This week we are highlighting Jeffrey Vlasveld a.k.a “TrueColors”. A Producer from The Netherlands who has worked with: Yung Bleu, NLE Choppa, Hotboii, Dee Watkins & Baby Yungin. TrueColors has been making beats for 2 years. Growing up he always wanted to do something with music, and once he came across production, he finally found his place in the music scene.
Q: How did you get your producer name?
A: It was already my gamer tag, but when I started working on music, I was watching a Superman movie and this lady said, “So you’ve finally shown your true colors...”. Then, that became my tag and my producer name “TrueColors”.
Q: What was your first record placement?
A: Dee Watkins "Stop Askin" FT Hotboii. I produced this track with yunghydrobeatz. I sent him this sample when I was just making beats/samples. He uploaded it as a Hotboii type beat on YouTube. Dee Watkins found it and made a song with it.
Q: What is the biggest lesson you learned while working in the music industry?
A: Always double-check and keep working. No matter what happens make sure you always get back to it.
Q: What makes you stand out from other producers?
A: It was my gamer tag for as long as I can remember, but when I found my producer tag “So you’ve finally shown your true colors” I used it for producing too.
Q: What is your favorite record you placed and why?
A: Baby Yungin - Preacher. His vocals go crazy on this track.
Q: Where are you from, and how did it mold you into the person you are today?
A: I'm from Schiedam, The Netherlands. I don’t really know, to be honest. From my experience, it's the people around you that mold you into the person you are the most.
Q: What is your favorite DAW and your favorite plug-in to use? Why?
A: When I started producing the first tutorial I came across was Ableton. So I started with Ableton and haven't really used any other DAW up until this point. For samples, Kontakt is my go-to plugin, but for drums (HH’s) I mostly use Effectrix at the moment.
Q: What makes you a hot producer?
A: I’m thankful for this interview, but I have so many more milestones to reach and things to learn before I can really call myself a hot producer.