We like to pride ourselves here at Country Rap Insider as being actual “insiders”. But I have to admit, until we reviewed Shotgun Shane’s “Universe X” EP a few weeks ago and took a look at the production credits, we had not been up to speed on DUB3030. And it was even more surprising to learn the vast list of artists he’s created tracks for.
That list includes Adam Calhoun, Katie Noel, Big Murph, Leroy Biggs, WhoTFIsJustinTime? and more. Lucky for us we were able to track him down for a chat. Check it out…
CRI: What inspired you to get into producing music and how did you get started?
DUB: I started making music as a hobby and for fun. I took drum lessons for 8 years growing up, so I was always around music..After graduating college with an audio engineering degree, I started working in studios around Nashville. Producing just started as a hobby as well & slowly grew to what it is today!
CRI: What was the first released song you produced?
DUB: Honestly have no idea.. Probably a random song with friends from my hometown. LOL.
CRI: What artists do you seem to creatively gel with the best?
DUB: Big Murph for sure. I feel like we bring out the best in each other and for the past couple years me and Leroy Biggs have been grinding hard and making some great records.
CRI: How do you approach sensitive creative differences with artists?
DUB: I try my best to let the artist do what they do.. I will step in from time to time when I know they could do a better take, or something technical that they might not understand. I’m down for whatever is going to make the best sounding song in the end.
CRI: What is your “must have” piece of gear?
DUB: Neumann U87 microphone, Tube-Tech CL 1B (Software cause of price lol)
CRI: What is your musical weapon of choice?
DUB: Drums, Piano
CRI: What is the most important element every good song must have?
DUB: That’s hard to say because many great songs have completely different elements that make them great, but a few things would be- a catchy hook, great beat, professional mix/mastering
CRI: Is there an artist you want to work with that you have not yet had the chance to work with?
DUB: Lil Wayne
CRI: What can we expect from you in 2021?
-New beats everyday added to my website www.DUB3030.com
-as always a lot more music!