We had the good fortune of connecting with Tyler Parker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tyler, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I once heard a man say everything is risky. As risky as it is to take chances and go for things you want, it might be equally risky not to. When I first got to college I had already selected a major, but I took the risk of switching majors to better myself and get access to resources I might not have see otherwise.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I produce for multiple mediums. Commercially, I’ve been doing instrumentals for trap, rap, rnb and even some house music for fun. Sometimes they mix together and that’s when I get really excited. It’s kind of like stepping in between and creating color from grey areas. I’ve, also, done some background music for presentations as a way of expanding what I can include as part of my business.
After that, everything just took repetition. It definitely wasn’t easy and I’ve deleted a ton of music over the years, however, bits and pieces of the ones that do get deleted typically end up showing up later on in new music. It’s as if my “failures” are experiments that I can look back on later.
My goal isn’t to be known by the world or winning multiple awards. I want people to enjoy my music for music’s sake. They may never enjoy it as much as I do, but if it helps distract someone or ease their mind, I’ve done my job.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well at the moment I’m still at FSU, so as far as drinks go there are almost too many options. I’d definitely take some people to Midtown. Restaurants like Brass Tap usually have a good mix between drinks and food (quality wise). They’ve got some really good tacos. Collegetown in general is a sight to see especially at night. Only psychos go to Recess, but Potbelly’s is fun spot I went to several times. Other than that the nature is the most surprising part about Tallahassee. There’s lots of parks and walkways with great scenery and there’s even a reservation lake for the students.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The person who deserves the most credit would probably be Allen Cadet-Civil aka Rtillery. I met him at my college orientation and we actually ended up living across from each other our freshman year. He gave me the essentials that built up what I’ve become as a producer/musician.