How did you come by your stage / brand name?
As a solo artist-producer, my brand name/artist name is based around my name D.P.A. Music Production
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I first started making music at the age of 7 and also can play guitar/sax and sing. I began writing my own material at the age of 13 and started getting deeper into electronic music production as I continued to evolve in music starting at around 17 or 18. I realized I wanted to pursue a career in music production at around 15 or in my early teenage years and have continued to push to pursue that goal.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
My sense of style of music has evolved over time. I do love doing electronic music, however, I always a bit more focused on melody than some EDM music. I like to think of it as EDM pop. I loved the pop hits of the eighties as well and was heavily influenced by that genre.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I am always experimenting with new sounds and samples and making various updates to my system. Many times a concept can come up randomly via a new sound that gets created and is developed into a melody or multi-track project. If I like the final product I will put it out for public consumption. I also sometimes will start with a mood I am trying to go for on my productions.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
For me, the greatest challenge is time management. I like to take my time developing an idea and trying to come up with something different. I am also involved with other artists who I deal with and have several balls in the air at once. I try to schedule myself well in advance so that I know when it is time to work and overtime eventually end up with a new song idea that way.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I would say my best attributes are song arrangement and melody. Many times especially in EDM there will be a common 8 or 16 bar loop that can be repetitive. I like colliding/merging two different ideas together and making something brand new. That skill has developed over time. I am also very good at coming up with new melody ideas.
What are your plans for the near future?
I plan to continue writing/producing and also performing into 2021 and beyond as well as continue trying to grow my fan base on social media. Also looking to expand working with other artists and work on other collaborations also.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I want to give a special shout out to my occasional co-writer and friend Andrew “Juice” Davis. Skilled drummer and producer and friend of mine. Also to my mom for always being a support system for me.
How can fans find you?
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What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
My first suggestions would be to make sure that you have a strong work ethic because it is a lot of work to build and grow your music. Also make sure you have good equipment as sound and production quality is very important also these days. Then make sure you always remember why you started doing music in the first place to help when things get harder.