What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
I produce all genres of music. I play piano, guitar, bass, and program, sequence, drum machines, etc. I write, arrange, compose music of all genres. My cup of tea is Audio Mastering.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
I am comfortable working with others or by my lonesome.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
Indiana Hiphop Awards Record Label Of The Year 2008 Concrete Beats, LLC
Please list discography in which you have participated.
Freeze- The End Is Near
Seany D- The Genius At Work
SeanyDNap- The Architect
Jaava Resnover- Hotel Room
Street Ranga- Dump City
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
Sean "Seany D" Davis born 1979 Westside Indianapolis. Grew up with less but never needed more than he had. Sweat pants in school never owned a pair of Jordans till I was 18. Had a job since I was 10. Paper Routes and Mowing lawns I always knew a way to bring in money. I payed for my own drivers ed cash. Divorced home didnt provide enough money for me and my brother, and college was an option but cant help you immediately so I always kept working. Music always infatuated me and I do honestly believe I was born with "The Ear" I've been told I have. Pops always had the newest hifi listening equipement which led me to being a music connoisseur as well. In high school I ventured into car audio and began experimenting with different setups and sources. Always got great grades in school because I payed attention while everyone else talked and passed notes. Poetry led to rhymes and freestyling with my homies at the fence. Buddy found a keyboard and I crosswired it into my house reciever. Another buddy brought over some cheap beat machine and I spliced the wires to get both into the reciever and added earphones wired backwards to run as microphones. Ive continued my experimenting and pushing the envelope ever since. Took a few piano lessons, coupled with a few guitar lessons, ontop of a couple years of choir class and a few instructions on favorite gear of the industry and practiced continuously thru today. My favorite genres include Motown, Soul, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Classic R&B, Classic Country, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap, Gangsta Rap, Boom Bap, Back Pack, and New Age Rock. I have produced records touching these genres either directly or/nor indirectly. My favorite equipment includes, Akai MPC2000xl, Korg Triton, Yamaha Motif, Roland Fantom, Technincs1200, and all live instruments with no bias toward any one. My favorite software includes Propellerhead Reason, Digidesign Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, Waves Mercury Bundle, Image-Line FL Studio and all different plugins and effects dependent upon song requirements. I love all music but im a sucker for good writing and chord progressions. Turn the channel as soon as I hear weak writing in any genre.
What was your musical education?
3 years of choir. A Few Guitar lessons, A few piano lessons.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When I was a kid I could recognize samples in industry music. I always loved music and wanted to play a part. I never wanted to be the frontman.
What is your creative process?
Write musical arrangements in my head. Then play and find the patches or instruments to match what I hear in my head. Rerecord and rearrange until it sounds right.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Coffee and a smoke in the morning. Best time to write.
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
A song called Turn The Page on Radamez album Innovative. It was a dream and it took weeks to get it how I heard it in my head. Beautiful song!
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
If it takes more than 15 minutes to start feeling it throw it out. You just know.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
5 years into actually recording my music I began feeling my own styles.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
How often do you practice?
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
Like a ninja. I get nervous after the set.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
The Beatles. Dr. Dre. Timbaland. Tool
List three songs that are key to your life.
Bob Seger Hollywood Nights
Pearl Jam Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
The Beatles. whole career
What type of music do you detest?
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
What other things have you done to make a living?
Anything Construction Oriented
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Muscle Shoals Rythem Section
Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Go back to school. This is too unpredictable.lol