Tell us about yourself and how you got into music?
I'm Supah Mario (aka DeMario Priester), born and raised in Columbia South Carolina. I grew up playing drums and was heavily influenced by music because of my family. My dad really pushed me to take music seriously from a young age. I can't thank him enough for that.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I discovered FL Studio 3 when I was 15, during a lunch break in high school. My friend Mark and I were trying to start a rap group in high school. He knew I was into music production but had no access to tools of my own to create beats. I went to his house on break and he introduced me to the program. Ever since then i've been addicted to it and it's really changed my life. Nowadays It's my go to when I'm producing for artists like Drake and Lil Uzi Vert.
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you worked with?
I'm known for rap and hip hop but I make any type of music that inspires me. Most notably, I've worked with Drake on his More Life project and Scorpion Album. I've worked on several Lil Uzi vert songs, Young Thug, Lil Keed, Travis Scott and Quavo "huncho Jack" album, Megan Thee Stallion and tons of other projects with different artists.
Tell us about your production environment & toys?
Usually when I'm in production mode I like to work at night and I hate being distracted (lol). I prefer to work with minimal tools. A MIDI keyboard and some VST plugins usually gets the job done. I'm not too picky when it comes to monitors because i have a preset for my mixes. I recently built a studio room in my home and I get the bulk of my work done in there. FL Studio has some really dope stock sounds that have helped define my sound so I typically use those for rap stuff.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I just want people to know how big the FL Studio program has been for me. It's been a life changer and has helped me create a real career out of music. It changed the production game forever. I went from trying to learn hardware to being able to shift my production using software. So thanks Image-Line and FL Studio.