Nos alegra enormemente retomar esta actividad en forma de cuestionario, llamada Cuestionario 16PADS. Una entrevista a productores hecha por productores, con preguntas algo más concretas que las que hemos podido leer en otros medios de comunicación, incluso especializados. Nos alegra además, comenzar con la serie 16 PADS INTERNACIONAL, con un productor de renombre como Marco Polo, al que agradecemos muchísimo su colaboración. Empecemos:
We’re glad to continue with this thing called 16PADS questionnaire: a producer interview with questions made by producers, giving a inner vision from production than a regular media interview even a hip hop media. We’re glad to start this 16 PADS INTERNATIONAL, with a well-known producer like Marco Polo, we want to thank him so much his collaboration. Let’s go:
PAD01- AKA, age:
MP: Marco Polo, 35.
PAD02- Keys or PADS?
MP: Pads & Keys.
PAD03- What is your daily beatmaking setup?
MP: MPC 2000 XL, Pro tools 002, Laptop with Komplete 8, Records, Newports, Red Eye and Mischa.
PAD04- What is your favorite tool for beatmaking?
PAD05- Have you taken music classes to become beatmaker/producer?
MP: I took basic music theory classes at The Harris Institute for the arts.
PAD06- Do you prefer sample based beats or originals?
MP: No preference, whatever outputs the hottest product.
PAD07- Would you make an instrumental album or do you think your music is made only for performing over it?
MP: I would consider that if I felt a demand was there.
PAD08- Any trick that you can reveal?
MP: Sample bass notes high and pitch them down.
PAD09- What is your favorite track produced by you so far?
MP: “Rapid Eye Movement” by Pharoahe Monch f. Black Thought.
PAD10- Did J Dilla change your life?
MP: Jay Dee is a legend and he’s a great producer but DJ Premier changed my life.
PAD11- Recommend us any (up and coming) producer/s you like.
MP: In no order and a lot of these dudes ain’t new: Jake One, DJ Khalil, Hit Boy, 40, Boi-1da, DJ Skizz…
PAD12- Have you listen to any track produced by a spanish producer?
MP: It’s possible but I don’t know the names. School me 🙂
PAD13- Do you think a non-american resident can build a beatmaker/producer brand in the american market without living there?
MP: In 2015, yes thanks to the interweb.
PAD14- Let us know where we can listen to your music, website or networks.
MP: http://www.marcopolobeats.com, where producers can buy my first official drum kit called “Pad Thai Vol. 1” also my Soundcloud,
Facebook Fan Page, Instagram and Twitter (@marcopolobeats).
PAD15- Shoot the pad16 for the next producer.
MP: What was the first beat you heard that made you want to become a producer?
PAD16- You start this serie so you have not the 16th question. Is there any question you always want to answer but no one has asked you so far? If so, what Q/A is?
MP: hmmmmmmm. I don’t think so. I’m more into my music answering instead of my words.
Thanks for the interview and peace to everyone in Spain!