Before I start i want to say I'm a huge fan of your work and i want to thank you for taking the time to mingle with us.
My question is what is your background in music? I heard you've been incorporating more live instrumentation in your music lately as opposed to sampling so I was wondering what instruments can you play and when you began playing them.
I'm a 19 yr old Japanese-American aspiring producer living in Tokyo right now, and a lot of established dudes have been telling me that i should learn instruments and learn to compose because the majors aren't looking at sampled tracks due to clearance issues (especially because we're located overseas). So I've recently picked up the guitar and drums, and have been working on my piano skills from about a year or so back.
how much importance would you place on being able to play an instrument?
thanks for reading man, looking forward to hearing back from you.