5/15/11

Dave Patten Interview

Check out my exclusive interview with singer-songwriter Dave Patten. The interview was done by a Jay Swag intern named Zac Mangaro (@ZMangaro).

First could you please introduce yourself?
"My name is Dave Patten. I'm a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia."
What inspired you to start making music?
"When I was in 7th grade I went to summer camp with my best friend at the time. We spent most of the summer preparing for it and figuring out ways to win over girls haha. so that was the very first motivation for my songwriting. But it suck with me, even today all of my songs come from girls."
What makes you most proud about being from the Philly area?
"I grew up here, you have to have pride in your hometown!! I love everything about it except for the horribly cold and long winters haha."
How would you best describe your unique style of music?
"I have a tough time categorizing it, because it doesn't really satisfy any one genre. I usually go with "pop" and then tell people to listen to it before they judge."
Where did you learn the skills of a producer, artists, and songwriter? Most people find it difficult to do even one of the three.
"Nothing happens over night - and I started all of this a long time ago. Trial and error got me here haha it was just years of recording and writing, no special shortcuts. Ask any producer or artist who's popular now, they'll tell you the same thing. You have to hone in and perfect your skills!"
What do you want people to think when they hear the name "Dave Patten?"
"Music! I hope they smile because my music means something to them."
A couple questions about fellow Philly sensation, Meek Mill:
How did you two meet? Describe your relationship in one word.
"I met Meek on set of a music video shoot. I have a film production company (South9 Entertainment) and we do a lot of music video work. I started shooting Meek's videosand we developed a good relationship. He really liked my music, so we started working on tracks together.
Music-Business."
Do you plan on getting on any more tracks with him any time soon?
"We have 3 or 4 unreleased right now, working on getting the music videos shot for them before we release them."
Being young and having so much talent, what do you plan to do with the rest of your career? How do you envision your future in the music industry?
"The most important part is to always give it your best regardless of the situation and enjoy the ride. I don't plan to stop climbing. I can promise you that haha but it's more about the journey than it is the destination. My career has barely begun!!"
That was the last question. I want to thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Do you have any last thoughts or comments?
"Definitely check out my latest album "Exposure" you can download it free from http://davepatten.com , follow me on twitter @dave_patten, facebook http://www.facebook.com/DavePattenFB and check out a few of my music videos! We just broke 6 million views last week.

-Jay P-

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

great interview. Zac did a good job.

Anonymous said...

I just looked up Dave Patten and he is AMAZING. thanks for introducing him to me

Ash said...

love him! great interview. are you from the Philly area to?

Catherine said...

Loveeeee the interview (:

Val said...

nice interview. he seems really cool. Are you going to make Zac a regular writer for your site?

Anonymous said...

I love Dave Patten! He's so talented and i love his songs with meek mill. I think you should make Zac an official writer because this was great! I'd love to hear more from him

Anonymous said...

Love it! Zac did a great job! If I you didn't tell us I probably would've though you came up with these questions!

Michelle said...

awesome interview. keep it up !