Artist Interview: Septimius The Great
Tell us about yourself and your music
Septimius the Great, a Maryland based dance artist, is an International Multi-Award Winning Entertainer and Creative innovator. Known around the globe for his dance music in domestically and abroad, he has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names including Fantasia, Chrisette Michele, Lil Kim, Lil Mo, Pat Benetar, Patti Labelle, Crystal Waters, and Ultra Nate’ just to name a few.
Grammy Consideree for 3 Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Alternative Album and Best Pop Duo Performance.
Grammy Member of The Recording Academy DC Chapter.
Septimius most recently became a top contestant on NBC’s America’s Got Talent TV show and a 11x Award Winner at the Indie Music Channel Awards.
His recent chart topping recording, “Who’s The Sexiest” earned him the International Music Award for Best Male Vocalist. Also in his song “I Am Fashion” garnered a nomination for “Best Dance Song” by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Most recently he has also been nominated for Best Music Artist by the Baltimore Music Awards and the RAW Music Awards. Septimius’ music is full of imagination and his performances have touched audiences in a brand new way. A hard worker, Septimius the Great has worked diligently to get his music across the airwaves and dance clubs of the world. He has single handedly pushed the energetic and powerful.
In addition to his music career, Septimius the Great is very active in front of and behind the camera. To date he’s produced four award worthy videos for his songs “Exotic Pleasure”, “I Am Fashion”, “Who’s the Sexiest”, and “When in Rome”. These songs and videos present the perfect fusion of dance music, fashion, and cultures.
From Opera to Rap, Dance to Hip Hop, Electronic to Pop, Septimius the Great’s music, magnetic personality, and flair for fashion, have announced his permanent presence on the music scene. He is here to stay!
Confident and Charismatic, with an infectious boatload of charm felt by his team all the way to his fans is the foundation of Septimius’ brand. Working with a multitude of producers, Septimius creates infectious beats and catchy songs that continually repeat through a person’s mind that are inspired by ancient European style with a blend of dance, hip-hop, pop and rock.
With a style reminiscent of many the likes of: Will.i.am, Cee Lo Green, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Pitbull, Septimius the Great has performed in front of audiences in small lounges to large stadiums. In 2010, he launched his new music EP project called “The New Rome”. The first EP single “I Am Fashion” was released digitally all over world gaining huge recognition. “I Am Fashion” gained notoriety in Germany for his new creation of sound in dance music.
Septimius began as a performing artist in 1997 and that was when the former runway model realized his passion for music and singing. He soon started his recording career as a featured artist with the X9 records recording label, which led to a debut CD single with a local group (M.O.R.), which topped the dance music charts worldwide.
He is currently being featured on several TV shows America’s Got Talent, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills , (Keeping it Real..) , radio stations (KISS FM, HOT 97..), and magazines (Swerv, V-Rag – Canada, Don Diva Magazine…) worldwide. A conscientious performer, Septimius believes that it is important to inspire our youth. Stressing education, he constantly teaches the importance of fairness and honest and provides a worthwhile competitive opportunity through his Mr. and Miss International Pageant.
Like the Roman Emperor, Septimius the Great will leave his mark in music history.
Talk to us more about your latest release
He began to release singles from his upcoming Debut CD “To Be Emperor” which has been well-received both domestically and internationally. The CD includes the original songs “Exotic Pleasure”, “Who’s the Sexiest”, “Command U 2 Dance” and the re-release of “I Am Fashion (remix)”. He is currently being featured on several TV Shows, Radio Stations and Magazines worldwide.
What inspired you to write this release?
My music is a must hear but also must see project. I create it to be pleasing to the ear as well as the eyes. So this release will intrigue audiences worldwide to look me and brand up to get the full experience.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes, I always release a video with my song single release to give it a visual concept as well as audio.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, I have a 2017 promo tour planned to promote my new CD nationally and internationally
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
This is most important to me. I create my brand to be a triple threat – Look, Sound and Stage Show
Who have you been listening to lately?
I try not to listen to much to other music in my genre because it tends to influence my creativity.
Tell us about your passions
Creativity, Innovation, Uniqueness and Hope are my passions to open the world up to something different
What else is happening next in your world?
From Music, my plan is to crossover to Fashion, TV/Film and Education
Thanks for an awesome interview, Septimius!