With so many notable producers on the rise, I had a chance to chat with up and coming Alabama Producer/DJ Deuce Is Wild also known as The Wild Card. Deuce currently building his brand within the DMV area.
Make sure you check out the full interview below.
How would you describe your role in the music industry?
I’m a swiss army knife, I do a little bit of everything. I’m a producer/musician first before anything but I also engineer, Dj, and write.
What or who is Innominate?
Innominate by book definition means nameless. It’s a synonym for anonymous. Innominate as a whole, we are a team of producers/djs that work together to provide the people with the best music/musical experience they can have.
When did you start producing music and why?
I’ve been a musician all my life. I started playing the drums at the age of 4. My first time fooling around with production equipment was when I was about 12/13 and I can say I really got into it about 15. It’s just something I love to do. Music has always been one of my passions and I love the feeling of creating something people can party or just vibe out to.
Who or what would you say are some of your musical influences?
Dungeon Family first and foremost. Organized Noize sounds birth my love for producing because as a young musician I love how they incorporate live instrumentation. Beyond that there are various producers that have influenced me because of how much music I listened to but the biggest outside of Orgnaized Noize would be Dr. Dre, Pharrell and N.E.R.D., 3 6 Mafia (Dj Paul and Juicy J), and Swizz Beatz.
How would you describe your sound as a producer?
I don’t have a “signature sound” per say. I’ve studied and listen to a broad array of music and incorporate it all into my arsenal. That’s the reason I go by the moniker DeuceIsWild as a play on the term from playing cards “Deuce’s wild”, because as a producer, I can give an artist whatever they may be looking for sonically.
Are you picky with the artist who purchases your beats?
Not in slightest. My only requirement is that you be serious about your craft so that you don’t waste my time. If you’re not serious, I can’t work with you. I’ve worked with various types of artists is various genres. At the end of the day, I just want to help artists create great music.
If you could send you beat to any mainstream artist which artist would you send it to?
Any of them!.. This is a hard question. I would say Big K.R.I.T. seeing as how he’s my favorite artist, but he also produces so we might just have to collab on something.
You also DJ, how did you get started in DJing ?
I got into Djing 1) to better myself as a producer. Most of the best producers were or are still active Djs as well. 2) I wanted to be able to determine what gets played. There’s A LOT of great artists with great content that aren’t being heard just because they don’t have the right “connections”. So if you have good music and I happen to come across as it, no matter where you are in your career, I’ll find an event or venue to get you some spins.
If you could only choose between DJING and producing which one would you choose?
What motivates you the most to continue producing?
My love for it and people enjoying my work. Nothing like seeing people express different emotions to songs I’ve had a part of, whether it be the turning up, just vibing, or even bringing them to tears because it hits them.
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