Los Angeles-based producer Purps has been making waves in Hip Hop for years, working extensively with artists like Juice WRLD, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, and Gucci Mane, and making forays into other genres with legendary artists like Limp Bizkit and 311. From the beginning, FL Studio has been Purps’ DAW of choice, and we recently took the opportunity to learn more about the producer and his career.
Curren$y & Purps Making “Chances” in the Studio
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
My name is Purps, and I’m from Los Angeles. I got into music by being around it my whole life, and my love for music became a pursuit to create it. I started making music when I was 12 with 4-track cassette recorders. I then discovered FL Studio at 13 and really started to take music seriously.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
One day someone showed us this program he was drawing on and making art. But when he showed it to us, we figured out that it was a music production program (haha!). The kid was using the old FL Studio blocks to make ART! I was curious and learned FL in a week.
The Making Of Juice WRLD’s “Hear Me Calling” With Purps | Deconstructed
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
I just make music that I would want to listen to. I have a high standard for creativity so I try to keep evolving. I’ve worked with artists like Juice WRLD, Migos, Gucci Mane, Limp Bizkit, 311, Jamie Foxx, Young Thug, and many others.
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
I own a studio in North Hollywood, California that I run and have many sessions in. I have FL Studio along with many plug-ins and I have a collage of synthesizers and live gear like guitars and drums. I try to incorporate all of these things into my production.
Purps in the Studio
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I’d like to thank Image-Line for making such an awesome program that has inspired so many people to create music and change lives. Without FL Studio, a lot of us wouldn’t be in the position that we’re in. We owe a lot to FL Studio, so thank you, and here’s your flowers for being one of the best programs, if not the best program, to ever make music on. Thank you guys!!