David Mason

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My full name is David Mason Allen, I was born 9/11/93 in Wilmington, DE and grew up in a suburb of Newark, DE down the street from the University of DE. As a kid, I’d skateboard, bike around the neighborhood and spend countless hours w/ various musical instruments.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been playing since a child and spent a lot of time in and out of bands growing up. I really started to find my style when I got a looper at the age of 15. I remember spending many nights making beats and vocal arrangements from scratch. As a songwriter I really started to craft songs when I was 16. I took a bit of a hiatus when I went to College for Sound Recording, and have been working in Music Production and Ghost Writing since I graduated in 2015. I feel lucky to be able to bring actual performances to my tracks due to my experience as a multi-instrumentalist. I think the coolest thing about my tracks is how I draw from my experience as a producer and performer to get the exact sounds from my head into the resultant songs.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

“Our Love” started out being titled ‘Love Song’. I’ve had a few uh ‘romantic’ experiences over the last year living in NYC to draw from and one in particular shone through as an inspiration for the track. It’s  about supreme infatuation. The excitement and draw that comes from an unexpected meeting and everything that goes through your subconscious as you’re making moves into something more sensual.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Not to plug my own music, but if you want a detailed recollection of my past few years trying to make it as a naive twenty something check my song ‘Pressure’. I’ve been in so many working “relationships” where I’ve ended up getting fucked out of time, money and energy. It’s been really hard for me to learn to say no since at the end of the day, Music is something I’d do for free, but collaboration doesn’t pay bills. Ultimately I thrive on the accomplishment that comes with each finished product and it’s been truly amazing to be able to step back from time to time and take in the upward movement; seeing how I’ve grown ya know?

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I’ve always been sort of a lone wolf. While I’ve gotten a LOT better at working as a member of a team over the past year, I think I work best as a creative when I have the reigns. The entirety of this song (and the surrounding mixtape) was self-produced. I wrote all the tracks and gradually built them up into the final mixes over the course of 2 weeks. It was a really challenging experience, but I’m really proud of what I was able to accomplish with the restraints imposed on myself.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I always say that I seriously started producing in late 2014, but there’s so much foundational experience and knowledge that preceded that jump. Ultimately, that’s when I started getting serious about making bread from my productions and performances and it’s been really rewarding despite the haphazard encounters. Moving forward I’m working hard to promote my music and get some serious features and placements. I don’t want to talk, but I’m really feeling a tour coming on in early 2018. I’ve been spending a LOT of time honing the craft and I’m really feeling like I’ve finally got something worth sharing with the masses.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

It’s always something different! I’ve always considered the most amazing aspect of music is its distinct ability to communicate a sentiment that words alone fall short of. That being said, I find inspiration in all sorts of experiences and emotions. My favorite’s are probably about women and relationships but I also enjoy when the content subject falls into more serious emotional or political topics like misappropriation of wealth in the country, or the fighting spirit of the underdog.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I go into every writing session trying to make music that’s accessible; if it just sits on my Soundcloud account and no one really digs it, it’s kind of akin to masturbation right?

I think it’s important for a hit to be singable (you can easily remember it), relatable (self-explanatory), and for it to bring something to the table that No One Has Ever Heard Before. Personally, I don’t like to go to wild with these choices because I think it starts to take away from the relatable factor, but you’ve gotta be breaking ground in some facet or another, and that’s always where the fun comes in.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Share my music! ha-ha Ultimately if you really dig the stuff I’m putting out it’d mean the world to me to pass it on to friends. Besides that, just the somewhat cliche’ keep your head up spirit in relation to whatever you’re passionate about. There’s no doubt that making a living in music has been the hardest endeavor in my life, but I attribute my success to the time spent w/ my head down putting in serious work to make moves in the industry. I think that spirit is something that’s in every person and I encourage every person to put in serious work to make their dreams a reality.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Uh… Don’t expect your first song to be amazing. Or your second. You might be seeing some cool stuff happening by the eighty fourth, but ultimately it takes a lot of hours to get to the point where you’re putting out genuinely great shit. Just keep working through that and you’ll be in great shape in no time.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I feel I’m really just starting to break out a little bit honestly. I had a pretty cool release at the beginning of 2017 on Youredm ‘Hideaway’ that’s gotten a few digits in plays and I’ve had a couple of videos get a little bit of attention here and there. Ultimately I feel I’m only now coming into my prime as far as content goes, and I’m very excited to ride whatever waves come my way.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Yeah I had that YourEdm feature a bit back and I think one other over the summer whose name escapes me.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Every track starts differently. Sometimes I have a really cool melody stuck in my head that I put down and compose around, or sometimes I just find a really cool synth patch that inspires some sort of freestyle over-top of. I’ve learned that I write best when it comes from my head and I sing the part out rather than to try and manifest it by noodling around. I’m a very vocal individual and will often beatbox, or sing out a bass line to get the right part in.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

That’s a pretty hard one; I’ll try to cover Big Names and some more Risqué ones.

Bruno Mars

Jon Bellion

Michael Jackson

Lately I’ve really been into D’angelo.

and this lesser known producer Lido is a big influence as far as instrumentals.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Sure, I work with this producer Isaac Slays fairly regularly (we did that Youredm feature together), I got to work with Nate Tao who was featured a bit ago on American Idol. If I ever had the chance to work on a track with Kendrick Lamar I’d probably shit my pants.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/davidmason._/

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/masonmakinbeats

YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKJcbxJ2rjSCnciP5GEe7Q

SOUNDCLOUD

https://soundcloud.com/masonmakinbeats

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/masonmakinbeats

WEBSITE

https://www.davidmasonallen.wixsite.com/davidmason

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://davidmason1.bandcamp.com/album/valley-view

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

The happiest day that I can remember was when I moved to New York City in 2016. I knew that it was the start of a brand new chapter in my life and since then I’ve really made some positive changes in how I go about my work. The saddest day that I can remember is when I officially moved out of my Dad’s house. I knew I’d never be around in the same way even when I was visiting for extended period. The close of a chapter ya know? That was a tough pill to swallow.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’ll pay off all of my loans to start, get a dope whip and I guess invest a good portion of it in Bitcoin like one of my friends is always nagging me to do. I’ve honestly always believed the best investment is in yourself, so I’ll finance a big tour or promotional campaign to push my music even further.

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