Every week, we’ve been doing our best to showcase some of the best underground producers who are making noise. Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Capshun, a Dallas, TX-based who we think everybody should be aware of. Here’s what he had to say:
1. How did you start producing and what gave you the motivation to stay with it?
Well, I started off as a rapper actually. In high school I thought I really had the juice… haha. One of my homies was producing at the time and started showing me around this online DAW we used to use called audiotool. I fell in love with it instantly, that was where my natural talent shined the most. So I picked up and rolled with it on and off for a few years. To me producing was just a part of my life for a long time. All of my friends made music at the time so it was just easy. But now I am focused on getting more people to hear me and know what I am all about.
2. What are some of the biggest mental tools you can obtain to be successful in this field?
Some of the biggest things that have helped me get to where I am so far has been simple honestly. Confidence, Vision, and Creativity.
Confidence because people love to see a confident artist with the music to back them. If your confidence and music goes hand-in-hand people will take you seriously.
Vision because if you can see yourself, your music, and career in your future, then all you need is a plan and you can do anything.
Creativity because if you are able to think outside of the box and do shit different from everyone else you will be able to stand out.
3. Maintaining a successful career takes a lot of work and commitment ,how much time do you dedicate towards your work?
Any and all the extra time I have. When I am at work doing security, I am on my laptop making beats. When I am at home, I am making beats. When I am with my friends and we aren’t doing shit, I am making beats. Takes time to be the best you can be.
4. There are times in a career when life isn’t going your way, how do you keep your mind on your work without losing focus?
It really gets hard for me whenever a lot isn’t happening with my career. But what I do to stay busy is I try to work with other artists. I really try to stay out of my own head and just focus on making as much music as I can.
5. Do you work solely as producer or do you engineer as well?
I am getting into engineering more and more. I am mostly a producer. But I can definitely put the sauce on some vocals.
6. Do you prefer to work with big names or newcomers?
I don’t really have a preference based on their clout or anything. I really just like to make music with people I fuck with. Simple as that.
7. What’s currently on your playlist?
Yo, right now I am really fucking with Blake Skowron, Chromonicci, and D.J. got the juice. All SoundCloud producers at different levels with different styles. They all really have me inspired.
8. What’s your favorite record that you’ve produced?
My favorite record has to be Perception by Graham Malice that I produced with my homie Jahn. The progression of the song is so lit and graham murdered the beat.
9. Would you categories your production into a specific genre?
Me being an artist I don’t really care for genres because I could make anything honestly. But if I had to associate my style with a genre, it would be Future Beats. A mix of electronic music with hip hop elements.
10. You’re on death row, what would your last meal be?
Awwwwh… On god it would be a Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger Meal with a Strawberry shake. Make it boneless.