My name is Ned and I am the founder of 4N Entertainment and Deported Beats is our first act. You can also call me by my producer name 88 Quayz. Inviting Fury is our second member and finally we have our sound engineer Shibby Shibby Ya.
Yes, very difficult especially as I lost someone very close to me and music production brought me back to life. I am like a dog chasing a ball with music however it is also about managing talent and Human Resources. I was in the orchestra as a kid with full music school training. I was a drummer and vocalist in high school in our monthly shows most notably performing the vocals for Song 2 by Blur and doing drums for Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Yes, I was rapping whilst at university (Diplomacy) and managed to hook up with a beat maker who was studying Musical Programming at the same university. We did various gigs and we were called East Central. No stage fright - just hated losing my voice after rapping a full 5 songs.
This may sound cheesy but my work ethic hero is Snoop Dogg not just for his music but his work ethic. Everybody perceives Snoop as this lazy stoner but he never has a day off and that is why he is always current. Musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Phil Collins, Queen, Biggie, Daz Dilinger, Canibus, Big L, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Onyx, G Unit, The Diplomatz, NWA, Xzibit, Ma$e, Red Cafe, Fiend, Mia X, The Lady of Rage, Kurupt, DMX, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Wu Tang, Master P, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Dr Dre, Scott Storch, Rick Rubin, Timbaland, Mike Elizondo, Swizz Beats, DJ Khalil not Khaled, Sha Money XL, Battlecat, 1500, DJ Quik, Warren G, D.O.C. - off the top of my head but there are so many more,
I mainly use Akai MPC as far as hardware is concerned with Focusrite and Behringer audio interfaces alongside KRK monitors. We have the ANA 2 synthesiser and we have over $6,000 worth of VST plugins. We do mixing strictly in Logic Pro. Our second producer Inviting Fury works on Cubase exclusively.
We are the type of cats that call home where we lay our hat.
And we will be releasing to all platforms starting 24th December 2021!