‘Ite, I’m Jacob, also known as ‘Bezza’. I’m 22, now living in Pembrokeshire after moving from Oxford. I’ve been a part of this university for 4 years (had a nice “vacation” mid-way through) and am coming to the end of my Music Technology degree!
Being introduced to the technical aspect of music from a young age, I focused on understanding the sound and visual aspects of the music scene. After School I went to Pembrokeshire college, before applying for University! After a rollercoaster experience of multiple deadlines, countless enjoyable experiences, and a global pandemic! – here I am leaving uni with friendships that will last a lifetime, endless unforgettable memories, a slightly bigger beer belly, and if all goes well, a degree!
Over the years I’ve been introduced to many aspects of the music industry in music technology, I’ve really enjoyed working in the studio, being hands on and actively producing projects with people and myself. Being able to run and manage a mixing desk with freedom and full creative exploration really bring out the best in me.
This final showreel of mine shows off my interest in urban music of all sub-genres, such as American Rap, British Pop Rap, Grime, Drill, and all in-between. It allows me to show off my skills in music production, sound engineering, post-production, and mixing and mastering my projects. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, getting artists to come in and provide vocals over my instrumentals has been tricky, the theme is to imagine what my instrumentals would sound like if they had mainstream artists featuring on them. This displays my versatility to the urban Rap scene.
After leaving UWTSD I hope to continue my interest in music. Studio work really appeals to me as managing to work with like-minded people is a dream I have. Another path that looks appealing to me is music therapy. After working with Troy Boyz and helping young adults with the idea of music and arts really made me feel good about myself that I could help other people express themselves and enjoy their time doing the things I loved. Massive thanks to the lectures and my family who have been a massive help to me throughout my uni experience and making me accomplish things I never thought I’d be able to do. Cheers!