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We caught up with Juan Benavides aka JS The Best to talk about his music.

At Indiy we champion musicians. Let’s get to it…

What do you enjoy most about being an independent musician?

The freedom to do as I please with my music.

And share it with the people as much as I like!

If we were to peek over your shoulder, what does your studio look like? What gear do you typically use?

It would look extravagant!

I’ve been going to The Kitchen Studios for some years.

And I’ve felt the love from the engineers ,JP & OZ from day one…

They know how to cook it up with Pro Tools!

Do you enjoy recording and production, or do you like performing live and promotion?

All the above!

I love venting and releasing all my thoughts in the booth when I’m recording.

I’m currently learning how to engineer & produce my own music.

When it comes to performing I love that energy I let off!

And the thrill of sharing it live with other people!

Promotion is a must as well. No questions about it.

How would you want people to describe your latest project in a tweet?

Encouraging and motivating.

Makes you wanna get up and do sum’ productive damn it!

Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?

I plan my releases out based off songs I’ve already recorded.

However, a last minute studio session may change the plan every now and then!

What can we expect from JS The Best within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?

A wise man never tells!

I don’t like to tell the right hand what the left hand is doing!

Are you planning any videos for your music? Are there any videos we need to know about!?

Y’all can watch my last video out on YouTube right now…

Black Man JS feat. 8ef Wonder…

Are there any collaborations, past or future, that you are excited about?

To be announced.

What inspires your creative process?

Struggle & Greatness.

I make great music when life gets hard!

And I make great music when life is easy!

What are your top three favorite albums of all time & why?

All Eyez On Me because you know how many classics are on that album?

You feel every word from Pac!

Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap simply because it’s extremely motivating.

And Luca Brasi 2 by Kevin Gates is dope as hell too!

Who makes up your existing creative team?
i.e. photographers, video directors, social media managers, paid media specialists, stylists, hair, and makeup…Name someone who you think deserves a special shout-out?

JP & OZ are my engineers…S/O to them!

8ef wonder is another dope artist, who also shoots my videos, and does my photography.

Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram @ Jswagging01
Youtube JSThe Best

Andrea

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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