Josh Martin, or more auditorily known as Raddix, is a multifaceted and undeniably talented artist reigning from The Lone Star State of Texas. With his red-hot irons in the fires of many dealings, artists, events, and even sports games (yes, trust me) we haven’t a doubt his movement is on a path of incinerating and melting the hearts of many.
Without further ado, please welcome Raddix to the storm!
Question 1: Welcome to the storm! We are undeniably stoked to have you. Where does the name, Raddix derive from?
Answer 1: First, I just wanna say thank you for having me! I appreciate the opportunity to do this interview with y’all. So the year was 2013, I had recently picked up DJing and had been singing covers and going out to bars to sing karaoke for about a year. I decided I wanted to get involved more musically and was going to need a name. So I did what all people do when they need help, and went to google. There was a google random word generator I had found that would take random letters and put them together to create new words. After compiling a list of about fifty names I started narrowing it down to what I thought fit my personality and universally sounded good. When I found Raddix it had a nice ring to it and no one else in the world had the name yet. The name has gained major popularity over the years and now it’s funny to think Cameron Diaz has even named her child Raddix.
Question 2: I see you’re a singer, who primarily lyricises with Trap and EDM artists. Firstly, where does the love of singing come from? Secondly, where does the infatuation with dance-music come from?
Answer 2: Since I was about 3 years old I’ve always had a love for music in general and wanted to be involved. I began playing guitar at age 8, trombone, and drums at 11 and started taking singing more seriously around the age of 17. The only thing that kept me growing as a vocalist was my friends that pushed me to sing more publicly and become a better singer and songwriter. A few key influential singers I’ve looked up to have been people like Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, or even Brendon Urie from Panic At The Disco.
The first time I fell in love with EDM is when I heard Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex at the Sony store at my local mall. I loved the energy of it and ever since then, I’ve been on a mission to recreate what I feel through music to the people around me.
Cookies x Cream · Lights Down Low (ft. Raddix)
Question 3: You’re originally from Texas. What can you tell us about your upbringing in the Lone Star State?
Answer 3: I grew up in San Antonio and both of my parents were in the military when I was a kid. Living in “Military City USA” we have a very diverse culture that has people from all parts of the country and even the world. After my parents had served their time in the Airforce they bought a ranch with about 55 acres out in Comfort, Texas where they had goats and, oddly enough, reindeer. So I grew up spending a lot of time out in the Texas Hill Country exploring, riding dirt bikes, and taking care of the animals but I did however still spend most of my time in the city.
Question 4: Where has your career taken you? Name some of your favorite spots you’ve visited and performed!
Answer 4: I’ve been blessed to have gotten the opportunity to sing and perform at some pretty amazing places over the past few years. One of my favorite performances was singing the national anthem for the San Antonio Missions MLB Team. It was the most attended game of the season and I was so nervous. But the song came out perfect and it was an honor to sing for my city. I’ve also performed at festivals with artists such as Trey Songz, Steve Aoki, Zomboy, RL Grime, Chief Keef, Dej Loaf, NLE Choppa and many more but my favorite performance was at Dancefestopia, south of Kansas City September of 2019 with my good friend, DJ, and producer, Internet Famous. We had a blast performing for all these people in the EDM community and made memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Question 5: Are there any other genres you plan on experimenting with? Or have you found your sound?
Answer 5: I’ve always been open to experimenting with new sounds and music styles. I don’t want to limit myself to just one style of music, it might get boring after a while. Instead, I follow my heart, and if I can feel the song spiritually or emotionally, that is by means of wanting to work on a new song. So I keep my options open, you never know what song could be the next big thing!
Question 6: Walk us through a day-in-the-life of Raddix! Sun up to sun down!
Answer 6: I typically spend my mornings working on new song projects and also use this time to connect with fans, friends, and get updates from business partners. After work, I like to finish off the day by taking my team out hiking! Anywhere outdoors with a nice view to get some fresh air and help clear the mind.
BLAIZE · Blaize – The Elephant VIP (WILD) ft. Raddix [Rorchach]
Question 7: Where do you see your self in 2025? What is that utopian year looking like to you?
Answer 7: I foresee Team Raddix having major brand sponsorships, at least one world tour completed, 2 albums released, and signed with a major label in the year 2025. We have a long way to go but I truly believe in my music and my team to get us there.
Question 8: After examining your SoundCloud, I can see you are well-seasoned in your ventures. Who has been your favorite to partner with as far as collaborative work goes? A favorite solo-project, too?
Answer 8: I work on different genres of music but I have to say my favorite collaborator has been with my good friend BLAIZE. Every time we get together in the studio we have great vibes and I always have a fun time working with him. My favorite song with him is the first collab we made and released in 2017 called “Everything”.
Question 9: If you could sell-out any festival with your favorite folks, who are they, and what festival did you just sell-out?
Answer 9: Selling out Coachella would be the ultimate dream come true. I’d have with me Skrillex, Panic at the Disco, Bazzi, Drake, Tove Lo, Krewella, Halsey, The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, The Chainsmokers and Trey Songz.
Elysian Records · mas1h & QV!N – Hurt (ft. Raddix)
Question 10: Who in your area, or sights, do you believe deserves more spotlight and credit in their up n’ coming careers? Give them a healthy shout-out below!
Answer 10: I’ve got to give a big shoutout to Jorge Toscano! His music production is undeniably one of the best around. I’ve released 2 songs with him already and plan to have “Welcome to the Gang” released later this year with Jorge Toscano on Paradise Circus Records. He’s not only extremely talented in beat production but his vocal production is out of this world! What I love most though is that he produces multiple genres and is open to creating different styles and sounds. He truly is a one of a kind artist and y’all should definitely check out his music.