Art Director

Tell us about yourself.

ArtDirector is solo singer/songwriter project from Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

I’ve been making music for several years already and tried different genres from alternative rock to synth pop. This is the first time I try to create a solo project and hope it is going to do well.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

Pop/ElectroPop.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

This song is about the pressure of a constant race for the best that you feel all the time nowadays.

The song’s instrumental is inspired by Drake’s “Keep the Family Close” and the Killer’s “Miss Atomic Bomb”.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.

There’s quite a lot of them, but the need to explore marketing and promotion and the need to invest time and money in this all is the biggest challenge for me.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

This song was recorded over one evening. In order to capture the emotions I recorded all the instruments on midi controller by myself making almost no adjustments afterwards. I tried to create a certain atmosphere with the lyrics and emphasize it during the mixing process. I hope I managed to do it.

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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.

This is the first blog where I am being mentioned – so thank you Broadtube Music Channel.:)

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.

I took part in several music projects, but the most successful is LVNA. If you like Odesza, you definitely should check us too – https://www.facebook.com/lvnamusic/
As for ‘Art Director’ project I really want it to grow big. I have full creative freedom here and already feel that it is becoming a channel for expressing something personal for me.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Music and movies.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Only Max Martin knows the answer. 🙂

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

If you are an upcoming artist – reach out to me – let us grow big together!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Well my composing routine is pretty basic: I do a lot of jamming with different synths or make some beats. Then I try to sing over the best parts and improvise some lyrics. If the inspiration knocks and several hours go by, I have a rough demo of the song.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Childish Gambino

The Killers

Odesza

The Weeknd

Frank Ocean

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

In a long-term perspective, I would really like to collaborate with James Blake or Miguel. But now I am ready for any collaboration with any artists – not only musicians.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.

https://soundcloud.com/artdirectormus

https://www.facebook.com/ArtDirectorMusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCThNFkgQWTSdzl5PENAlH7A

And also check my main project LVNA:
https://soundcloud.com/lvnamusic

https://www.facebook.com/lvnamusic/

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Any day I had enough sleep is the happiest day. You can guess the saddest..)

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would definitely try many things but eventually end up investing in other artists.

 

Dom Youdan

Tell us your real name, country of birth, date of birth and  childhood experience.

Dominic Youdan, born in England. I’m a child of the 80s. I grew up in Hong Kong. Earliest memory is accidentally throwing a tennis ball into a wasp nest. I can still see it clear as day, even now. Holy shit those guys were scary.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I always knew I could sing but I got into music pretty late, because I was absolutely terrified of singing live. Just the idea of sharing something so personal with people freaked me out, but at 24 I finally got over it. I had a bit of catching up to do so I taught myself guitar, piano and production, and have been giving it a go ever since.

I went for something crazy with the band name. I lost the ‘inic’ and called myself…Dom Youdan. I know right.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’m basically a clash of genres. A singer-songwriter who loves a synth, a folk artist who can’t get enough of a good drop. I’m ‘Stranger Things’ meets ‘Tracey Chapman’.

“Tigerlily” is about the conversation you have with yourself; that moment you realise your heart is hooked on someone. It’s incredible but really daunting feeling. I find love to be an extremely personal emotion, even though you share it with someone.

 

I’m very proud of the clip and of the story it tells. We went to the Blue Mountains in NSW and shot in these stunning, serene settings. The directors (Buchanan and Shepherd) did an incredible job in capturing the emotion and premise of the song. You’re not sure if you’re following someone or if you’re dreaming along with them. It’s just beautiful; each shot draws you in and helps make every lyric stand out.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I try to make every song look at life and love in a way that feels a little different to what we’ve heard before. Lyrics and the melody are always at the forefront of a song before I start to think about the production. I guess, I’m a songwriter first and foremost, but the beat is never too far away.

It’s still very much early days in terms of my experience with the music industry. I’ve played my fair share of shitty gigs in London and Australia, but that’s part of discovering yourself as an artist. If I could go back, I’d play them again.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

At the moment it’s just me, my guitar, keys and drum pad in the band. We have a blast. The EP was co-produced by two amazing artists in Xavier Dunn and One Above. They are ludicrously talented.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

There’s definitely a secret into writing a hit…I just need to figure it out. Ha, I’ve no idea! I think you need to write about what interests you, don’t be afraid to break the rules, but appreciate ‘the hook’. It’s a thing. People like connecting with a song.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Give it a shot. Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to fail again.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My first EP “Tigerlily” has finally dropped, and people are listening! Whoop. It just got premiered on CLASH, Triple J and added to a couple of Spotify playlists, which was pretty nifty.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Ummm, in no particular order…The Weeknd, The War on Drugs, Perfume Genius, Kelela, Frank Ocean.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I worked with my good friend and talented Bec Sandridge for my first single, ‘Don’t Love Me’. Hopefully I’m about to team up with a couple of other guys soon . As for dream artists, Mura Masa would be insane, I’ve been following his stuff since the beginning. He’s outrageous.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.domyoudan.com

www.facebook.com/dominicyoudanmusic

http://instagram.com/domyoudan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXIMHuSoXcuxkctcSUx1MA

https://twitter.com/DominicYoudan

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7mFtdq1kVeZHdWjponFfWx

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tigerlily-ep/1290291919

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d like to think I’d do something sensible like helping my parents out, start a label…but I’d probably just do something stupid like build a go-kart track in my garden. Though before I could do that, I’d need a garden.

Hunnid

https://soundcloud.com/hunnid-2/love-departure-feat-mag-x-ion

Tell us how you come about the song. 

I was looking for a unique, atypical sound that told an unorthodox heartbreak story. The rest happened organically from there. Once I heard the beat the rest of the song came to me instantly.

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Tell us about you as a person outside the musical world. 

I’m simple, yet complex in my own right. I enjoy the beautiful parts of life but I’m also a workaholic. My passion is through the roof and whatever I’m doing is usually influenced by that. If I’m bringing a Netflix season I definitely feel passionately about it. Same goes for sports and food. Basketball and pancakes can change your life.

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Tell us about you as a musician 

As mentioned earlier I’m very passionate; passion is my engine as a musician. I typically speak from the heart in my music but that doesn’t limit my creative range. I’m in my own lane but it’s the biggest lane ever. I can do hardcore rap and then transition to conscious hip hop and then to R&B. I even have actual unreleased rock/rap songs. Due to me being diverse and multifaceted I’m able to have that balance.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your musical career. 

I’m still searching for that balance. At this moment it’s working hard and playing hard. I tend to get lost in the work behind it so much that I forget about the fun part.

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Tell us your experience as a musician. 

My experience as a musician has been uniquely motivating. There have been lows and highs but most importantly growth. Music has allowed me to travel across the world and create everlasting memories with countless amounts of people. The experience is what makes being an artist worth it.

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Tell us five artists you can regard as legends. 

I’m definitely going to #keepit1OO and give you 5 undeniable legends.

2pac

Eminem

Michael Jackson

Big L

Prince

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Tell us the names of the media that have supported you so far. 

These are some off the top of my head.

Underground Joyride

Precise Ears

Yo Raps

Coast 2 coast

Hot New Hip Hop

Beatsbangblog

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Tell us your future plans pertaining music. 

I’m preparing for the release of multiple singles in 2018. Those are the nearest plans for the brand. I can’t tell everything that would leave no surprises.

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Tell us what motivates you to write songs. 

Life. It’s that simple. The beat helps with the mood and vibe but ultimately reflecting on life helps fuel the pen.

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Tell us the names of the artists you have worked with and the ones you will like to work with in the future. 

I’ve worked with various artists throughout this musical journey of mine, mostly underground. Some of those artists include Streetz, Vinsane, Mouse, Royal, etc.

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Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music. 

I feel it’s extremely imperative and few have it. That mixture is rare to find in an artist. It’s like even if that artist has wild creativity they most likely lack originality. I appreciate artists that have creativity especially originality. I can’t respect copying and pasting.

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Tell us the reason you are into music. 

The freedom of expression. I like to express myself through music; it represents me in a sense. I’m into music for many reasons though. Music can be therapy and heal the soul. I love the creating process; that’s really the best part to me. Starting with a blank canvas and then painting a picture from my point of view is one of the best feelings in the world.

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Give us the links to connect you on social media and links to purchase your music. 

https://twitter.com/Hunnid_CCG

https://instagram.com/hunnid_ccg/

https://www.facebook.com/onne.hunnid

https://soundcloud.com/hunnid-2

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKqI7sJF4peKYruMPHEMzPg

https://keepit1oo.com/home

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Tell us your view on old school music and new school music in terms of preference. 

I think music has definitely grown overall based on melody and style however I’m stuck in the old school days of music. It was richer in substance, authenticity, originality and truth. I like music that stands for something and most new school music is in a different space.

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Tell us your most memorable day as an artist. 

My most memorable day as an artist was definitely the day I was nominated for best hip pop artist out of my city. The nomination took place at the Chicago Field Museum. I didn’t win but I learned so much that day that helped push me forward.

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Tell us your genre of music. 

My genre is trap conscious, a producer from LA blessed the vibe of my music with that title. It’s a combination of conscious hip hop, rap, r&b and trap music.

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Tell us how you write and record your songs. 

Hahahahaha I can’t tell you that. Did Picasso tell you how he created his paintings?

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Tell us what you will do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power. 

I would encourage, inspire, educate, influence and uplift my people. I’m already considered the voice for those who are often silenced so fulfilling that would be a blessing.

Jingo Brass

Tell us about yourself. 

I was born in a small secret military town on the Shore of Balkhash Lake in Kazakhstan to a Russian mother and a Korean father. The winter was at its peak and the cold was biting to the bones. Despite the tough weather outside, inside our family, the diverse and joyful upbringing was nothing less than a happy youth. At 24 I moved to the city of angels on the Pacific coast to pursue my passion for arts. That new chapter in my life has raised a big question of “what’s home?” that I’m figuring out to this day.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

The moment when I witnessed a musical act and had a clear idea that I want to be part of that magic happened to me when I was 11 years old. Of course, I was aware of music as art before that but on the night when I saw my friend playing piano; I thought “this is it!’. Later, when I was around 20, I was introduced to theater and acting. Now I’m combining my two passions into one art-form: theatrical storytelling, music, and performance.

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Tell us about the genre of your music. 

I would describe my genre as a street wall in the center of a big city that was tagged over and over again by different artists. First artist came and left his tag, second one came and tagged it again but you can still see the trace from the previous one. The cassette on my Walkman had Russian hip-hop, American rock, European rap, British trip-hop. It was all over the place. As a result, I have this broken compass that one day gravitates toward one style, but then changes the direction toward another.

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Tell us about the story behind your song. 

“Mystique” (Теплые Строки) was written as part of the contest for the pianist Chilly Gonzales and his Gonzervatory. One of the things that contestants had to do was to film a video about our musical life. I thought that the best way to show my musical life is to write a song about it and to kill two birds with one stone. All the more so, rapping allows you to put storytelling across sixteen bars, this is something other genres aren’t capable of.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song. 

I used the piano as my main instrument for this song. With my voice being in the center I play heavy chords in the lower register as my base and two chords in the higher register that bring some mystery to the song and also balance it. For me it’s really easy to get lost in the sample libraries of one-shots looking for a new sound and then layer it on top of the beat. With this song, I knew I wanted to drop a beat on the chorus but I didn’t want to overload it, so I left just a simple beat and a bass.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience, and future goal. 

I’m currently working on an album. So far I’ve worked as a featured artist and/or music producer but I feel ready to show the world some of the work of my own creation. If previously I was a guest at someone else’s party, this time I’ll be the host. Also, I have written a musical monodrama for One Man. Essentially, it’s a solo performance with songs and musical textures. The story follows my grandfather during WWII with my personal interjections and opinion from the 21st century. That’s what’s on the map for me for the next year.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

It’s that itch that bugs me if I don’t compose. The only way to kill the thirst is to drink. Sometimes you drink some crap like soda which means you’ll be thirsty in 5 minutes. Other times you drink water which means you’ll need your next fix in an hour. I’m all for water though.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

The only way to make a hit song is to try and make a non-hit song. But seriously, borrow concepts from other genres. There’s always something new.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Stop doubting yourself.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

It’s a very intimate process. Usually, I can’t be around people when I write or compose. Especially at the beginning stage. I lock the door of my own world and then create. But I believe in opening that door at some point to share what I’ve made and have an open mind about tweaking things. Also, the process of collaboration is awesome but should come later in the stage of creation I think.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Nils Frahm, Chilly Gonzales, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamiroquai, Баста.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

Tricky, Chilly Gonzales, Glass Animals.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.

Instagram

anatoliyo

YouTube

anatoliyo

SoundCloud

Jingo Brass Music

Quality Cable

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Vocals/Guitar : Emma Treganowan born in 1998 in the US. Went to a boarding arts school in high school (Interlochen Arts Academy) studying classical guitar, currently studies guitar at University of Louisville, and has been a songwriter all her life.

Keyboard: William Lamkin : born in 1998 in the US goes to University of Louisville, has been in youth orchestras as a child studying the viola, and has always played the keys/piano. He majors in composition and has written for piano, classical guitar, saxophone, cello, and more.

Drummer: Fiona Palensky: Born in 1998 in the US, and started drumming at a young age, and now is currently a jazz drummer at the University of Louisville. She uses her jazz drumming technique to help Quality Cable create new and interesting rock music.

Bass: Sam John Kernohan: Born in 1998 in the US and started playing bass at the young age of 12. He has studied classical bass and been a part of many different youth orchestras and now studies not only the classical bass at the University of Louisville, but also jazz bass.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Quality Cable has been a band for 2 months. They are all musicians with lots of education and experience in classical and jazz music.

In the two months that Quality Cable has been together, they have 10 original songs written and learned, record three of them, and have performed at the UFO house in Louisville, KY, and they plan on continuing to do much more.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Our genre is indie rock, our music has a lot of inspiration from jazz (that can be heard in the drums and chords used in guitar and keys) but we are also a high energy band that also loves rock music and decided to become an indie rock band where we can create music that you can dance to, but also music you can chill and relax to.

The concept behind the tune “Hollow Bones” is a person who has a hard time finding their place in the world and is constantly searching for it, but always ends up finding the same lonely feeling. The first verse describes them going home to find comfort and release from the lonely feeling, but ends up feeling alone and their breath tells them to hide away. In the second verse it is describing what that person is feeling when they have a panic attack, because being lonely for too long can lead to a meltdown. At the end the song, it goes into halftime and says “always separated from the world” showing that they have come to terms that there is just not a place for them here on earth.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

As classical musicians it has always been hard for us to break free from the box that classical music puts you in. It is very hard to feel satisfaction or feel like you are a good enough musician in the classical music industry, because of the competition, and perfection that is expected. When we finally got a band together so much stress and fear of being a bad musician was released and we finally did not have to read notes off of a page and our creative minds linked together and we got to breathe and create some amazing music together!

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Our song was recorded locally, at a studio in Louisville, KY called TNT, right by our school. We each paid for an hour, and recorded two songs in three and a half hours. We had 3 rehearsals in one week leading up to the recording, because it is hard when you are starting out and don’t have much money, we needed to get the song perfect in the first few takes.

It was a really fun experience and we are saving up to release more!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

We have all been involved in music at a very young age, being in youth orchestras, ensembles, going to camps in the summer, and even boarding school for music. We have done work in the music industry such as weddings with viola and guitar and classical bass. Our end goal in the music industry is to be able to share our music with the world and continue to let our creativity to flow. If we had an ultimate goal, it would be able to create music popular enough to be able to all live comfortably off the money we make selling and performing our Quality Cable music.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

What inspires me to write always depends on what the current situation in my life is at the time, “Hollow Bones” was written during a time in my life when I was struggling with anxiety. Our other single “Wheels Up” was written on an airplane heading to school, it was based off a man I saw upset and nervous the short flight was not serving alcohol. Our songs tend to be based of the experiences we have in life.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

We are so new, we are still searching for this answer as well.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Quality Cable will always love you.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Never stop hustling, never give up, you will get a lot of declines, and it doesn’t mean your music’s bad, and most importantly, never stop loving music.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Quality Cable has been a band for 2 months and has a very short resume, but is always hustling to expand it. We have 3 songs out on Spotify, iTunes and more!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

So far Quality Cable has been added to a few different playlist, such as “Indie/Folk Raid” and is working to promote their music further.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

In the studio we play all together, to help portray the energy that band has when we all play together. Before the studio we are well practiced and love playing in the studio.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Mac Demarco

Alvvays

Bob Dylan

Real Estate

Foxygen

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

So far in our first few tunes it has just been the members of Quality Cable, but there are so many amazing jazz musicians we attend school with that we will be collaborating with soon.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://www.facebook.com/QualityCableBand/

https://www.instagram.com/qualitycableband/

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/quality-cable/1291774660

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Studio time to record all of our music, use it to buy instruments, be able to go on tour, and most of all, pay for college!

Univ3rSoul

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My real name is Josh Curry. I was born in the United States.  I grew up in New Jersey with a family who played all kinds of different music in the house.  From an early age, I was exposed to Rock & Roll, Pop, Soul, R&B, and more. When I found hip hop music, I really connected with the genre and was inspired to create my own form of it. The conscious-minded, story-telling hip hop from artists like Eminem, Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, and others sparked me to explore the history and culture of hip hop for myself, and to honor its legacy in my own music.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Univ3rSoul means the universal soul. I create music for all walks of life.

A good friend of mine was showing me a bunch of underground rap songs one summer and we decided to try writing our own so I’ve been writing my own raps since around the age of 12 or 13.  I started learning the recording process and taking things more seriously around the age of 16 or 17. I’ve just turned 21 and have recently released my debut mixtape “While The City Sleeps” on all platforms.  During that time I’ve also been assembling what is the beginning of my own record label/arts & an entertainment company called DREAM Team Ent.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre is hip hop/conscious hip hop. The concept behind my music was the story of a young dream chaser and the theme music that would accompany that.  It’s also dedicated to my best friend who passed away just before I could release it.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I’m just starting my official journey as a musician, yet I’ve experienced many ups and downs with music and in life in general.  All I can say is find your way to keep moving forward.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I recorded everything by myself in my make-shift home studio lol.  I found a lot of producers throughout the internet and used some of their beats as well as beats produced by members of my team. The DREAM Team really helped out with a lot of the post production stuff as well.  I don’t have any visuals out just yet, but I’m definitely looking to roll some music videos out in the near future.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve only just officially become involved with the music industry at the end of this current year (2017).  As far as future goals go, I’m plotting on world domination.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life, death, everything in between. My experiences, thoughts and emotions. The vision for a better world.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I haven’t created what I would define as a “hit song” just yet, but I believe it has to be natural yet also produced at a certain degree of professionalism/quality. The perfect track for you personally as an artist, enhanced in ways that are proven to work on a commercial scale.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Pursue your dreams, turn them to reality.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Set a goal for yourself, pick a place to start, and do it.  Stay focused, keep working at it every day, and you’ll achieve greatness.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’ve recently released my debut mixtape “While The City Sleeps” on all platforms (Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, etc.)

I have a lot of collaborations in the works with a lot of different artists, some in different genres.  I’m also planning out my next project and working on a few new solo tracks as well.  I’m really hyped about a collaboration with Perrion, a rapper based out of Harlem NY, whose music I’ve been a fan of for a few years now.

Also, I’ve collaborated on a couple tracks with DREAM Team Ent.’s member Brotha Mic.  We have one song out right now called “Respect” and another we’re about to drop called “Fat Boy”.  If you’re reading this, stop right now and check them out!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

I’ve been featured on TheWordIsBond.com, OfficialWolfTracks on YouTube, and a few Spotify Playlists such as the one run by Eternity Network.  My music will also be played on UndergroundIndustryRadio in January and FeelGoodMusicSite in the near future.  I’d like to thank everyone for the support and apologize to anyone I may have missed. I really appreciate it!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually listen to beats and let things happen naturally. Usually I’ll feel something from the instrumental and it’ll give me a general idea of where I’m heading with a track. Other times, I’ll just have beats playing in the background as I’m doing something else and freestyling at the same time. Usually this helps me figure out the flow for a track or occasionally I’ll come up with some quality lines that get me writing.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Eminem, KiD CuDi, Joey Bada$$, MF DOOM, and Logic.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’ve collaborated with DREAM Team Ent. member Brotha Mic like I discussed previously. I’m also planning to collaborate with other members of the team such as AceOfSlayz, Lee Angelus, Juel Anthony, and Killah Toni. I’m definitely planning to make something with a beat produced by Evo Productions and possibly getting something going with BluffGawd. I’m also hoping to work with producer DavidWuud in the near future.  As far as collaborations with other artists, I wouldn’t want to force anything but I’m open to working with anyone as long as the energy is right.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Social Links

Facebook

http://facebook.com/univ3rsoul1

Twitter

http://twitter.com/univ3rsoul1

Instagram

http://instagram.com/univr3soul1

Soundcloud

http://soundcloud.com/univ3rsoul1

Bandcamp

http://univ3rsoul1.bandcamp.com

Reverbnation

http://univ3rsoul1.com

Snapchat: @Univ3rSoul1

@Univ3rSoul1 on all social media platforms.

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/42AXcOf0HBKcRiEM7nmFGd

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/while-the-city-sleeps/1313032401?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/While-City-Sleeps-Explicit-Univ3rsoul/dp/B076X4KHL1/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1512670275&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=Univ3rsoul

Bandcamp

https://univ3rsoul1.bandcamp.com/album/while-the-city-sleeps

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

The happiest day of my life was when my daughter Jaimee was born. The saddest day of my life was when my best friend Steve Feinroth passed away.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would invest it wisely and turn it into 10 million dollars, which I would then use to repeat the process and later change the world.

Tosa Brooks

Tell us what you have been doing since the last time we interviewed you.

DM’ing every single follower I have on Instagram (1,400) and asking them to check out the album “Oz”.

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Tell us what we need to know about your music career presently.

 As a brand, Tosa Brooks is built around the idea of providing value to others, while asking for nothing in return.

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Tell us how you came about the idea or lyrics of the song.

I listened to Zarif’s hook (theMIND) and based my first couple of lines off that, then went into explaining the metaphor of the “Wicked Witch”.

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Tell us how you went about the recording of the song and the music video.
I flew to Beacon Hill Recording Studios in El Paso, Texas and recorded the song with the best engineer in the country, Orlando Gomez.

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Name others that helped you to make the production possible.

The producer, DEAN. As well as the feature artists, Mick Jenkins and theMIND.

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Tell us the story or concept behind the song.

The “Wicked Witch” represents the obstacles that stand between you and your goals. The twist in the second half of my verse is that you and the “Wicked Witch” are the same person. All the obstacles that you see in your way are self-imposed. Any obstacle can get flipped into a blessing and actually help you to accomplish your dreams. The key is figuring out how to flip it! I discuss that concept in this song.

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List the radio stations, TV stations and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

Broadtube, Word is Bond, and The Beat Matters.

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Give us links to where the song can be purchased.

It’s free! Stream on Spotify or Apple Music! open.spotify.com/album/3pLAPSDqsDhJa1inpQog7b

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Tell us what you would do for your country if you were the President or Prime Minister.

Eliminate the Medical Industrial Complex.