Shwayze is set to release the highly anticipated album 'Let It Beat'. This will be the sophomore release for the hip-hop duo and Malibu partiers Shwayze and Cisco Adler.
The album features hit single "Get U Home", also featured in the movie Sorority Row starring Audrina Patridge and Rumer Willis.
Many fans in the US will already be familiar with Cisco Adler from his recent stint on MTV reality show "Buzzin'" - about the misadventures of Shwayze and Cisco, with cameras following the unlikely pair - Shwayze, the self-described "only black kid in Malibu" and singer/producer and sometimes tabloid "bad boy" Cisco, on their path to stardom.
Although known for his partying ways and celebrity girlfriends, Cisco is also a hardworker and talented musician, and it shows in his music. I've been listening to their single, "Get U Home" - it's a great track, worthy of being cranked up to the max!
Exclusive interview with Cisco Adler:
Jenny May: What kind of things would have to be happening at a party that would make you drop everything to be there?
Cisco Adler: The Rolling Stones playing live and a slew of naked models...other than that, a party is just a party.
When recording, do you always mix your own tracks or do you work with an engineer? Which do you prefer and why?
I work the board when we record. As far as mixing goes, it depends what the song calls for. On this record I mixed half and my buddy Dave Pensado mixed the rest...the song determines all of this. I like mixing but for some tunes I want to have someone with a different ear and background mixing.
What was the last movie that you watched?
Lars and the Real Girl.
Did you like it?
It was Amazing!
If given the opportunity to write a movie script, what would be your ideal genre?
Comedy...and best believe I have a few already written.
Where is one of your favorite places to go to just chill out?
I'm not so good at that. I hate being away from my studio. So I guess I'd say my studio...
Who would be a dream guest to feature on one of your tracks (still alive, that you haven't had yet)?
Anthony Kiedis, Andre 3000, Rivers Cuomo.
If you have friends over with mixed musical tastes, what would be the first album that you would grab to play for your guests (other than yours)?
F*** em...they are at my house and I'm the DJ. I'd play what I want and hopefully they can dig. Bob Dylan is always good with whatever ur drinkin'...
What is your daily routine when on tour - from morning to night?
Wake up, take a shot, get on stage, take a few more shots, go to sleep...
Watch Behind the scenes video of the 'Let It Beat' photo shoot:
Can you break down the writing and production process of "Get U Home"?
Well I wanted to do an uptempo tune with a big pop rock chorus. It started with a sample, but after I threw on all the guitar and drums and synths I took out the sample and liked it better. I spent a few days perfecting the chorus lyric melody and after that Shwayze came in and we hammered out the verses. It's one of those catchy melodies that sticks in ur brain. It's sort of an anti-pop song and it's dirty and clever but still has a huge melody and a pop progression.
Who wrote the lyrics, music, mixed, musicians involved etc.
I wrote the music and the chorus lyrics and made the track. It took a few days to get the chorus vocals right. It's a catchy pop melody and sometimes those are the hardest to get perfect, but when u do they are magical. I dropped a couple guitar tracks and then had a friend of mine named Beardo (check out his music!) come in and do some more to really fill the chorus up. Then Shwayze and I wrote the verse lyrics together and he got in the booth and layed em down.
Was there anyone in particular that inspired the story behind "Get U Home"?
A gentleman never tells...But it's a play on words. It's not that I can't wait til we get home. It's actually I cannot wait and we need to go into the bathroom and make love now!
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