IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
DEE FLAT: I was born in Houston,TX
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
DEE FLAT: I began and learned how to read and understand music theory in high school my instructor at the time was Sam Jackson. Once a professor of music and lead director of world re-known “Ocean of Soul” at Texas Southern University, had a heavy influence on my career. Learning music theory and composing by 10th grade, I further pursued music in many ways. Gaining honors and recognitions in performing arts such as symphonic percussion concerto’s to earning perform soloist awards as a jazz pianist and percussionist. Going on to Texas Southern University, I’d had the privilege to perform and rehearse with many fine artist. While attending TSU, I also had the privilege to direct and compose music for the schools gospel choir, “The Voices of Imani” where we performed for concerts and gospel explosions. I later on took a position as a assistant band director at my old high school, Westbury High School where I helped to compose and arrange music for the marching band and percussion ensemble a.k.a “The Drum Section”.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
DEE FLAT: My reason for pursuing a career in music production is because this is my passion. I loved music and creating my own music since I was a child. I always was a favorite in the “Beat-Box’n” challenges we had when I was kids. I always wanted to sing like Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Luther Vandross, and many others. I was that kid coming up in a urban environment that will listen to jazz, classical, rock and Tejano.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
DEE FLAT: As a composer my songs or compositions are influenced by familiar sounds and original thoughts inspired by mainly classical symphonic riffs and concert choral and gospel choral music. Instead of sampling the original tracks I choose to re-compose and re-originate sounds that could speak to your mind and base a positive and real message behind my music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
DEE FLAT: My target audience is the 21st century as a whole. I want to touch the skies of the musical realm and influence our youth and other listeners. In the name of good music and in the name of fine arts. I just feel that while we got their attention, let’s set a course on how we influence their minds.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
DEE FLAT: Dee-Flat’s (Db) influence reaches from within his family roots of choral and gospel singers and performers. Instrumentally his influences come from artists such as Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, B.B. King, Mozart, Lionel Richie, Con Funk Shun, Issac Hayes, One Way, Norman Brown, Roy Ayers, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bill Duke, Conrad O Johnson, Sam Jackson and GOD.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
DEE FLAT: I can describe my music as a smoking pot, because whatever you get out will nourish your soul.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
DEE FLAT: My passion in my music sets me aside from others. Sultry sounds from my heart could truly be felt down to your soul , soothing your heart and mind from everyday shenanigans.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
DEE FLAT: I previously had a project that I worked on along with a local underground label by the name of Yank Mob Records. I co-produced and composed the album, “Real Nigg@z Never Change” which is currently on iTunes and Spotify, I’m currently working on a compilation album that will showcase various styles and sounds of Smoking Pot Productions and DeeFlat along with featured artists.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
DEE FLAT: My plans for the future is to continue on my career in music and performing. Giving back to all urban neighborhoods in the U.S. by the influence of music and fine arts. Who knows? We could possibly influence the world. In 10yrs. I pray that I could possibly be a Grammy nominated or award winner and continuing to do what I love and that’s making
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
DEE FLAT: My fans and new fans can access me online
firstname.lastname@example.org or they could tweet
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