What first drew you into music?
Music has been a part of my life since birth, my mother is from Congo she played a lot of Congolese music growing up and my dad grew up in Chicago and Atlanta so he played a lot of old school r&b and funk. The thing that drew me to music and I knew from that moment this is what I wanted to do with my whole life, I was 5 or 6 years old and in new york city and I saw this guy playing the guitar and singing and even at that age I knew he was killing it, and I told my mom that’s what I want to do for my whole life.
Your track “They Know Me” is absolutely amazing! How did you achieve such a great signature sound in such a short time? Also, what is your creative process like?
Thank you I appreciate it, and honestly, I have been playing and messing around with music since I was 5 or 6, so I tried many different types from Rock, Country, Pop, Hip Hop, and R&b and learned a couple of different instruments. I’m still working on perfecting my sound but it took a while to find it but when I got it, I just kept pushing and fine-tuning it. I think because of the fact that when I listen to music I can hear that different parts that blend together to make a song, it awhile me to identify parts better and have it fit and blend together.
My creative process is that I prefer to build a beat from scratch with whoever I’m working with, I ask a lot of questions because I want to understand and I tried to be together with the creative with the technical. After a beat is created or if they send me a beats I usually smoke some weed (lol) and just listen to the beat on repeat and break down the parts of the beat, and take notes on certain parts and how I’m gonna structure my verses and hooks.
I have to definitely feel the beat because once I do, the words just start flowing if I don’t feel it ill let it sit for a day or two or go back and add more to the beat or take away.
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?
I’m an Artist that raps, produces, and DJs, As an Artist your sound and vibes should evolve with you, because as people we are constantly changing and growing, so your music is a representation of you, where you are from, and what you like. Being that my mother is from Africa, I was shown sounds and instruments from a young age, and growing up in Atlanta, you know we Southern Boys love our bass.
The learn to play drums, guitar, bass, saxophone, a little piano, and the turntables.
My current studio setup is mobile I have the surface pro and microphone and I record at home the rough draft of whatever song I’m working on then I’ll take it down to my little brother house dayebeats to record it and mix and master. I don’t really have a favorite plugin, it’s kind of what sound I feel or what instrument I feel can achieve that sound. I use programs from protools, logic pro, fruitloops, Ableton. The first instrument I learned to play was the saxophone then the guitar.
Your music sounds very organic and authentic. Do you play any real-life instruments?
I do play real-life instruments but for the time being i dont play them because of space. I live in new york city and my apartment is small.
What are your musical goals for the future?
My Musical goals are to make amazing music with my friends and inspire people through my music. I want to be on tour traveling the world sharing and creating music with the people I meet along the way. And of course,e it would be amazing to win a grammy lol. But overall I want my music to change lives.
What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
On my label Supreme Sounds , the other djs (bismarkbeats & dayebeats) and I have created a mix series called DVO (dope vibes only) which we release a new mix from one us every monday morning.
I’m also working on a few new singles that i should release by November and also my first EP by the end of the new year or the beginning of the new year.
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