Beats by Devious

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Do you make beats that artists vibe off or do you follow the more standard method of vibing off of artists and then making the beat?

I STARTED MAKING BEATS AT A YOUNG AGE SO THERE WAS NO “FACEBOOK” OR “TWITTER” OR “YOUTUBE” WHEN I STARTED, SO EVERYTHING WAS PERSONAL TO THE PEOPLE/ARTIST AROUND ME. SOME ODD YEARS INTO IT I LEARNED TO OFFER A VAST ARRAY OF STYLES OF SERVICES TO PLEASE EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN AND NON-EXPIERENCED BASED ON THE HUNDREDS OF PREVIOUS ARTISTS OVER THE YEARS. SOME DAYS I WILL VIBE OFF OF THE ARTIST AND SOME DAYS THE ARTIST CAN LEAVE IT ALL TO ME TO CREATE.

What are the essential elements to good production?

BEING ABLE TO VIBE TO WHATS BEING PLAYED/RECORDED, UNDERSTANDING THE VIEWS OF THE ARTIST AND TAKING TIME TO CREATE A “SWEET ZONE” SOMEWHAT OF FEEL BASED ON THE OVERALL GOAL FOR THE SONG. HAVING A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO CREATE ALLOWS THE ARTIST TO RELAX AND FOCUS ON THEIR THOUGHTS AND CREATIVE IDEAS. WHEN CREATING INSTRUMENTALS I TRY TO PLAY A NOTE IN MY HEAD FIRST THEN I FOLLOW THAT WITH A DRUM AND FROM THERE ON. FOCUSING ON THE QUALITY ITSELF ALLOWS ME THE PLAY AROUND WITH VARIOUS STYLES AND EXPAND MY SKILLSET, SO THE END RESULT IS LOW-END BASS, CRISP HIGHS AND A SNAPPY SNARE ETC.

I hear songs with the dopest lyrics ever but for whatever reason the beat and sound quality don't match. Vice versa holds true as well. Thoughts?

I THINK MOST PRODUCERS/LABELS/ARTISTS SPEND YEARS HEARING AND CREATING MUSIC ONLY FROM THEIR VIEWS WHICH LIMITS THEIR JUDGEMENT WHEN MAKING MUSIC FOR A BROAD DEMOGRAPHIC.

Who have you main beats so far and who do you hope to work with in the near future?

ALTHOUGH IVE PRODUCED HUNDREDS OF TALENTED ARTISTS (MOST FROM HAWAII) “PRO, BIG MOX, JAZI, PARLOUS, J SHIU, HUFF, THEM DUDES ETC. IVE DONATED/LEASED INSTRUMENTALS FOR A MULTITUDE OF INDIE ARTISTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. I HOPE TO NOT ONLY PUT MY LABEL ARTISTS “ON” BUT TO WORK WITH SOME OF THE INDUSTRY ELITE “KANYE WEST” “CHRIS BROWN” ETC. THERE IS NO SET SOUND WHEN IT COMES TO OUR LABEL BECAUSE THE ENVELOPE IS ALWAYS BEING PUSHED TO ADVANCE OUR SOUND.

What's your opinion on Bone's Hip Hop at the Trops event and how do you plan on showcasing your skills?

FIRST OFF “BONE” IS THE HOMIE SO THE WHOLE TRACKBABY FAMILY SUPPORTS ANYTHING HE PUTS TOGETHER. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THE STATE NEEDS MORE EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE TO RAISE AWARENESS OF A STRIVING SCENE, TO DATE THE STATE HAS MANY TALENTED ARTISTS BUT NOT ENOUGH OF THEM HAVE BACKING OR “FAMILY/LABEL” SO THEY ROAM WITH NO DIRECTION ONLY TO FIND THEMSELVES STRUGGLING FOR THAT “SOUND” OR A CHANCE TO ROCK A STAGE THAT SOME ARTIST TAKE FOR GRANTED. THANX TO PEOPLE LIKE “BONE” THE DOORS HAS OPENED A LITTLE MORE. AS FAR AS SHOWCASING GOES I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE SOME OF MY JOINTS “SONGS” PLAYED DURING LIVE FREESTYLE SESSIONS, I PLAN ON BRINGING A FEW TO MIX IT UP A BIT.

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