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Who’s Up Next With Anthony Cruz


 

 

 

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OL
Orale Anthony! Como estas? Thank you for taking the time to do this interview!

A. Cruz
No doubt! I’m excited.

OL
Could you introduce yourself to the readers? Who are you and what do you do?

A. Cruz
My name is Anthony Cruz, I’m a music producer for an independent label called Kings Dream, I help engineer projects as well.

OL
As a fan it kinda sounds funny to call Beleaf, Ruslan and John Givez the Dream Junkies. Ive been following em since theBreax days. How long have you been producing for? May I ask how you landed with the Kings Dream team?

A. Cruz
Haha yeah, I’ve been producing for about 3 years now. I connected with Kings Dream early 2014 when they had put out an email on Twitter. They were looking for beats, so they asked producers to send to the email. I sent about 2-3 beats and then Ruslan got back to me about placing them on the dream junkies project. I ended up landing 4 beats in there.

OL
Wait…was that for the their debut project? I remember them doing that! Thats dope though! 3 years huh? How did you get into making beats?

A. Cruz
Yup it was their debut project as the collective, I got into music around 13 years old I started dj’ing on the same program I produce on. It’s Fruity loops studio.

OL
I always wanted to know how you cutt on that thing lol mabye I should look into it more. FL Studio lifer though! Who have you worked with?

A. Cruz
The only people I’ve really worked with is the in house team over at kings dream, prior to that I couldn’t land a placement haha…I’ve sent beats to multiple artists but they’ve never gotten back. I did some local stuff while on the east coast that’s about it.

OL
Yeah man I know what that is like….that why its crazy to me that you landed with Kings Dream like that! What do you use in the studio? You mentioned before you use FL Studio…

A. Cruz
I use FL, my main sounds come from these 2 plugins,

1.Nexus
2.Omnisphere

As far as my drums I mess with a lot of EQ..

OL
Whats your process in the studio? How do you go about making a track?

A. Cruz
First I try to dig deep within my self for a strong emotion, and based off that emotion I create in the studio. I always have to that…Inspiration/emotion drives me in the studio, without it I’m running low on creativity.

OL
I see…I feel like thats whats missing in music nowadays….the emotion, feeling and soul. Any artists you would like to or plan on working with?

A. Cruz
Outside of my own team, I’d like to really work with Dre Murray & Derek Minor.

OL
What can we expect from you in the future?

A. Cruz
Plenty of production/co-production & some engineering in the upcoming kings dream projects, right now we’re focused on John Givez project.

OL
Nice! Alrighty Anthony thanks for taking the time to chop it up with me! Any words of wisdom towards upcoming producers?

A. Cruz
Yes,
Never give up, always be encouraged. Minor set-backs can really be a blessing in disguise. It can set you up for something bigger.

 

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Twitter: @Cruzanthony95


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