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Episode 009 : Cup A' Joe

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Friday, December 4th, 2020

CLINIK: What is the significance of your name, Cup A' Joe?

Cup A' Joe: Since my first name is “Joe” and coffee is pretty cool to drink i figured put it together as the phrase “Cup A’ Joe”.

C: How has the NYC bass community influenced your outlook on music and your career so far?

CJ: I'm influenced with the energy that the people and the community give. It's nice to see so many supportive people around that appreciate music.

C: What inspired you to produce your own original music as opposed to just being a DJ?

CJ: I actually started playing the drums and got introduced to the DAW Reason back in 2008. I was like, "Wow, so this is how you can make electronic music!". From there, I discovered deadmau5 and just started trying to make music in that realm and moved on from there.

C: What has been your favorite live performance to date?

CJ: It would have to playing in Albany in 2019 direct supporting “Of The Trees”.

C: Your flip of "This Is America" by Childish Gambino is pretty popular with over 15k SoundCloud streams so far. How did this track come together?

CJ: At the time I saw how popular that song was and just started messing around seeing where it could go. I was happy with the end result, so I ended up releasing it.

C: You have a very hard-hitting sound. What is your preferred DAW? What are some of your favorite production tools to use?

CJ: The DAW I use is Ableton. As far as tools for production, mostly Splice. As far as mixing plugins: the typical ones waves, plugin alliance to name a few.

C: If you could go b2b with any artist, who would it be and why?

CJ: I would have to say Funtcase. I feel that the energy we both have would be on the same level.

C: 2020 really threw the music industry for a loop. How has the craziness of the pandemic impacted what you originally had planned for this year? What were some unforeseen positive things to come out of this for you?

CJ: I originally planned releasing a bunch of tunes I had waiting to go. Then the pandemic happened, so I decided to use this year to try and plan out how I actually want things to go. It gave me the time re-learn and brush up a lot of production, mixing and mastering skills to apply to all the releases I had planned for this year.

C: When live shows start to return again, where would you like to play a show?

CJ: Anywhere in NYC or out of state.

C: With this year coming to an end, what are your goals for 2021?

CJ: For 2021 I should be starting to release music again once I'm done revamping my tracks and making some more new ones. Patience is the key.

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