Monday, August 29, 2011
S.T.A.D.L.R.1 by Bearz
Nelson Carmona, better known as Bearz by his fans, currently lives in the Sunshine State, Florida. I got to meet him personally, and after getting to review his new album, Soundtrack to a Dim Lit Room, I decided to interview him and share his original tracks with the world. Bearz considers himself to be a producer of ambient, glitch, IDM, chillout, dubstep and other electronic types of music. His style is, in my opinion, fantastic for inspirational and spoken word videos, as well as documentaries and some styles of video game. Plus, music of this type can always find a home in commercials, TV shows and movies. Here is what Bearz had to say during our interview:
1) How old are you, and how long have you been producing music?
I'm 19, and I've been producing music since i was 17.
2) What programs (ie software, instruments and mics, or MIDI devices) do you use in your productions?
My main programs are ableton live 8, Maschine, Native Instruments Massive and N.I. FM8. For live performance I use my Akai APC20.
3) What inspires your songs?
Everything in life from a beautiful sunset on the beach to a crazy party with great friends to nightmares I've had.
4) What advice would you give to people who are not as experienced as you?
Listen to as much music as you can and ask yourself why do you like the song or why did this producer use certain things in a song. It will open you up to more ideas.
5) Where do you hope to be or what do you hope to do with your life and music?
My hope is to take it as far as I possibly can and hopefully do it for a living, but even if I can't my main drive is to affect someone's life like great artists have done to mine.
6) Random thoughts:
If any of you are going to college, please take philosophy. It will open up your third eye a bit. The first day in class I read this and it tripped me out. "People say if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise? Now ask yourself does the forest even exist when you're not there..." or something like that lol
Thank you Bearz for the interview. You have some great and unique tracks that I'm sure others will enjoy for years to come.
Here are some links to get more information on Bearz as well as see some of the projects he is working on: