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The iconic music video that launched DvDx, and how he continues to make smoke

The journey for the producer began when he was a young child

DvDx spent his entire life in music.

The Atlanta artist, producer and DJ made his first major music moment in Soulja Boy‘s “Crank Dat” music video in 2007. Growing up, he has made songs, beats and now he also DJs for rising Atlanta artist Kenny Mason. At the 2022 Made in America festival in Philadelphia, DvDx spoke to rolling out about his journey along the way to making the smoke.

How are you feeling about being at Made in America?

I’m feeling amazing, bro. This is crazy. Like, this is my first time, really, this is my second time in Philly, but it’s my first time really indulging in Philly. It’s great. It’s crazy. It’s super different from Atlanta.

You’re making the smoke in a lot of different ways in music. What are some of the things you’re working on or recently released?

I just dropped two singles from my new tape with my homie Juberlee. He’s a producer, he produced on Latto’s new album, he produced on Whole Lotta Red and he’s produced for Ken Carson. Now, he’s working with me, so I’m blessed to be really working on my own artist s—. That’s like, the main focus. I’m dropping in September, this month, right now. So, [I’m] really excited about that. It’s really cool.

What is the name of the project and where can people find it?

The project is called SENSORY OVERLOAD. And it’s going to be everywhere, it’s going to be on all streaming platforms on Sept. 27.

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When you think about how it’s been a constant in your life, what does music mean to you?

Man, music is everything. I know, that’s a really basic thing to say, and it’s kind of vague, but it really is everything. It has a certain power that nothing else has over me, honestly. It’s something I’m always going to be drawn to no matter what. It’s something I felt pulled me ever since a young age, and I just had to be a part of it. I’m just honestly just following that calling, and I can’t ignore it. If I try to ignore it, I just feel like I’m not really doing what I’m supposed to be doing.

How did producing “Chasing Feelings” by Sakura come about and how does it compare to making a hip-hop record?

That’s kind of crazy. Sakura and I went to elementary school together, and we actually reconnected at Georgia State. Randomly, so we started working a little bit. Then, we started locking in. I started working on a lot of her songs, and a lot of them didn’t come out. Some of them might come out still, but “Chasing Feelings” was just one song, she had the demo for it. I came in and spruced it up. I polished and tried to make it the best song that it could possibly be, and the reception on that was kind of overwhelming.

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