Delighting us with influences from experimental hip hop and the beauty that is Hawaii, Weaver Beats graces issue three with his controlled synths and his decidedly unique take on future bass. You can find a link to his Silence submission at the end of the interview.
Phuture: Firstly, besides this interview, what are you doing at this very moment?
Weaver Beats: Editing recent skate footage of me and my friends, about to try to make a new beat or finish a song here soon too
Phuture: What song has been following you around lately?
Weaver Beats: I’m obsessed with this song, so much that some of my friends are just like dammit Jerred again?? Jpolo X fleece – Skyblast
Phuture: You are told you have 7 days to live. There is a 50/50 chance that you could survive but it would require you to spend the next 7 days in a dark room. Do you take your chances and spend what could be your last week in a dark room or do you spend the week living your life to the fullest?
Weaver Beats: I kinda try to live my life to the fullest already, I skate pretty hard almost every day, it’s my exercise and a great source of fun. So I’ll try to preserve my life with the dark room
Phuture: Tell me a secret.
Weaver Beats: I have like thousands of beats/unfinished songs on a hard drive that I’ve never showed anyone. One of my most popular songs “Comfort zone” was actually created between 2010-2012, and I only finished it a year ago or so, after DJ’ing for a good period and studying song structures. I really tripped out to see how well that song did, because it was literally chilling in my CD player on my way to college for a few semesters, then I literally just let it die on a hard drive for a few years. I knew it was good, but I also knew it was really really different, didn’t know if people would relate you know?
Phuture: What projects do you have coming up in the near future?
Weaver Beats: I have a lot of collabs with this very unknown producer I met recently named Pail, he’s kinda taught me how to do these big bass sounds, me and him have been talking about doing a split EP or something since we already have a few tracks.
I had this 50 days project I was working on before that I put on hold, I made at least one beat a day for 50 days, sometimes more than one, I picked the best ones, like 12 or less, to make into an album, I still need to flesh them out, but it features some rappers and other producers.
I’m dropping a collaborative song with Misc friend on the new Top Cats compilation, it’s coming very soon, might be out by the time this interview goes around
Phuture: You suffered from temporary amnesia and have no recollection of anything that occurred over the last 5 years. The essence of you and your abilities is still in tact but your memory of the last 5 years is completely blank. What are the key events that someone would need to remind you of in order for you to understand how you’ve evolved in the last 5 years?
Weaver Beats: Holy shit, that’s a serious philosophical question, I’m gonna have to grab a bite to eat and think about that one… I would say my experience in college, and interning at a studio here. Also the experiences I’ve had with my label Top Cats doing beat cyphers. Probably also my last shitty day job, that helped me learn what I realistically wanted to do with my life
Phuture: What’s the best thing since sliced bread?
Weaver Beats: Music, as lame as it sounds. I like this era of music, I know a lot of people don’t. There’s a lot more potential for the average man to get into the music creation process these days and take it to the next level
A link as promised: Weaver Beats – Silence