We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew James and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matthew, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When creating something, whether its an idea, a business, or anything, you have to be willing to give it your all. You have to be willing to give as much time, money and effort into it. That how you can progress further and at a faster rate. You just have to believe wholeheartedly no matter what risks you take you will eventually find the path you were looking for.
What should our readers know about your business?
The thing that makes me most proud of our business is that it came to life during covid. We overcame the challenges of quarentine life by finding a way to connect everyone together. It then blossomed into a multifaceted production company and studio that connects the local community.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A whole week of adventure? That’s difficult as there as so so many great spots in Arizona. Gotta take em to Harumi in DownTown Phoenix for Sushi. Shady Park for Entertainment on Mill Ave. Cobra Acrade in DownTown for a Beer. Melt Lounge on the West Side to smoke and kick back. Tortas Manantial for lunch!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have helped to get us to the place we are at. Shoutout to Marcus Auralias, Henri Bernard, Franklin Scott, Monica Lavander, and Colton Craine for being a great support structure. Shoutout Mickey Rivera and Cobra Shell for helping me get started and get my vision off the ground. Shoutout Emily Mattison for being a rock during tough times. Shout all the collectives, artists and groups that collaborated with us and helped us grow – CatWorld, Cheeky Cholla, AO, Snood City, Pax Machina, Melrose House, Fairytale Productions, HNDSM Boiz, Gestalt Theory, Make it Wierd, The Crypt, Facemelterz, Full Moon, and IDGAfnk – to name a few. A big thank you to the hundreds of individual artists, DJs and performers that have worked with us and been on our shows. And Finally thank you to the fans, friends ans supporters of Synesthesia – we wouldnt be here without the love you give and show us consistently. Thank you for being you.
Other: Personal account on Instagram is MJ.Syn
Hedonic Life at Full Moon Festival