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A Different Sound - YJ Production
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A Different Sound - YJ Production

Washington DC is the base of operations for YJ Production. Listeners can expect to hear music that is unique from YJ Production. With his combination of different elements, he will outbring the vocals of the right artist. Unlike other trap artists, his sound combines orchestral elements with hip-hop and other sounds. Take a listen to YJ Production and let us know what you think. He was born to produce music. Failures only fuel his fire, passion, and desire to become the best he can be. YJ thanks God for blessing him with ears to hear and eyes to see because to him a life without music is no life at all.

Question and Answer with the artist:

How did you start in the music business?
As a kid, I downloaded the demo version of FL Studio on my mom’s laptop from work. Friends in my neighborhood said I had potential and have been making beats ever since. The first artist I produced for was an 11-year-old named Chavez Vargas aka Youngin. Being in the studio with him, and hearing him rap on my beats gave me confidence and opened my eyes that this was my calling in life.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?
My music typically comes from the mood I’m in. I try to exude my energy into every beat I make. I think about all the times I failed and put that anger and fire in my music when making beats. Thinking about the struggles and disappointments in life fuels me.

What is the current project about?
I’m currently working on a volume of beats with the name unconscious. I’ve recently been trying to work on a process called alchemy, where you remember things from your dreams and write them down. So I’m trying to put those same feelings/emotions in my beats by letting my subconscious pave the way for my sound.

How do you feel it will inspire others?
I hope it makes people forget about their struggles/stress and just want to bob their heads and dance.

What is your creative process like?
I get my MIDI Keyboard, find a good sound I like typically a piano or string instrument, then try to match the mood I hear in my head by playing different keys and chords to make a melody that fits my energy. Then keep layering them with different melodies/keys until I have 5-8 different instruments. After that, I begin to make my drum patterns, by finding a good snare/clap and tweaking it to my liking. Then think of some hi-hat patterns to layer it with to match the vibe and then add my 808.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Three artists I always wanted to collaborate with are Young Thug, Future, and Drake. 2 producers I always wanted to collaborate with our Zaytoven and Metro Boomin!

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Shy Glizzy or Young Dolph RIP????????

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Thank you for believing in me.

What is the most useless talent you have?

Video games, I’m good at sports games like Madden and FIFA.

Do you sing in the shower? What songs? What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Sometimes I sing in the shower, and it’s usually an old Erykah Badu song or an old Gucci Mane song.

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?
I’ve had artists perform songs on my beats at a few venues in different cities and states. My favorite would be a packed club, and my least favorite would be those smaller venues with barely anyone there.

Do you have any upcoming shows?
Not currently because I’ve been in my creative cave all year.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
In some ways, it’s been good, and in other ways bad. The good way is that if you’re an artist with a hit song, it’s easier for people to hear it and see your video than in the past. It’s all about going viral, if your song is popular enough on YouTube you can make money. In my opinion, YouTube alone has been good and bad for the industry.

The bad ways are record sales turned into streams, I think this took more money out of the artists and producers' pockets than in the past. YouTube having beat tutorials also saturated the market with people wanting to be producers, using click and drag loops and samples.

What is your favorite song to perform?
Any artist performing on my beats is legendary in my eyes.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Been to jail a few times when I was younger and dumber.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Quitters never win, and always be prepared because opportunity comes when you least expect it.

What’s next? What should the world know?
More and more higher quality beats. I always push myself to improve. I want to take over the world with my music so I can provide for my family and make my mom proud so I’m gonna keep pushing!

Terrence Teal AKA YJ Productions is a music producer born in Washington DC, that specializes in creating all original beat instrumentals without the use of samples or loops. I moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a teen where I picked up my heavy Southern trap influence in my music. As a kid, I got an ear for music by participating in the DC Youth Orchestra and playing several different musical instruments. Some of my teachers in school said I would never amount to anything in life because I was constantly banging on my desk making beats in class, and that just fueled me to prove them wrong. I’m driven by hunger, determination, and just a passion and love for music.

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