We caught up with Dega to talk about his music. At Indiy we champion musicians.
Let’s get to it…
No time constraints on production, freedom of creativity.
Adding to the culture and validating the core of the culture, not the cookie cutter version, and not going with the ‘what’s in now’ thought process.
I downgraded my studio from two keyboards, a Triton Studio, Roland XP 60, and Roland VS 1824 to now…a more digital setup!
I really like using my hands and the digital aspect takes a lot of that away, but I’m learning to live with it.
And I now use Akai Professional Studio, MPX8, M Audio 49es, and Sonar Producer DAW, but I’m in the process of upgrading it.
Most of my creativity now goes into soundtracks of screenplays that I’m writing, so everything is ‘in house’. All Me.
Creativity. Lyrical dexterity, a catchy hook, and a strong beat.
I am from the Boom Bap age, so the snare has to pop.
I feel it!…If someone I know and trust refers them and says they have a strong work ethic and are dependable, I strongly consider it.
I plan my music releases and I try to control as much of the process myself as I can.
A short film with my music for the soundtrack, and hopefully a feature film, written and scored by me.
Not at this time…I really focus on my projects, and at the moment I am in talks with a company to do some videography and production for movies and skits.
Other artists who I respect from my genre…
Old school soul artists, action movies, life, romance, etc.
That is so very difficult to say!
I am inspired by so many artists from so many genres, that I’m more particular to their specific songs rather than albums.
The S.O.S Band has so many albums that I like different songs off of, I feel I’m not doing them justice by picking one, but I like their vocal and musical arrangements and instrumentation used in their music.
Prince, the same. Roger Troutman and Zapp, EPMD, very creative, so on and so forth.
YouTube: Von Dega
And I’m currently working on creating a FB page!
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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists
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