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Who Is Savant? An Interview With Aleksander Vinter and Manager Joshua Hernandez (Part I)

Savant and manager, Joshua Hernandez

Manager: Joshua Hernandez

Believe it or not, Joshua started his managing career with the very opinionated Deadmau5 before he had even come up with a logo. The birth of Deadmau5’s symbol, that unmistakably resembles the nostalgic Disney mouse we all know and love, was the boiling point for Joshua and Deadmau5’s partnership. Joshua warned Deadmau5 his logo selection would eventually lead to conflict. With the recent news of Disney taking on Deadmau5 in court, it’s evident Joshua’s own personal convictions about the issue at hand served him well.

Savant: Aleksander Vinter

In 2010, Savant signed with SectionZ Records. In 2012 Savant, originally from Norway, started taking on shows in the United States. The gigs he was playing were not exactly what he was expecting. He soon found out his booking promoter wasn’t quite doing his job to say the least. Savant’s luck with previous promoters and managers was problematic. One manager had even stolen from him, which is unfortunately nothing new in this industry. By the time Savant was due to play in the United States again, he had begun collaborating with Joshua and was taking on shows where people were coming to see him perform, not just open for headliners in mediocre bars.

Joshua: When we first got together I was driving you guys from show-to-show.

Savant: Yea, that was fucking terrible. Bad, bad. Strip clubs. It sucked, the first tour was hell because the booking promoter just f*cked us in the ass.

https://soundcloud.com/aleksander-vinter/savants-waffle-mix

The start to Aleksander and Joshua’s professional music careers were far from ideal, but it seems that the mishaps taught them what they didn’t want out of this industry.

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