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CHINEY Y!Y (CY)


Read the CHINEY Y!Y (CY) Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Well, my name is Jordon Buckle and I'm from Kingston, Jamaica. Chiney Yiy (pronounced chi, as in chime, knee, eye) is my artist/dj alter-ego. I produce music and am an artist in that respect, like Diplo or Flosstradamus. I make all sorts of music, I stick mostly to trap though. My songs are a combination of dancehall/reggae and any other genre I'm feeling. I started producing when I was around 16, well, more like fooling around. I started to take it serious in late 2016. I use mostly FL studio and sometimes Ableton to do make my work. I love remixes and that's mostly what you'll see on my SoundCloud.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


The main reason I became a producer is because I listened to a lot of Major Lazer. I used to love hearing their remixes and how they would fuse dancehall, reggae and Caribbean culture into their music. They make songs that change your whole perspective on music and trigger your emotions, and I wanted to be able to do that too. I listen to most genres, mainly EDM, hip-hop and dancehall. EDM opened my mind even further with the various remixes and the different sub-genres that exist in it. I started to listen to acts like Zeds Dead, Ape Drums, Yellowclaw and Flosstradamus. Their music is heavily influenced by hip hop trap culture. After hearing that, I knew that's what I wanted to make and being in Jamaica it wouldn't be a problem to put my own dancehall twist on it.


What´s new right now?


At the moment I'm working on an EP, It doesn't have a name yet but it should be dropping on most streaming platforms in late July/early August, so look out for that. Also I've got some collaborations on the way so keep an eye out for those too. Every month I drop a single or two on my SoundCloud, the last I released was

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?



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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


When I just started making music I used to EQ out most of the low end of my leads. That made my songs sound "thin" and low quality. There;s nothing wrong with EQing out some low end just enough of it though.


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?



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How do you personally discover new music?


I follow Hypebeast on Instagram, for the most part they keep me updated. For everything else I use Apple Music's explore, browse my SoundCloud timeline and check dancehall promotion pages.


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Apart from practice which is a very very important aspect of music production. I feel reverb and stereo separation are two of the most important tools in a producer's arsenal. They both do a wonderful job of making sounds sound more full, boosting perceived quality and when used properly can make even the lamest sounds sound siq.


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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/cy-siqest

http://www.facebook.com/cy.siqest

http://www.twitter.com/CY_SIQEST

http://www.instagram.com/cy_siqest/

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