Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
My name is ELEV8. I am a music producer, singer, songwriter, and mixing engineer based in Toronto Canada. I have been in this industry for 9+ years producing, writing, recording, and mixing for myself and various artists. I live for creating and helping others.
I have a publishing deal with Koze music producing music for TV& Film while working on my personal catalog of music.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
With a passion for creating music at a young age, I began to expand my skills. I started to learn producing and how to record myself. From then I learned how to mix and master myself. I then started to expand that and help other artist launch their projects and continue to work on my personal catalog.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
It was around the age of 7 when I realized this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. My father bought me a keyboard and I started to teach myself how to play the piano by ear. I remember the days when I was young sitting in my parent’s living room learning the songs that came with the keyboard and the joy it brought me.
I remember the days when I would get upset and head down to my keyboard to play for some relief. Music transformed my life. It become the medicine I always needed, the air I need to breathe to feel like myself.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
The biggest challenge I’ve faced has been the people around me telling me to go back to school and get a real job. Yup, we artists hear it all the time. And it’s not necessarily them telling us to get a job it’s the way they say it. How we should listen to them because they fear something new when all we’re trying to do is something new.
Break generational curses, and create a better life while doing what we love. But I get it, it can be scary to others who are used to the traditional way of life. But in this, I grew and learned so much. I figured out who I was and I build my character. Their disbelief made my belief grow more and more. But it wasn’t always easy.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
I would love to meet Timberland, Alicia Keys, and Kanye. I would love to learn as much as I can from them. They have been some of my biggest inspirations as an artist.
I grew up playing the piano but started to learn to sing because of Alicia Keys. That’s where it all started. As an artist I’m always looking to learn and grow, and who better to learn from than people I look up to.
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