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Patrick Perez: Profile + Interview

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Patrick Perez: Interview
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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Weirdness , Abstract,  Experiences, love and Family

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m an explorer in the world of sound and music. I don’t like getting too comfortable with what I know. I need to always break my boundaries and create something that represents me in the moment. Oh and I’m a bit weird sometimes. My imagination takes over and I like to create strange scenarios.  

Why do you do what you do?

I love what I do and can’t see myself doing anything else. Life sucks without music so I’m sticking to it.  

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

In my grade 12 religion class, I met a classmate that is DJ. I asked him for some lessons and he was kind of enough to invite me over to his house to teach me the basics. He then introduced me to the music program FL studio and showed me some original material that had basshunter influence. I found it quite interesting on how technology based music was created. Few weeks later he invited me to his studio and right when I entered, I fell in love instantly. The feeling was indescribable. I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life although I barely knew how to produce a track…

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Living is tough haha. Balancing your personal and working on a career that isn’t guaranteed. My parents were a big obstacle at first. They wanted me to go to university and become anything that gave me a proper income. I stood for what I believed in and worked my ass off to prove that this was the right path for me. Once I started getting support from international artists, they realized that there is a chance for me to do this for a living.  You just need to be positive and really focus on your craft and make everything that’s negative to a positive. 

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My buddy Lucas Demarco aka box of luca was my classmate that introduced me to the world of music production. Without knowing him, I don’t know what I’d be doing right now… Bjork was also a big inspiration recently. She made me realize that I should write music for myself and not to be afraid of going far beyond my boundaries.  

 

I’ve gotten some direct messages on my social media accounts from upcoming artists that told me my music inspires them. I thought it was unbelievable because I myself haven’t established a career yet. I always try to inspire anyone who needs it. It’s a great feeling to be encouraged and motivated to do something positive with your life.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

All the mistakes I’ve made were experiences. They made me become the person who I am today. You just need to pick up from your faults and move forward.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Working with a rap artist right now. I’m producing his album and I’m pretty excited about this because I never collabed and released anything with a vocalist before. My goal is to create my very own album but it’s going to take some time to complete. I need to make it perfect and weird. I have no idea when it will be done but I started to collect a sound archive of everything I recorded from my cell phone, live jam seshes with my synthesizers and sampling my records. I’ll have random releases throughout the year for sure so stay tuned

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Stay true to yourself. Create art for you. This will make you stand out from everyone else. Don’t always rely on others to make you happy. Learn to be independent but also keep those who love you close. The journey can get lonely sometimes.

 

Get out of your comfort zone and get inspired by everything. Listen to music that you didn’t know that existed. If you have the passion, don’t stop working. Set goals and sacrifice things in your life to achieve your dreams 

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

If it feels good, do it. If not, fuck it

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Patrick Perez: Profile
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Full name

Patrick Perez

Age

22

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

San Salvador, El Salvador

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Electronic music producer

How long have you been doing it?

3 and a half years

Fav Song

Ahhhh too tough of a question

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Artists that I’m into lately (no order)  Flying Lotus, Lapalux, J Dilla, Madlib, Joey Bada$$, Johnny Mathis, Odis Redding,  James Holden, Thom Yorke, Bjork, Four Tet, Daphni, D’Angelo, James Blake, Chet Faker and the list goes on and on

Fav Movie

Godfather, Clockwork Orange, Lord of the Rings, Hobo with a Shotgun, Pulp Fiction, The Warriors , Place Beyond the pines, Only Lovers Left Alive, Moonrise Kingdom

Fav Actor/Actress

Not sure

Fav Clothing brand

As long as it attracts me, I’ll wear it

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Winding Refn, Christopher Nolan, West Anderson 

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball, Mixed Martial Arts, Soccer

Fav Sport to play

Basketball

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