The Instrumental Crossroad of Hip Hop, Electronic, R&B, Jazz, Pop & Soul
Hello music lovers and avid listeners. If you were looking for the Official Deleswa or Deleswa Productions Google+ Profile, then you've arrived at the right place. I am a music lover as well as a beatmaker/music producer and look forward to meeting and hearing from all of you on what you dig about music and how you came to be where your at be it a crazed fan or full time musician/producer. A little about me and it will be first person because writing in third person is just weird to me. Anyway, I was had from the first time I was able to put my hands on the black and whites to play "Silent Night" by ear at the age of 4. It's in my genes and I haven't been able to shake it all these years and I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with such an incredible gift. Although I never had formal lessons, I would practice from time to time as I got older. I can also remember as I think back hearing "Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady" by Lionel Richie from the Commodores, then sitting down and playing the song right after hearing it on the radio which was around the age of 9. Moving on to my teens, I can remember lock poppin' and break dancing in the street, scratchin' and mixing records as a street DJ and battle rappin' downtown and at the mall. Man...those were some good times and I laugh as I think back about them from time to time, but as I got older, I began getting interested in making my own music not knowing the long journey it was going to be. This journey began back around the begining of the 90's when I got my first keyboard, the Yamaha X3500, first mobile studio...the Tascam 424 (vintage) and my first beat machine made by Alesis. Many of my early productions and DJ mixes are still sitting dormant trapped on cassette tapes packed away in storage somewhere...lol...but maybe I'll go back and dusk off a few sometime..we'll see. Fast forward to the Millennium and beyond and this is where I actually got really serious and made my first brave attempt to expose my sound to the world with my first music release in 2004 titled "From the Valleys to the Hills". Back then, I was not up on midi, digital workstations (DAW's) or the internet platform for marketing my music so I was way behind the others more seasoned at what I was trying to do. Needless to say my first release was really a test mule for better days to come through trail and error. Later in 2010, I completed and put out my first digital album release titled "Rise". There was a clear distinction between it and the previous in 2004, but I still had much to learn. So for the next two years I focused on perfecting my craft and delivery and in 2012 released my third album titled "Black Noise". This album was near spot on as far as my music style and feel, but the best was yet to come. That brings us to the now. Looking back, I knew that I wanted to be known and respected as an artist/musician with a off-center feel and approach to music production choosing to stray from the norm and that holds true today. I don't have to tell you it took a lot of trial and error and soul searching to get where I'm at today. I dug deep and focused on my history of listening to music, my DJ experience and my exposure to different cultures throughout my life to help me harness the core of the music I produce. So if you were to ask me to describe my music today, this would be my honest response. My sound ranges from Melodic to Orchestral, Abstract to Ethnic and is mostly Multi-Genre driven binging you a sound like no other. So as you flip through my music sites and sounds, remember that it came through a lot of years of hard work and I still have so much to learn. So, here is signing off with a big thanks for being patient enough to stay and read this far. I appreciate each and every one of you who support me as a listener, fan or as an artist licensing my music. To all of you....may God bless you and keep you!!!