So how did you link with Sean Deaux?
Jayaire Woods: My homie Squeak. I don’t know if y’all know—well, Squeak, He apart of Pivot Gang. but yeah, Squeak my dog, he produces and DJ and shit, and one day, I just got up with him. We were smoking and shit, and he told me about Sean Deaux, he played me some of his shit. I was like, ‘Yea, I fuck with that shit’ and then, we ended up kicking’ it with him that same day. We [him and Sean Deaux] just keep in touch. We was cool, kickin’ it. All three of us Virgos, so we got that in common. I didn’t see him [Sean Deaux] for a few months, and then he emailed me one of his songs, I got on his shit, that shit [song] coming out soon, but when I made ‘off the clock’ I knew right away,’Imma get Sean Deaux on this shit’. And that’s my dog. I feel like he did it justice, that’s exactly what I expected from him.
Even the producer, Kid Ocean, is dope. How did you all link with him?
Jayaire Woods: He from Cali. I heard of him from Youtube. I can’t remember which friend put me on, but one of my homies put me on. We always listen to beats on YouTube and freestyle and shit. So he knew about Kid Ocean and when I heard his shit, I’m like, ‘Bro, who is this?’.And then he told me, so then I hit up Kid Ocean. It’s gone be a lot more shit with me and him soon because I like his style a lot.
Yeah, I really liked the vibe of the song. I feel like that was a nice trio. The mash-up was well—from the production to the whole vibe, the hook, to how you all delivered.
So, which is your favorite song of your favorite seven?
Jayaire Woods: It varies, but I’m going with ‘Intentions’. Only because I was talking about my cousin on there. But it varies, like I say, ‘Intentions’ and “intuition’, I go between them a lot. And ‘Intentions’ almost didn’t make it. My twin [sister] the only reason why it made it on the EP. Her and my engineer.
I noticed most of the songs on your EP are produced by VZN, and he’s also apart of Quality Control [QC] as well. Seeing that you guys are both from Chicago and are part of the same label, what’s the creative process like when working with each other?
Jayaire Woods: It’s funny because me and VZN don’t even link. We kinda alike, where it’s like when we’re working, we’re working. It’s real focused. I’ll just ask him to send me something. We’ll link in the studio sometime. But for most of this tape though, he was just sending me beats. He’ll do that all the time. He’ll send me like 5 beats at a time. Me and VZN, we been working since—we built this sound together; me, him and Jordeaux. Me and Jordeaux got a lot more shit coming out too. It just wasn’t on the tape.