Tehnologia a fost mereu prezentă în viața mea. De fapt, mă consider pasionat de tot ce înseamnă tehnologie fie că vorbim de gadget-uri sau accesorii ce deservesc un studio muzical.
În general, când compun, încerc să mă folosesc de metodele clasice și să nu las mediul digital să-mi ocupe spațiul, însă recunosc că tehnologia poate fi utilă de cele mai multe ori. Pentru versuri folosesc aplicații precum “Evernote” sau clasicul “Notes” din iOS. Dacă sunt pe stradă și am un moment de inspirație, folosesc “Voice Memo” pentru a le păstra. Apoi mai sunt aplicațiile pentru chitariști cu librării de acorduri, progresii, metronom, guitar tuner și altele. Sunt lucruri de care nu mă pot lipsi. Și în producție lucrurile beneficiază de pe urma avansului tehnologic. Studioul muzical, de exemplu, a avansat extraordinar de mult. Astfel pentru o simplă idee, uneori este de ajuns un laptop, un DAW și o clapă MIDI. Dacă știi ce să faci cu ele poți arunca în aer “hit”-ul ăla despre care toți vorbesc.
Când vorbim de social media, platformele online sunt disponibile oricărui mediu de activitate. Ca muzician și artist consider că este mai mult decât important să-ți expui muzica și imaginea acolo. Să fii peste tot! Astfel, platforme precum Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website-ul oficicial și alte medii de socializare, creează o conexiune între mine și publicul larg. Content-ul este foarte important. Consider că trebuie să fie echilibrat și constant.
Observ o simplificare a vieții odată cu avansul tehnologic, ceea ce nu este deloc un lucru rău. Dar oare unde s-a pierdut bucuria de a ține un CD în mână sau a aștepta la radio 20 de minute până a-ți fi difuzată piesă preferată? Spun asta pentru că am crescut în perioada în care totul era altfel. Nu este deloc un lucru rău ce se întămplă în prezent, însă cred cu tărie că ar trebui să existe un echilibru între chestiile simple si beneficiile pe care ni le oferă mediul digital.
He’s young, he’s talented and he’s gathering a huge fan base on Facebook and YouTube by doing what he loves the most: playing the bass. Meet Trevor James: an American bass player based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s playing bass covers that he records on the spot in his room. Now almost every young romanian knows about Trevor James and one thing is for sure: he’s getting viral with every second!
It was just an ordinary Sunday when I discovered Trevor. I was scrolling on Facebook’s timeline and I saw this cover:
This fellow can handle the bass. I looked him up on the web and I saw that he covered a lot of cool songs from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson to Omarion, Chris Brown or Tank and yes: Adrian Minune and Florin Salam.
I sat and talked to him and all I can say is that he’s a genuine guy and a talented musician.
Tell me a little bit about yourself
My name is Trevor James, I’m 23 and I’m from Los Angeles California. I’ve been playing for almost 10 years. Started playing bass when I was 13, had my first gig In front of 3 thousand people when I was 14. Music has always been a part of my life. My dads a singer so I have always grown up around music. I have played with many R&B and gospels and jazz artist in LA. Most recently I put out my first album titled “Show Time” that’s out on iTunes right now!
Who are your musical inspirations?
I have so many music inspirations but I would have to say james brown and Michael Jackson are my inspirations.
Where would you most like to perform?
I would love to perform in Europe not sure where I would like to but somewhere that many people can come out and watch
If you weren’t singing, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t a musician I would probably be a tennis player. I used to play tennis for a wile and I was nationally ranked. At one time I wanted to try to go pro.
It was always the bass or..? How did you realize that the bass is your favorite instrument to express yourself?
I’ve always loved bass, but started out playing the piano when I was younger but never liked it. I wanted to be a rock star, so my father bout me a guitar. I was getting better but I always had my eye on playing bass. So freshman year of high school I was in the school jazz band and I over heard the teacher say they needed a bass player and I had an old dusty bass I never could play sitting in my room and I screamed out I can play bass not knowing what I just got myself into but I’m glad I did and I haven’t looked back!
Do you consider yourself a vocalist as well?
Yes I consider my self a vocalist but I’m not a crazy singer like Usher or anyone like that but I can hold a note haha.
Top 10 tracks in your playlist right now.
That’s a tough one I don’t think I have top ten tracks but top ten artist would be Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar Chris Brown, James Brown, John Mayer, The Gap Band, Diplo, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg & Jill Scott.
Top 5 albums in your opinion
Another hard one for me. Just about every Michael Jackson album it really paved the way for so many Pop and R&B artist
10. Would you come to Romania to perform?
Yes I would love to come to Romania and perform. Hopefully one day soon!
European girls or Americans?
Ha ha! I love my American girls but European women have just an amazing vibe and there just different and exotic. So European women!
Mexican food! I can eat that all the time!
Describe my song (“The Way She Moves”) in 3 words!
Fun. Sexy. Romantic.
Favorite song on your album and why do you like it the most?
Favorite song on my album would be “Stay With Me” because it has a great grove and the lyrics are very passionate.
Here’s a challenge: make a bass cover of “The Way She Moves”
Yeah man! I’ll do it might not be for a while but I’ll get to it.