mark jordan

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MARK JORDAN Where are you from?


MARK JORDAN: Toronto, grew up in the east end but been all over the GTA. What got you into production?


MARK JORDAN: As a rapper, I had a natural ear for beats. Things I liked, didn't like etc. Started playing with beat making software, and it just grew as a hobby from there. Would you consider yourself a beatmaker or producer, and why?


MARK JORDAN: A Producer. I don't just throw drum loops on samples. Almost all my beats are played and layered from scratch, sample free. What programs and equipment do you typically use when producing?


MARK JORDAN: FL Studio 10. I have used FL12 and Maschine as well, but I generally use FL10. Sometimes A USB MIDI Keyboard as well. How long does it usually take you to make a beat?


MARK JORDAN: I've had beats take me as little as an hour, and as long as days to get right. I tend to go back on beats I've started and finish them later, but it really depends on the mood. I find I'm more motivated and quicker when the artist I'm making the beat for is present in the studio. Most producers I find are the opposite and are most creative alone in their own space. What part of the production process do you find the most challenging?


MARK JORDAN: Percussion. As a rapper, I tend to lean towards beats with less percussion, hard hitting kicks and snares with minimal interfering besides melodies. As a producer, I'm forced to look past that as other artists aren't all going to have the same taste as me. Whether it's intricate R&B percussion, or trap beats where you have a vast array of airy percussion and SFX,  I have to adapt. What led to your style of production?


MARK JORDAN: I mostly just produce what comes out. A lot of my production is brass and orchestra influenced. Choir, strings, trumpets , etc. How do you think you differ from other producers?


MARK JORDAN: I haven't found my true production style yet, and the beats are already dope, so who knows what I'll come up with. Who influenced your style?


MARK JORDAN: All music I've ever heard!!!! What piece of software and hardware could you not live without?


MARK JORDANKontakt. Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?


MARK JORDANAs a producer, Boi-1Da. What's the most successful or highest point in your career?


MARK JORDAN: Having my homies and fellow local rappers on my beats and shoot videos to them. What projects are you currently working on and what can we expect from you in 2016?

MARK JORDANIn 2017 I've released a few EPs of music as well as some production. I co-produce a joint on my upcoming mixtape "23 - A Collection Of Greatness" , As well as a few songs on Tommy Gunnz upcoming LP "Multiple Seasons". Both worth looking out for. Any Final Shout-Outs?


MARK JORDAN: Everybody actually supporting and creating growth in the Canadian music industry.

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