This new release is my current direction period. I am going to try to only make music that my children can be proud of. I’ve made a lot of music that I am not necessarily proud of. I am correcting that with the team I have built. This release has been one of the only songs that I have ever truly been proud of and I hope to continue to bring this level of quality or better in the future.
Live Interview Episode #579: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2018/04/12/episode-579-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Dozer
Song name: This Place
Music Genre: Hip Hop
This is a song I wrote about being homeless and some of the things that people go through. It was meant to bring more attention to their situation and hopefully prompt more people to do what they can to help their community. I hope it opens some hearts and minds and helps shed light on a bad situation spreading across our country.
My music is generally a thing to pour my emotions into. Now I am prepared to make changes in how I deliver my message and put out things that the majority of people can appreciate so I can hit a broader audience.
This release is my current direction period. I am going to try to only make music that my children can be proud of. I’ve made a lot of music that I am not necessarily proud of. I am correcting that with the team I have built. This release has been one of the only songs that I have ever truly been proud of and I hope to continue to bring this level of quality or better in the future.
I own my own home studio where I like to do a lot of my writing, but on this specific song my good friend Ce Locke invited me over to check out some beats and we went through them. This specific instrumental came up and I immediately gravitated towards it. I took it home wrote it and we recorded a few weeks later and waited till the time was right for the video and the rest is history.
As far as equipment that would be Ce Locke’s department. He is a genius when it comes to production and I trust his judgement on those things. My process is simple. I just turn the beat on and listen to what it tells me to do. That’s the best way that I know how to describe it to you.
To be honest it is hard sometimes to stay focused and balanced creating with life. I would say that it comes in waves. Sometimes you are at the beach to catch them and sometimes the creativity washes away because real life family issues or something else pops up. I find myself taking more time to really think out a project now rather than rushing the process.
My kids have given me more direction in my music than they will ever understand. I just hope I can show them to chase their dreams by chasing mine, while at the same time hopefully being an inspiration to do good.
I would love to say a piece of music advice that changed my way of thinking was something motivational that someone had told me. At the time I was upset with a few things in my life and had a lot of people doubting why I did music at all. I was holding my 2 year old little girl Cora outside on the front yard and I asked her “Should daddy quit this silly stuff?”. She immediately looked up and reached for a star and said “My hold it.” And I took it as a sign to reach for the stars and make better music she could be proud of. So the answer is the advice from my kids.
I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The music scene here has a fair amount of talent but a bit lacking in the support department. We are trying to change that by doing our part to release positive music parents will approve of and hit topics that need to be heard in the state of Oklahoma and the United States in general.