RVNES has been in the game for a minute with his producing skills. He recently produced one of the hottest records for Pusha T called “Hurts.” We recently caught up with his discussed how he did the track “Hurts,” his relationship with Young Dolph and Luke Nasty with their track “Toast,” what is next to come in his plans and many more. Peep the interview below and listen to the latest track.
RESPECT.: How did the track “Hurts” come about? Explain the process of the track.
I started the instrumental for “Hurts” while living in Dallas, Texas. It was an experimental time for me musically and the track just flowed. The sound design, structure, sampling, and engineering happened in a couple of hours. It’s going through a myriad of versions and upgrades since, but the original idea still shines through pretty clearly. I think the biggest changes have been in arrangement to make better room for the top line. I knew it was a special track, and it would take a special artist to make it work. The opportunity for me to work with Pusha was cool. It presented itself when I sent only one track, and several weeks later I had his final verse.
My biggest struggle, as a producer, has been percussion. With combining the percussive style with the melodic style of my production, I’m good at loop making. I surround myself with other producers who help me make up for my shortcomings such as Supah Mario, Baby Winsch and Gazzo. Nikko Lamer has directed the hit single as well.
RESPECT.: How did you get your name? What does it mean?
My name Rvnes, pronounced as “roons,” is derived from the word runes, which is an ancient alphabet, that was used by Germanic languages before the introduction of Latin letters and date back to 150AD. I liked the concept of something ancient and mythological and wanted to promote the idea of creating your own mythology by leaving a legacy regardless of who you are or what you do.
RESPECT.: How is your relationship with Supah Mario? Explain.
Mario and I met about two or three years ago through the publishing company, we both immediately hit it off at that time. There’s a balance between our personalities; because we mesh well and open up to each other about thinking and creating new ways of music. We’ve worked on many projects in the years of being friends. Mario produced his first Drake cut at my parents’ house in Atlanta. It wasn’t until earlier this year that we really hit our stride, and the rest is soon to be history.
RESPECT.: Can you tell us what we can expect from Reese’s project?
Reese’s project was a little bit of a surprise. Mario and I made a bunch of melodic loops the last time he was in LA staying with me. We ended up sharing with Foreign Teck and using one of them. The loop Foreign used is actually me singing and playing my guitar, so it’s 100% organic and unique.
RESPECT.: What was it like working with Young Dolph and Luke Nasty by doing the “Toast” track?
Luke Nasty will always be family. He’s a great guy who has good energy and positive vibes. We’ve spent a decent amount of time together in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California in the studio. I don’t know Young Dolph, but he and Luke have become good friends since then. There are massive amounts of energy between them on the track, and I’m just thankful that the vibe were there. I’ve been blessed to work with artists who are generally interested in each other personally and creatively.
RESPECT.: Define RESPECT.
Respect is staying true to yourself no matter what. Regardless of the consequences of by being fearless enough to admit when you’re wrong and learn from those mistakes.
RESPECT.: Is there any music in the works that is going to release soon?
There’s more in the works than I could even begin to list but everything is top secret. I can say that Mario and I have dozens of records in the works. Gazzo and I have several with Sammy Adams that will release soon. For me, I have a clothing line in the works.
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