Born and raised in Toronto, ON, Brazil-Dewayne Lee Poy is a musical visionary. Brazil’s music career has been shaped by the production classes he took throughout high school and engineering all of his friend’s music. Working on his craft as much as possible, and staying consistent in his efforts, has helped Brazil build his sound to industry-standard quality, and adapt easily in-studio sessions. Brazil speaks fluent ‘artist’ and has an uncanny ability to translate their ideas and bring them to life musically. This magical ability coupled with a strong work ethic and self-confidence is the recipe for Brazil’s unprecedented high-quality sound.
On April 23, Brazil’s collaboration with 4ur4, “IDTS” will be released, but until then, check out his latest production, “Bout It” from Parris below, and find out more about Brazil via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Brazil-Dewayne Lee Poy. I’m 25 years young, and on a mission to introduce original and fresh concepts into the future generations of music culture. I was born and raised in Toronto, so I’m a first-generation Canadian but have deep Chinese and Grenadian roots. My uncle was a DJ/producer and one of my earliest memories was of being really intrigued by how he mixed songs together. Absorbing my uncle’s teachings like a sponge, I was learning how to DJ, along with all the ins and outs of production software from a very early age. The seed was planted and has since bloomed into my unconditional love for music creation. I’ve been producing/engineering music seriously for about five years now, and last year started my own label called Eternalsound.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My sound as a music producer/engineer is an exquisite and unique mixture of uplifting and dark, motivational and inspirational, with a dash of youthful, a pinch of trap soul, and a sprinkle of island vibes. Quality is the keystone of my production arch and I aim for all my beats to hit a ten out of ten on the standard of excellence scale.
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
During the pandemic, I’ve been fine-tuning my music production and elevating my sound along with working at my home studio engineering for local artists. I’ve been collaborating a lot with a super talented female artist called 4ur4. Our first single “IDTS” is coming out on April 23rd – make sure to check that out! I’ve included the cover art below, so you know what to look out for 😊
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I would choose “Not That Deep” performed by Calm. The musical chemistry between us is always on point, and the project came together seamlessly. The beat was a creation that took me 15 minutes to cookup in my home studio, and I knew as soon as it was done that Calm’s vocals would fit perfectly so I sent it over. Once he finished writing lyrics for the beat, we scheduled a studio session for final edits and mix/mastering. The two of us ended up finishing the track that same day for all streaming platforms.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
My current favourite Canadians would be Toronto’s own 88GLAM which I had the opportunity to meet and work with recently – it was a wonderful experience. Some other Toronto natives that are totally lit are Jugger and Wondagurl!!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.