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Daily Inspiration: Meet Chewing Diamonds

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chewing Diamonds.

Hello Chewing Diamonds, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was seeing the first concerts I have been to in 2011-2012 at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The first few artists I saw happened to be Feed Me!, NERO, deadmau5, and a few other mau5trap friends. The production quality caught me and I have been producing EDM in some capacity ever since then. While studying Geophysical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines I joined the Music Tech program and also began DJing in Denver, CO.

There was an endless amount of sound involved with both fields, as well as digital signal processing and other geek stuff. Things started progressing very quickly from there. After graduation is when I started dedicating much more time to production. Rock climbing is also something I have done for a few years now, which is pretty neat.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The first 2 years of DJing while in engineering school were full of failure. Messing up sets and killing the vibes. After enough of that and realizing how important grades were to graduating I took a break from performing and focused more on experimenting with production as a hobby during what little free time I had between schoolwork and internships. I stopped caring about what others thought of me and my work, graduated from CSM, and began spending hours upon hours in Ableton making absolutely garbage songs until they weren’t garbage. That took a chunk of time.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I graduated with a degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and began working in the construction side of geotechnical engineering. That was the worst job I have ever had in my life, and so I moved into general contracting. It is a great place to be with some very practical skills to be learned and met great people along the way.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
Come see some shows. Meeting people is a big part of the fun, and you’ll also meet other talented artists along the way. Interacting with a dancing and cheering crowd is the most rewarding part of this all. Following and interacting on social media like Instagram and Facebook, and checking out music on platforms like YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, and whatever else is out there is great. Social media is the best spot to see when upcoming shows are, and more.

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