Sorry I made you guys wait so long...this has been a very hectic week for me......
With that said HERE IT IS:
The Interview I did with
"Sweet & Sour"
Even though they are not an actual production company YET, they still are talent worth watching.
When I first met them, I was walking with a friend and they stopped us and wanted to sing for us.
Me and her where thrown off a bit, because hey we did not know these guys, but they surprised us and they could sing.
I went back to ask them to try singing for some friends that made music. Little did I know that they made music as well.
They let me listen to some things, and then the rest is history....
Let me introduce you to: Jesse Pollom & Tracy Champion
Comprised they make up "Sweet & Sour"
Jesse Is originally from Chattanooga Tenn. and Tracy is from Greenville in East Tenn. They met in high-school, and after Jesse went to another high-school they had to split up. Jesse ended up going to Mtsu, and soon Tracy started to attend and they re-united and they both knew that they were going to pursue music, so they teamed up. And from what I have heard of their music so far that was an amazing idea.
Spectra: What is Sweet & Sour about your music? Where did you get the name?
S&W: Jesse said, "Well first of all I'm sweet and he's sour", "No I'm kidding", Tracy added "We Like Chinese food,honestly that is where it came from" Jesse ended with, "We wanted a name that was unique, you hear so many generic names today, and we wanted something that would stand out" "And with such a unique name they would like to think that the name does justice to their production style....
Spectra: What Kind of music do you make?
S&W: "Primarily rap, rap beats are our biggest thing especially as far as beats are concerned, pop, and R&B, because they want to go commercial and get there name out there and then eventually branch out to experiment with other sounds.
Spectra: Who have you guys worked with so far?
S&W: J.C!! ( Who is a rapper from California, that also went to MT http://www.myspace.com/therianjcole follow the link for more there) The Decepticon Gang, and Brantley Smith (http://www.myspace.com/brantleysmithmusic)
Spectra: What projects are you currently working on?
S&W: "Brantley Smith! They have known him for awhile, and they consider him one of the best that they are working with, ((link to this artist's Myspace is above)) He does R&B and Pop, and he is helping them learn more about the game with his connections.
Spectra: How will Sweet & Sour change the game?
S&W: "Diversity is something that we hope we can bring to the table, a lot of guys are just known for sampling,or the pop sound: you have your Timbaland's that cross over, but crossing over is less heard of, but we want to try to do everything, starting off with commercial music, and then maybe Neo soul ( which is what they want to branch off to do with Tracy) They want to do it all and judging from their music they might just...
Spectra: When I first heard your sound (beats) I was amazed at how your sound was different from others out there, what inspires the creative process for you S&W?
S&W: Tracy)) " The overall love for it, I was making tracks by accident in church when i was younger, I would get others to play what I wanted them to on other instruments, I get sick of hearing the same things over and over on the radio so that definitely inspires me to create something that is different , but not so unfamiliar that people won't like it. Jesse)) I second that, we still have to do commercial music, until we get established, but it still boils down to the over all love of it. Were not exactly platinum yet, we are still operating out of a dorm room, but we do it because we love it.
Spectra: What should the world know about S&W?
S&W: The biggest thing would be to hear us and to judge for yourself, anybody could talk and talk all day about how your different or how good you think you are, but it all comes down to the public, because at some point there will always be politics in the way, anything can be put on the radio because of who you know ,but when you are virtually nobody's it all comes down to word of mouth, and you have to give us a chance."
During the interview Tracy's neighbor needed a bandage Lol because he hurt his finger while playing his guitar... he was so nice he even put it on, see these guys are talented and nice....
Spectra: Where do you see S&W in ten years?
S&W: Jesse)) "It's depressing to think that we would not be at the top by then, and have been there for a long time, you never know we could meet the right person, it can happen over night or gradually, you never know.
Tracy)) Like half a year ago I was thinking that there was no-way that I could get any better at making beats, because it's wonderful right now, everyday you get better because you have a drive for it, you do it for so many hours, it's like a job, and thats how I treat it.
Spectra: What advice do you have for others trying to get into music?
S&W: "Don't get discouraged, there will be so many times where you will have a person that shows interest, get your hopes up and its so easy to get to the bottom and say " i'm in a dorm room".... then consistency, and keep your ears open, when someone who has been their before gives advice, a lot of poeple like to help so.. just take advice from people that know more than you.
The love of making music is what drives them, and others like them, It drives them to be better at there craft, and someday soon it will pay off, so check out their Myspace, get to know them, be on the look out........ and that ladies and gentlemen is Sweet & Sour. They also have a Facebook fan page check that out as well, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Sour-Productions/112375865445352?ref=search&sid=571991505.792590527..1
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