This week Chase Jeter is our guest on the remixmonsta blog. We mainly sat down for an interview on the purpose of his latest remix of Maroon 5 we published this week, but we hit more generic questions along the way about his career.
When did you start making music? What was your main motivation?
I started creating music around 2009. As far back as I can remember, I've had a love for music. I believe it was my father who instilled an admiration for music and musicians in me. He kept a huge collection of vinyl records in the basement. It was in my teens that I started going through them and listening/learning. I would say the people who pushed me to start creating the most were DJs, especially the legendary Grandmaster Flash. As a kid, I would listen to him mix and blend songs together on the radio. So one day, I decided that I wanted to do that too. I wanted to make the ideas and the music I had in my head a reality. I liked the idea of creating something people have never heard before, combinations of songs they would have never even considered. I see songs as puzzles that can be disassembled and reassembled any way you want. I'm in awe of the infinite number of ways one can manipulate sound.
What software and tools are you using to create your songs? Which part do you enjoy the most during the creation process?
When making music, I use a combination of Splice, Audacity, my Casio keyboard, and loops/samples I've acquired over the years from various sources. I think my favorite part of the creation process is layering drums onto a sample that I've chopped up. I love drums. Some sick drums over a sample really gets my head nodding.
Is there something currently in the making? Can you tell us more about it?
I'm always thinking of songs and vocals I can blend together to post on social media. It's fun. Other than that, I may enter a Chainsmokers remix contest.
What are you future plans in let's say 3-5 years ahead?
My plan is to be selling beats to rappers/singers and creating song parodies for comedy shows.
Chase's latest remix for Maroon 5, The Rolling Stones and Christina Aguilera is down below, and the remixmonsta YouTube.