Hip Hop / Rap release ‘Are We Ok’ from iNL83 is a serious song with light humor about the emotions experienced when a couple is arguing.
Music captures your soul and can create an intangible emotion. In my opinion this makes music a spiritual experience and when you create it, you can feel every note and tempo and share your experience with the world.
Episode #553: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :
Topics of the interview:
The benefits of social media to an indie artist. Why it’s so important to be relateable and get on the same level as your audience in order to inspire and rise. An artist walks through the prep process of creating a music video and the secrets to documenting the process is explained.
Interview by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: iNL83
Person Interviewing: Iyube LBert
Song name: Are We Ok
Music Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
My music is a mixture of sounds and influences. I try to recreate all the sounds that I feel from within and that I enjoy.
This includes heavy synth sounds, 8-bit video game patterns and anything that grooves on many different levels to the point where you don’t really know how to react.
This release is a strong single that represents an upcoming album release in 2018. The song really embodies a lot of themes, sound and concepts on the upcoming album “A Mess With Love (the director’s cut)”.
Link to play on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7L3MygoEtg4RHoXYTvbM0v
Where do you create…
I have my own home studio setup. I create, record and engineer my music using Apple Logic Pro X. My favorite gear is my Korg X50 synthesizer, Native Instrument’s Komplete 9 and Slate Digital plugins. There aren’t any collaborations on this project, but I do have two possible production and engineering projects coming up for another artist. I don’t want to mention their names because contracts haven’t been signed yet.
Typically my process involves making the music first. I will create tracks from start to finish and, if I hear something I would like to write to or something that fits the project I am working on, then I’ll use it.
For other beats and tracks I shop around to artists. Also, when I am working on something I try to stick to the theme of the project I am working on. For instance, my upcoming release is entitled “A Mess With Love (the director’s cut)” and with this title I wanted to be sure the songs centered around my experiences and views on relationships and this crazy thing called love.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life?
I would love to give a beautiful and inspirational response to this question, however, I really can’t!
The one thing I can say is the majority of my music is influenced by my life. Therefore, it is truly “Art imitating life”
Best advice I’ve been given… “If a song needs strings, it will tell you. Get out of the way and leave room so that God can walk in.” said by Quincy Jones to Michael Jackson. This quote speaks to what music is, in my opinion. Music captures your soul and can create an intangible emotion. In my opinion this makes music a spiritual experience and when you create it, you can feel every note and tempo and share your experience with the world.
I’m in Miami, Florida.
The music scene here is changing slowly and drastically. On a mainstream level most people view Miami for party music or very tough street records. Currently, on the local scene there are diverse sounds and artists such as myself, Starve Marve, Charlie T, Lyrically Love, and this really great band called The Remyz. Also many more. I really love the direction the local scene is going.