Scott Hamilton, goes by his ‘aloha’ inspired alias, Deuxces. This Hawaii-based music producer is saying goodbye to the mainstream and is creating his own tributary of tunes to lead him to success. His melodic, heartfelt, and magnetizing music says hello to your heart, drawing in fans across the world. This caressing curator leaves an everlasting imprint.
Please welcome Deuxces to the storm.
Q1: Welcome! Where did the Deuxces project come from? Take us back to the beginning in regards to your decision to make music under this alias. Where did this all start?
A1: Thanks for having me! Well, originally I’m from a very small town on an outer island here in Hawaii called Hilo. Most of my life I felt the need to get out and experience more. Then the opportunity came for me to move to Hawaii’s largest city and capital, Honolulu, and that’s when it was time to say goodbye to past and forward with the future. I guess Deuxces comes from slang “deuces” which means “goodbye” (with a peace sign). I just kind of threw it together the original French word it derives from, “deux” or two, to give it some uniqueness. Now I’m at a point in my musical career look beyond Hawaii and expand to the rest of the world.
Q2: Who has been the biggest inspiration and or role model in your journey thus far? Inside and outside the worlds of music, of course, who are those folks?
A2: Honestly that’s a tough question. I feel like I connect with a very wide variety of music. When I first started picking up producing as a high school hobby, I was writing hip-hop and r&b tracks mostly. I feel like the music I connect with the most is on a emotional level and that’s where I try to direct my music today with Deuxces project. Some huge inspiration in the scene right now for me are Porter Robinson, Madeon, San Holo, Myrne, and Jaron along with digging on SoundCloud for those hidden gems and unknown artists really inspire me.
Q3: What has been your favorite track to make so far in your career? Why this track?
A3: I would have say the Post Malone – Circles (Remix with Alltair). It was a really fun track to work on with a talented music writer / producer. It started as an original that just kept flowing into many different directions which lead to a lot of learning and challenges to overcome. Adding Post Malone vocals originating at 120 bpm and transposing, pitching and treating to 80-90 bpm took a bit of work, but it was a great learning experience. Remixes are always fun to work on for me because it gives a little bit of nostalgia for the listener but from a new perspective.
Q4: What do you have in store for the rest of 2020 and or into 2021? Let your fans know what is next in the realm of Deuxces!
A4: I have about 6 tracks that just need some finishing touches and a release plan, but hopefully I will be able to crank out these releases before the end of the year. Majority are collabs with Bozz, Shameless Jono, and Elahu; a few small upcoming artists that I see some major potential in. I do have a WIP track with heavy-hitter Riot Ten, but that track will likely get a 2021 release date as were still working with some vocalists. Hopefully some of these tracks will get placed on some labels as I’m trying to expand my reach to meet some new audiences. Since San Holo reached out on my last remix of his, I’ll definitely be sending some records at Bitbird and hopefully they like it. 2021 it think will be time to focus on an EP and really take time to solidify a sound that is recognizable as Deuxces, but as of now just need to keep focus on the projects in front and release some good music.
Q5: Your musical arsenal is definitely thick and packs some heat. Although, out of curiosity, who are you trying to collaborate with here in the near future?
A5: Thanks! Hopefully I’ll make enough waves soon that I’ll have the chance to collaborate with some bigger names. Some producers I think would be really fun to work with would be Jaron, Mynre, Duumu and Juuku on the melodic side. I also like working with artists that focus primarily in the heavier music. They always have some great insights in music production and sound design. I really like what all the upcoming names with the Sable Valley team are doing, like Knock2, juelz and ISOxo. Any one from that team would be an honor to work with.
Q6: Walk us through your creative process behind your On and On remix. What went into that remix creatively from your perspective as an artist?
A6: I think with this remix I really wanted to do something outside of the box. At the time I was listening to a lot of chill indie music. Taking a listen to the vocals from Carbin’s remix contest, I could hear a totally different vibe and kind of just went from there. The drop lead was unique. It’s primarily vocals chops and clip from a variety of sources, the most recognizable is from the Rushing Back acapella by Flume. Then I just layered and pitched everything to match the chords I had original written. Vocals just have so much variety of movement and energy in them that’s hard to replicate with when designing a synthetic sound. I feel like that all natural movement and emotion really brought the track to life.
Q7: Who do you see killing it these days? Give them some love and a shout-out below!
A7: My guys Innerbloom and Shameless have been killing it. My latest release is a collab with Innerbloom and honestly think the potential for this guy is through the roof. I’m thinking this guy can reach Porter / Madeon level one day, plus hes an amazing singer. Shameless and I have a collab in the works and this might be my favorite song I have coming out soon. Shameless is another one where his music just hits you in the feels and he is very creative with his sound design. Everyone should be on the look-out for these two artists.
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