The Reason I Applied For Music Potential Is Because I Have Been Unemployed For A While, Looking For Jobs And Doing Various Training Courses To Find Work. But Was Never Able To Find An Avenue To Get Some Sort Of Training Or Experience In The Music Industry.
Then One Night, When I Went Onto The Choice FM Website To Listen To The Slow Down Zone *Big Up Jenny Francis* I Saw The Ad For Music Potential And Thought, This Is Perfect For Me!
I Would Say As A Producer/Musician/DJ My Music Style Is Me - Experimental, Perfection, Creative, Abstract, Powerful And Delicate. This Being Because I Always Try To Make My Music Different, So I Always Try Incorporate A lot Of Different Sounds, Styles And Music As Well As Always Adding Personal Touch. My Passion For Music Comes From My Musical Background Playing Steel Pan For 12 Years In A Steel Orchestra I Have Grown To Have An Ear And Heart For Everything Music. I Also Play In A Steel Band, Where You Learn To Play, The Hunger For Perfection Or Improvements By Expanding The Music And Being Even More Creative.
I Am Influenced By Producers Such As Ryan Leslie, Dr Dre, Timbaland & Jahlil Beats. I’m Also Influenced By People And What They Look For And Love In Music. Which Is Why I Took Up DJ’ing Because I Have A Passion For Pleasing People Using Music.
When I Was Selected To Come Back For The Workshop After The Taster Day, I Was Surprised Because I Thought That It Was Only Ever Going To Be A Taster Day. But When I Found Out That We Could Get A Week To Learn Even More And Meet Industry Professionals, I Was Impressed To Say The Least. Being On The Course Now I’ve Learnt From My Tutors And I Know I’ve Got A lot More To Come.
My Highlight So Far Is Meeting Kojo, Angel, Abrantee & Jade.
It Was Inspiring To Hear How They Came To Be So Successful In The Industry.
TFR - Tafari Francis
I saw Music Potential on Facebook, advertising on the Choice fM page and thought it was a chance to perform with my music until I read it properly and learnt that this is exactly what I need, next to College, in order to know how to get in the industry and last in it.
My musical style as a solo rapper, would be a hip hop rapper, with a big influence from American Hip Hop but with that London accent and has it’s London point of view; stays true to the roots of where I am from. Energy, reality and honesty are all essences that I put in my music.
Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, J cole, Kano, Kanye West (esspecially)all Influence me in my work.
When I got selected for the workshop it wasn’t what I completely expected. I thought for Dj Skills, there would be more turntables and we were using vinyl turntables however there was only 1 being used between 5 of us and we had a lot of assistance by a tutor on CDJ. We also had a chance to talk to people that are successful in the music industry which was extremely beneficial.
My highlights have been the industry talks, learning how to DJ (the mixing with effects) and the networking.
I learnt about Music Potential through a friend. I’ve always wanted to try DJing, so this seemed right. I really enjoy making playlists and choosing music, so I thought that this would take it to the next level.
I like all kinds of music, from pop to rock to jazz. It’s important to be open-minded and I think that is reflected in my musical style. I’m influenced by DJs such as Calvin Harris and Towa Tei, who have a cool, fun, electronic vibe.
My highlights from MPX would have to be the actual hands on DJing and learning what all the different buttons do. A skill that I look forward to using in the future!
My name is Devi-Asha Chundavadra and I am on the DJ’ing workshop at Music Potential on day 2 so far.
1) I applied for Music Potential because it was exactly what I’d been looking for for quite sometime; an avenue through which I could learn more about my craft and the music industry as a whole, while also getting the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals.
2) I am a Music Producer. My style revolves pre-dominantly around the Pop & Urban Pop genres, fused with a wide range of influences from other genres & other forms of media.
3) My biggest musical influences are Nate “Danja” Hills, Timbaland and The Neptunes. These are producers who have all built their brands on sustained Innovation, something which I greatly aspire to.
4) MPX has definitely impressed me, despite already having high expectations. Being quite a reserved person, I have particularly appreciated the steps the tutors have taken to promote comfortable interactions amongst us all.
5) I have really enjoyed getting to know all the tutors & my peers so far. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week!
1) I actually stumbled across Music Potential through an email I got from Choice FM. I didn’t know what it was about or anything more than it was for young people getting into music industry. What stood out to me was that it was music and business related, great networking.
2) My musical style varies, from RnB, Hip Hop, to country music, and even house music. Just anything that makes my body moves! But my heart belongs to RnB.
3) Rihanna has been my biggest influences to date, her music, attitude, her swag. It has given me so confident in myself in the sense that I’ve notice a change in my style; I’m more bolder, my drive, my attitude to certain situations has changed.
4) MPX has impressed me. It has bombarded us with so much useful information, and kept us busy various activity! From interviewing, to editing, making our own choice; great responsibility. Since graduating this summer 2012, I’m finally gaining experience!!
5) The highlight for me so far, has to be when we interviewed Koko and Jade also Abrantee, and have met Angel, it was so simple, fun and informative. Building that relationship, and I never really considered radio as a career path so for me personally, Music Potential has opened my eyes into Radio production, which I’m so grateful for. Thank you MPX :)
1. I simply love music. Everywhere I am I have earphones. Music plays in background to every activity I carry out.
2. I can appreciate all genres of music, but I prefer hard hip-hop or sweet soul (neo-soul). Very different but very similar. I enjoy the extremes.
3. I am influenced mostly but Steve Stoute. I admire what he has done for music intellectually. He provides the bridge between urban music and the boardroom.
4. Joining the workshop I had no idea what to expect, however when I came across Choice FM DJ’s and artists I knew I would learn a lot from the process. It has impressed me a lot so far.
5. The highlight for me since it started was the interpersonal skills workshop. It gives you a great insight into what to expect whilst being within the music business. This is doing any activity from being a singer to a researcher.
Thank you very much for the opportunity,
What made you apply for music potential?