US producer & beat-maker has been a regular guest in my Songs To Chill To mix series. I always thought the dude is pretty mysterious and if you know / follow us for a while you know there's one way we fix this. With an interview and a mix!
I just cannot not start with this question. Who is elijah who?
i'm elijah ! I'm a 19 year old kid from a very small town around portland, oregon ! i like making music (most of the time) :)) ...i don't really do a lot that isn't involving music lately lol
Most random fact about yourself?
i'm a huge photography nerd... i have a whole bookshelf filled with film cameras/movie cameras and boxes of accessories for them, even tho only about half of them work, haha
You've said you are going to quit 3 times. Why are you still around?
music is my only source of income, so unfortunately it's gotten to a point where i'm not allowed to quit bc in my area, it's very hard to find any jobs that are entry-level and tbh i'd rather make music than sweep floors overnight or something
How would you describe the mix you created for us?
this mix is some of my favorite songs... i play them all the time, so if anyone ever wants to know what kind of music i listen to on a daily basis,, that's what this mix is
What's your production setup? For software you're using FL, right?
my setup for beats is literally just this laptop ! i run a windows partition on it bc i haven't learned ableton yet... lmao but yeah, for beats, it's just my laptop, and for other things i have a snowball mic and some instruments i play
Is beat-making full time job for you right now?
yeah it is :^) fortunately, it's been going pretty well so i'm able to do this instead of trying to find anywhere to hire me lol
What's the best way producers can make money nowadays, beat leasing? Do you think the status quo would change somehow in the future / new revenue streams would allow more people to focus on music-making as a full time job?
i think the best and most consistent way to make money as a musician rn is through streaming services like spotify and by putting your music on youtube ! i hope the status quo changes, i do hope that more revenue streams appear, but i don't think there's a lack of them now haha there's always a way to get something more for your music
If you could listen to only one album for the rest of your life which one would it be?
oh man... probably boy by offonoff
Who are your homies when it comes to beat-making? People you keep in touch with, bounce ideas and support?
i really don't like musicians lol or people in general... i keep to myself a lot but as far as producers/musicians, i only really talk to olli, tiffany,, cloudy, afternoon, and basically anyone associated w animevibe or otj
What's the next big goal when it comes to music making?
my next big goal is to put out a second full-length album and to release it myself :^) i'd also want to start working more with live instruments when i make beats
Any last famous words?
it's okay to be bad at stuff you enjoy doing... let yourself cry when you need to, drugs are lame, hug your mom
If you dig elijah's music - there's plenty more on his artist profile.
01. "dinner and a movie" - michael seyer 02. "i need a woman" - hockey dad 03. "you might be sleeping" - jakob ogawa and clairo 04. "violet" - hippo campus 05. "beach house interlude" - boy pablo