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Wes Smith’s Hot Mess Q & A w/L-Train from Tampa

DJ L-Train crossed our path b/w of Kalani Dias, a recent addition to the Juice roster.  Man were we psyched about that, as he set a personal Beatport Breaks Chart record @ #20 with his low ridin’ trunk ready remix of Speakers Hittin’ Low for the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.   Check him out below.

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Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: I’m based in Tampa, I’m into breaks and have a few releases on Beatport w/Alaska MC on Royal One Records and another on Indigo Recordings.

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Beatport (http://www.beatport.com/artist/l-train/280245), Soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/dj_ltrain), Facebook (www.facebook.com/ltrainmusic), Twitter(www.twitter.com/dj_ltrain), instagram (dj_ltrain)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Favorite track I produced is “Hit it from tha back!” feat Alaska MC

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: I use Ableton 9 mostly for production, Logic 9 for some FX and drums, and Pro tools 10 for mixdown. BFD3 by FXpansion is a fav along with Dcam synth squad for software. Hardware I have as a main keyboard and synth, Novation Supernova ii 61 key, an Access Virus C and an EMU Audity 2000. Interface is Motu 828 mk1 which I still love. I also recently got a NI Maschine which is also great to use with BFD samples and drums from the NI Komplete pack.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: I just went part time at my main sales job 3 weeks ago so now I will have more time in the studio. I’m prob spending 20 or so hours in the studio each week at the moment because I also do mixing etc., for other people.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: So many to name… I will say in the early 2000’s an Icey show Firestone in Orlando was an unforgettable one.

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: I own technic 1210’s and learned on them. I also own CDJ 850’s. I prefer to play these days on CDJs 850 or better

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: 30 min warm up set and burn backup discs and flash drives

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Shout out to the big homie Wes Smith and the Juice Squad for having on board for the remixes.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Green/Grilled Chicken

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Thanks for the shout out, totally cool having you on board the album and setting a personal record in the charts!