George West’s Silverio

My good friend George West, just released the album “Silverio”, and since I enjoyed it like a crazy person, I wanted to ask questions, and finish this picture that the music created in my head (See? Crazy! I’m telling you!).

The album feels to me like a life soundtrack, filled with peace, everyday moods, and sparks of pure genius. The music tags along with you and guides you to a happy mellow place. Its just what I needed in my complex and structure-less day. Kudos for this awesome project Mister!

Anyway, so, because I was so curious and hungry for more of the George West experience, I contacted him and made him a quick interview that I’m sharing with you guys. You’re welcome 😉

Why Silverio?
The name Silverio came from a young boy that my wife and I are helping that lives in a small village in Mexico. We keep in touch with him and we try and help him as much as we can to get him what he needs for school as well as helping the village in general. So I wanted to dedicate this to him and his family.
No, but I do know of Hulk Hogan, does that count?
* It was a long shot, but it would have been funny that the name of the album was related to him! haha
What do you use to program/create your music?
I use Ableton 9 at the moment to create all my music, along with the Ableton Push, iPhone field recordings, and sampling random sounds around the house or even when walking around Marshalls, haha.
Do you use samplers or is it all original?
I have been wanting to start digging into sampling old records, but I am still a bit scared to do that for legal issues. I know a lot of producers do that, but I really aim to try and keep my music as original as possible.
What was your goal, or MUST thing you wanted to make us feel while creating Silverio?
When creating this album I really wanted to capture love, break ups, lonely feelings, late night time city rides with friends or just a long road trip.
Speaking of long road trips I just completed a road trip from Houston to Los Angeles to go and record new material for my upcoming single that I will release in March of 2016.
I guess that is where the road trip vibes come from when I record my music. I just wanted people to be able to travel with my music weather they smoked a joint or not, I want their mind to bring up past loves, new loves, and just a feel good vibe. Music hits everyone in different ways, and overall that is all I want to capture, I just want people to relate to it in whatever way makes them have a sense of feelings.
So, there you have it; Take the time and let George West join you in whatever quest you can, I guarantee you’ll be happy you gave him a chance.
For tour/album info: http://www.georgewestmusic.com/
Cheers!
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