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Conversations with Essence “MadamButterFlii” Coar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Essence “MadamButterFlii” Coar.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’ve always been involved in music since I was a child. From dance groups to middle school band to creating and performing my own music in several venues in the downtown Orlando area. I always knew I wanted to turn my passion for music into a career I just didn’t know how I would get there. As much as I love being a recording artist, I knew if I wanted to get out of working in the restaurant industry, do something I love, and make money, I needed to make that happen for myself. So in December of 2018, I decided to buy a DJ controller and teach myself how to DJ. After nine months of practice at house parties and family gatherings, I landed my first gig at Fusion Showcase and from then on I’ve been blessed with enough gigs to become a full-time professional DJ.

And I didn’t stop there, I knew I had more to offer and I wanted multiple streams of income. While being a recording artist, I took on the role of an audio engineer without realizing it. I recorded most of my own music and plenty of other artists but if I truly wanted to turn this into a career, I needed to expand outside of my apartment. In September of 2020, I obtained an internship at Jaica Creative Studios and after three months of hard work, studying and laser focus I become an official audio engineer. I’m proud of how far I’ve come, especially without a background in any music-related school or university. I’m excited to see what the future holds and what other opportunities await. Life is just getting started!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. Most of the struggles we’re actually pivotal learning moments looking back on them now. They all boil down to problem-solving, the main role of an engineer. Learning new systems, software and equipment has taught me patience, self-discipline and concentration.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a recording artist, DJ and audio engineer. What sets me apart from others is my ability to incorporate each role into the others; they all help during the process. Being an artist makes me appreciate the role of an audio engineer and know how to work for a crowd just like a DJ. Engineering has shown the importance of tracking properly and mixing the elements of a track to create height, width and depth within a song. We are the plug between the artist and the world. Many of the same plug-ins or effects used in engineering are used on a DJ controller.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
The vibe. Whatever the intent is behind the music, whether the song is hype, emotional, jazzy etc., being able to enhance the vibe and create a moment is so powerful to me.

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Nvked Eye Photography Jaica Creative Studios

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