We had the good fortune of connecting with Dante Lacroix and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dante, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
When I first moved to LA I was working so much to reach my goals that I wasn’t paying attention to much of the other aspects of my life. I stopped hanging out with friends, I wasn’t really taking care of my health or eating habits and I think it took a toll on my, it wasn’t until I started having some health issues that made me realize I had to balance my life better. I respect the balance much more nowadays. People always tell you these things but we don’t listen. Now I am part of the club who says this: If you wanna be successful you need to workout, know how to rest, eat your veggies, love what you do.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started playing drums when I was 10 and I picked up the electric bass shortly after. When I was a kid I had a natural interest to learn how things were made. and music was one of those thing. I spent years figuring out how to get a specific sound or how to make a specific beat. Being a music producer is an extremely challenging craft that requires not only hours and hours of practice but also hours and hours of listening to music, of knowing what works where. Not to mention that finding paying jobs for that is even worse. I’ve been in LA for 6 years and I’m just starting to feel that I am making a break. Best advice? Be nice to everyone, Be on time, don’t be flake, don’t have excuses and work on things that you know will get you closer to your goals.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love driving on scenic routes I’d probably schedule driving around the scenic routes of the city. VIsiting little beach towns, going to a local brewery, check out a local show. Go to a flea market. Not a big fan of touristy areas so I’ll try to keep it local.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Very cliche but I wanna give a big shoutout to my parents and my two brothers. I wouldn’t be here if it was not for their unconditional support.
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