I write down as much as possible for the weeks ahead so I can stay focused on life as well as music. It’s a balance I think we all struggle with but I would say the main thing is being organized with a calendar and staying consistent at least once a week creating. I try to work on something musically everyday.

Live Interview

Episode #589: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2018/05/16/episode-589-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoInterview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio

Band Name: J Sexton and Marcus Amaya
Song name: Good Vibes
Music Genre:: Hip Hop
This song is about: Spreading genuine positivity, love, equality, and unity to all. Its about never giving up, and staying positive.
This release perfectly represents what we want to accomplish. Putting out positive music, that people can both relax and dance to. The name of my short album is ‘Good Vibes” and starts with the single, followed by 4 other songs that represent the same theme.

My music is: Positive, true, and different. I feel it represents a new vibe for hip hop music. I collaborate with the best around me to create a unique and catchy sound while writing every lyric with rhythmic flow to attract the ears.

My engineer/producer Ash Graysun at his studio along with any other collaborative musicians will start the process of producing the beat . For instance, for “Good Vibes” Marcus started playing the guitar and we started coming up with the general concept of “good vibes” for the hook and then writing it together. Ash Graysun will then add more to the beat with his computer program or other instruments, and then we will continue to write and record until we have everything done. The entire process sometimes takes 4 hours and sometimes it takes 12 hours or two days to complete. Sometimes I’ll just write to an already made beat and be done writing within a couple of hours, and come in the studio and record it within an hour or two.

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How do you stay focused and balance creating with life: I always think of the Eminem song 8 mile “Sometimes it’s hard enough just dealin’ with real life. Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics.” I write or work on a songs every day. I have a big calendar in my room that’s dry erase, and I schedule studio sessions at least once a week.

I write down as much as possible for the weeks ahead so I can stay focused on life as well as music. It’s a balance I think we all struggle with but I would say the main thing is being organized with a calendar and staying consistent at least once a week creating. I try to work on something musically everyday.

What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?: People that tell me they wish they would’ve gone after there dream instead of working the mundane job they have. This changed my way of thinking and inspires me to stay focused on my Dream.
I live in: Fort Lauderdale, Florida the music scene here is good not great. There’s a lot of bands including cover bands, but for my genre of hip hop it’s not the greatest fit. Miami and Wynwood are good hip hop and vibe crowds especially in Wynwood. I will be exploring West Palm Beach and North Florida more.
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