DozenQ – Jesse Futerman

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series DozenQ

Jesse Futerman is a young, gifted, sonical-jazzical artist who lives in Toronto, Canada. He creates loungey film-like beats that cut deep into the emotion and time space that (for his age) often defy his current crop of natural competition and the more generic young contenders and then challenges them all to delve much deeper into their sampling vaults to discover more true gems! Watch this space!

The Second EP from Jesse Futerman on Jus Like Music Records. As featured exclusively on Okayplayer. You can get a free download here!

Fuse The Witches features seven distinctive tracks to take the listener into the next chapter of Jesse Futerman’s progression, including appearances from DJ Alibi and Milo (from Sibian & Faun) – plus the whole EP was mastered by fellow Canadian, Moonstarr. The cover art for this release was created by talented French aritst, Alice Dufay – who also created the cover art for Jesse’s first EP.

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released 04 June 2012
Label: Jus Like Music Records
Cat No.: JLMDE009
Artwork: Alice Dufay –

01. How did you get started in music?

I used to play piano and trumpet obsessively as a young man. I always wanted to conduct as a kid but always wrestled with theory.

02. Where did you direction come from?

So when I first heard “Endtroducing” when I was 14 years old, I pretty much lost my mind. At 15 I bought Ableton with the help of supportive parents and the rest is history.

03. Who were your major influences and inspirations and who do you despise?

Major influences would probably be artists like Skalpel, 40 winks, People Under The Stairs, Kira Neris, Pharoah Sanders, Lloyd Mcneil, Kenny Barron and many more. I despise Lana Del Rey and the EDM scene.

04. What inspires you to make your current type of songs?

Finding pieces of music that really moves me.

05. What can someone who has never seen you live before expect from your live shows then & possibly even now?

I jump around and sweat like an unkempt gentleman.

06. How do you begin your songs? What types of themes and subjects do you deal with?

I always have a main melody/sample that everything is based off of. The drums, the bass, whatever. Some dudes start with the drums… but for me the main melody always most important.

07. How did your music evolved since you first began playing?

When I started sampling at 15 my music was truly atrocious. I would throw ‘funky wah wah’ filters on everything and would just loop everything. Cluttered mess. When I was 16 Gilles Peterson dropped a song of mine entitled ‘Cold Blooded Killer’ which was the first time I really started layering my samples and making a sort of ‘cinematic’ sound. On my 18th birthday I made a song called ‘I Love You So’ which is the song which ends my first ep. After I made that song, I began to progress my sound with each new track after that.

08. What has been your biggest challenge? Were you been able to overcome this? If so, how?

Relying so heavily on samples. Sometimes it can be frustrating, because if I do not have samples I cannot make the song.

09. Do you play covers? If you could pick any song, which would you like to cover most and why?

No covers for me.

10. Where did you envisage being in five years time?

Sitting in a deli eating corned beef and yelling at young people.

11. Who would you most like to record with?

Miguel Atwood Ferguson

12. What should we be expecting from you in the near future?

A vinyl record on R and S sub-label Apollo Records. Some uptempo and downtempo stuff. Very excited to finish it. Some live instruments will be involved as well!!/jessefuterman

Originally posted 2012-07-03 18:22:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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