Welcome to the first episode of Words and Beats with Phantasiis!
Today we are talking with Chicago based producer, Gene Katsuro from MakeYourOwnDamnMusic.
In this episode, we discuss Gene’s creative process and mindset towards music. We dive into how music shaped our lives and why we must save music and not the other way around. Also, we dive into the world of meditation and eastern philosophies on how our psychology affects our music output.
We also discuss mental health and touch base on our personal experiences and struggles.
This was a true honor for me because Gene was the one who motivated me to get serious about music and start releasing songs. I never thought that I will be interviewing him and I am thankful for this opportunity.
For more about his projects please see his links below:
Life has been improving with more challenges and constrictions. There is beauty on limitations. Having less time for music may be a good thing.
I’m on my last semester for my bachelors degree. It has been a rough one to say the least, and it has made me appreciate my leisure time. Now, when I have a window of free time, it goes towards the craft.
This is my first YouTube video where I’m doing an improvisation over a beat I made on Maschine. I’m using a Boss RC-1 Loop Station pedal, and a Blackstar ID: Core Amplifier. It was recorded on the fly with an iPhone microphone.
I’ve been working on some demos for a project under a different name. I’m hoping to release the new project EP by this summer. We’ll see.
As always, let me know your thoughts, questions or suggestions using the contact form.