DEQ: What role does music play in this?
TM: Music is life. Music is love. Music gives me strength. Music is helping me recover from brain trauma from the last surgery I had. Music has kept me from going over the edge. Music keeps me focused. Music soothes my soul. Music has connected me with some great people. Some bad ones too (laugh.) Only the good ones stick around though.
DEQ: When did you know how important music was?
TM: Music has always played a significant role in my life. I listened to music on the radio. There were shows from Martha Jean “The Queen”(WCHB), Jay Butler, Mojo, The Wizard, Mason, Marvelous Marv, Foody, Rosetta Hines, just to name a few. I was always messing with my momma’s 45’s. She took me record shopping ever since I can remember. I have had to put a few radios to rest, they just blew up and my mom would buy me a new one the next day. Couldn’t take it no mo (laugh!)
DEQ Tell us how you started DJing, your first experience.
DEQ: Who is your biggest influence?
TM: Momma. She is a harder worker and a fighter. She helps me stay strong and keep pushing to reach my goals.
DEQ: You did an internet radio shows for years. How did that help your local and international exposure?
DEQ: What music projects are on the horizon for you?
TM: I’m working on some thangs. I’m on the Futura Artists roster now so I will be touring in the Spring of 2018. I’m working on a few projects in 2018 for Sector 7-G and Portage Garage Sounds. Stay tuned!
I love school but I hate the bullshit and politics it takes to get through school. So, finishing school was on the list. I chose Music Recording Technology because I felt like it would keep me interested in school and enhance my recording skills. Music technology has advanced very quickly over the last ten years. I love music and technology so being able to learn how to use all the new toys is fascinating to me. A lot of people complain about there being too many DAWs and music equipment to choose from but the upside is that you can now tailor fit your workflow. It doesn’t matter whether you are using hardware, software, or instruments. You can find whatever fits your music making style, get it recorded, and put it out on the format that you want it to come out on.
DEQ: Do you have advice for people?
When something in that plan doesn’t work out, revise the plan.
If you change your mind about that plan, make a new plan.