Where I’m coming from musically; where I am at.

I’m now working on my next song which I’m producing as a kind of “ZZ Trap” LOL. It’s called Whole Lotta Trouble.

To understand this, you have to understand where I’m coming from musically, my influences: Led Zeppelin, CCR, The Doors, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Chris Isaak, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and… my secret vocal influencer: Billie Holiday (a little bit off on the timing and sliding into and out of notes ahhhhh heaven). Oh, of course, there was Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter “Native Dancer”, more heaven.

Of course, there was all them jazz cats, but those are more “second order”, as we say in science, influences.

I’m telling u this, so u know where (and when!!) I’m coming from musically. And also, I read music score (from my classical guitar days) and that’s how I compose, even for beats.

The style I’m pursuing, then, is taking all of that stuff and huh add current loops and grooves (EDM, Tropical House, Hip Hop, Trap, anything, say clubby…)

I’m horrible, I have no patience, no enjoyment for making my own beats. So I buy loops and apply, edit, mix different ones, until it sounds right, feels good.

Voilá! This is where I’m at – this is the Cindo Santos style. [
But wait, there’s more! Better left for later posts]

About Cindo Santos

Songwriter, guitarist, singer, performer, a human and social commentator, a fellow traveller. From Florida to Berlin and a lot in between!
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