Our Take On the Recent Hotel Room Interview With Power Surge, the Big-League Haitian Producer
Today, an interview with Power Surge, the Haitian producer, engineer, promoter, and radio personality, was released by KonpaEvents. The big man has produced for some of Haiti’s most well-known groups and has engineered singles that have taken both the local and international music communities by storm. Some of these include T-Vice, “Toi Et Moi,” Michael Benjamin, “I’m Loving My Life,” and many of the pieces on JPerry’s album “One Life To Live.” Most of the groups or artists that Power Surge works with go on to find a moderate amount of success and acclaim.
In the United States, Power Surge has worked with Flo Rida, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, and other big names. His connections with Haitian labels are often seen as an important bridge by American labels like Cash Money or Interscope.
Despite all of the name drops and credibility, Power Surge proves that he is a humble and collected individual. He answers all of the questions thrown his way politely and with thorough enthusiasm.
Power Surge’s Beginnings
Music seemed to be in Surge’s family, as the man began playing around with it when he was three and was in his first band by the time he was thirteen, he tells the interviewer (Vicky Bon Bagay). At the early age of nineteen, Power Surge began producing; showing natural savvy, he began work with DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and other major Miami, Florida names.
In 2007, Surge released his first record into the Haitian Music Industry. Now having some serious credentials under his belt, he was able to continue to develop his own music while getting production offers by other major Haitian and American artists.
Even after reciting his impressive repertoire, Surge humbly states that he’s “just working.” Regarding his decision to transition from American Music Industry success into the Haitian Music Industry, Power Surge states:
“I was in a position where working in the Haitian Industry would have been best for me at that time. I felt that I wasn’t getting what I was worth in the American Industry. Like, I was doing a lot of records, I was doing a lot of projects – they were never coming out or they were modifying what I was doing. They were trying to force me to do something that I didn’t really like.”
Following this eloquent explanation, Surge goes on to show his portable ‘station for the road,’ which seems to include a jalopy mixer, a little Apple iMac, and some tangled wires.
Regarding his next move, Power Surge says that he is busy with his own label that just launched, Power Surge Music Group.
To see the full interview, as well as the other casual banter and vibes of Power Surge, please check out the video in its entirety below: