Juan Cummings grew up in New York City. Juan has been a lover of music since he was a little boy running around Dyckman Houses. The first musical influence for Juan was George Benson. The song breezin' by George Benson still remains one Juan’s favorite songs. The next artist to influence Juan was Sade. According to Juan, Sade and her smooth jazz sound became his mistress. From the way she produced to the vocal tune, Juan took it all in.
Living in Dyckman Houses exposed Juan to many other forms of music like house music, R&B, blues, rock, jazz, and rap. The music Juan was exposed to can be heard in every song he creates. From Quincy Jones to Prince, from Bonnie Raitt to 2 Pac and many more have influenced Juan to create.
When Juan was in college at New York University he took a music production program and fell deep in love with the idea of expressing his thoughts and ideas through the sound of music. Juan passed the class but had no idea what was in store for him.
The very first song Juan ever completed was Love You Anymore. Juan said that Love You Anymore was a personal release for him. It was the first time Juan could say something without being disrespected for his feelings. Juan also told us that Love You Anymore was a direct response to his ex girlfriend at the time. Juan said that she had an abortion behind his back and he needed a way to release his hurt, and trust me you can hear the hurt with the whaling guitar and verbal lyrics that simply say "It's not the same as it was before, I no longer love you any more". Juan said he put those lyrics in to let his exgirlfriend know where his heart was.
Today Juan is 17 going 18 cd's deep in to his music project with much more to come. Currently Juan is working on new projects and also releasing his first cd titled Suede.
Juan says that Suede is a project that has many good songs. Suede takes you on a ride that just feels good, no cursing, no name calling, no this, no that. Just good music.
All of my music are wonderful projects. Everything I do is from the heart, and I want everyone to enjoy each and every cd from start to finish. I just want the world to hear all of my music. I want my music to be the things that unwinds you from a long day and makes you feel good about you and only you.
I asked Juan does he do anything for people who buy his cd. Juan said yes I do. If you purchase the cd Suede, there is a hidden track not listed on the track list. The song is It's A Love Thing (Soul Stepp'in) remix. I hope everyone enjoys everything.
I also asked Juan about future music projects. Juan said that Suede The Remix will be coming out very soon, and to get ready to jam. Juan said he is hoping to have Suede The Remix out by the end of the summer.
In this writers view I can't wait to hear all of this wonderful music from such a good person.