Discover our interview with Madd Scientist

Our best artist of the day is named Madd Scientist, a producer with a unique musical signature.

Madd Scientist, who produce beats and proves real music, and hip-hop, still exist. By blending pure hip-hop with soulful hints, the producer’s latest album: “Bop Vibes”, is fresh air in a crowded industry.

1- Great to have you on our blog. Please, introduce yourself?
Hey Wassup. I’m Madd Scientist. On the Weekends I’m DJ Madd Scientist aka Sci Fi aka Aye Norm Get Me In.  haha.  
I produce different types of music for various artists and I DJ at Lounges, Night Clubs, Festivals, Private Parties and for my Neighbors about 4 hours a day.

2- What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?
According to my mom, God rest her soul; the day I was born, my dad brought me home from the hospital and took me straight to the family piano and played the song “Isn’t He Lovely” while holding me in his arms.  I guess the funny part was the fact that my dad didn’t wait to help my mom out of the car.  Eekk…
My dad always had music on during Saturday morning clean up time. Jazz, Blues, and R+B.  My brother listened to R+B and Hip Hop. My mom had us in church so that meant I had to sing in the choir.
I fell in love with music and I knew I had to make music when I heard the song “I Left my Wallet in El Segundo” by a Tribe Called Quest. I grew up in Watts/Willowbrook on El Segundo Blvd.  haha.

3- Tell us about your new project. And what’s the story behind it?
Hodari Beat Makers Mix Tape Vol 1 features Madd Scientist the DJ/Producer. Most of the time as a music producer, the artist dictates the type of music they want from me. I attended City of Long Beach music classes so I am able to give them what they want.  But I’m always begging them to give me something I can spin when I DJ. Also, Long Beach and LA Clubs are very diverse. I can play Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Funk, R&B, Cumbia, Merengue, Afro Beat, Soca, etc. This series of mix tapes now and in the future will feature special guest artist over Club Beats made for DJs. You never know what kinda mash up you may get.  This 1st Volume features Jonny T over a Hip Hop beat – mainly because I’m going to have to do some major selling to convince my artist friends to venture outside of their boxes. Ima do it. Just watch. Haha. For now, look out for Bop Vibes with Jonny T in early September 17, 2021

4- What makes your music unique? How would you describe it?
I am what make my music unique. I have a very diverse experience with various styles of music. I was raised on Jazz and Blues. I love hip hop. But as a part of the LA Caribbean and Belizean club scene I like Reggae, Dancehall and Soca. But then LA has a huge Latin Community so you can’t call yourself a DJ unless you know Reggaeton, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, and Banda. Then being a history nerd, I understand the connection between all of these styles of music and I embrace it all.  Every song I write has elements from all the music I love. Then I have such a deep passion to entertain people with music.  I strongly believe that all I need is a laptop full of hit songs, two speakers, and my smile – Magic.  Haha.

5-What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
First don’t call yourself aspiring. The minute you start in your career; just have fun and God will place opportunities in front of you. Once those opportunities come; have fun and enjoy what you do. If you do that you can never ever be disappointed. Lastly, never stop and never give up.

6- Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
Wow. This is the hardest question. I literally cry when I hear Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry”. For the longest time I wanted to be the 5th member of a Tribe Called Quest.  Calvin Harris made me a fan of the Bee Gees’ “How Deep is Your Love”. I have so many influences that it would be hard to choose one. 

I want to collaborate with various artist that want to create art and have fun so that when I’m on my death bed; I can be at peace because Wow…I did all of that. But if I had to be specific, my dream month would include a mix session with Dr Dre, I’d like to learn sampling techniques from Erik Sermon and Q-Tip. I would travel to Jamaica to write a song with Sean Paul.  Hop on a plane to Columbia because J Balvin writes some amazing melodies. Of course, I have to stop by the Dominican Republic and see Bullin 47.  His voice is so unique, plus I want to make a music video in the DR.  Lastly, Ima head back home to Cali but in the Bay with Too Short and E-40.  Ima need 2 verses from them for sure. Haha. That’s my dream month.

7- If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Let’s have amazing fun enjoying music, then wake up the next morning asking – What the Heck We Do?  Haha.

8- What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
The pandemic set me back one year. So next November, 2022 I’m releasing new music as Madd Scientist the recording artist. After that I’m going to focus on touring and producing. I feel like I have a great catalog of music. I need to promote my music and allow people to discover me and my music. Then by 2022 I will be ready to deliver more of what my fans like to hear. Ultimately, I’m a people pleaser so it’s important that I know what my fans want so that I can keep the party going.