HCM starts this week off with an inside look at up and coming mix engineer/music producer Jameel Miller, better known as JahGotTheJuice. Jameel takes a lot of pride in his work and strives to give listeners a true experience through his music. Talented in various aspects of the music process, Jameel’s true focus on mixing is emotion and momentum. Check out his interview to see what he has to say…
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
JahGotTheJuice. My name is spelled like Jameel but it’s pronounced (Jah-Mell). My family has always called me Jah since I was a baby & the movie juice is one of my favorite movies because of Pac. I wanted a name that incorporated the two.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
JahGotTheJuice. I discovered my love for music when listening to my dad’s old CDs like Wu-Tang & and Westside Connection. I also grew up listening to Natasha Bedingfield, Green Day, & a bunch of other pop, country, and rock tracks. Me and my cousin Tee would listen to all types of music.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
JahGotTheJuice. I have my own unique style when it comes to approaching mixes.
HCM. On your current album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
JahGotTheJuice. The last major album I mixed had some of my biggest songs. My brother K3’s project ‘LoveTape’ was a major success and it featured 2 major artists: TYuS & Ye Ali. I produced both of those songs along with 5 other songs including the movie-style intro that was fully created and mixed by me using different sounds and a sexy, seductive voice provided to me by a girl I knew. The concept of the project is pretty self-explanatory.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
JahGotTheJuice. My greatest challenge can sometimes be myself because I am definitely a perfectionist when it comes to things I touch. In the world of mixing that can be a huge drawback at times because sometimes the imperfections of a record are what makes it a beautiful record. My greatest attribute is my persistence to finish what I started and my patience to understand and fully analyze what my clients are asking of me so I can deliver a final product that everyone loves.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
JahGotTheJuice. My goal every time is to bring emotions out of the listeners they didn’t feel before.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
JahGotTheJuice. Win a Grammy, travel, work with different types of artists, possibly even open my own studio. I also plan on attending a lot of networking events.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
JahGotTheJuice. I would like to shout out the organizations I’m a part of so The Recording Academy & Mix With The Masters. I would also like to shout out my support teams BTFMG, UNKN Music Group & Mogul Market.
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