What is your name and what city do you rep?
- My name is Vincent Jewell. I grew up and still live in Lüdinghausen, Germany.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
- My last releases like “We Gonna Make It” and “Work It Out” are pure motivation. I wanted to make music to motivate people all over the world. Never stop believing in your dreams, you should fight for them. A very big inspiration for these tracks was definitely my passion for American football and basketball. I was watching the highlights of the last NFL season and I thought that I have to make a music that fits exactly to those highlights.
What is unique about you and your music?
- I think the unique thing about me and my music is that I try to combine many different types and genres of music. I focus a lot on epic and cinematic scores, but I’m also a big hip-hop and rap fan. So I try to combine these sounds so that they merge into one big whole.
What shaped your music?
- You must know that I am a bboy (breakdancer) since 2006. A lot of the typical breakdance music like funk, jazz, electric breakbeats etc. was definitely a first inspiration. Another crucial reason is the music of Trevor Rabin and the legendary Hans Zimmer. The music itself tells a whole story and every listener has his own, that’s what I wanted to achieve with my music.
When did you realize that you were going to make music professionally?
- I never intended to do music professionally or even as a full-time job. I started producing and composing for the love of music. Over time, I was able to learn a lot about music and how it was created, and so my music got better and better. When I was in the middle of my education as a forwarding and logistics service provider, I had so many orders and more and more people wanted to work with me, I could also live well from it financially, so it was clear to me, I want to do this full-time and put all my energy and love into the music.
What type of music do you listen to?
- I’m a child of the 90s, and when it comes to music, I’m definitely stuck in the 90s. Especially old school hip-hop and rap, because those genres inspire me a lot in my own music. But I also like to listen to classical music as well as funk, soul and RnB.
What inspires you to write music?
- Everyone hears music in their own way, and everyone is touched by music in a different way. That is the magic of music. This magic inspires me to make my music and gives me a new idea every day that moves me forward in my career.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that is you are passionate about?
- When I’m not thinking about music and not in the studio, I like to spend time with my family and friends. They also inspire and motivate me with my music. I also like to do sports like basketball and fitness,
Happiness to you is…
- to make the world a better place. Everyone listens to music, even people with hearing impairment, they can still feel the bass and low frequencies. Music brings joy and helps people in every situation, from sad moments to beautiful moments, music accompanies people in every imaginable situation. And that makes me happy.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
- When I first started making music, I thought that every little piece I produced and composed sounded terrible and I shouldn’t show it to anyone. But that’s exactly what you should do. Of course, all beginnings are difficult, but you have to connect with other people. Show your music to your friends and family, tell them about your ideas. Ask other musicians for feedback, and if someone doesn’t like your music, ask why and make a note of the criticism. This will help you in the future. Don’t hide behind your walls, get your music out there. And most importantly, don’t start making music because “others are doing it too”, it should all come from your heart.
Tell us about your upcoming projects….
- I just finished my new single “Jazz Do It”. It’s a mix of soul jazz, funk and classical orchestral music. It brings a good and happy mood with it. Recently I was watching some old American commercials and stumbled upon a spot with jazz funk. I was immediately hooked and said to myself, “I have to do something like that!” The new single would perfectly fit for TV shows, Commercials and movies.