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[Exclusive Interview] JXHN PVUL talks creative process, vision and shares insight for aspiring musicians

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Jxhn Pvul is a music producer, sound engineer, and songwriter based in Lakeland, Florida.  From a production standpoint, he says, “Create, create, create, and never stop creating. Collaborate with like-minded artists and producers and don’t focus on the money. Everything will fall in place.”

 

In a recent interview, we talked to him about how he made a mark as a sought-after engineer,  how he approaches music production, his views on working with emerging and established artists, and how he finds the balance between refining his craft and recalibrating his workflow.

 

 

THISIS50: JXHN IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU! TELL US, WHERE YOU’RE FROM ORIGINALLY?

 

JP: I’m originally from Carolina, Puerto Rico, but I reside in Lakeland, Florida.

 

 

THISIS50: SO WHEN DID THE IDEA TO BE AN ARTIST/PRODUCER BEGIN?

 

JP: I’ve always loved creating music ever since I was 10.

Being an artist and producer was a hobby that started getting serious about three years ago.

 

 

THISIS50: TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT YOU’VE WORKED ON TO DATE?

 

JP: My favourite project that I’ve had the pleasure of working on has to be V. Rose’s album “Forth.” The engineering job opened the door to many other opportunities that led to me doing music full-time.



THISIS50: WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS? CAN YOU UNPACK YOUR WORKFLOW? LIKE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SESSION TO THE FINAL TOUCHES?

 

JP: I usually get a sudden burst of excitement for creativity that hits me. Many times, when I’m not doing anything related to music, I get a “feeling.” I’ll go into the studio and start creating a loop to lay down the main melody. I’ll build the rest of the beat and record things as I go. The process that’s the hardest is going back and changing things. I usually get married to the ideas I first come up with, so it’s tough to change them. I’m pretty bad about learning my song after post-recording, mixing, and mastering. It’s literally how I process my work.

 

THISIS50: SO MANY WANT TO ‘MAKE IT, ‘ HOW IS THE REALITY OF BEING AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST/PRODUCER COMPARED TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF BEING ONE?

 

JP: The reality is that it’s not as glamorous as it seems, but it’s so rewarding to step back and see how the pieces fall into place. It’s most definitely “the wave.” 

 

 

 

THISIS50: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES YOU FACE WHEN STARTING NEW PROJECTS?

 

JP: Getting the ball rolling is always the hardest. The actual act of starting a new project is the most daunting. 

 

THISIS50:  WHEN PROJECTS GET CHAOTIC, WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY CALM AND FOCUSED?

 

JP: I pray about it. It’s always harder when you worry.

 

 

THISIS50: GIVE US ONE TIP THAT YOU WANT READERS TO TAKE AWAY!

 

JP: Create, create, create, and never stop creating. Collaborate with like-minded artists and producers and don’t focus on the money. Everything will fall in place.

 

THISIS50: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

 

 

JP: I’m most proud of my fellow artist friends. I’ve seen so many of them grow and be persistent in their craft, leading them to make unique connections.

 

 

THISIS50: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

 

JP: When I’m not working, I usually learn a new skill or spend time with my family.

 

 

THISIS50: WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY AFTER LISTENING TO YOUR WORK?

 

JP:What I want people to take away after listening to my work is that , despite the number of people who tell you no, there’s someone out there who values you enough to give you your first yes. Don’t give up and never think you’re not enough.

 

 

THISIS50: WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR WORK?

 

JP: My work can be found on Instagram @jxhnpvul or my engineering account @mixedbylito

 

 

JXHN PVUL is a renowned record producer, mix engineer, and artist known by many as the “go-to” guy for industry-standard results. JXHN PVUL, based out of Florida, has collaborated with hundreds of chart-topping artists and creatives worldwide. When JXHN isn’t twisting knobs or in a session, he can be found behind the lens, creating content, strategizing his brand, and spending time with his family.