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AYO TURN THIS UP SWVSH!
We were lucky enough to be able to connect with Swvsh. A producer out of PA who's worked with artists like: Playboi Carti, and Thouxanbanfauni. He's beats are very unique you definitely need to give him a peep. Check out my personal favorite production of his: "To Infinity And Beyond" by Thouxanbanfauni.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to producing music?
First, I’d like to say thank you for the opportunity it means a lot. I’m from Lansdowne P.A most of the time I just say Philadelphia because people don’t know where that is but it’s outside Philly. I actually grew up near where Mally Raw grew up. I was in 8th grade so I'm guessing 13-14 when I first started making beats and really saying hey I’m good at this but I can get better.
Describe your creative process?
There’s no process for me. I could be watching tv outside or doing anything and feel the need to make something. I just create until I get a sound that I like and I branch off from that but I never have any one thing in mind.
What's your scene? Would you rather be at crib cooking up beats solo? Or be in the studio collaborating with other producers?
I don’t really like collaborating with people a lot and everyone that knows me knows this. I’ve gotten better though but I would prefer to be by myself cooking up. That’s where I feel I’m most free to experiment. Cooking up solo is good because you can sharpen your craft as well as experiment however long you want. The only problem is that at some point you won’t learn anything new or create anything new that you like. Almost like how some artist don't like their songs because it’s their voice they hear. On the other hand, being in a studio is fun and if you have other talented people with you the possibilities are endless. The problem with this is that people become too reliant on collaborating and they start to suck making beats on their own.
What keeps you motivated to keep producing new beats?
Anything can keep me motivated from sounds, movies, even hearing another beat will make me want to make something. Most importantly I want to use my gift to be able to support myself and my family and when I have nothing else, the thought of that will motivate me for sure.
How did you connect with Thouxanbanfauni? And what was it like working with him on "To Infinity And Beyond"
It was crazy when I heard the song sadly I never spoke to him before or ever. To be completely honest I’m not sure how he even got the beat. The beat itself is really old, maybe those email list really do work LOL.
How did you end up linking with Playboi Carti on "Molly"? What was it like working with him?
This is a funny one but me and my bro Pierre where in NY and I was playing beats. That's when Carti and Ian walked in. I remember Ian was there because they were wearing matching clothes and mad chains. Carti was like “play that beat you was just playing”. It was called bricks and I didn’t think he would Fuck with it but he did. That's when they recorded right there and then I had to leave because it was getting late. I said peace to everyone I don't think Ian heard me they were making him dance in circles next to a Pitbull. That was that. I got an unmixed version back but I guess they scrapped the beat and went with Pierres. Cool experience though.
How long did it take you roughly to start excelling with your career as a producer?
I’m not really sure. I personally don’t believe I’ve reached a point where I could say I really have excelled.
Maintaining a successful career takes a lot of work and commitment, how much time do you dedicate towards producing?
I tell everyone that balance is everything. I do something music related every day although sometimes it's not making beats. I tell people to get a hobby or something, too much of one thing is never good.
What do you do in your free time when you're not producing?
I play games, go out, or just chill with my brothers. I also practice scripts for acting something I do on the side.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
I’m really setting my goal on becoming more of an established name in the industry this year. You’ll definitely be seeing my name in the blogs more just watch!
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