This week DRVMRBOY is our guest on the remixmonsta blog. We mainly sat down for an interview on the purpose of his [latest remix of Dan and Shay](https://remixmonsta.com/blogarticles/70-dan-and-shay-tequila-drvmrboy-remix) we published this week, but we hit more generic questions along the way about his career.
###When did you start making music? What was your main motivation?
I started producing music in 2011. Prior to that I played drums in the school band and in a small band as a hobby with a couple of my friends, so I would say I've always had a passion for music and art in general. I couldn't point to a specific motivation. My dad is who introduced me to producing when we moved to a new town. I didn't have any friends yet and it was summertime so I didn't start school yet either. I pretty much fell in love with it instantly and I haven't stopped learning and working on my craft since. It also opened me up to a whole new world of digital art and using a computer to create anything you want. Before that I always loved to draw and create things with my hands.
###What software and tools are you using to create your songs? Which part do you enjoy the most during the creation process?
I started with Fruity Loops 9 and haven't switched DAW's since. Currently I'm using FL20. I don't really use any external hardware, I kind of enjoy the challenge of drawing out an entire record with a keyboard and mouse. I do plan on picking up guitar soon though, I feel like it will help me with music theory and I've always wanted to learn. I think my favorite part of the creation process is laying out the track after I have the guts of it done. I love playing it over and over again in my DAW finding little samples and sounds I can add in various parts to spice it up. My songs always change drastically from my initial layout to the final product.
###Is there something currently in the making? Can you tell us more about it?
There's actually a lot in the making right now. Some of it is still confidential just do to the fact that my team and I are still working out details, but I do have a brand I am getting ready to launch called The Counter Culture Creative. We're dabbling in everything from film/music video production to fashion and music. Aside from music production I love to film, edit and I do all of my own graphic design. I'm still building the framework for the brand but I plan on launching it very soon!
###What are you future plans in let's say 3-5 years ahead?
My future plans are really just to keep making music and build my brand. In 3-5 years I see Counter Culture hopefully coming into some success and hopefully I wont have to work a real job by then! I've never been the 9 to 5 type and with the the launch of this brand I really plan to work hard and get myself to the point where I am my own boss and I can live off of my art. At this point in my life I am ready to do pretty much whatever it takes to get myself to where I want to be.
[DRVMRBOY's](https://soundcloud.com/drvmrboy) latest remix for Dan and Shay is down below among other remixes from our YouTube channel.
January 19, 2020
// Track review
Charlie Puth - Attention (Justin Muncy Remix)
You just want attention