Before I start on these wonder-kinds. I always think what if…my recruiter never gave me that cd….what if I had not decided to go to the Marine Corps….would this even be a figment of my build up. I gotta give up the props as well as the kudos to the outstanding longevity the duo comprised of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. They have had hands on with some of the greatest talent past and present such as, SWV hailing from the R&B camp, even in hip hop with Mase & PDiddy, all the way across the water to electronic & dance aficionado’s such as Daft Punk.
To think about it these guys operate well from humble beginnings back in the day at summer band camp, Pharrell on drums and Chad on sax. They definitely made and continue to make a statement about the established way a producer is supposed to be. They are also an entry into the oblique entry of music with a fruition of success I’m their wake. A super positive message these forward thinkers give off rooting from skateboarding and making best use of the gear they have to create music ushered in an amazing formula as well as inspired millions.
The thing that gets so many people riled up about these two are their ability to come at any topic in a oblique way. I especially have them tiered highly on my scale in regards to their sound. It completely describes me and also is where I get most of my motivation from to create this awesome music as such. It’s rather easy to just go and copy the latest trap fused music these days just by truncating the drums but, when you can actually take sounds and make work that are completely chosen at random. Or in a way that makes it seem as if they found it way off in no-mans land and make a hit from it. These are the geniuses of the craft. In my mind they didn’t copy they only went with influences and translated it their own way. Chad Hugo mentioned that sometimes there is an initial idea or root song but, by the end it’s a completely different song idea that is comprised.
I think the biggest thing they contribute to the industry is the subliminal idea of being yourself and reaching out for your goals. No matter how distant they may seem always go with a steady pace…like Pharrell mentioned at some point when you look up after all the investment of time and nerdy you will see the fruits of the labor in which you have strived to achieve. I take a lot of motivation from him because of the way he delivers the idea of a search for and appreciation of ” That that is not there.”
I plan on taking a lot of the ideas that they have given in the media and even the way it is presented. As I’ve learned Pharrell doesn’t really like interviews that is where I differ. I also agree on the aspect of not really giving away too much about the build up of an album. It is that arcane idea that really makes the team so epic in their bravado or work delivered. At the current moment I am working to build a near Star Trak equivalent with a few twist that will definitely pay homage to the ones before.