This time, we get to know Gerardo Guzman, a composer and producer of electronic music such as, Synthwave, Deep House, PsyTrance and Dubstep. He is based in Mexico, and produces in his free time.
"Beat after me..."
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
I am from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.Born in 1976, I like the eighties era and I am an Electronic Music Producer in my free time.
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
My project started when I needed to musicalize an audiovisual work that consisted of three
videos to narrate a story of the genre pulp fiction called Another Way Out. While I wrote it (2019), my strongest area in art was script, then I had to reinforce the graphic area by getting a Pop Art style.
My first musical work for my animated videos was an intro I made with samples, that I went fixing until harmony was found and it was early 2020 that I introduced it to the musical market via CD Baby.
When I felt the difficulty of making more music with samples, I decided to teach myself in an electronic music school to develop skills in composition music production as well as sound design. AXSS was the school that received me with good attention and then I managed to compose and produce music for the three videos I had for my work.
Since music was more exciting for me than the production of animated videos, I fully devoted myself to music production.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Skrillex, Kavinsky, Vangelis, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike as a music producers, but my entire life interaction between society and I are the most influence on my music.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
Become very streamed on music platforms, I mean sell my music around the world and collaborate with a soundtrack. I want to live from my music, I mean from free time to full-time.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
I choose chords that matches the feelings I want to express on the synth, then I listen over and over until get the drop. Then I design the groove with the bass and drums, mix with the chords and synths and if they sound good, I go to the melodies and arpeggios to start with the arrangements.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Wow, that is a question that needs time. To choose one song makes me tense! I can not choose only one. I can choose the Synthwave genre, because I was born 1976 and lived in the eighties era, so the music that became retro wave is my favorite.
7. What is the best advice or council you have either given or received in terms of music?
Compose the music you like, the music that came from your heart, mixed, mastered and distribute them on music platforms. Don't waste time on perfection, because you don't know how you have to improve until you release your music, and you don't know what is the perfect market for your music until you release on music platforms.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Becoming a music producer and finishing Electronic Music School at age 45. I learned music theory a lot and I could play the piano and the synth, which I never believed I could before. Becoming a music producer was unbelievable, until I made it happen.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I am a veterinarian, microbiologist and a chemical pharmacy designer, so the people that work with me including customers, don't know that I became an electronic music producer!
𝟭0. Tell us about your highest and lowest points in music so far.
My lowest points was the second song I released, because I messed up!
My highest was the last songs I released!
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