon Nuvo, with raspberry Sambuca shots to chase.
TWU: Where is your favourite place in London and why?
Sox: Shoreditch - you can dress up as a wizard and nobody will bat an eyelid.
TWU: Haha! MTV are cooking you dinner, anything you want. What will you have?
Sox: Fish fingers, chips and beans... but you have to let the beans simmer then add black pepper and a pinch of salt.
TWU: Noted. Blondes or brunettes?
Sox: A brunette to marry and meet the parents, blondes for a thursday night at 4am [laughs].
TWU: Okay… How would your ideal Friday night go?
Sox: Well, Rihanna would pick me up in a Bugatti and take me out for Nandos… I’m playing! [Laughs] The setting would be Ibiza… wake up, get dressed, down a bottle of Peach schnapps and hit the beach with a few ladies. Then I would perform on a boat party and host a deep house night with all my close mates. I don’t ask for much.
TWU: Not at all mate. What's been the best moment for you in your career so far?
Sox: I dumped my girlfriend live on 1Xtra after finding out she cheated [laughs].
TWU: Ouch. What do you hope to achieve this year?
Sox: A solo video on MTV.
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)