Download My Music Catalogue For Free (Limited Time Only)
Bandcamp gave me 1,500 Free Download credits because of your financial support for my music. With that said, go download The Carry-On Experience, The 2 AM Tape, MoveMeants I or Save My Soul FOR FREE until they run out: www.JansportJ.bandcamp.com
MoveMeants II: The Reprise (Instrumental Album)
I proudly present to you my 4th instrumental album. Help me spread the word.
MoveMeants II: The Rerpise on iTunes:
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thanks to everyone spreading the word on the release from yesterday!!!!!! http://headnods.bandcamp.com/ has 50 likes!
here’s the full track list in order of interviews
Here’s a small gift to all the headnods followers, feel free to share!
This has All the awesome people HeadNods interviewed since it’s launch from July to the end of the year in Dec.
*BONUS HIDDEN TRACKS, DOWNLOAD TO GET THEM!*
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Thanks to all the producers who were down with doing this. Proceeds will go to kickstarters/indie gogo, helping producers and keeping the music going.
Album Comes Out Thursday
Jansport J HeadNods Interview BlackBalls Release (by HeadNodsEargasm)
or you can listen to it/download it
more links to check out
http://shop.covoriginalmusic.com/ *support buy merchandise*
http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/blackballs/id478243958 *pre order, out on thursday*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZheSDe8L3LI&feature=related *you ain’t saying nada video*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K97e7j9n18o *respect video*
http://hawdwerkjansportj.bandcamp.com/ *check out the released*
http://headnods.tumblr.com/post/10045954369/this-is-the-third-head-nods-interview-and-we-have check out his first interview here on HeadNods
This is the third Head Nods Interview and we have Jansport J to do us the honor.
Jansport J what’s the history behind your name?
I was notorious for bringing a backpack everywhere. Also, I was/am a huge Pharrell fan, and he put out the album In My Mind a couple years back. Well if you remember the days of Myspace, it seemed like everybody was taking that cartoon character and making it look like themselves. I made one with a backpack and named it Jansport J, a play off of Skateboard P. Around the same time, a rapper friend of mine dropped a mixtape and shouted me out as Jansport J on it. I figured since it was on a record, I had to keep it and run with it.
How did you get into making beats?
I’ve wanted to do it ever since I was 11, when I first heard a Timbaland beat (“I Can’t Stand the Rain” to be specific). My best friend downloaded Fruityloops in 2002 and we would come home everyday after school and make spoof songs and beats. From there I fell in love with it. Got my first laptop in 2005, bought FL Studio for $150, and I’ve been sprinting ever since.
Who did you start getting your inspiration from?
Initially, Timbaland, Neptunes and 9th Wonder. When I really started working at it, 9th was a huge inspiration, because of his sound and the fact that we used the same program. Today I swear by The Magical Four: Preemo, Pete Rock, 9th & Dilla
What do you like your beats to sound like?
I like my beats to sound like some kind of emotion, or evoke some kind of feeling. It’s not my lane to make the most bangin/smashmouth beat. I’m not too good at that. I do feel like I’m good at creating something that will take your mental to another place, or relate it to a certain memory/emotion
What sort of equipment have you used and what do you use now?
I’m still on FL Studio! I’ve dabbled with Reason YEARS ago and the MPC, but FL Studio is my bread & butter. If you know your program, it doesn’t matter what you use. Terrace Martin told me I was dope and not to switch up my equipment for shit. I’m gonna take his advice for a little bit longer.
So I see you have had some collaborations, who was your best collaboration so far?
It’d be cheating to name Hawdwerk. But I’m gonna cheat. The collaboration with Hawdwerk and No One on “Fly As Me” (From High Power Moves) was an epic studio session that I’ll never forget. It’s one of my favorite beats I’ve ever done. It’s funny because everybody spent 2 hours writing to one joint. Then scrapped it and played the Fly As Me beat. It was 3 am and everybody was finishing up their verses, and we ALL knew it’d be a special song.
Who would you like to work with in the future?
I’d love to work with Black Hippy. They have a bunch of beats of mine. We’ll see. That’d be top of the list right now, haven’t really thought about any others.
Whats a typical work day/night for you?
Typical day: Wake up around 10. Check emails. Send out emails. Listen to mixes. Go to the part-time job from 2 to 7. Secretly work on music shit there. Get off and go to the studio or work on production at home. Talk shit on twitter. Sleep at 2:30. Rinse and Repeat
What do you like to do to relax?
I’m a workaholic honestly. Only time I’m ever relaxing and not doing/thinking ANYTHING music related is if some girl has managed to keep my attention, because they won’t let me be a music robot around them. I’m obsessed. Also, just clownin. I’m quiet till you get to know me, then I’m a goofball cracking jokes 24/7.
Do you have any big supporters/mentors?
I have the most amazing fans. I know everybody says that. But its unique in that I’m still growing as a producer, and new people are discovering my music everyday. They’re with me at this early stage of what can be a pretty good career, and they are genuinely rooting for me. Words can’t express how much I appreciate that. As far as mentors, Dae One (Producer) and Trek Life (Rapper) have been big brothers pretty much. I call and bug them all the time for questions and advice, no matter what time it is. I’m very hungry for success. They put up w/ me and want to see me do well.
What are you currently working on right now?
Right now we’re finishing the mixing on the new Hawdwerk & Jansport J album BlackBalls. I can’t wait for the world to hear it. We’ve both matured at our crafts. The chemistry is better. It’s a really good album. I’m also wrapping up mixing on my next instrumental album MoveMeants 2: The Reprise. We’re doing something really creative/different with the presentation of that album. Can’t speak on it just yet, but it carries on in the same vein that the firstMoveMeants did.
Jansport J Music Producer Links
Save My Soul (Instrumental LP) on iTunes