Who am I? Interview Series

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There’s a new movement surfacing here on the red clay -”The New Atlanta” Of course every transit in town are claiming some part of this much needed moniker but there is a crew that truly embodies this true spirit. As in my previous review with The Justice League I am proud to present yet another talented and focused crew of creators that are quietly transforming the sound scape of my ATL. The Flush. I had a pleasure rocking with them at the legendary Stankonia Studios recently.Here in my Jelly report we chop it up with front man Jeron Ward and find out what ticks in The Flush’s kingdom

Q:Who are you and what do you do?
We are collectively known as The Flush Music group. Innovative production team based in Atlanta, Georgia at the legendary Stankonia Recording Studio. We are a group of like minded producers, songwriters, and musicians dedicated to bringing something refreshing and new to the table in the entertainment world.  Currently our team includes Jeron Ward, GoDreamer, and RickWallkk. We just started bringing some of the up and coming producers and DJ’s under our wing as well.

Q: How did you start doing what you do?
We started working together professionally as a result of us all being friends and respecting the talent we each brought to the table. We all come from different walks of life, but our common ground has always been crafting timeless music.

Q: Name 3 tracks that inspired you.
1. Stevie Wonder – All I Do.
2. The Who – My Generation
3. OutKast – In Due Tim

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Who Am I? #09 – Justice League

by DJ Hotsauce on February 23, 2013 in Who am I? Interview Series

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In the last 5 years there hasn’t been too many impressive producers in hip-hop/rap that I considered to have worth the mentions. Lets face it producers now a days are being pumped out like most of these instant rappers,who’s life span is usaully six to nine months, luckily a year. The Justice League are those dudes that have defied the meaning of Rap life, they are Crème de la Crop in modern production. Their credits spand from Jeezy to Mary J to Nas and they are synonymous with crafting the very sophisticated  and intricate sound scape of Rick Ross’s music. That orchestrated Maybach sound! I’ve been a fan for some time. Hailing from Tampa Florida the League gave us a lil insight on their thoughts of music and life.

Q: Who are yall and what do yall do?
We are the Grammy award winning J.u.s.t.i.c.e League, musical producers composed of 3 members (Colione, Rook, and Kenny.)
With production with artists like Rick Ross, Nas, and Drake.

Q: Name 3 tracks that inspired yall.
Man, trying to select just one record that inspired us is pretty tough there is a lot of great music out there, past and present, but here are a few names that come to mind:

Colione answered: Dr Dre- Nothing but a G thang
Rook answered: Gang Starr
Kenny answered: Radiohead – Kid A Album

Q: What would be your advice to up and coming creatives?
Stay focused and work harder than anyone around you. If you are making 1 beat a day, start making 3. Keep working and never lose your love of the music. It’s very easy to get lost in the business aspect and that’s when you stop having fun. Never stop having fun and always try to out do the last record you created.

Q: What is your favorite piece of gear?
We use a lot of amazing gear but some that stick out that we use on a regular basis would have to be:

Colione answered: Universal Audio Plugins
Kenny answered: Logic Pro
Rook answered: Munitio Pro40 headphones

Q: What can we expect next from yall?
We have 2 new artists that will be releasing this year and we are real excited about that. We’ve been working on a few products for our fans, and of course continuing to make amazing music with more prolific artists.

Twitter: @Justiceleague, @colionejl, @kennybarto
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JUSTICE-League/172027246172289
Website: http://justiceleaguemusic.com/

After the jump we put together a Spotify playlist of some of Justice League’s best tracks. Check it out…

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Who Am I? #08 – Mr. DJ

by DJ Jelly on January 30, 2013 in Who am I? Interview Series

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He was the silent production behind one of the most celebrated hip-hop duo’s in music history, Outkast. I ran into David Sheats a.k.a. Mr. DJ at Stankonia studious the other night. Mr. Dj was cool and laid back as usual,discussing his new musical responsibilities and adventures. here’s a quick look into the world of the Atlien…..

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A: Mr DJ  and I’m a music producer/sound designer and CEO of CampDavid rec and member of the mighty Dungeon Family

Q: How did you start doing what you do?
A: I started DJ ing at the age of 9 and professionally for outkast at 17. By the. Age of 19 big Dre and I formed the production team ET3 which produced 90% of all outkast music.

Q: Name 3 tracks that inspired you.
A: Paul McCartney – Wildlife, Parliament – Maggot Brain, Strafe – Set it off

Q: What would be your advice to up and coming creatives?
A: Know who you are and translate that thru your work and embrace your individuality. Being different is better!

Q: What is your favorite piece of gear?
A: MPC

Q: What can we expect next from you?
A: Big Boi Single “Apple of my eye” / Atlanta Hawks official song “Airtime” featuring Future and Rocko,
 Sound designing for BkE electronics for Drum machines, Camp David signature addition Drum Machine, Camp David Compilation

@mrdjtheproducer – Campdavidproductions.com

Who Am I? #07 – Spree Wilson

by DJ Hotsauce on January 2, 2013 in Who am I? Interview Series

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There is a new movement brewing in the land of the ATL and its all so retro which isn’t a bad at all! keep your eyes and ears open for merging artist Spree Wilson a new addition to the forever changing sound scape of “The Dirty South”

Q:Who are you and what do you do?
A:My name is Spree Wilson and I’m a singer-songwriter, musician and rapper from Nashville TN by way of Atlanta GA.

Q: How did you start doing what you do?
A: My family was very influential on me wanting to do music. All the women played piano and my mother made sure she started me off in the school band when I was 6 yrs old. From there, I’ve always wanted to do music.

Q: Name 3 tracks that inspired you.
A: The Beatles “A day in the life”, Outkast “The Art of Storytelling 1″ & Fleetwood Mac “Dreams”

Q: What would be your advice to up and coming creatives?
A: Study the past! Find out who influenced your influences. Try to find a connection and determine how you can add your own twist to that musical lineage.

Q: What is your favorite piece of gear?
A: My 1998 Fender Stratocaster. I call her “Sally”

Q: What can we expect next from you?
A: Releasing the “Life in Technicolor” EP in the spring of 2013, which is produced by The Flush. More songwriting for your favorite artist and pushing the envelope musically on production.

My twitter is: www.twitter.com/spreewilson

Here is the single from “Life in Technicolor” entitled Right One, Wrong Time
http://m.soundcloud.com/theflushmusic/spree-wilson-right-one-wrong-time