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LBC’s Own, Meet GEO!

What first drew you into music?

I grew up around music. From early an age I was exposed to all genres from all generations. My dad was a DJ and I guess you can say unknowingly groomed me for a life revolving around music. I remember waking up on the weekends to him practicing on his old school vinyls. I was still too young to know what exactly he was doing, but I enjoyed listening and watching.

You are one of the best up and coming musicians we have encountered on the internet! And your track “Bass Up” is probably your best track yet! Could you tell us more about the story behind this track?

Thank you for that! Funny story about “Bass Up” is almost never came out. It was my first real track that I REALLY REALLY worked on. I had just started to fully understand ableton so I remember being excited on the progress I was finally making. Apparently, I had too many VSTs open and my CPU couldn’t handle it, so it would cause my entire project to crash. As soon as I would open the files, Ableton would send me an error message and crash. This happened for about two months. I was so devastated and had given up on ever getting the project back. One day out of the blue I went to open it and there it was! I rendered everything to audio and was finally able to finish the track. So to any producers reading this, ALWAYS render to audio when you can haha.

Going over your Soundcloud we can tell you love experimenting with new sounds. Can you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favorite plugins/instruments?

Of course, I feel as a producer you always have to try and do something new from track to track so people can see an evolving product. I have a simple set up in a spare bedroom in my house. I’ve worked in studios in LA but I feel the most comfortable and creative in my own home. I use a Mac with 2 KRK 8s, nothing fancy at all. I LOVE SPIRE and SYLENTH! Those are always my go to plug ins when it comes to making my leads and melodies. Serum is great too for getting a certain characteristic out of sounds. 

Your signature sound is already very professional and amazing to listen to! How did you manage to achieve such a professional sound in such a short time? Can you tell us more about your musical background?

Thank you! I wish it achieved in “such a short time” haha. There have been a lot of hours and unfinished ideas that helped me get here. But it’s those failed ideas that helped me figure out the direction I was headed and what I was doing right and wrong. Well as I said earlier, a lot of my musical background comes down from my dad. He would play me The Beatles, Queen, Michael Jackson, Billy Idol, Zapp & Roger, Rock & Roll from the 50’s, Disco, Donna Summer, almost any genre any time period you name it. I am extremely grateful for that. When I would play backyard parties and private events people would always be so surprised that I was able to blend music from different era’s and keep the party going. 

All of your tracks are very melodic. Do you play any real-life instruments?

YES! I’ve been playing the piano for almost 10 years now and I know my way around a guitar as well. Melodies have always been what calls to me in Electronic music, so I try and keep that alive in my tracks.

You just released a new track called “Blast Em” and it is absolutely amazing! What was the creative process behind the song like?

Thank you once again. “Blast Em” is collab with my good friends duo TyeGuys. I’ve known them for a while now and we had actually started an earlier collab before “Blast Em”. I went over to their studio to finish the original collab and we started making this brand new idea. We loved it more than the first one and rolled with “Blast Em”. Looking back it was definitely the right call haha.

What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?

My goal for the next coming months is to continue making and releasing more original music. I’ve been working on A LOT of tracks with some of my friends from around the world that I can’t wait to share. I’m taking musical influences from their region and blending it with Hard Dance. I have so much coming up in 2020 but unfortunately I can’t say too much about yet but i am beyond EXCITED!

Thank you so much for having me!  

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