The Wax Sessions : Sevnth
I recently had a chance to hangout with Mateus for the night at Empire after opening for him. That was the first time I had met him in person. We were on stage doing a sound check and I see this guy walk in with a backpack on, a hat on jamming out, and having a good time. He had a massive grin on his face. Friendly, outgoing and happy go lucky is how I would describe my first impression of Sevnth.
Don’t let the friendly smile fool you though as Mateus is a veteran producer and DJ with some mad skills. After hanging out and watching him play, I have mad respect for this guy. I am so glad I got him to answer some questions and I hope these answers help you guys on your musical journey.
1. You recently changed your name from SevnthWonder to Sevnth. What was the reasoning behind this?
I felt like I needed to refresh the brand and shorten the name. Most of my friends were calling me “Sevnth” anyways, so it felt natural to do that. I was also doing a lot of sampling and r&b stuff under “SevnthWonder” and felt like I have a different sound as just “Sevnth”.
2. What is your favorite part about producing music and how do you find inspiration?
My favorite part about producing music is being able to find chords that match the vocalist or the acapella I’m working with. I find a lot of inspiration from my favorite producers but also hearing melodic elements in movies or other creative mediums.
3. With the amount of music being put out everyday, it is becoming even harder for young aspiring musicians to get their music heard. How did you promote your music when you first started releasing tracks and do you have any advice for musicians starting their careers?
I promoted my music by sending it to friends and people who I thought would dig my music. Slowly and surely people started sharing my music and promoting it via their soundcloud or social media and it grew organically. I would recommend new artists just send emails to DJ’s promo emails or hit them up on social media on what’s the best way to send them material. I don’t think you should spam an artist’s personal page with repost requests or links unless they’ve specifically asked you to send them stuff.
4. What is the most memorable experience of your music career?
My most memorable experience was hearing that a friend showed Kid Cudi and Chance The Rapper my music during a studio session and they loved my work.
5. When was the first time your started touring and how did you get started?
I started “touring” in February of 2013 and got my start because some friends were throwing a big warehouse party and asked if I would be interested in performing. That was my first show as “SevnthWonder”.
6. What is your favorite thing about Austin, TX?
My favorite thing about Austin, TX is that the people respond so well to anything you play for them. People seem to really dig all genres and styles of music.
7. If you had a theme song for your life, what would it be?
My theme song for my life would be Kanye West & Jay-Z’s “Who Gon Stop Me”
Posted By: Nelson Mak