1 - First of all, introduce yourself. Who are you, what's your name or nickname and where did you get that awesome beard ?
Hello! My name's Max Gleason and traded my razor for this beard two years ago.
2 - You are known as Smooth McGroove on Youtube for making music videos. Why did you chose Youtube instead of other platforms like Soundcloud ?
I chose Youtube because I love watching people make music as well as hearing it.
3 - On you Youtube channel, we can see that you remixed many videogames musics. Why did you chose to remix these musics instead of movie soundtracks for example ?
I like video games much more than I like movies, overall.
4 - To do such a good work, you may have a musical background. Are you a musician ?
My parents both play and teach music, and so I grew up listening to music all the time. I took a few years of piano lessons when I was very young, but I studied drums for many years after that. I never really took singing seriously until recently.
5 - You have an amazing voice too. You can do really acute sounds, that's quite impressive ! Is it hard to make all these various sounds (even beatboxing) with your voice ?
It takes a lot of time to perfect the high notes and the drum sounds. My throat hurts sometimes trying to hit the really high notes!
6 - What's with that cat on all your videos ? Is he Smooth McGrove Jr ?
He's my cat Charl
7 - How do you chose the songs you are gonna remix ?
I pick songs that I love from games that I've played. Recently I started paying attention to the requests that people send me, and all of my recent songs have come from requests. I tend to pick requests that I like the most
8 - And last one, are you a gamer ? What are your favourite games ?
I have played games since before I can remember, and I still play them today. I wish I had more time to play all the new ones that come out, but I've been recording so much music lately that I don't have time! My favorite games of all time? I'd have to pick the early Zelda, Metroid, Mario, Sonic, and Mega Man games. And Final Fantasy. There are too many!