New York City is home to so many great producers, dj’s and composers, but few have take a hiatus and come back on the scene as hard and as fast as this man. Jumpshot, who has been producing since 1996 has devastated the Electronic music scene this past year. His debut release “The Raw Uncut EP” was released in May of this year and it blew up the charts, reaching #29 on Beatport. With multiple songs released on Synth City Records and Play Me Too, this is one producer to defiantly be looking out for. Here is a nice interview with Jumpshot, get familiar 2012 is going to be a big year for this guy.
Real Name- Joseph Constantino
Artist Name- Jumpshot
Location- New York City
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I drink a lot of coffee and love crime TV.
How long have you been producing?
What is your set up (hardware/software)?
I’m have an Apogee Duet and iMac running Logic Pro, the Waves bundle, and a slew of softsynths, including NI Komplete 8.
What got you started producing and what are your influences?
I was introduced to music production at a very young age through a friend of my sister, and started making hip-hop, trip-hop, and some d&b at age 11.
What is your most favorite song ever? Either from you or any artist.
This is almost impossible to answer… there’s too much good music out there!
Can you describe what the production process is like for you?
I honestly don’t have a single process I go through.. I’ve made records that started by me literally digging in the crates through old soul vinyl searching for samples, and I’ve made tracks that started with just a drum loop and me getting super baked and just playing shit over it until it sounds good. At the end of the day, I’m just having fun, and there’s no protocol for that.
If you could collab right now with anyone, who and why?
Amon Tobin or Pendulum — because they’re geniuses and I could learn a whole lot!
Your tracks are just straight killer, how long does it usually take to make a tune from start to finish?
Thank you! That all depends on the flow of the track in the beginning. Sometimes a fantastic track takes a day, other times a mediocre track takes a week. The higher the fun level, usually the quicker and better the track. I’ve learned to not attach myself emotionally to anything I do.. that’s kind of where I end up getting stuck on tracks. Even if I really like something I’m doing, if the track isn’t moving along and I can’t finish it all the way through to the end solely on feeling, I’ll scratch the entire thing and start from the beginning. Some of the best tracks come out of that.
What to you have in the making right now?
I’m currently working on some top secret remixes and as much commercial work as I can get!
What can we expect to see from you in the coming few months?
I actually just finished 2 EPs, both releasing in January of 2012. (High Chai Recordings & Synth City Records), and also have releases on the way from Noctem Audio, FurtherSound Digital, and Hood Famous Music.
When you’re not dropping sick baselines or making crazy bangers, what do you like to do?
I love skydiving and maybe want to try to go camping more often, and spend more time outside. I am indoors far too often.
Do you have any advice for upcoming producers and DJ’s?
Yes. Whatever you do, don’t get discouraged. It will take you years and years and years of doing whatever you’re doing before people take notice. That’s how it works. The ones who make it are the ones who are patient and keep pushing through the bullshit until they’ve got it. You’ll get it.
Finally is there anything you want to tell your fans? Any shout-outs, the floor is yours.
Yes! Check out my Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/JumpshotMusic🙂
Thanks again so much for taking the time and chatting with us. Every one that works on D.O.A, viewers and fans, I know greatly appreciate it. Keep up the bass and we all can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the coming months.
Here is one of Jumpshots fresh new tracks coming out on Synth City Records