Tears of Technology


I'm Not Sad, Just Complicated The essence of Tears of Technology was forged over years of turmoil & desperation. Hailing from New Orleans, La, Tears of Technology captured this emotion and turned it into one of NOLA's hallmark trademarks, music. The Tears believes growing up in the culture-rich environment of New Orleans, where music is the main outlet for emotion, helped mold his unique sound. Tears of Technology is an electronic musician / producer who is inspired by such artists as Ford, Infiniti, Kyper, Robert Miles, and Armin Van Buuren. His style is a mixture of 808 bass, breakbeat & trance. He produces other breakbeat styled genres such as eHop (Electro Hop), Electro, & Neo Freestyle. Under the alias New Orleans' Dan the Man he also produces uplifting trance, chill and pop dance music. Since gaining recognition for his independent release of the album "The Soul Never Forgets”, The Tears has appeared on several labels as a remixer, including Jive / Zomba, Island, XYZ, and Live Wire. He co-wrote songs for London Exchange and produced the maxi single "Lady" by Jim Davis Jr. for Casa Records He also is an executive producer on several releases from his own label, 504 Productions. Tears of Technology compositions are emotional based tunes that come directly from his heart & soul. With powerful bass and compositional styled writing, his music takes you on a journey. Tears of Technology's songs like "Empathy", "Killing in My Name" & "The Epitome" really get to the root of who he is as an breakbeat artist. His message is one that is inspired by great artists & intellectuals such as John Lennon, Bill Hicks, & George Carlin. A message of love and moving forward. Stripping ourselves of traditions and turning them in for new experiences. A true artist is more about expression than competition.







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

Music moves my soul.

What is your music dream?

Living it.

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

More empathy and less apathy.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There is a few......

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

My taste in music can range from local psychedelic jazz to hip hop and back around. But I like "artists". People like Kurt Cobain, Bill Hicks, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, John Lennon.

What inspires you to make music?

I don't know actually. I have never been asked this. I guess music itself from others. I grew up in a music family. Kinda was always a thing.

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

There is hope........

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


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

Artists honestly are treated like second class citizens by digital retailers. We are not paid what we are worth and most of us cannot make a living from our work. There needs to be changes to the entire industry.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, I like the concept.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Being a musician.........lol

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

Yes. I listen to local music and go to shows.

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