Music is about conveying emotion. Therefore, allow the emotions to guide and see where the journey takes you.
Jim Wilcox has never been one to settle for the status quo musically, and his open-mindedness and commitment to pushing the musical envelope has served him well. As drummer for Arizona ska/punk legends Authority Zero he embarked on a musical adventure that included six full-length international releases and numerous world tours. Now, after a 14-year stint behind the drum kit for A.Z., Wilcox has hastened the next step in his musical journey by focusing on music production and writing as well as DJ’ing and recording under the alias Blue Collar Prophet.
“Producing and writing has always been a huge part of my life, so that is my main focus,” he says. ” I have a soft spot for sound design and creating compositions that I like to call “epic”. I also really love remixing. Putting a spin on a track that surprises people is very fulfilling”. Remixes for artists include: the Love Me Nots, The Beastie Boys, Cut Copy, Rage Against The Machine and J-Fresh have all received positive critical response.
“These days I feel bands don’t push the envelope enough and in turn just get lost in the mix. Music is all about progression and what can be done tomorrow.” he says. “You have to progress, keep it fresh, and take what you’ve developed and build on it. Don’t be afraid to try new things and be different. It’s that difference that sets you apart from everyone else.”