Where did your interest in music come from and how has it developed into a practice?
Harrison is a producer and musician from Toronto. His music is diverse and versatile with remnants of funk, house, and pop.
Although I grew up loving music, I didn’t fully appreciate it until grade 7 when I discovered the instrumentals of Nujabes and Damu the Fudgemunk. The process of creating made its way into my life when I was in grade 10 high school. Just beats for fun and slowly trying out experimentation with new genres I was finding
How long does it take you to make a song?
I usually take less than a day to produce a song. If I don’t finish it quick, I will be unsure if it’s good or not. When you hear a loop over and over again your ears start to get tired of it. I think the shortest time was 30 minute and longest was 4 days.
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Music has profound ties to geography. As the local Toronto music scene increases its global visibility, how do you think the sounds that come from this shift will be affected?
I hope the music coming from Toronto continues to be genuine as more spotlight is put on it. If it starts to differ to formulaic, people will just look for the next up n coming city.
How do your musical collaborations usually come about?
When it comes to collaboration, I really do prefer knowing the person. Even if I haven’t met someone I like to talk to them over text or twitter or what not to get to know them a bit before making music. Also, I prefer a lot of the time for them to be from my city.
If you had to decide right now, what would your last meal be?
A pulled pork sandwich with fries and coleslaw
What do your parents think of your career choice?
My parents have always been supportive. They were iffy when I dropped out of collage but even then were still supportive.
Where do you find your musical inspirations?
I try to listen to as much new music as I can but I'm mostly inspired by 70's funk and late 80's electro funk.
What are your thoughts on where contemporary music is heading?
I think it's heading in a beautiful direction. Especially since we have so much access to so much music now!
How would you describe the landscape right now for emerging producers and musicians?
Because of the sheer amount of music and accessibility to make music, it’s getting harder to stand out for emerging artists. People are now starting to brand themselves first using social media such as twitter and Instagram then making their way into the music field. I personally think this is the smarter move. Some of our Biggest advantages are our access to free resources such as tutorials and lectures online
What are your short term and long term aspirations?
In the short term, I want to work with as many artists in Toronto as possible. If I can help develop some people I believe, I’ll feel happy. For the long term, I’d like to start a sync and licensing company and maybe one day score an anime or sumn