We had the good fortune of connecting with Albert Name and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Albert, why did you pursue a creative career?
As far back as I can remember, I always had a fascination for the arts. and always gravitated towards subjects that had some relation to arts. Approaching high school in the late 2000’s, the thought of being in something musically related linger, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. Mind you, I was dead set on pursuing a typical STEM degree and making a living off of it. It wasn’t until rediscovering electronic music that I would want to purse music as a sustainable career. In 2012 I found tools on how to create music and ever since then, I have been finding my way in this music thing haha. I can’t see myself NOT doing music or anything arts related. I have tried before stopping entirely, but I am an individual that enjoys creating content. Sharing what I feel in the most authentic manner with the world and having people interpret it in their own way is a great feeling that drives me to keep on creating.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I don’t know. I’m not one to compare myself to others although we subconsciously do so everyday. I just stay in my own lane as vague as that may sound. I somewhat used to do so when I was younger, but I am in my mid 20’s and that’s the least on my mind. Carbon Nerve is Carbon Nerve at the end of the day. I am at where I am today simply due to consistency and drive. Either you’re about pursuing a creative career or you’re not. You have to be 1000% invested into this and expect to encounter countless obstacles. It’s definitely a challenge. As far as lessons learned along the way, just be consistent and have a thick skin. Making a career in the entertainment/creative arts world can be brutal if you’re not mentally/emotionally prepared. You have to go full force forward, disregarding anything that can possibly throw you off your tracks. Just stay positive, even in the worst scenarios. If there’s anything I want to share, it’s just be yourself and it’ll flow into your creative works. I get everyone says that, but for real though. Just stay true to yourself. Carbon Nerve is something that I feel has evolved over the years sonically but one thing has stayed consistent and it’s that I just do what I want with my music.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a tough one since I am barely out in the city so here’s a couple of things you could check out. I actually enjoy going out to the everglades from time to time to stargaze. If you go out west, down 8th street for about 60ish miles, you can look up and see a sky full of stars. During a certain time of the year, you can see the milky way band. Of course, this is best done throughout the winter when it’s chilly out AND during a new moon phase. I also enjoy the beaches down in Key Biscayne since they’re a bit secluded from the noise of the city. It’s actually relaxing since you have to deal with the traffic on ocean drive, or finding parking in an already busy town. There’s quite a bit to see down in Key Biscayne. If you’re into checking out new food spots, definitely check out Omakai in Wynwood. Neat sushi spot I tried recently. Also check out Katana down in MIami Beach which is another fantastic sushi spot. The Salty Donut in Wynwood has by far the best donuts I have tried to date so shoutout to them. As far as night time activities go, Wynwood is usually the move for most people, but I rather go to an arcade such as Dave and Busters or if we really want to go deep, then Arcade Odyssey in Kendall. If it wasn’t for the ongoing covid pandemic, I would be going to Club Space from time to time 😉 I wish I could go on with more recommendations, but I am a homebody at the end of the day.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m going to keep it short and sweet, but my biggest blessings in my life has always been the closest people to me. That happens to be my parents (as cliché as that may sound) who have supported what I do over the last nine years. It’s a crazy journey considering any career in the entertainment sector is a risk. In recent times, there’s one particular individual that has reignited a flame in me and he goes under the name of POIZD. We met about two years ago and ever since, we’ve been synchronized as far creativity and business goes. Both of us started a movement of techno events under the branding of Ground Zero. Without him, I honestly don’t know where I would be today. A constant source of positive energy.
Alain Daumy Shawn aka SNAV.OFC