1. Who are you?
I am Electro Wayne.
2. What do you do?
I produced Electro Funk, Funk and modern soul music.
3. Where do you often create/produce?
I create most of my music in my home studio. Sometimes rent studios.
Most of my music creation is done in my free time on the weekends.
5. Why do you play music?
Music has been part of my life since I was a child. It is my outlet for fun.
6. When did you start making music?
I started making music early on as a child at 14 years old.
7. Which track defines you the most?
I wouldn’t say 1 track defines me. I think 80s electro funk defines my musical identification .
8. How would you describe your own music?
Spaced out synthed,electronic funk.
9. Any track of the moment?
Yes a track called Party Dominator on my youtube page. Also missing my 12″ Kosmic Light Force Record ” Mysterious Waves” !
10.What influences your work?
Of course just having fun and the old school vibe from the 1980s. Most importantly My uncle Lo Joe Soul of circuitry is what started all this for me and still does.
11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?
I went to high school and graduated and started doing music more right after along with Bboyin across the US when I was a kid. Battling.
I Don’t have one in my older age. But In my teens, it was NIKE and ADIDAS of course.
14.Favorite classic movie?
Rocky 4, Rad, Breakin 1&2, Wildstyle and
15.Favorite music label?
Techno Hop,Rappers Rapp Disco Co, to many to name.
16.Your dream collaboration?
Rich Cason(R.I.P.), Pretty Tony and Egyptian lover .
17. Are you analog or digital?
I use both, it depends on the track and studio I am working in.
18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?
A Lot of Roland keyboards, roland 808, 505, Kawai and Yamaha stuff all along with Reason software to sequence.
19.Describe your creative process?
I usually start with a drum pattern and get a funky vibe from that. From there I will lay down keyboard parts and arrange the song in the software and just rock out !
20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)?
When I am having fun in life and not worried about money, women or the daily stress of living.
21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)
My favorite record stores for electro are all in LA. but most of those are closed now.
22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)
A little bit of both keeps life real and balanced. Sometimes things are what they are and others what you make them or made them.
23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?
I try to eat somewhat healthy for the most part. I use to exercise more when I was doing more bboy dancing. Nowadays breakfast and lunch are real health but dinner I eat what I like.
24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)
I tend to save the creative time for the weekends when there is no work for me.
25. Any secret skills?
Fast footwork and a super fresh headspin. I can also scratch and mix on the 1’s and 2’s hahahah !!
26. Any future plans?
Keep doing music and hopefully start my own label soon. I will also get back into my record collecting. But that cost lots of money lol !
27.What’s your life motto?
“If it ain’t Jelly, it aint Jam”
28. Any “mot de la fin”?
THANKS !! ELECTRO WAYNE of THE FUNK EMPIRE AND CIRCUITRY.