Exclusive: Da-Chase Speaks to UrbanBridgez.com

Twenty one year old Da-Chase, the first of Dao Music Group’s roster to release a single this quarter, marries rock music with hip hop to form a unique and original sound, Alternative Hip Hop. With a heavy bass line, head banging instrumentals and an easy melodic flow, Falling Forward will speak to all music lovers of all genres. “I just love music, I love making music, performing my music and writing music. It comes naturally to me and I think Falling Forward as the first single will let everyone know that you don’t have to be one kind of artist or let your race define your music. You can be yourself and do what you love”, says Da-Chase.

Constantly and consistently in the studio and a musician who plays six different instruments himself, Da-Chase produced and wrote, Falling Forward as well as all the songs on his debut album “Sonic Boom”. A producer at large for his first hip hop group and with a major hit for the house music legend Robin S., which is getting major spins and remixes in the UK, D-Chase still remains busy perfecting and directing his craft and his career. In 2009 Da-Chase completed three albums including Sonic Boom, several live stage performances and a tour is in the works.

Da-Chase is not only ready to change the game, but looks forward to the Chase…Catch him if you can.

In this exclusive interview with UrbanBridgez.com, as apart of our anniversary interview series! Da-Chase talks about his debut “Sonic Boom,” his style of music, influences and much more!
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UrbanBridgez.com: Explain your style of music?
Da Chase: My style of music is pretty much a combination between rock, hard rock and Hip-Hop. With a little of pop and techno in there, that’s the best I can describe it.

UrbanBridgez.com: What instruments do you play?
Da Chase: My main instrument is the guitar, but I also play the piano, drums, I play a little of the saxophone, the trumpet and other different little instruments also.

UrbanBridgez.com: How did you learn?
Da Chase: Actually I went to a music school when I was younger, and I was exposed to alot of different instruments. So I kinda just kept up the practice as I grew older.

UrbanBridgez.com: Tell me about Sonic Boom.
Da Chase: That’s my first album, I’ve been working on it for awhile now. The meaning of Sonic Boom, it’s kind of like an explosion of sounds that you’re gonna hear as soon as you press play. Different from anything anybody has ever heard before. That’s why I named it Sonic Boom, it should be due first quarter 2010 is when it’s set to drop.

UrbanBridgez.com: Who are some of your influences?
Da Chase: I was heavenly influenced by bands like Van-Halen, Jimmy Hendrix, as far as Hip Hop Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne. The best of both worlds, really influenced my style.

UrbanBridgez.com: Outside of music anything else you’re working on?
Da Chase: I’m in school, also I skate. I’m heavy into skating. I do a little bit of everything.

UrbanBridgez.com: What’s next for you?
Da Chase: Just really the promotion, performing and getting the music out to the rest of the world. After Sonic Boom drops, I just want to get myself out there. Keep going with that and exposing myself to music to anybody that wants to listen.

UrbanBridgez.com: Who would you like to work with if given the chance?
Da Chase: Drake since we both Canadian, I feel it’s only right. I’d like to work with Lincoln Park, Jay-Z, T.I., alot of people who have influenced me and Ludacris.

UrbanBridgez.com: Do you have any last words for your ever growing fanbase?
Da Chase: Don’t be afraid to be different, that’s what makes music a ballgame. If you appreciate good music, then you’ll appreciate my sound.

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