Nasty Food. A Bedroom Art Club. Founded a few years back in Atlanta by producers/creatives bshfll and Oxela, the online collective is much more than a SoundCloud page. The loose label hones in and provides a proper spotlight for talented producers, referring to being part of a "tight-knit" community where lofi beats are of the utmost importance. Without further ado, we are happy to premiere the third compilation tonight for your listening pleasure, complete with an interview from bshfll. Shout-out Shrimpnose for getting me familiar. If you like what you hear, you can grab all six of the Nasty Food releases on their Bandcamp for $6.66. Righteous.
What's the origin of Nasty Food?
It's pretty random. Spencer Oxela and I just named our collective that in 2013 or 2014 and we never changed it.
What made you get into curating/crafting mixes?
Just kind of naturally happened after I made the Nasty Food SoundCloud. We expanded the collective and everyone organically wanted to post for the page.
How would you describe Vol. 3 of this series?
Thicc af [laughs]. All the regulars submitted. I'm excited.
Do you try to feature new producers with each mix, or do you allow overlap?
Overlap. Nasty Food is tight-knit. We have around 10-12 members that consistently submit for the compilation tapes.
What can we expect from Nasty Food for the remainder of the year?
VIDEOS (music videos and sketches) and MERCH this summer. Shirts, hats, and some other surprises. And of course more compilation projects; NF4, NF5, NF6, maybe 7. We'll see how far we get there. Possibly a couple exclusive EPs from some of our artists. Anything could happen on the Nasty Food SoundCloud. I've been talking to a lot of artists.
Who are some producers we should look out for?
Peep the tape [laughs] I don't want to leave anyone out. If they're on the tape, they are worth your time if you dig lofi. We are like 12-14 deep in really talented producers so just check out NF1 or NF2, and of course NF3. Enjoy <3
Do you have any advice for creatives working on their craft?
Don't worry if you don't like your own stuff for a while. I know a lot of artists who don't like their own beats but their stuff is actually heat. Also, don't burn yourself out. Sometimes taking a short time off producing can really help you progress your style.
Any final words/thoughts/shout-outs?
Shout-out to anyone reading this that's down with Nasty Food. Anyone who supports, anyone who's taken time to check out the previous works. We love you all and can't wait for you to hear this one.