My Interview With Weirddough

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Francis Zapanta

Today I have a very exciting post to share with you all. If you have been reading my blog for along long time, you would know that I am a huge fan of Weirddough aka Francis Zapanta’s music. I have featured his music in almost all my Youtube videos and have shared endless blog posts sharing my favourite songs of his at the moment. (You can read all those posts here, here, here, and watch the videos here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

It’s always exciting to be able to interview your favourite people. The ones who inspire you or bring good vibes into your life daily all without them knowing the effect they have on people unless they tell them.

Well, I was lucky enough to get an interview with this guy  so I hope you enjoy it! I also added in a selection of some of my favourite songs.

From Nadine

Nadine: I really love all of your songs and share them often with my blog readers. How would you describe your sound for us?
Weirddough: Thank you! I really appreciate that. It usually depends on what I’m feeling that day. Mostly chill, stress-reliever beats like Ibuprofen or something lol. Sometimes I would make something hype or without samples. Either way it has to be soulful somehow and it still will be in the orient of hip hop.
N: How did you get into music and into the music industry?
W: Back in 07, my cousin had a DAW called Reason on his laptop and he showed me how mess around on it, so my girlfriend at the time hooked me up with it and I started playing around with it here and there for a couple years. It wasn’t until 2010 when I learned how to sample and took it a bit more seriously.
N: I like how each EP/Album that you have has a particular theme like, Elevatormuzik, Sandwiches&cereal etc. and each song seems to reflect the title. Was this a conscious decision nd if so, what comes first, the title or the tracks?
W: It really depends, sometimes I would go both ways like figuring out an album title for a few tracks and just finish it up with other tracks later. Or I would think of a title and try to pick samples that sounded more cohesive.

N: What does a normal writing and recording day look like?

W: A normal day would look like going to the record store and digging for a while. Then I would get home and listen to them and try to find a loop that would move me. I’d turn on my SP and start playing with it until it turns into something I like. If I can’t do that, I would dig online and do the same thing.

N: How do you get inspired?

W: I get inspired in a lot of ways. Sometimes I would listen to my fellow beatmakers’ music, or look up interviews and footage from the greats. Even sampling something I hear on the radio, there are quite a few ways. Sometimes being stressed out or feeling a certain way might lead to creation somehow.

N: When you’re not working in the studio, what do you like to do?

W: I’m a big fan of art, so sometimes I would draw, doodle, or paint something. I like playing basketball and shooting pool from time to time. I like chillin and getting faded with the homies out here. Shoutout to bhonstro, oneonthebeat, and the rabbit hole. They’ve all been good friends with me and I love them to death.

N: What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?

W: Uhhh, damn.. haha maybe have my own family by then, Hopefully I’d still be making music.

N: What tips can you give an aspiring music producer and/or artist?

W: Make music that resonates with yourself first. If they don’t understand it, leave it. Keep doing you as much as you can and everything else will fall into place.
I want to thank you Nadine for this opportunity, biggup to streetmeetsstyle and everyone reading. One love.
Thank you so so much Weirddough for a great interview!
You can follow Weirddough on his Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/weirddough

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