On Episode 088, today's guest hails from Siler, North Carolina by way of Philadelphia Pennsylvania . He’s a Beatmaker, Collaborator, Event Coordinator, sound kit creator, performed for Controllerise Vibes Sessions. Please welcome C.R.I.S.T.E.N (Cristen.Really.Is.Talented.Enigmatic.Never Gives Up On What He Does) to the show. Enjoy!
During this episode, we chopped it up about his signature moniker, musical upbringings/inspirations. C.R.I.S.T.E.N grew up in a Christian household listening to classical and gospel music. It wasn’t until he went to college (Media Studies Major) that he was introduced to Ohbliv, Tuamie, Flying Lotus, Kxwledge and more. He began to research sample sources like Jazz, Bosanova, Jazz Fusion which enriched him and how it affected him and how he creates music. He names his Greatest Beats of All Time from Oh Boy by Camron, Still Feel Me by Jadakiss & The Alchemist and Dipset Anthem by Dipset. He names his Beatmaker/Music Producer Superheros…Knxwledge, Tuamie, Ohbliv, S0ul Unreal/David Strange and more. C.R.I.S.T.E.N started creating music with FL Studio (shout out to FL Gang again) and since that start, he creates with Roland’s SP404SX and MKII. He talks about a some of his albums “The Rapy”, “Reasons” “Flowers” & “Soldout” and the power of musical expression and Resiliency after loss. C.R.I.S.T.E.N also talked about not letting a disability define your life. C.R.I.S.T.E.N left crazy jewels and inspiring words for Beatmakers and detailed what's in store for 2023.
1. Check out Netajin, Tango.wav, Katie.blvd, SUFF DELE, Deviant Sounds, DFNS, Lungs/Lone Sword, Phiik, AmpurSand, Cavbeatz &
2. Research & Learn Sync Licensing (Their $$$ to be made in TV/Movies/Advertisements & Video Games)
3. Get your Royalty Free Library together
Featured Music: Various tracks from C.R.I.S.T.E.N’s Music Discography (Available Here)
Social Media: @therealcristenisreal
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