Get To Know: Multi-genre Producer Burt Dogg
Born in Denver, Colorado Brett Crow, stage name “Burt Dogg” became exposed to many musical influences at a young age such as Kanye West and Kid Cudi that lead him into the world of music production. Burt Dogg soon became a standout name to come from the ever growing community of Soundcloud as a multi-genre producer. Specializing in emotional and catchy instrumentals such as “Silhouette” or “Drown” Burt Dogg’s impactful sounds have amassed millions of streams as his sound continues to grow and evolve.
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as emotional and melodic. I try my best to convey emotional tones with the melodic elements in my music, so the tone will vary between songs but the melodic elements always stand out.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
A typical studio session for me is usually me being full of pain the middle of the night but if I’m collaborating with artists I’ll usually go into the studio with instrumentals ready but also ready to spend countless hours bouncing ideas off the artist to make something from scratch if needed.
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
I definitely have to be in a certain mood to write music, over the years I’ve picked up on the fact that creativity can never be forced so I’ve learned to recognize the pockets of time when that creativity and motivation sparks. I find myself thriving when I’m down horrendous in the middle of the night.
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
My biggest musical inspirations at the moment are Kid Cudi, Sybyr, and Ericdoa. Cudi for his ability to convey each and every emotion perfectly. Sybyr because of the way he’s always unapologetically himself. Eric for his amazing melodies and evolutionary production.
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
The best live performance I’ve seen was probably Denzel Curry, another huge inspiration of mine. Just the way he got the crowd jumping was absolutely phenomenal, just splendid.
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
The toughest part of the industry is definitely the cutthroat mentality behind it. Like people really out here praying on my downfall because I got big dogg status. I just wish the industry as a whole was more welcoming towards the idea of helping each other out instead of being so money driven.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
By far the most enjoyable thing about the industry is just the ability to positively impact people all across the world. I’ve meet so many amazing people and built so many great relationships just through music alone. Being able to lift others up is the secret sauce to fulfilment in life.
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
I have so much planned for the rest of 2021 it’s almost overwhelming but for now you can definitely count on consistent releases, both solo and collaborative songs. Also lots of new forms of content and resources to help other artists.