Representing Uptown Toronto, Canada, Soul Supplier steps onto the scene with his gang of artistic masterminds D.O.P.E. Society. His soulful sound production and soothing low vocals mixed with the lyrical ability of Fredericks Reginald and Jae Remi and visual design from multi-talented artist Tone, they are a force to be reckoned with.
We checked out the hard-hitting track “Love Long” and we can’t get enough! It’s a smooth hip-hop/ R&B track with elements of old school flow layered with a fresh contemporary sound. A proud and honest anthem, “Love Long” weaves through effortless bars, flawless delivery, and pummeling lyricism. Soul Supplier provides the production as well as the hook and bridge and Fredericks Reginald and Jae Remi tear up the verses. “Love Long” is a great new school summer song with and old school vibe. The addicting and catchy backbeat and contagious melody keeps up hooked from beginning to end. Soul Supplier strives to create music that solidifies his ever growing foundation of connection to his fans. I highly recommend that you add this track to your playlist and vibe along to the alluring hook. Keep up with Soul Supplier to see what he delivers next.
Check out “Love Long” here and read more in our exclusive interview below!
Hey Soul Supplier! Can you start by telling our readers more about yourself and how you got started in music?
Hey, first of all I’d like to say it’s a pleasure to be featured here on Buzz Music LA. I’ve always been an artistic individual. I started off by drawing, which my pops really taught me how to do. I spent a lot of time locked away with music blasting and a sketch pad. When I got to highschool that evolved into painting and a little media arts. I always loved music though. There was never a time when I didn’t have some sort of music playing around me. It always reflected how I felt, and the lyrics usually meant something to me. So somewhere around that time I stumbled upon a demo version of Fl studio and started messing around with it. I was about 16 at the time and the computer I had used to do that with wasn’t any good for taking it farther than some sound loops. I only ever showed one person my stuff around that time, Kiya, she was like a big sis to me back then. Shout out to her cuz she still remembers that. But after we got out of highschool the homie Tone began to solidify D.O.P.E. Society as an entity, alongside Fredericks Reginald and a few other individuals. I wasn’t too involved at that time, but always rated the work and showed love to my brothers. Around the age of 21 I picked back up beat making, and shared my work with the guys. The homies, Fredericks Reginald and Jae Remi being amazing lyricists and poets, appreciated my sound and encouraged me to grow my production skills. As my instrumentals got better and I saved some loot up I began to purchase equipment and started recording both of them over my beats. We have a ton of old unreleased work that will probably never see the light of day haha. That’s because I had no clue how to engineer. So that was the next thing that I learned to do. Somewhere around the end of last year, I was going through a lot and was losing my mind. I started writing to my instrumentals at this time, and well her we are now.
Who are you musical influences and how do they inspire you?
Well the list can go on and on because I’ve been able to soak in so much different kinds of music, thanks to my Dukes, the homies and different encounters. I come from a Trini background, so my parents would be playing a lot of old Calypso, Soca, Reggae, some dancehall. But they also loved a lot of RnB like Luther Vandross and a lot of music from the 80’s like Michael Jackson, Commodores, Bryan Adams, and the list goes on. Coming to Canada at the age of 4 I was introduced to hiphop and loved it. Growing to love guys like Biggie, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Ludacris, production styles by Dr. Dre, Timbaland and more. I always loved Timbaland’s production style. His songs always had a particular infectious bounce to it. When I was a teen I found an Eminem Album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” and had that on repeat. With his story telling, flows, and ability to make you feel what he’s talking about, he’s definitely a huge inspiration for me.
What’s your track “Love Long” about? What was your writing process like for this song?
Well I’d say it’s A summer romance track. An ode to all the wifeys there that send their men mad but are in it for the long hall. I tried to come with a bright hiphop infused with dancehall/soca sound for the instrumental, and tried to stick with that vibe the hook and bridge vocals. I’d Say the process was very organic. I had a loop of the beginning stages of the beat playing when Freddy and Remi pulled up. They vibed out to it and instantly began writing.
What do you hope your listeners take away from your music?
I just hope that my listeners are emotionally effected by my music. I hope they can relate to it and are able to throw on different tracks of mine that reflect their feelings and thoughts in those moments.
What’s next for Soul Supplier?
More Music!! I’ll be releasing more music with the months to come. A few singles, and my first EP will be dropping at the end of the year. Fredericks Reginald and Jae Remi will also be releasing a bunch of music produced by me and other talented producers. Keep a look out for us over at Dope Society, we’re coming.