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Indigo B Interview

We recently sat down with the very interesting Indigo B and got to know her a little bit and what she is all about so check it out

Who are you?

Indigo Brunton.. daughter of a beautiful, hard working lesbian and delusional narcissist of a "father". Child of my spirit's God and this universe. Life student. Human.

Tell us what you do?

Live life mostly, try and take opportunities when given. I work with people and artists, connecting the dots in between them and bridging them together to form a larger network of creative possibilities; help them carve out cohesive imaging / branding and sound. I'm working on my line at the moment as well as my creative house - but I'll keep those details on the low until I have something to show for it.

What gave you that initial push?

I grew up in a place starved of culture, inspiration, opportunity and acceptance. I was always the weirdo, the black sheep - I never had many friends or support and admiration from my peers. I was a light skinned west indian black girl that wore crazy clothes and listened to punk music, hung at the skatepark and went to ratchet ass hood clubs. I always held a very eclectic aesthetic and resonated with things people assumed opposed each other - I never fit a stereotype; and for the people in my hometown, that deemed you a lame. Before I graduated high school, I was plotting my way out and thats exactly what I did.

Your favorite musicians and songs?

I've never held any particular favorites other than Kanye, but I barley listen to him anymore.. I tend to get obsessed with one genre, artist, project or song and run with that for a while until something else inspires me. I've gone through everything from Bob Marley, The Beatles, Black Flag & Bad Brains, Al Green, Marvin Gaye & Curtis Mayfield, Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy, Danny Brown, Nirvana, SBTRKT, Little Dragon, Major Lazer, Clams Casino, James Blake, TNGHT, Shinehead, Vybz Kartel, Grimes, Eric Dingus, Bones, Frank Ocean, The Weekend, Jeremih's new shit is pretty tight, Juvi, Hot Boyz, old Wayne, Plies, a lot of ratchet Florida music.. The list goes the fuck on. I like a lot of my friend's music.. from Raider Klan to Personal, and recently Art Boy Sin & B Way. There's just way too much to name.

Where were you born? (i feel like this question should be "where are you from", my answer is more relevant to that question)

I was born in The Bay Area, Northern California but moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 5. I was raised there but all of Florida birthed me; from Tampa, St. Pete / Clearwater to Broward and Miami to the backwoods and rivers of North Florida, each corner of that state has impacted my adolescent experiences and growth to a great degree. I moved to New Orleans at 17 and lived there by myself for a little over a year. It was a phenomenal learning experience and I soaked up much of the historic Creole and hip hop culture that city has to offer. My entire family is from Trinidad and a huge part of who I am comes from my West Indian background. In 2012, I was fortunate enough to visit both Trinidad and Tobago several times, one of my trips lasting 2 months, which brought me much closer to my roots and the richness of my culture. In January of this year, I came to Los Angeles for a 5 day trip and have been here ever since.

Can you describe a typical day or week for you?

Honestly, there's nothing typical about my days; no routine. Everyday is a movie, I rarely ever know what's in store for the days or weeks ahead.

Where do you feel art is going? (this is a tricky / hard question to answer)

Art imitates life; it forever has and forever will. This time and generation is so heavily influenced by all forms of media, particularly those delivered to use through a screen. It's become so easy to interface indirectly that people lack human level communication when it comes time to interface face to face. This creates false ideas of ego and isolation, translating into what's generally accepted as "cool", pushes people to glamorize who's following them or who they know, subconsciously pressures recreational drug abuse.. the list goes on. All of that influences art and it can be inspiring to some level but there are much fewer artists creating from a place of shared human experience and emotion, because the appreciation of that struggle and journey has diminished. On the flip side of that, the artists who do have the balls to expose their reality shine through and become martyrs for the people that need them most - and that to me is the truest direction art can go.

Who inspires you do what you do?

The people I call my friends & peers; the crazy creative geniuses who execute from an underground level and have the courage to expose it to the world - some who I've known for years and some only months. Unkle Luc, FXRBES, Spaceghostpurrp & Raider Klan, Eric Dingus, Drew Fergesen, Art Boy Sin, Indigo Child Rick, Robert Gallardo, the list goes on..

Who do you aspire to be like? As successful as?

I aspire to be my best and greatest self. I feel I'd be doing a disservice to my own potential and to the accomplishments of others if I used someone else's bar or measure of success to guide my own. You gotta recognize your own purpose & power in this universe and harness that limitlessly.

Things you like to do on your spare time

I literally go shopping everyday of the week, mostly online. I'm always looking for super rare forgotten pieces to add to my wardrobe. That consumes much of my time. But if I'm not doing that, I enjoy exploring nature, being outside in fresh alive environments; feeling the sun on my face and breeze at my back.. hearing birds sing, seeing animals frolic about and shit. I thoroughly enjoy that.

What places do you enjoy eating at

I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food. I don't eat any meat, just fish on occasion, but besides that I'll try pretty much anything. I'm super into health food, juicing and things of that nature. I can enjoy a food truck just as much as I'd enjoy a 5 star restaurant or home cooked meal. I love Asian (particularly obscure Japanese & Thai) and Mexican / Spanish food. By default, I'd have to say I enjoy Trinidadian and West Indian food above anything else though.

What kind of student were you in high school

I was a terrible student in high school. I got decent grades for the most part, and always scored well on tests but I was never one for formal learning; I'd skip class and go on adventures around the city solo dolo, super loner kid. I went to a performing arts school and majored in Musical theatre, but I also studied deeply into music production. Besides my major and the in more interesting courses I had, like AP European history, I couldn't have cared less about school. I scored well on my SAT / ACT and got accepted to several universities, but a hating ass "guidance counselor" / glitch in the fucking matrix ended up with me getting my GED a week prior to graduation. In retrospect, I should've gotten my GED my junior year and gotten the fuck out of that shit hole.

Is there any last things you want to say to the people

Be yourself. Don't let anyone limit or control you. Surround yourself with people who love and support you. Surround yourself with people who are honest with you. Give without expectation and receive with humble gratitude. Respect your parents and never neglect the power of spirit


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