EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF SWEATER BEATS FOR THE AFTERNOON DELIGHT WITH DASH CALZADO AND ANGELO G.
The Afternoon Delight with Dash Calzado and Angelo G
had an exclusive interview with Antonio Cuna,
better known as Sweater Beats to his fans last Friday,
September 30, 2017.
Sweater Beats is a homegrown artist that has done music
along with one of the biggest acts in the U.S. namely Chance The Rapper and some song remixes
of Ciara, Flume, Chet Faker, and Kimbra to name a few.
He is currently promoting his new song Glory Days ft. Hayley Kiyoko.
He started making music when he was 13 years old
with his pop-punk and emo band. When his friends left
his hometown, Maryland for college, he began making his own beats
and uploaded it on Soundcloud. That was the genesis of his journey
as a successful solo artist.
Angelo G. shared his story how he was introduced to
Sweater Beats music. Back in 2011, his friend shared a track
from Soundcloud (which was still kinda fresh at that time) that happened
to be one of Sweater Beats' early mixes and since then,
it got Angelo G. hooked up with his music. Then Sweater Beats
added more music and came 2014, he released his mix
of Diplo and Friends Mix 2014 that it became Angelo G.'s favorite jam.
One of Sweater Beats signature styles during his live shows
is to catch people off-guard, like what Angelo G. experienced
in one of his gigs in back in San Francisco. He usually begins with
astounding chord progressions and let it dictate where he wanna
take a song to emphasize the emotional rollercoasters of his music.
Sweater Beats' dream collaboration is with Pharell with his song
Skateboard P and Grindin' (that has the iconic beats that used
to invade tables during high school lunch breaks).
Sweater Beats shared some advice to the aspiring musicians
and producers who want to pursue such a career same as his.
"When you're learning your craft and as you go on your journey,
you're gonna tugged with many directions like what style you should do,
what's popular, but at the end of the day, make what feels good to you."
"Another thing is social media is the most important thing.
It's a huge part of being a producer to market your music.
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there."
And for the biggest question...*drum rolls please*
Why Sweater Beats?
"Because I make music that makes you feel warm and fuzzy,
and I put beats after it so you can google me."
He's interested collaborating with some of our local artist like Sam Concepcion, and big names like CRWN, Jess Connely, Kiana Valenciano
were highly suggested on the table.