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Dynamics Plus Interview – illuminati2g

Dynamics Plus

Rocket into the Science

Dynamics Plus  exclusive interview with I2G

I2G chilled with Dynamics Plus for an exclusive interview. We discuss his new album, Rocket Science, upcoming projects and much more so check it out.

I2G is here with Dynamics Plus, how’s it going?

Going good, just finished the album and promoting that, pretty excited about my newest release.

You just recently released your new single entitled Grace Notes. Tell me a little bit about the single and how it came together for you.

It was very sad because I wanted to address a couple things. Sometimes you see people doing other things or their reaction to the music and I tend to turn that into fuel for the next record.

There were some things said, and I turned that into the record and it evolved from there. I split in between the song itself and the video and it is more imaginative. It is basically me fighting myself in the video. Short and sweet, straight spitter.

Rocket Science album cover

Blast Off!

Your new project Rocket Science is out now. What are listeners in store for once they check out the project?

It’s a cross section of my music, so you will hear what I have been doing with my music for the last couple of years. Storytelling, which is a less Sci-Fi version of what I normally offer. Up tempo, relaxed music, introspection, and turned all that into a record that is enjoyable and is a nice listen. I did not want to stray too far away from my lyrical intensity, so if you choose to go below the surface, there is alot of messages inside of those lyrics.

Do you have another single or video picked out to come out next on the album?

 

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Source:

http://www.illuminati2g.com/untouchable/2015/03/25/dynamics-plus-interview/

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DjjD’s Top Picks and Reviews + Interview Rocket Science

December 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Album Review: DUV 9

 

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Rocket Science by Dynamics Plus

I believe Dynamics Plus has done an awesome job here. It’s not hard to tell a lot of serious work went into this. It takes a special kind of person to make everything sound just right, it takes a skilled one to make it cohesive adhering to a certain degree of multeity.

 

Rocket Science album cover

DJJd Studios blasts off with Rocket Science

Dynamics Plus, a native of Long Island, New York provides an original blend of R&B elements and fast-paced words of wisdom to those who are keen enough to listen. Depending on how you look at it, this is either going to satisfy your taste with cool, funky fresh synths or aggressive, charismatic lyrics that display a compendium of genres, bound to take you by surprise.

The production of this album is great, the highs are crisp where they need to be and mid-EQ sits on a finely tuned plain of audible astroturf. It varies quite a bit as the tracks can consist of R&B, House, Trip-Hop, Rock, and Funk elements. It always switches things up; there’s never a dull moment. I took a moment to ask Dynamics Plus a few questions on his new album:
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DjjD Studios: What was your inspiration for this album?
Dynamics Plus: I guess Rocket Science feeds off the last albums. It was after C.H.A.O.S. Legion and Battlestrux Year One: Captain of a Starship that people kept asking if I was done with freestyle rhyming and aggressive raps. I just felt that the narrative was a fine showcase for my creative slant so I incorporated a lot of the storytelling style on Rocket Science.
DjjD: So it’s your fans who help you create more new material?
 
Dynamics Plus: Yes. It’s about slices of my life translated through rap music. Things happen and have happened and I share. I planned for a huge number of albums and I jump around that list of projects- depending on what’s going on and what feels right to make. Some projects had to wait until my skills and tools matched my vision.

 

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Source:http://djjdstudios.blogspot.com/2014/12/album-review-duv-9-rocket-science-by.html

THE EXCLUSIVEZ The Rush Blog Interviews Dynamics Plus

November 3, 2014 Leave a comment

The Rush Blog Interviews *Dynamics Plus*

#PhaseShift #RocketScience #UnsignedHype

Dynamics Plus Phase Shift

Phase Shifted Dynamics Plus

The Rush Blog Interviews  *Dynamics Plus* words by

#PhaseShift #RocketScience #UnsignedHype

  1. How did you start working on Rocket Science?

Usually, I have several folders that I dump files in, like lyrics or musical sketches and sometimes pictures that I might use. Over time, I see a folder filling up and I know I’m almost ready to start really focusing on a project.

  1. What influences you to finish a project?

The first song that really comes out strong. I finished “Phase Shift” and felt like it was time to keep that momentum going.

 

  1. How do you keep that ball rolling?

I listen to the album as it’s being made. I imagine myself getting it and putting it on. I think about recreating my fondest memories associated with getting an album and the experience of taking that trip. I enjoy watching someone listen to one of my albums. They make a scrunched up face when the beat drops. They tilt their head to side which means they are focused on something I’m saying. They crack a smile which means they just hit across a clever lyric. That’s what leads me when I’m creating that next work.

  1. If you had to describe your style in one word, what would that be?
    I’d probably say ‘Dynamic’ since what I’m doing is always in flux…always changing. There’s always more and that’s the Plus.
  1. What makes you unique?

Probably the fact that I take so little influence from the current scene. So many people wonder, ‘How can you do this, when everyone else is doing that?’

I’m not watching what they are doing. I’m thinking about what would be interesting to do, not what’s being done. That removes a lot of limitations.

 

READ THE REST OF THIS INTERVIEW

http://theexclu-sivez.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-rush-blog-interviews-dynamics-plus.html

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The Rocket Science album is available on all digital and physical copies can be purchased here.

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dynamic-universe-vol.-9-rocket/id899521905

SNV Life has plenty to say about Plenty to Say with Dynamics Plus- Interview

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

SNV Life interview with Dynamics Plus about Plenty to Say feat Nae B

Source: http://www.snvlife.com/d-plus-interview

Nae B in studio

Singer Nae B maybe at the board

 

The Rocket Science album has lifted off and D Plus hits orbit with another video release. It’s for “Plenty to Say feat. Nae B” and we ask some questions about the visual.

What’s the story behind Plenty to Say?

Well, it’s kind of a first date scenario and I’m telling about some cleverness I pulled off to get in close with a girl. There’s the two dancers acting out the lyrics and the parallel of a studio session with a singer I just met.

How is that working- since no one really does dating stories?

Well yeah, it’s usually a lot more raw like ‘look how I bagged this chick and beat it up a few minutes later’. These are grown-man bars and ….

 

READ THE REST HERE!!!! and the see the Video!

ENTERTWINE Rising Artist Feature: Dynamics Plus

September 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Interview with Dynamics Plus on ENTERTWINE with Jacqueline Cassell

 

 

Dynamics Plus Phase Shift

Dynamics Plus: Phase Shifted and shifting gears

 

Hip Hop artist, Dynamics Plus and his recent album, “Rocket Science” has been making the rounds. Along with the raps and production, Dynamics Plus been crafting music videos that really spell out his message. We thought he caught a nice spin with his previous release, “Phase Shift,” but now his second video, for “Gear Lust,” is proving to be just as captivating. We sit down with this instrument collector and find out more about studio life and technology, and how the big music retailer Sam Ash got involved!

 

Entertwine: Could you tell us a bit about your musical background? What originally inspired you to create music?

Dynamics Plus: I think, like most, there was a moment when you loved music that spoke to you and you felt like you also had something to say that wasn’t being said. You keep asking How come no one ever…and eventually you see yourself as the person willing to try something new.

 

ET: How many albums have you released and how long have you been pursuing and living your dreams?

DP: If I count everything together, probably ten, but rap alone, maybe five. Well, the dream or dreams keep changing. At one point I wanted a record deal and I spent all my energy working on being viable. Then one day, after years of frustration, I just gave myself a record deal. Yep, I made a record label and signed myself. It was the most liberating thing I’ve ever done. I no longer had to worry about every little thing being catchy or how will this group or that group respond and I didn’t have to make music for imaginary suits. I didn’t even need to worry about commercial radio- I could rock out for the headphones!

That lead to me make whatever I wanted and people would hear my music and say “Oh, I don’t think labels would…” and I would answer with: Well, I only need one label and I already found one that digs me…mine.

 

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The Rocket Science album is available on all digital and physical copies can be purchased here.

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dynamic-universe-vol.-9-rocket/id899521905

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dynamics-Plus/112125078834120

Follow Dynamics Plus:

http://www.thedynamicuniverse.com/

https://dynamicsplus.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/DynamicaMusic

And his interests:

http://markofthegriffin.com/

http://www.reverbnation.com/falloutsheltermusic

Indie Spotlight: An interview with hip hop artist Dynamics Plus

September 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Interview w/Hip Hop Artist Dynamics Plus

SOURCE: http://arainofthought.blogspot.com/2014/09/indie-spotlight-interview-with-hip-hop-artist-dynamics-plus-and-his-new-video-phase-shift.html

Rocket Science album cover

Rocket Science. Blast off now.

An interview with hip hop artist Dynamics Plus for our Indie Spotlight Series.

His new album “Rocket Science” is available now.

 

I’ve been getting some really great music video submissions lately and that makes me very happy.

This creative number from hip hop artist ‘Dynamics Plus” is called “Phase Shift” from his new album “Rocket Science”.

Dynamics Plus who hails from Long Island has a really nice flow that he successfully pairs with clever lyrics.

The premise of ”Phase Shift” is an artist’s 15 minutes of fame and why they should appreciate their turn.

In the video you see a man creating miniature models of people and vehicles using foil from a ‘rap toy kit’ he receives in the mail. At one point he creates a life size replica of a person made from wire and foil. It’s pretty amazing to watch.

Dynamics Plus sent us the video to share with you and he also took a minute to answer some questions for our Indie Spotlight Series.

 

READ THE INTERVIEW

 

 

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Dynamics Plus -Exclusive Music and Life interview with Lee Caruso

Exclusive Music and Life interview with Lee Caruso. It’s a Fallout Shelter start when producer Dynamics Plus chops it up over the latest release Elevator Music Volume III Going Down. We mind the music and more in this Q/A.

 

Dynamics Plus in studio

Fall out in the Fallout

 

Do you think that producers like Dj Premier, Dr Dre, RZA, Pete Rock etc. influenced you to make the decision to release an all instrumental album?

 

No. I knew of PeteStrumentals from seeing ADs about it, but haven’t been following anyone else. I think it’s a good idea to have an outlet for your productions aside from the narrow lane of backing music for rappers.

 

What was your biggest setback in becoming a musician?

 

It took a long time to discover that many ‘sounds’ are a product of playing technique and not generated solely by an instrument’s tonal character. It’s something close to an articulation where the interaction of notes, timing and velocity create a sonic moment that is impossible to create otherwise.

 

How does studio engineering play a role in getting the desired sound that all of us musicians have inside our heads but have trouble reproducing?

 

It’s about knowing the How behind a sound and the tools that are needed to achieve it. You can be looking for a massive drum sound and keep asking for more bass, EQ and compression. An engineer might know it’s really distortion you’re after. Or if you’re trying to get a certain character you hear on an older record – it might come from the tape saturation. A solid engineer can help translate what you describe into a process and help get you there.

Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your craft? How long does it usually take you to complete a song- Is it ever really finished by the time the release date comes?

 

The release date is usually what causes me to stop tinkering. You can noodle and keep adding things forever. Sometimes I listen and I want something happening every split second and other times I have that patience for repetition and let a groove run. Every song is different. Some records have taken years to realize. “Gear Lust” was written and rewritten a dozen times but then “Dominator Brainstorm” was almost a freestyle keeper.

Fallout Shelter Going Down album cover

Going Down is getting up

Do you generally do crate digging for vinyls or do you use digital software based models to come up with your sound?

 

I haven’t done any digging in years- although I have a pretty solid collection. I like hardware manipulated by software. Software affords so many advantages, but if I slide too deep in that programming direction, I begin to feel like my songs are an arrangement of sounds and not a recording of performances.

 

What kind of gear do you use- headphones, speakers, DAW, Plug-ins, compressors, EQs etc.

I keep it pretty simple. I like to work in pure audio. I like to see my recording. I reserve MIDI for inter-communication between pieces, but rarely for triggering a sequence or controlling my song.

 

What do you think of the concept of sampling? Do you think it is fair use if utilized in small increments of straight up stealing of someone else’s intellectual property?

That all depends on how it’s done. Sampling approaches the same level of thievery as copying someone’s chord progression, technique and stylistic tendencies. Just because you’re playing an instrument doesn’t mean you aren’t building off another artist’s work. How much- decides how thick the lines are between creativity, inspiration and mimicry.

 

What music do you listen to other than hip hop?

Well to be honest, I don’t listen to too much hip hop. I have a very wide playlist with just about everything on it- from cheesy 80s music to Funk to Classical to Calypso. I have fight music from video games and I record the audio from my favorite scenes in movies.

 

What was the best concert you have been to and why?

I’d say KRS One at Stony Brook University. It was my first time experiencing an artist at that level live. He was more than a rap star rapping his records. I felt like I took a trip and thought about music differently after that. Up until then, I was primarily experiencing music through recordings so when I made songs, I thought about the radio as the main delivery medium. Seeing songs in a live context opened up new ideas and avenues.

 

How is the music industry changing and how are artists able to get their music out into the open without the help of huge labels like Warner, Universal, and Sony?

The big change is labels wanting you to self-start your career. You need to get yourself out the gate. No one is looking to create or develop you; they are looking to discover you – already walking down that dusty road. The dilemma is, by the time they tell you ‘hop in’ you really don’t need that lift anymore. The ride is more about arriving in style at that point. Everyone has the media now: songs, videos, social profiles and band pages. The tougher part is getting people to care and that still requires a massive effort by the artist.

 

Rocket Science album cover

Blast Off!

Why do you do this- why is music such a passion of yours?

I don’t know anything else that makes me feel this way. There’s a moment of childish giddy when I listen to some things that I make. I rewind it over and over and over again. There’s a beautiful moment of disconnect where I don’t hear elements or see a sequencer rolling by, it’s just a musical experience at that point.

 

Who is part of your team- do you have lawyers, managers, agents, accountants, engineers, producers etc. If you want to do something big in the music biz you are going to need an army.

We move more like a specialized unit. The world isn’t about fighting wars against a stand up army anymore. It’s covert operations and small units. Why do I need to do something big? If you think about the most peaceful places to live and be in the world, those nations don’t have armies. I don’t need a room full of people scheming on your sensibilities to do what I do.

 

What do you think of hip hop music today? Do you think the best stuff is on the TV and radio?

Loaded question, but okay. You know what goes here.

 

Do you have any passion projects?

Yeah, anything story based. CHAOS Legion and Battlestrux. There’s a bunch of that material that I know is catering to a small segment of music listeners.

 

What are you most proud of as a musician?

I would say my catalog. I like being self sufficient.

 

What kind of student were you growing up?

Stronger in English and anything dealing with writing. I leaned that way, right from the start.

 

If you had one last meal before you died, what would it be?

Some kind of salad with toxic herbs- enough to fake my death and later escape, after waking up in the morgue.

 

How busy are you generally when it comes to music- do you still have time to socialize and have family time?

Everyone that knows me understands how important music is. If you’re around me, you’ve been involved with my music in some capacity. That’s the connecting point.

 

What was the first 16 you ever wrote? Can you spit it right now?

I know a few bars from it, but not the whole thing. And it’s pretty terrible except for the few bars I barely remember. Some things are best left buried and forgotten.

 

Who do you think holds the torch of hip hop right now and who used to? This doesn’t necessarily have to be subjective.

Yeah, I don’t know. That’s insider fan stuff and I honestly don’t consider myself a knowledgeable follower and haven’t been for a long time. I know so little about who’s doing what, I couldn’t even name an accurate top ten of anything. We’d have to go way, way back.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

Doing whatever I would want to be doing. I only say that because I can look back 5 years a few times now. And that’s basically what I’m doing so I figure that won’t change. It’s like me from the future showing up now and giving myself advice. It would be the same advice each time: Find that thing you want to do and do it 100%.

 

 

 

What was the worst job you ever had?

I won’t name it, but I can describe it. It wasn’t enough money to better my situation. The length of time I did it was not adding up to useful experience. And the job itself wasn’t helping humanity in any way possible and as an employee, I was not appreciated. And last, there was no future or better days or advancement to look forward to or build toward. It made no difference if I was the best worker or worst.

 

If you can look at most situations with that same scrutiny, you’ll find a lot of decisions are pretty easy to make. Man, thank you for taking the time to chop it up like this. I appreciate it.

 

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Fallout Shelter Elevator Music Volume III Going Down is available on iTunes and other digital outlets

Rocket Science is out now and available on iTunes and other digital outlets

You can watch the video for the lead single “Phase Shift” on You Tube.

http://www.thedynamicuniverse.com/