Exclusive Interview With DJ Kepi
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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?
BONJOUR - HOLA - CIAO - NAMASTE.... Greetings! My name is Jeff but you can call me Kepi. Music is my love! Whether its something chill or bangin' I gravitate towards sounds of all kinds. To give you a quick history I grew up around country and classical. Disco was just on its way out and the 80's exposed me to a mixture of rap and rock. I knew from that point I loved music of of types. I feel these influences are in my music today. Music is a feeling to me, a feeling to have and to be made.
How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?
Influences come in and out for me everyday. My tastes have stayed steady but I find enjoyment from Hip Hop to Techno and many things in between so depending on my mood and direction I might be making a trap song today and house mix next week. I try to let the creativity come naturally. Anytime I try to force music it does not turn out as well as other moments.
What´s new right now?
Currently I have been working on a selection of hip hop/trap type tracks. I several projects of that nature as well as house and techno projects planned for this year. As always I am trying new things and exploring music that speaks to me in some way and I my hope is to share and inspire others to dance and love life through music like I do.
What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?
Make the most music you can. The more you make the better you get and you just open yourself up. I used to get hung up on tracks and just focusing on little things as opposed to just finishing. That can be the hard part to as an artist and when to say its finished.
What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?
So this plays off the making a ton of music. I started giving myself deadlines and goals. For instance, I would say OK I am going to do a mix and 4 tracks this month. Whatever it is for you make it a reasonable goal but by saying that and making it a point then I found I started finishing more tracks. I also work in the mood, so many times when I start it I finish it for the most part in that session. Coming back to projects has always been hard for me and they never end up where they really started at but that's alright too.