Burning Questions

Kandi's team shares more info on how the choreography, production, and wardrobe of each performance comes together.

Apr 30, 2013

Don Vito, producer

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Bravotv.com: Tell us a little bit more about your process of working with the artists on the show? What are you trying to accomplish with each person?
Don Vito: I try and keep the process simple by custom-making each song for each contestant. This usually starts by looking at their video submissions. I listen to their story and look for something unique or special, and once i do that a melody or picture comes in my head. As far as what the beat should sound like: it's like magic. My goal is to give each contestant their own Individual voice.

Bravotv.com: Which artist do you think was in need of the most help this season?
Don Vito: Their were two artist that I feel like were in need of help bad Terrence Murphy and Kevin Dancy.

Bravotv.com: Which artist do you think grew the most in their time on the Kandi Factory?
Don Vito: I think Sweet Tooth grew the most giving the short amount of time we had to work with him.

Bravotv.com: How did you get started working with Kandi?
Don Vito: I started with Kandi a few years back when we were working out of the same studio. We use to always play what we were working on for each other and critic one another's work. We would always say to each other, "We need to work together." We actually had a project that we worked on together called Peach Candy, it was a rap group with Kandi and Rasheeda from Love and Hip Hop.

Bravotv.com: Which artist do you wish you could work with?
Don Vito: There are a few artist on The Kandi Factory that I am looking forward to working with: Lauryn (L.A. Story) ,Mathew Cash, Sweet Tooth, Lizzy Van Patton, and Jen Nesi