For Claudia Prieto, a Venezuelan musician from Miami, getting behind the wheel of her car affords her a way to think about her music outside of the recording studio. It’s during her time driving with Uber when Prieto can listen to her music and brainstorm ideas about how she plans to take her career as a performer to the next level.
“It’s like an extension of my creative space,” Prieto said.
In “Nuevonoise: On the Road,” a collaboration between Remezcla and Uber, emerging Latine music artists who drive with Uber to fuel their music career, are given the opportunity to receive feedback from a renowned music producer during a typical trip.
Stepping in as the music producer and Uber passenger is Jorge Valdés Vázquez, who is best known as DJ Flow or Dímelo Flow. Throughout his career, the Panamanian DJ has collaborated with many artists and producers in the Latin music industry, including J Balvin, Justin Quiles, Dalex, and Feid. He also released his debut album, Always Dream, which features artists like Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Arcangel and Reik.
During their trip in The Cloud, the nickname Prieto has given her car, she and Flow listened to her first single, which Flow called a “great song” and complimented her voice. Prieto also talked about what a side hustle like driving with Uber has done for her as a musician.
“What I like about Uber is that I can dedicate time with my creativity in the studio,” she said before playing Flow some of her album, Portátil. Along with commending her for her music, Flow also gave her some constructive criticism to use as she continues to follow her dream in the industry.
The reliable income and flexibility Prieto has as a driver with Uber to further her musical career is something that Oswaldo Dominguez, a.k.a Oswave, is very familiar with. Oswave is a musician, who is based in Miami and also drives with Uber as he pursues his dream of being a DJ and music producer, who blends electronic, house, deep funk, soul music and pop into an eclectic mix.
“Uber is the perfect tool that allows me to combine my activities as a music artist with the flexible hours that Uber provides,” Oswave said.
During their trip, Flow explained to him that he, too, gets a lot of work done as a producer while driving his own car. For everyone involved in “Nuevonoise: On the Road,” being inside a vehicle is the perfect space to reflect, get inspired and to explore the possibilities to make their music better.
“When I finish a mix, I always check it in the car,” Flow said. “If I don’t listen to it there, I don’t listen to it anywhere.”
Flow described Oswave’s album “hot,” said that it had “good production” value and – like he did with Prieto – offered him advice on what he could do to find the distinct sounds he is looking for.
For Prieto and Oswave, “Nuevonoise: On the Road” became a space that encouraged them more than they could have imagined. By merging their experiences as a musician and driving with Uber, they are able to develop a way to amplify their sound in an effort to become the next big voice in Latin music.
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