FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: TEHJ
"TEHJ, driven by his passion - a universal language. His experience as musician has brought spotlight on him from many varying corners of his hometown, Chicago.His understanding of unique essence, energy, and taste bring a refreshing vibe to the listening ear."
What genre would you describe yourself as? Why?
Generally speaking, Electronic with a sprinkle Jazz & Funk. I have this Disco rhythm in my heart.
Tell us something that you’re doing now and are excited about.
Something that I’m excited about is my EP Tea Time pt. 1 that going to be on live on all music platforms April 15th. It’s a Lofi Hiphop project that I cant wait to show the world.
What artists influence you/do you look up to?
Everyone in this world is an artist and with that being said everyone influences me.
What is your proudest moment so far? (blogged/signed/etc..)
My proudest moment is everyday because I’m proud to say that I’m true to myself.
What DAW do you use?
Logix Pro X
What are some of your favorite plug-ins?
Serum, Nexus & Kontakt
What is something you cannot leave home without (besides keys, phone, wallet)?
I can’t leave the house without taking a shower and brushing my teeth. Definitely gotta be freshened up before I take on the day.
Long days and nights in entertainment can take quite a toll on your body. How do you stay healthy?
Drinking lots of water, meditating and spending time with family keeps me whole.
If you had to do something else (outside of music), what would it be?
I’d be most likely be a Fashion Designer. It’s something I got in a few years back and I plan on growing that.
What was your favorite show that you've played?
Every show I play is a blast, my fans and support team are the best.
What’s your current favorite show (tv/Netflix/etc…) worth binging?
My current favorite show is Peaky Blinders. It’s got me hooked!
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you while DJing?
I’ll keep this censored. A girl came up and pretended to DJ so she can take a ‘Cool’ picture but ended up stopping the music which created the crowded to freak out a little. Haha.
What is something that makes you stand out as an artist?
I’d have to say personality. It’s super important to have character when you’re entertainment biz.
What is a quote or phrase that you try to live by? Why?
“Trust Your Wings” this is very important. There will be times where you doubt yourself. Just remember who you are, where you came from and what your goals are. Always Always Always set goals – helps with moving forward.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what album would you have with you?
I can’t narrow it down to an album but I for sure need some Gramatik, Griz and ZHU.