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.
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?