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Giorgio Blosi | Speaker Bomb | International Student (Italy)
1. You have been studying music performance since childhood, what lead you to decide to study music production at Pyramind? What was your musical experience prior to coming here?
Before coming to Pyramind I took seven years of private piano lessons before attending the Giuseppe Verde Conservatory of Music in my hometown, Ravenna, Italy. I completed five of the ten years required for the Piano program before I decided that performance was not a career that was going to be sustainable or have a high probability for success.
Blu-J Student Success Story
1. Tell us about BLU-J and how it formed?
BLU J was formed by myself (Alex Blue) and Jay Wiltzen, we met while attending Pyramind in 2010. Jay had come down from Canada and I had come up from Los Angeles. Jay most certainly came from more of a Folk / Singer-songwriter background, and had recently developed a serious interest in electronic music & production. I had been previously studying Instrumental performance (Saxophone) in Seattle, but was spending most of my time messing with synthesis & production.
We would kick it and produce together, but we were also honing our craft and working separately. There came a time, however, when we decided to cease solo production and place all focus on the collaboration. Deciding on, “BLU J” came easy as we just consolidated our names; it’s simple. One of the most important decisions we made was that when we presented ourselves, it was as BLU J. With that attitude, all of the ego that can come with creating as a team is removed, and it has very much kept our priorities straight. Unfortunately Jay had to move back to Canada at the end of 2012. So what started as a project together in person, changed to a long distance collaboration and we had to adapt.
Jordan Hill – Jattik – Robot Funk EP
1. Tell us about your latest EP and some of your inspirations behind the project?
The EP is called Robot Funk, which is also the title track for the EP. It is definitely my favorite track on the project. It took a good, solid 8 months to fine tune and polish everything to sound the way I wanted. Initially, there were only 3 or 4 tracks scheduled for the project, but the last 2 months before the scheduled release, I don’t know, I must have been having a good week because I just started banging ‘em out. Robot Funk was actually the second to last track that I produced. There actually wasn’t even a title for the EP and I was looking for a title track to really stand out and that one was it. I listen to a lot of Funk, and even the word Funk has always been one that sticks in my mind. So I thought to myself, what if I made some Robot Funk, and the track was basically born from there. I had a lot of fun making that track.