Trey Santana won producer of the month for October 2009, I caught up and interviewed him. Here's what he had to say...
Tell us a bit about yourself, your name, age, where youíre from, and anything else?
The nameís Kruze and Iím from Perth Australia I got the name Trey Santana because those are both my middle names and thatís about it
What genre(s) of music do you produce? Whatís your favorite?
I produce RNB, Pop and Hip Hop but lately Iíve been really into producing RNB beats
thatís a hard one I really like RNB but Iím a sucker for Hip Hop.
How long have you been producing? What first got you interested?
Well Iíve been producing for nearly a year now
ahÖ what got me interested? I donít really know I guess just for the love of music.
Whatís your inspiration?
Basically everyday thingsÖoh and my family.
Do you Sample, Compose or Both? What do you prefer?
I prefer composing Iíve tried sampling but itís not really my cup of tea but I might get my sampling skills up during the next holidays.
Do you use software or Hardware to produce? Which Software/Hardware? Which do you prefer?
I just use Software for now (Fl Studio 9) but I want to try out some other things in the near future.
When did you decide you wanted to take your music seriously?
Not all that long ago actually itís was when some of my friends said that I was really good so yeah I really got me thinking about making beats as a job
What are you trying to do with your music? Do you want to help your community? Are you trying to get rich? What is your goal for your music?
Well hopefully I can become the best that I can be as far as my music goes. Yeah I kind of want to help my community out but until I figure out how to it isnít gonna happen yet. lol
nah Iím not really trying to get rich Iím just trying to do as much as possible for my music and help my family out. My goal for my music would be to produce for artists all around the world.
Do you have any kind of management, publishing or distribution teamwork behind you? If so what are their responsibilities?
Nope just me myself and I
What are some accomplishments that you have achieved, and are most proud of?
This would have to be one of my biggest accomplishments I donít really get involved in much.
Have you ever made any contact with big time people in the industry and do you keep in contact with them?
Nope not yetÖ. lol
CRAZYPELLAS / INTERNET
Can you tell us how you found CrazyPellas?
Has this forum helped you at all in your musical journey?
Yeah it kind of has getting good feedback from other members makes me want to make more beats
What made you post your music online?
Just out of curiosity I guess.
Do you feel like the internet is helping you as an underground producer?
Yeah it has because Iíve learned a lot of new things from the internet.
Do you have any upcoming projects, events or anything?
Not that I can think of but Iíll be sure to let everyone know if I do
10 years from now where do you want to be?
Sheshh in 10 years hopefully still making music
Any shoutouts you want to give out?
Well just a big shoutout to the whole Crazy Pellas fam
some of the guys there are gonna make it big time!
Any final things you want to say?
Finally, thanks for taking the time to do this interview!
You can check out Trey SantanaĎs beats in the Homemade Beats
forum on CP, and on Soundclick