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Jor'Del Downz Where are you from?


Jor'Del Downz: I was born in Sudbury, Ontario. What got you into production?


Jor'Del Downz: I was always fascinated with how producers made beats. People like Alchemist, Kanye West and Dr. Dre. Once I got into the process of actually making a beat, I was hooked. Would you consider yourself a beatmaker or producer, and why?


Jor'Del Downz: Probably both. Besides making the beat, I like to contribute to the song whatever makes it better. Make sure it's as close to perfect as it can be. What programs and equipment do you typically use when producing?


Jor'Del Downz: I use a DAW called Reaper. People say it looks like a stripped down ProTools. You can make beats and record a song in the same program. And I make beats with the Novation Impulse. How long does it usually take you to make a beat?


Jor'Del Downz: It varies. Sometimes it takes an hour and a half, sometimes it'll take three including mastering. It also depends how much I decide to put in the beat. What part of the production process do you find the most challenging?


Jor'Del Downz: The whole thing's a challenge for the most part, but tweeking sounds to make them the way I want can be a task. What led to your style of production?


Jor'Del Downz: Probably how I hear things differently beatwise, and how sick I was of people making the same trap beat over and over. I can listen to a dope beat, but as soon as one thing comes in that sounds wrong for me, it almost ruins it. How do you think you differ from other producers?


Jor'Del Downz: Well, I just do things my own way. The way the next person does it, I'll do my best to take a different approach. Who influenced your style?


Jor'Del Downz: Mainly Alchemist and Kanye West. Alchemist is what I get the griminess from, and you can't forget the weird prog stuff that Kanye always does. I also listen to a lot of other genres of music which helps out a lot. What piece of software and hardware could you not live without?


Jor'Del Downz: Probably my keyboard and DAW. Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?


Jor'Del DownzToo many good artists out there to name one. What's the most successful or highest point in your career?


Jor'Del Downz: It hasn't happened yet. What projects are you currently working on and what can we expect from you in 2016?


Jor'Del DownzI'm currently working on a street album which I plan to have out by the end of this year, as well as a mixtape with the Iceburgh fam. Also, I've been working behind the boards with other artists, hoping to get their project out this year as well. Any Final Shout-Outs?


Jor'Del Downz: As cliche as this is, S/O my hometown and all my supporters, old and new.


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