We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron Neuendorff and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cameron, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Well it’s always been an idea in the back of my mind to run a legitimate fully licensed business after starting a collective and event company. Due to the pandemic, I found myself with lots of time on my hands and really wanted to get the ball rolling. Eventually all the different pieces came together and we launched Backroom Records! This company is one step further from the DJ collective and event company. We want to be able to provide an outlet for local artists to release music and take it that extra step further to get them booked for a show. We believe that pushing local talent is really important for San Diego + Southern California and thats what we are setting out to do.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Personally I make electronic music! I’m really into house music right now and am trying to learn as much as I can about production before experimenting with other genres. Last year my friend Dialyup and I were able to sign a track to a really awesome label. We are currently waiting for a release date but are super stoked on the track! Overall it took quite a bit of time to get to where I am now. Learned quite a few things along the way but I have been very fortunate to have help from my collective, friends, various mentors, and the nightclub that I work at, Bassmnt. These connections, friendships, and opportunities have really allowed me to grow myself and my goals very far from what they were originally. One big thing I have learned is the answer is always no if you don’t ask. Also if you want something done right you gotta do it yourself to get the result you want. I really want the world to know that myself and Backroom Records are on the hunt for talented producers in Southern California. We want something that stands out from the rest of the pack ya know, unique. Once we find that track we want to elevate the release to the next level with a full marketing rollout and a big support network to follow after the release. We want you to feel at home!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Barring all covid restrictions there is a lot to do in San Diego. I’m partial to Bassmnt nightclub because I work there but besides that I enjoy listening to house music at avenue, grabbing brunch at Firehouse (and Thursday nights there as well), hanging out at the beach, and tacos at Salud’s in Barrio Logan (shout out my boy Vincet). I picked up disc golf over the past year and play regularly at Morley Field so that would definitely be added to the list, then head over to The Friendly in North park for their burgers. Those things are unreal.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My entire team really deserves a huge shoutout! They’ve helped me build a website, brand, following, and a visual identity. I can’t thank them enough for all of the hard work they have put in over the past 6 months and all of the work they will help me with in the months ahead. So thank you to Alex, Drey, Denise, Kyle, Myles, Nathan, Ryan, and Ruslan. I can’t thank them enough. In addition my family has been really supportive which is really awesome. I couldn’t do it without them either.
Oscar Aquino (Photography) Ryan Kuwada (Artwork)