Behind the Beats: Professa
What is the name of the new project?
It's called Daydreamer.
What is the concept of the new project?
It's a mellow spaced out type of project. It's a new direction for me. It's a style I've loved and always wanted to try.
How does it differ from your first project?
The biggest difference is that the Daydreamer is all from scratch. No samples. For you was a mellow joint from a soul piont of view with a hint of electronic influence, but this has more of a mellow feel from an electronic point of view.
How long have you been making beats?
I starting making beats back when I was 13 with my uncle. He showed me how to use Fruity Loops 3. I've been serious about it for about 3 to 3 1/2 years but all together about 8 to 9 years.
What equipment do you use for making beats?
I use FL Studio 9 and 10, a M-Audio Keyrig 49, a MicroKORG and lots of VSTs. I plan on adding a hardware sampler to my setup soon. More than likely a SP-404.
Explain the reasoning for releasing beat tapes or instrumental tapes. How does a beatmaker make up for the absence of lyrics?
It's fun. I want people to hear my music. It's a good tool for getting your name out there. For me it's about being able to convey emotion, being able to make a statement without words. That's what got me into making beats in the first place. I'm a pretty quiet guy so making beats is how I express myself and you can hear that in the music.
What do you wish to present with the beattape?
Just something different for me, I've been through a lot of changes this year and I think it's time to try something with my music as well.
Describe the difficulty of being an up and coming beatmaker in North Carolina?
It's tough, there aren't many outlets for beatmakers/Producers in general regardless of style, but I've come to terms with that. I'm just going to keep making good music and my time will come.
Which artists would you like to work with in the future?
Well being from NC I'd love to work with 9th Wonder, Negrosaki, Nameless, Kelakovski, Abnormal, Just to name a few. I really would like to do a collective album with exclusive beats from some of my favorite beatmakers and producers.
What do you like to do outside of making beats?
I do a lot of listening to beats and I actually started rapping before I made beats, so I do a little bit of that too. Working on a mixtape with My homie Lunacy.
How can the masses get in contact with you?
Any final thoughts?
Thank you P for the interview, Thank every one who has ever checked me out, downloaded something, Liked it, didn't like. It's all good. Stay tuned for more projects and God bless.