Meet Andez, a young aspiring producer from the hottest club scene in the world, Miami.

Music has always played a substantial role in my life, starting from when I was just a toddler. My father had a deep passion for music, which drove him to become a DJ. I believe I have that same deep interest my father had for music, as I was just a few years old when I began dancing around to classic electronic music. As time progressed, I had begun to grow a deep curiosity about how the electronic music I loved so much was being made.

That thought was one that was always on my mind, and as my age and technology advanced, I invested some of my time into research. In 2009, Google seemed to have the answer I was looking for. From that year, my musical "career" had begun. I downloaded a beginner music production software, and spent countless hours experimenting, and teaching myself. That's right, I am a self-taught music producer. I owe YouTube some credit, as I spent even more time teaching myself everything I know today.

As an individual, I did not produce anything serious, but I knew I enjoyed making my own sounds and songs. I spent everyday whipping out short songs and showing them to my family and friends. It was bizarre, because at the time you did not see too many sixth graders making their own tracks. Time progressed, and more small tracks were being made. I needed a moniker to go by, something to call myself as an artist. Plenty of names rolled off the tip of my tongue, but I really liked one: Stereo Funk.

I loved the name, and I had made around forty plus tracks under that artist name over the span of a year, but a massive copyright issue left me with no choice but to change my name. From there I went into deep thought. I needed a new name, but it can't be already taken. And that's where I came up with Andez. It's a piece of my last name, so there's no way it could be copyrighted. I launched my new name December of 2012. I did everything myself, from a website, a Facebook page, a YouTube channel - everything. Andez is what I go by today, and it's become somewhat of a nickname that even my friends call me. "Hey Andez!", they'll say.

So as a producer I've come a long way, but I know I'm just a small person in the industry - with just my desktop and speakers in my bedroom. But don't let my small setup mask my ambition. My dream is to become a producer people look up to, a figure for inspiration for other small producers. Just as I looked up to them when I started. Know the saying, "Do what you love. Love what you do."? I think it applies one-hundred percent to me, and I have no plans on stopping.

Andez   Gabriel Hernandez, Miami, United States

  • The Land Above - Ocean Sky (Andez Remix) Artwork

    The Land Above - Ocean Sky (Andez Remix)

    Andez on June 11, 2014 02:17
  • Atmosfera - EP 5 tracks, 36.54 Andez on May 16, 2014 20:53

    1. 1. 01. It's Alright (Original Mix) 4.54 72 plays 124.0 BPM
    2. 2. 02. Show Me (Original Mix) 5.09 46 plays 124.0 BPM
    3. 3. 03. Funked (Original Mix) 4.54 47 plays 124.0 BPM
    4. 4. 04. Nachtmusik (Original Mix) 5.33 39 plays 124.0 BPM
    5. 5. Atmosfera - EP (Continuous Mix) 16.23 50 plays 124.0 BPM

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