Disclaimer: At the time of interviewing, all of the information below was correct. D.Sanguh is now known as LEON (딥상어). He continues to work with his GREENHILL labelmates on new music produced under this name.
Sang-ho Shin, otherwise known as D.Sanguh, is a 20 year old rapper. Known for his indie and R&B music, his voice is incredibly noticeable and unique, helping him to stand out in the industry. We interviewed him to find out more about his career.
Disclaimer: These are very basic questions we ask every artist to get to know more about them in order to write our "Who You" segment on Instagram. All the artists often get similar questions. We would normally not release this as it's not a full-on interview but we thought it might be good to do so.
What kind of music do you make?
I make music of all genres - I don't want to be limited by a single genre.
Are you independent or signed to a label? What are the positives and negatives of being independent?
I'm signed to GREENHILL, an independent label. My labelmates include Color and CHADBURGER. The advantages of being independent are that I can do music freely, and I don't feel pressured by higher-ups. The disadvantage is that I have to take care of many things on my own.
When did you start making music and why did you decide to do it?
I started making music when I was 13 years old. I wanted to do it because I wanted to share my story with the world.
MELT - D.Sanguh
What do you want to say through your music?
It's different every time but the words I want to say are contained in my music.
How do you find inspiration to compose music?
Sometimes I'll envision movie scenes in my head. Whenever that happens I'll meet up with Color and CHADBURGER, and we'll organise a storyline and start producing.
Which song or project has the most meaning to you, and why?
I think it's "X" because it's a song that everyone can relate to since it's about two people falling in love, falling out of love, and the sentiments associated with love.
X - D.Sanguh
Do you have an interesting story about when you were recording a song or a music video?
It's not about my own music, but my labelmate CHABURGER's music. We lost all of the recording files by accident so we had to start from scratch, but we ended up producing an even better album.
Can we expect a full album this year?
I'm planning on releasing an album this year. A lot of people have taken part in producing this album and I'm hoping it'll bring a new wave to Korea.