Steve Mecca






What is music to you? What does it give you?

It's a physical thing... To me, there is nothing better than a rounded sonic representation of an emotion. Well balanced sub-frequencies, with a noisey top end, and a vocal that has 16 layers. It feels good to listen to it.

What is your music dream?

Three words - huge music festival.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would build hospitals, community centers, and communication networks that better represent the emerging modern vision of humanity.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Zeppelin, NIN, Prince, Live, Deadmau5, Mute Math, Dredg, Korn, Tool, APC, SOAD, Justin Timberlake, Zedd, Kygo, BT, The Weeknd, Eminem, Techn9ne, name a few.

What inspires you to make music?

Usually a single line that pops into my head at a random time - or just sometimes it feels like it's "time" to write a song.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I think I'd like to bring some more serious and deliberate substance to the current dialog we are having as a country, and as a global civilization. Sort of a big megaphone to say "hey, can we all agree on something?" I don't know - I suppose it just comes down to a message of hope.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It's a feeling of deep connection - never to be reproduced through any phone, camera, or recording. There's something so palpable and real about the moment you step on stage, and there are people there, waiting to hear you. It's sacred.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I'll answer this later - this is a lot, and I don't want to come off as grandiose...

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, so's only been 40 min.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Musicians are a dime a dozen...and the industry KNOWS it. So, it's very hard to do this, and not have a survival job. I'm looking to change that.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I go out to local shows, and attend songwriting events. As a full-time producer/engineer, it is challenging to go to shows, when I'm planning on building my own shows, and helping others write and produce their own projects.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Must know business - strategy - timing for a release - people skills - phone skills - social media - graphic design ... GaryVee from NYC says - you have to be your own media company...