David J Caron – Wake Up You’re Only Dreaming

David J Caron

The Greatest Ever Deception by David J Caron

 

 

 

 

 

 

David J Caron – Wake Up You’re Only Dreaming

David J Caron – Wake Up You’re Only Dreaming

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: David J Caron

 

SINGLE TITLE:

Wake Up, You’re Only Dreaming

 

ALBUM TITLE:

The Greatest Ever Deception

 

RELEASE DATE:

Single- May 1st 2019

 

Album – June 1st 2019

 

GENRE: ROCK

 

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Powerful Catchy Melodic Metamorphic Metaphoric Modern Meaningful Memorable Awesome Rock Music! This is Different…

 

David J Caron is an Irish / Italian musician, who grew up in England, now living in Ireland…his main instrument is the guitar but what he is first and foremost as an artist, is a Composer, Musician, Writer and Producer of Melodic Metamorphic Metaphoric Modern Catchy Memorable Rock Music, that exists on a new wavelength and approach, steering away from the mainstream you’ve heard before.

 

Words used to describe his music have been hard to find, when it doesn’t slot into any one known genre precisely… “Epic” and “different” have been suggested by some.

 

Guitar driven compositions, in an intricately designed and arranged mix of power rhythms and single note riffs, sometimes interlaced with secondary underlying melodic patterns of guitar and complementing synth sounds, all designed as a canvas on which to paint thought-provoking, cryptically enigmatic and meaningful lyrics, absent of the obvious stereo-typically expected over-used Rock clichés.

 

Harmonic melodies to catch both the intrigue of the mind and the pleasing of the ear; somehow uplifting with unclear disguise, for not only fans of Rock Music, but fans of music itself.

 

2012 saw the release of “Thru Ever Ending Black” his 28 track debut album double CD, unheard of for a debut album, but no track of which he felt he could omit from the album, being a backlog of songs and themes some of which originated many years previous that he decided he had to finally unveil and unleash to the world, in order to free himself for the next build-up of ideas waiting to be born from the cauldron of his incessantly prolific particular mind…

 

David J Caron presents his story, his soul, his thought provoking observations, his discoveries and essence of character, for all to see and hear, with a deep reaching integrity and unexampled style, in the way he does best, in his music and in his words, letting the result speak for itself without the ever-present bull that many others feel they need to opt for to embellish and mask their music with.

 

2013 to 2014 saw the release of 7 new equally well received Singles conforming to his signature style and philosophy, as well as a compilation album available digitally, entitled 9 Singles, comprising 5 of the shortest tracks from the debut album plus 4 new singles, which serves as a brief taster and introduction into the exclusive DJC musical Universe.

 

“9 Singles” is not in any way a “Best of” compilation, it must be stressed. It is in fact simply a collection of his shortest tracks that would best fit radio airplay slots, since David’s philosophy is not to write “best songs”, but to keep the same high standard to all tracks by satisfying his own set of personal requirements that he applies to all his own compositions.

 

His music transcends and ignores genres yet it also unites fans from all backgrounds.

 

2015 saw the release of a Single entitled “Magic”, in two different versions, each with different lyrics, vocal melody and instrumentation.

 

Although having played in different bands over the years in both England and Ireland, David at present concentrates his work as a recording artist, making his music available for licensing to TV and Film soundtrack synchs as well as for his fans to listen to and buy.

 

A return to a live environment is always a fascinating possibility though, due to the endless possibilities his epic musical themes could create.

 

Christmas 2018, brought a one-off re-release, an updated, remixed and re-mastered real-drum version of the 2017 released single “Star Angels”, a catchy rock-pop Christmas themed track, unlike any ever heard before, which will not feature on the upcoming 2nd album.

 

The Epic 2nd album, “The Greatest Ever Deception” due to be released digitally on June 1st 2019, will feature 16 tracks, presented in the order in which they were created.

 

DJC will as usual, be writing, producing and performing all instruments, as well as attempting the vocals again, which he initially recorded for his debut as guide vocal tracks, but then decided to keep…

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

Fans say my music is different, epic, awesome, mind-blowing, interesting, informative, catchy, melodic, memorable, meaningful and important.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

I don’t have favourites. I don’t write best songs. I have a philosophy and quality standard that I apply to all my songs, so that they are all equally of the same level to satisfy my own strictly adhered personal requirements.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate if you have the chance.

I co-produce my music with my friend and studio engineer, Rob Mancini, a musical artist and performer himself.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate if you have the chance.

I write, compose and arrange all my lyrics and music by myself. No-one else could possibly invent what I alone can invent and create.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

TV shows these days are mostly socially conditioning, indoctrination programming of various propaganda, agendas and mind-controlling deceptions, for the easily deceived to be distracted with and to repeat like mindless parrot-sheep, totally oblivious to the matrix of deception that enslaves their minds.

 

I prefer to investigate and learn the true proven facts of history and real science.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

Sometimes riffs and melodies arrive in dreams. I have to get out of bed and record them before I forget them. I don’t need or rely on moods in order to write songs. They just arrive to me whenever they do.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

Fame is a word that can describe someone who deserves their recognition for what they have achieved and worked hard for, as well as a word that can be used to incorrectly label many who have not deserved the description due to not having created or achieved anything at all of significance or merit.

 

Success is achieving any personal goal, no matter what others may believe success to be.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

In terms of songwriting, I have always worked alone and like doing so.

 

I would like to collaborate again with other musicians so as to perform my songs in a live environment, as long as those musicians genuinely loved the music and its philosophy so as to contribute their own style and interpretation to it as more important than the money received for doing so.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

The first time I ever performed live, was when I was at school, for a school LIVE AID charity concert, in front of the whole school.

 

The crowd was going wild as we stepped on stage. The excitement was palpable. My guitar pedal battery however, decided to run out at exactly that moment, and the very first riffs I was to play, could not be heard, until I figured out the problem and bypassed my pedal.

 

The show was a great success however and I enjoyed it immensely.

 

My first time in a studio, was also when I was at school, recording a band demo of a song I wrote, in a professional recording studio. It was an expensive, but fascinating, and memorable learning experience.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

I always start with a riff that is in my head; I strum and arrange the chord sequence on an acoustic guitar.

 

The vocal melody then arrives to me as if by destiny. It is always somehow immediately the perfect melody for the particular chord sequence.

 

I then arrange the song in its entirety using DAW software to record the basic structure.

 

When I have a structure I am 100% happy with, I then start to write lyrics to fit the melody and rhythm of the vocal line.

 

Again they seem to arrive to me as if by fate to exist with the music they will then be forever a part of, as their own destiny to co-exist.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

My music does not belong to any known genre. It is a genre of my own creation with many influences and possibilities.

 

I do not follow convention or expected clichés that annoy and bore me. There are no equivalents or comparable. This makes describing my music very difficult, when music professionals ask me to tell them what genre it is or who it sounds like.

 

It sounds like nothing else. This is by choice and design, but also makes promotion and marketing of it, more difficult.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

I do not care about “rejection” from those who are either, incapable of appreciating what they are unable to realize the originality, quality and significance of, or unable to create themselves, or by those who have certain typical expected requirements to have to accept or adhere to, in order to satisfy others.

 

I only care that I like my music and others who hear it may like it too. If they don’t it is their loss not mine.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

I initially sang all vocals on my first album, the 2012 28 track debut “Thru Ever Ending Black”, intending them as guide tracks for a “proper” singer to then sing properly, but I ended up actually thinking my vocals were not too bad, so I kept them and continue to attempt them on every track I write so far.

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Tell us the comparison between digital recording and analogue recording.

So far I have only recorded digitally. I find it convenient to record guitar parts digitally, and then am able to change the sounds for those parts to any guitar sound I like.

 

Bass, drums and vocals are recorded live but digitally also.

 

I think digital gives more options but analogue, as in all old LP’s I grew up listening to, gives a more realistic and dynamic sound.

 

I hope to attempt analogue recording in my next album.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

I always record vocals first, to a guide track, to make sure I can sing in that key, before I lay down all other instrument tracks.

 

I usually sing one or two lines / sections at a time, until that part is as good as possible, then progress to the next part.

 

If I were a great singer, I would love to be able to record the whole song in one take. I’m no Freddie Mercury or Ronnie James Dio.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

I have always used Cubase. I don’t have an in depth knowledge of how to use it, just enough to put my ideas down and then bring into the studio to add vocals to. I learn more every time I use it.

 

My engineer then takes care of the intricacies of the software and engineering while I take care of the performances.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and selling of digital files through digital stores.

My 28 track debut album was released on a 2 disk CD with 28- page colour booklet, as well as digitally.

 

The problem with CDs is that firstly, you cannot fit more than 80 minutes on a CD, which I always have a problem with by writing too many songs to fit on it, and secondly, physical sales have now been overtaken by streaming in the digital, immediate world we live in, so CDs are difficult to sell, which is a great shame.

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Elaborate on the song.

“Wake Up, You’re Only Dreaming”, is the revolutionary, epic, paradigm shifting single that Forever Disproves Defeats & Destroys the Heliocentric Spinning Globe Fairy-tale theory blind faith Religion, with verifiable empirical scientific facts. (Release date May 1st 2019).

 

Download this song for FREE now when you pre-order the new 16 epic track album and opt into the mailing list at Bandcamp.

 

Taken from the upcoming 2nd Epic DJC album “The Greatest Ever Deception” (release date June 1st 2019).

 

Music and words composed and written by David J Caron (C) 2018.

 

The worldwide awakening is underway and cannot be stopped.

 

It’s time to wake up, detach oneself from the mainstream media matrix of deception, realize the scientifically proven truth and accept it.

 

This important informative song needs to be heard by every human alive who is not already awakened and aware – Unless you prefer living a comfortable illusion lie. The eyes are useless if the mind is blind.

 

Will the mainstream media have the courage to play my song and / or video and risk further awakening humanity to “The Greatest Ever Deception or just ridicule it with clueless ignorance and cognitive dissonance as typically expected? Not only that, but it is insanely catchy!

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

My name is my artist name, David J Caron, although I also go by the initials DJC on album artwork. My 2nd album’s title, due for release June 1st 2019, is “The Greatest Ever Deception”, for the obvious reasons given above.

 

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Gypsy - Made of Steel

Gypsy – Made of Steel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsy - Made of Steel

Gypsy – Made of Steel

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Gypsy

 

SONG TITLE: Made of Steel

ALBUM TITLE: Made of Steel

 

RELEASE DATE: 3/22/2019

 

GENRE:

Hip Hop, Positive Hip Hop, Pop, Rap, Conscious Hip Hop

 

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Gypsy is one of the talented Hip-Hop artists who found her gift and love of Hip Hop…

 

Now she spreads love, through the mic, one rhyme at a time, to help heal earth.

 

“My music is about making a positive change in Hip-Hop. Let’s make that positive change together!”

– Gypsy

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Name the artists that have influenced you so far.

I could literally list several people here. Music has been a part of my life forever and my musical influences have a wide range of characters. From Kid Cudi to David Bowie, Jay Z to No Doubt -There is no one influence for I am a part of all the music I love.

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Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time.”

Tupac – He was a beautiful poet, truly. His songs are timeless. Put him on any playlist today and he still fits.

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Elaborate on this song.

It’s my 10th single, and one of my favorites. A lot of humans are struggling with wounds inside and become steel because of those wounds.

 

None of us are alone in our emotional struggles, life is hard for everyone. It’s up to us to become steel in spite of those obstacles.

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State the areas that need improvement in the music industry. Positivity needs to thrive, especially in female Hip Hop. The current state feels highly negative towards each other, and I think it’s best to band together and spread love as a genre of music together.

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Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show.

Relax in quiet, silence the mind. Don’t think.

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Tell us your opinion on frequent releasing of singles or just an album in a while.

I think the era of the “album” may be coming to an end. A good single release every month can do more than dropping 10 songs on the same day.

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Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

Travis Scott. The energy of the crowd in the videos I have seen must be epic to feel!

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Tell us the theme of most of your songs.

Spread love and positivity. Believe in yourself, for all things are possible. People can truly do anything when they believe they can.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Gypsy- the universe gave it to me. I’m a free spirit with a cloak, people started calling me Gypsy.

 

Once I started calling myself that, I felt the urge to do music. Rap truly is where my Gypsy soul is at, and when I answered the Gypsy call; the music poured from me.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Made of Steel – This song is about letting hard parts of your life mold you into a better version of yourself. If you let them, the rough times make you stronger.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

Made of Steel – I chose the title because I am made of steel.

 

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Intellect - Then There Were Two

Intellect – Then There Were Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellect - Then There Were Two

Intellect – Then There Were Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Intellect

 

SONG TITLE:  Then There Were Two

 

ALBUM TITLE: Out of Left Field

 

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2018

 

GENRE: Hip Hop

 

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Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.

Music has always been my first love. When I was younger I did poetry slams and from there spent some time singing in church so naturally music was embedded in my DNA.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music. Wow, the responses I have received are beyond my comprehension and expectation.

 

There have been a lot of handshakes from new fans, a lot of anticipation from my current fans and people are just waiting to know my thoughts and expressions as a whole during live jam sessions.

 

I am humbled that more and more folks are engaged in what I have to say not only as a US veteran but as a human being.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

Social media pushes artist to new heights. Before everything was word of mouth then innovation created more creative aspects in not only business but personal standpoints.

 

To be able to showcase my music all over the world through one click is massive.

 

This is why I take such pride in what I put out because my audience is not just locals anymore.

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 Tell us how you record your song.

I go to Sweet Spot Studios in Annandale, VA. I record all my songs with either Nico or one of his technicians.

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Tell us the story behind the song.

‘Then There Were Two’ was a cleaver song about my journey to get to the love of my life a.k.a. hip hop and the dwindling of having a variety of producers to having 2…Nico and Brian “Maddfrequency” Leotaud.

 

The song explains my journey and what’s beautiful about it is Nico creates symphonies and the backdrop is actually from a song he has called “Elao” he offered this song to me and it is the most unique and popular song off my album.

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State your musical skills.

I am a lyricist, through and through. I love to keep the storytelling aspect alive but I challenge myself when I rap to outdo my previous lyrics. I am very clever in my word play.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

I have never timed myself but I can write fairly quickly since I travel a lot, so maybe 4 hours or more.

 

Recording wise I take no longer than 2 hours in the booth before my voice gets hoarse, it also depends on how many songs I record.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

I can’t take credit for the melody, that brain child goes to Brian MaddFrequency, that his specialty. I base my lyrics on my experiences in the military, my heart and events that I want to talk about.

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Discuss your music.

I will just say this about music – I strive for a tight verse over a tight beat any day.

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State your favourite genres of music with reasons.

I love all types of music but Hip Hop is my First Love and Driver of Purpose.

 

I really like Neo-Soul for the simplicity and creativity.

 

Country music is amazing because the storytelling element keeps an audience engaged.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

Normally for a show, I am fairly quiet, maybe three or four days before I am rehearsing with a band I have collaborated with or just solo.

 

I take a moment and meditate and pray before I look eyes with the hungry fans.

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 State your favourite musical instruments.

The microphone, I don’t play any instruments.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

The energy is magnificent, to watch people who have never heard me speak vibe, bop their heads to what I am saying is addictive, it’s a drug and it just keeps me humble to provide more great music.

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Discuss your personality in full details.

I am typically a shy guy, but my gift of gab is because of music. I love to talk about my art form, my influencers and I have a great team around me that is able to help me to get my message across.

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Discuss your music career.

I entered the music scene in 2013 with the EP titled ‘Ready to Go’ while it was a successful release I decided to change the overall musical direction to capture my raw, uncensored self as a soldier. This created a new span of audience which then led to the release of the next EP in 2018 called Truth about Lect featuring Taps Mugadza.

 

While writing my next album, I was selected to serve as a technical advisor on ABC’s show Quantico.

 

Currently, I’m serving as a consultant on NBC’s newest show The Enemy Within starring Morris Chestnut and Jennifer Carpenter.

 

Music is still my number one love even though I’m making my presence known on television.

 

In late 2018, I released my first independent album entitled Out of Left Field, which placed me as one of the top rising artists and best new music on Reverbnation.

 

‘Out of Left Field’ is reminiscent of Nas’s Illmatic in 1994.

 

There is clever wordplay and storytelling, paired with some of the most amazing production heard today.

 

Most of the album is live music and has very little sampling, I aim to stand the test of time and there is no stopping me.

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List your musical work.

2013 – EP – Ready to Go

 

2018 – EP – Truth About Lect featuring Taps Mugadza

 

2018 – Album – Out of Left Field

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

I have met some amazing people, since I am an actor, I am in constant handshakes but meeting DJ Dreswki from Hot 97.1 in N.J. was a confident booster.

 

New York City is my second home so having someone vibe to my music made me very proud that I was heading in the right direction.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Reverbnation – Press

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name ‘Intellect’ came from a friend of mine in Florida.

 

We were playing the word game and he stated that I wasn’t able to speak without using big words; he said that I was an intellectual and needed to dumb things down, and the name Intellect was born.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

‘Then There Were Two’ is about my love of hip hop and the creative process I went through with my two producers, Brian “Maddfrequency” Leotaud and Nicolas “Nico” Laget.

 

I narrowed my music relationship to two creative guys who gave me the tools to put out this great music today.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

‘Out of Left Field’ took a few months to come out with because actions, sequences had to happen before I could release the album.

 

If you look at the cover art it showcases my deep love for New York City, so that’s why all the music have an organic vibe, I like using instrumentals in my music so people can really hear the bare essence of art I place in my work.

 

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Daniel Palmieri – Coconut Isle

 

Daniel Palmieri - Coconut Isle

Daniel Palmieri – Coconut Isle

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist Name – Daniel Palmieri

 

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Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.

I started playing piano by ear when I was eight years old. At 12, I started playing guitar and at 13 I joined a band as a rhythm guitar player and by the time I was 16 I was playing lead guitar in rock and roll bands for schools, churches, fire barns, recreation halls, and even a few bars.

 

In Syracuse, N.Y. (where I grew up) the competition was steep with many excellent musicians and bands.

 

In 1967, when I was 18, I started playing folk music with a partner calling ourselves “David and Daniel.”

 

We were the premiere folk group in Central New York and soon began touring all over the state.

 

We were a highly polished folk duo with great harmony and were picked up by an agent who booked us in Greenwich Village in New York City.

 

While playing at the Bitter End we met Harry Chapin. Harry wanted us to be part of his band – he was hoping for a record deal with Epic records. We declined because we were making real money playing on a nightclub circuit.

 

David and Daniel spent the next two years performing in nightclubs from New York to Florida.

 

We wrote and recorded several commercials and also wrote and recorded a 45 RPM record.

 

I knew then that I wanted a career playing music in front of people.

 

David went to school to be a lawyer so for the next 18 years while I performed as a solo act on the road. I started writing music and recorded two 45 RPM’s and a record album.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.

Everyone who hears my music likes what they hear because it touches a variety of genres.

 

Even after many years they remember a song that touched them.

 

I have several of my songs on Music X-ray and Broadjam (music licensing sites).

 

The feedback that I get from fans and musicians on those sites is very positive.

 

Five years ago I started writing an orchestrating music to be used in commercials and films.

 

I have a digital studio, guitars, keyboards and computer programs for scoring and outputting music.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

Social networking is very important to anyone trying to promote their music and talent today. It also gives you access to a vast variety of music and immediate feedback on your music.

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Tell us how you record your instruments.

Sometimes I use commercial programs like Band in a Box. That program allows you to write the chord names and select a style and meter for the music. It then will create a drum, base, and piano parts.

 

I then export those parts to a MIDI file. I then import the MIDI file into a music composition program (I use Forte), which allows me to change and add to the music score.

 

I then write the score for horns, strings, and various other instruments.

 

Next I mix and output that music to a digital eight track studio.

 

I then record guitar tracks and vocals and mix everything down and export it as a music file.

 

Other times I record guitar parts and then track and the other instruments on a digital studio.

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Tell us the inspiration of the melody.

Sometimes I have a melody in my head. Other times I sit with my guitar and get a rhythm going and a sequence of chords and record it.

 

Later I will go back and create a melody line and add the other instruments.

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State your musical skills.

I have been a classical guitarist for 52 years. I have been playing rock ‘n roll, folk and pop music for 60 years.

 

I play drums, keyboards, blues harp, and some banjo. I can pick up just about any instrument and play a song on it within ten minutes.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

That depends on how complicated the music is. Sometimes I can record three or four instruments and add vocals in a couple of hours.

 

More complicated orchestral pieces with counter melodies and lots of instrumentation can take weeks.

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Go into detail on how you develop your instrumentation.

It depends on the genre. For example, country music would be drums, bass, guitar, piano, banjo, etc.

 

On the other hand, Caribbean music requires steel drums, marimbas, vibes, congas, etc.

 

While rock ‘n roll needs drums, bass, organ, guitar parts with wah wah and fuzz pedals, etc.

 

I use unexpected instrumentation for variety – Although it definitely depends on genre.

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Discuss your music in full details.

My music is very diverse with: Folk, Country, Rock, Pop, Ballads, Love Songs, etc.

 

I also have Caribbean music, Commercial background music for TV, Radio, and music for Film and Movies.

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State your five favorite genres of music with reason.

I love big band music, Caribbean music, 1950s rock ‘n roll, 1960s folk music, rhythm and blues.

 

I love Simon and Garfunkel, Neil diamond, Jimmy Buffett, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, soul music, etc.

 

The reason is this music is the soul of my generation.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

Rehearsals now depend on how long I need to warm up my voice or my fingers.

 

Much of my rehearsal time is spent writing and rewriting a particular part of a musical composition – be it lyrics or musical parts.

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State your favorite musical instruments.

Classic, Electric, and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, piano, horns, and strings.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

I try to make a connection with everyone in the room. When I sing a song, I sing it to each and every person and try to let them understand the feelings behind the song.

 

It doesn’t matter if it’s three people or 300. By the end of the night they would feel like they know me as a friend.

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Discuss your personality in full details.

I’m a happy, loving, friendly guy. I’m also stubborn and want my own way. When it comes to music it should either be done exactly the way it was written or very different – period.

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Discuss your music career.

I have had a great music career that has lasted over 60 years. I have played in over 17 states in bars, restaurants, hotels, large and small venues.

 

I have played with and met many famous musicians and performers like: Ms. Loretta Lynn, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Trini Lopez, Vic Damone, the Letterman, Sha Na Na, Harry Chapin, and Steve Chapin.

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Share your memorable experiences and elaborate on your music career.

While playing in the duo David and Daniel, We were the featured entertainment for a special after the show party for Miss Loretta Lynn. While there; Bobby Vee came in and asked me if I would play lead guitar for him while he sang a few songs for Loretta. I played backup lead guitar for Bobby Vee.

 

David & Daniel were also were the entertainment for the Miss Grand Prix Beauty Pageant at Watkins Glenn, New York.

 

David and Daniel were playing in the lounge of the Holiday Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and singing the song “Dream, Dream, Dream,” by the Everly Brothers when in the middle of the song, Don and Phil Everly walked into the lounge. They had a concert that night in Chapel Hill and were staying at the Holiday Inn where we were playing.

 

When we took a break Don and Phil asked us over to their table and told us how much they liked our arrangement of their song.

 

They said that they would like do it the way we were doing it from now on. They invited us the next day to their rehearsal and we spent the afternoon teaching them our arrangement of their song.

 

At the Bitter End in New York City, Harry Chapin asked me if I could stay there and back him up while he chased a record deal with Epic records. I declined and continued performing on the road and, while in North Carolina, I heard his song “Taxi “on the radio and knew that I had made a big mistake. I also could not go back and play with him now because when I said no, I told him about a guitarist friend of mine (Ron Palmer), who went to New York City and played with Harry. So Ron recorded and played in concert with Harry – and I blew it. LOL!

 

While performing as Daniel of the duo David and Daniel (a folk duo like Simon and Garfunkel) we performed as a warm-up group (front group) for The Letterman on two different occasions.

 

After the second time, Letterman lead singer Tony Batola said that they knew of someone in Nashville that was looking for a strong folk duo for a pilot television show. He also said that the show may or may not actually run. David and I were performing and making money traveling so we turned down the opportunity. That opportunity was the show called “Hee Haw” and the duo selected for the show were the “Hager Brothers“- the rest is music history.

 

In 1975 and 1976, while I was performing in New England, I was selected to be the Male Lead Singer in the Miss Vermont Pageant for 2 years in a row. The pageant was the Vermont State level final pageant for the Miss America Program. The Miss Vermont Pageant was large venue, 3 hour show, with 4 days of rehearsals. It was broadcast on Vermont TV stations.

 

Although I am not actively performing anymore because I’m now 70, I still write and record music looking for it to be picked up and used in Commercials or for Films and Television shows.

 

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ARTIST NAME:  Janos

 

SONG TITLE:   ZERO

 

RELEASE DATE: 20/03/2019

 

GENRE: Electro / Pop / Funk

 

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Swedish born singer songwriter ‘Janos’ spends his time between the streets and pubs of Oslo and London.

 

Fusing beautiful pop melodies, soulful vocals and explosive energy, the pop-punk soul artist delivers listeners with a fresh, contemporary sound.

 

From fragile, heartfelt ballads to funky upbeat anthems, Janos tells a story relating to the highs and lows of our generation.

 

Janos’s message is one of strength and self-empowerment.

 

After years of performing with other bands, the Swedish artist finally took the leap to go it alone, setting him free to create the music that is true to who he is.

 

With the desire to mix organic sounds with elements of R&B, pop and rock, Janos was able to create an entirely unique sound.

 

Inspired by the likes of Bruno Mars, Janos’s new work is a combination of Anderson Paak meets Daft Punk.

 

Thematically and sonically the music narrates the feeling of dancing with your heart on your sleeve, rich with colour and oozing euphoric surges, Janos has crafted an infectious and dance-worthy sound.

 

Leading single ‘Zero’ is a positive anthem about not letting negative people bring you down.

 

“It’s not a vindictive song, it’s more like a ‘I do me and you do you’ type of thing”, reveals Janos.

 

“It’s about maximizing who you are and not listening to haters, fake friends and what society tells you to do.”

 

Recorded on a small island outside of Oslo, the single exudes dreamy and hazy vibes, featuring jangly guitars and glistening electronic synths ‘Zero’ bursts with energy through its mix of sonic soundscapes.

 

Janos has found acclaim with numerous notable radio plays, including the BBC, as well as working with famed industry professionals, Jonas Kroon (Cezinando, Anna of the North, Billie Van) and Soulbase ( Admiral P, Fela) on his upcoming releases.

 

With an exciting year ahead, Janos is an artist to be reckoned with.

 

‘Zero’ is currently available worldwide.

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Discuss your recording experience with your producer.

It was the first time working with Soulbase and we immediately hit it off.

 

We come from similar backgrounds regarding hip-hop references and I guess we like to explore new venues for both production and songwriting, and he really caught my drift and understood where I wanted to push myself musically.

 

The recording process was really relaxed and vibey, loads of time spent freestyling stuff and building on the soundscapes.

 

I would recommend him to anyone wanting to try something new and cool!

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Discuss what comes first and last while creating a song.

First is the melody and some bullshit lyrics (might turn out to be really cool ones) and also the beat and vibe of the song. That might change a lot during recording, as you get new inputs and ideas as you go along.

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Tell us the piece of advice would you will give to a new artist.

Play shitloads of gigs and record as much as possible, write as much as you can. Basically just do it!

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Discuss your worse experience in the music business.

Can’t really say much about the business but I guess I don’t like the fact there are a lot of gatekeepers for unsigned artists to try and get past in order to gain exposure and listeners. On my way working through them!

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Discuss your approach to songwriting.

My approach is to always try to stay relevant with myself and my catalogue, so I always try to write something new, better and brighter than before.

 

I don’t really go back too much to older stuff, I leave it and do something new, maybe influenced by something I haven’t finished yet but I try not to write similar songs.

 

I guess it’s kind of like a playlist; you don’t want it to be 100 songs that all sound the same and have the same vibe.

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Tell us what you are doing to impact the people around you.

I always try to use my energy to big up people and share the vibes as it’s super important to be on the same wave.

 

I also try to listen to people’s opinions and inputs when it’s people I work with; it makes a better final product I think!

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Tell us what music that makes you happy.

It’s kind of working different emotions and vibes, so it’s hard to say what actually makes me happy but I think music that’s upbeat can sometimes be sad as well as downbeat music can be happy, all depends on which mood I’m in.

 

I think the main thing is cool melodies and good lyrics and kickass production makes me happy.

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Tell us how you feel when you sing and your fans sing along to your song.

Like I’m floating on clouds!

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Tell us the goals you aim to achieve when creating a song.

I want to get a certain vibe through. It’s all down to inspiration, what song I’m building on for inspiration and what I want to say with my lyrics.

 

Sometimes it’s really nothing but the moods I want to build come through in the melodies and production. So the goal is to get a vibe across!

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Tell us if you are collaborating with other songwriters or you write alone.

I’ve been writing with others for a while actually, loads of cool artists like Eddie Fahrenheit, Valerio Lysander, Anna Rest Easy to name a few.

 

It’s all about getting different perspectives and learning different styles so I would say I love to write with others because it also gives my songwriting a new vibe.

 

Kind of like learning new skills – But the songs I play as Janos are all written by me, but I am always open to new inputs!

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Elaborate on the song.

Zero came across as a kind of, “I’m done with this shit” song. It’s about realizing you got to change your environment to waste less time on negative vibes and negative people.

 

You got to be true to yourself and go after what you want in life. I do not hate and I am just tired of haters.

 

Musically I tried to go for something mashing up my influences in Rock, RnB and Pop, and create something people can move to!

 

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ARTIST NAME: Fossway

 

SONG TITLE: No Heart in the Heart of the City

 

RELEASE DATE: 23/03/2019

 

GENRE: Alternative Rock

 

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Assembled from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Fossway are the roaring rock quartet comprised of Daniel Mason (Vocals and Guitar), Harry Lowery (Drums), Jacob Herrington (Guitar and Backing Vocals) and John Lennox (Bass and Backing Vocals).

 

Fossway began in 2018 with a powerful start that saw Fossway release their debut single, ‘Parasite’, with a professional music video.

 

The four-piece have been building a respectable reputation around their home city of Newcastle by playing sold out headline shows at The Cluny, O2 Academy Newcastle and Wylam Brewery.

 

Building on this burst into the scene, Fossway then released their studio recorded single, ‘Mannequin’ that exceeded its expectations.

 

The band signed an artist development deal with Pillar Artists which enabled Fossway to embark on their first UK tour playing Leeds, Sheffield, York and Dunfermline to name a few.

 

‘No Heart in the Heart of the City’ is the latest single to be released by Newcastle alternative rock quartet Fossway and combines high energy musicianship with contemporary lyricism to prove what they have in their locker.

 

‘While I get the comparisons with famous British acts like Radiohead -the complexity- and Muse -the catchiness-, Fossway are en route to create their very own style, that defies comparison’ – New York GlamGlare Magazine.

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Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.

The syncopated drum and bass rhythms bounce off the eerie guitar and vocal melodies as together they burst into the chorus where catchy and distorted guitar licks meet punchy drum and bass stabs.

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Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.

As a band, our philosophy with fame and fortune is: we enjoy the ride touring the country and playing our music live to people.

 

If we get bigger than that then great, if not, we can look back and say at least we tried and had a great time as four best friends doing what we love.

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Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.

It is hard to channel our sound into one genre, although a fan did label us ‘remastered seventies’, but the energy in our songs is what is resonating with fans.

 

We are not a band writing simple music about love or summer, we address important issues through complex musicianship.

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Explain how to deal with fear on stage.

We rarely ‘fear’ playing live. Of course, if it is an important show we feel the adrenaline and nerves more than ever, but in general we stick to our two beer rule and spend time together getting excited. Our code with every gig is that if there is 10 or 10,000 people out there tonight, we will play the best show of our lives.

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Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.

Recording has moved from tape to digital even before our lifetimes.

 

Nowadays, recording is much easier and straight forward, but this strength is also a weakness.

 

In the days of Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd and the Beatles, there was no space for mistakes, but now anyone can be made to sound good.

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Tell us any interesting experience in your music career that is significant.

Our being and becoming is quite interesting as we are four completely different people who came together by chance.

 

For example, our guitarist Jacob was the first person I (Harry, drums) met at university.

 

It was a case of ‘hey, do you like music’, ‘yeah, I play guitar’ ‘sound, we need a guitarist’ and that was that.

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Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.

Three of us study English at university so lyrics are fairly accessible. We’ll share poems or ideas and then work on them together to make it fit the music.

 

We are quite politically charged as demonstrated in ‘Parasite’ and we seem to be observant on societal matters as shown in ‘Mannequin.’

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Tell us your best means of expressing yourself.

The energy of our songs allows us to truly vent and project emotion and passion on to each other when playing live.

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Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics and religion.

As an upcoming band, we don’t have the biggest platform to voice our politics or observations on society, and not many bigger bands seem to be doing so.

 

Hopefully, the themes and topics of our songs will be a factor that increases our fan base as we aim to promote these ideas.

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Discuss how you plan to create a timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.

As a band, we have roots coming from all corners of the history of music. From rock to classical to jazz, in our songs you can hear our influences play out. For example, ‘Parasite’ is a rock-tango and ‘Mannequin’ is very punky, we all desire to continue to develop our sound through time and equipment.

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List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.

John Lennon – one of the greatest songwriters to live and change music forever.

 

Kurt Cobain – a prime example of a person using negativity as a catalyst to express themselves.

 

Ludwig Van Beethoven – a true master of music.

 

Thom Yorke – one of the greatest innovators of music.

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Tell us your viewpoint on discriminating.

In an era where there are many prevalent issues, such as racism, homophobia etc., it is important to remember we are all human beings. God or no God, we will leave this earth as clueless as we came, we can only be nice to one another in the short time we are lucky enough to have here.

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Tell us your favourite books and state your reason.

Speaking for the other members, I know John our bassist loves ‘1984’ by George Orwell and our rhythm guitarist Jacob likes ‘Crime and Punishment’ by ‎Fyodor Dostoevsky. I prefer poetry myself, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Percy Shelley inspire me in their works, I am a particular fan of Romanticism and the Gothic and I would say my favourite poem is ‘Kubla Khan’ because I love how Coleridge illustrates a fallen paradise in reference to dreams, reality and his opium addiction.

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Tell us what triggers your creativity.

Anything from a political issue to an enjoyable experience will trigger our creativity.

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Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.

Daniel, the lead guitarist, is our primary songwriter. Most times, he will have a riff or an idea which we all pick a part and add to before he creates a home demo of the track. We then play about with it in rehearsal for a few hours until we feel it has been developed enough.

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Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.

Our newest single ‘No Heart in the Heart of the City’ is our greatest song yet.

 

Musically, it is our most complex and ambitious with its syncopation and guitar solos.

 

Vocally, it is probably our most interesting with the falsetto melodies – I think Dan is beginning to find his place and character as a frontman now.

 

And above all, it is the most fun to play and listen to as it takes a few listens to actually understand and once you have a grip on it, it doesn’t seem to get boring.

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Tell us how you compose your song.

Dan is the primary songwriter and songs are then developed from initial ideas.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song targets our thoughts and observations on the music industry and the government.

 

Although there is an extreme difference, there are parallels between upcoming bands and migrants.

 

Those at the top of the food chain or in the city are really not compassionate towards those from the outside, and this leaves us with the questions ‘well where do we go?’ or ‘where is our place?’

 

The track engages with our love of music but the struggle in order to keep doing what we love.

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Elaborate on your artist name.

When first recording an EP (unreleased), we were a nameless band. Pushed for time, we had to decide on a name quick. The studio was in our home city near a road called ‘The Fossway’. It was a name that looked and sounded unique but still merited some sort of connection to us. Originally, we took the name as ‘Fosseway’ but due to very varied pronunciations of the word we dropped the ‘e’.

 

We spent months searching through other very questionable names until after a show at the O2 when we stood outside the venue with a post-gig buzz and we kind of looked at each other and all knew to just stick with Fossway and to drop the ‘e’.

 

From then on it stuck and we’ve grown into the name. We now write songs that you can listen to and say ‘yeah, that’s a Fossway tune.’

 

Most bands often undergo deadening searches for ‘the name’ with it needing to have meaning or significance; our name came from a mutual understanding and agreement.

 

If you really want to look into it, ‘Fossway’ is a real road but also a metaphor for our journey together.

 

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ARTIST NAME:  Nadiem

 

SONG TITLE:  Venom

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop / Rap

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As a hip-hop artist, Nadiem strives to defeat the social norms that have been placed against him and others.

 

His bold personality enables him to take his supporters inside his private life, giving them a taste of what he experiences daily.

 

His love for music gives him the ability to create fun, yet meaningful content that he hopes will inspire his supporters.

 

June 16th, 2018, Nadiem released his debuting EP titled “Exception” which aimed to make a statement in the modern era of constant oppression while also providing him with a chance to display his internal struggles.

 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he is currently attending The Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Psychology.

 

During his time there he has released various singles, including “Venom” and a project he worked directly with the University titled “60k.”

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Discuss your music career.

I’ve been working on music for about two years. It started as a simple hobby in high school, but I began taking it very seriously throughout my college career.

 

I majored in Music Production and Psychology at The Ohio State University, where I aimed to find a way to better engage my listeners.

 

I grew up in an Arabic household, which led to not many people believing I could become a successful hip-hop artist.

 

I used that as motivation, ultimately bringing awareness to stereotypes and misconceptions in all areas, whether that is gender inequality or race or religion, etc.

 

My music is meaningful, but it is super catchy and fun as well.

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Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.

I love performing. The best way to impress the fans watching you is to keep them interacted. Involve them. Make them feel like they are a part of the show. Who doesn’t like to feel valued and be a part of something?

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List the names of your biggest supporters.

Alaadeen Bajes (Friend)

 

Desi Alexander (Comedian)

 

Talip Casperks (Videographer)

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

I strive off of critique and judgment. I love when someone challenges me and assumes something of me, I cannot do something. That ties in with me advocating for social justice in the community. I want to create change in this world. That is my main goal.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

I’ve met so many amazing individuals on my journey as an artist. From producers, other artists, to fans, I’m so grateful for them all. I have many obstacles during the up and coming stage, but the fans make it worth it. When you have people coming up to you telling people your music has changed their lives, it humbles you and makes you want to keep going.

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Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Expecting a handout – Remember that this is a business, and everyone is trying to eat. Ask yourself what you can offer the individual you’re trying to connect with. Everyone in the music business worked hard to get where they’re at. What makes you different?

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Discuss the story behind the song.

This came after my Exception EP. I received a lot of fake friends after my name started becoming known. I started losing myself. I created this song to just express a bit of my angry side, telling people I cannot always trust you and have to watch who I let inside my circle.

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Tell us how to fund a music project.

You’re not going to be a famous musician overnight. Find other ways to fund yourself.

 

I worked three jobs before I could survive off of music even at the slightest level.

 

One of the best things to do in this business is to network. You have to know people. Find five people in your city that do something you like and offer to buy them lunch. Whether that is music production, video, songwriting, marketing, etc., when you build your connection’s list and build relationships with these people, they’ll want to invest in you, just as you invest in them.

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Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.

I think this is super important. I remember seeing a young female get trampled at a Post Malone concert and realized that more attention needs to be brought to this.

 

People should not be getting hurt for something they paid to go see.

 

Also, it is important to keep security high getting into shows – Especially after events such as the Ariana Grande’s incident.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.

Fern and Marty of Social Club Misfits – I went to their concert in April of 2018. They loved my story and were so attentive to what I was saying.

 

Fern looked at me and said, “Nadiem I really hope you make it. Take yourself there though. This is not an easy road.”

 

After that day I knew this was going to be an everlasting grind, which has helped me stay committed to working hard.

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Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.

That’s the thing. There’s always room for improvement. I will constantly be educating myself on different genres and markets.

 

We’re in a streaming music era, and although I do not want to blend in with the rest of the mainstream crowd, I want to ensure I’m doing what is needed to get my music heard. Sometimes that involves exploring new sounds to find yours.

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Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.

I sing as well as rap. I do exercises with my team every two days. I try to not overdo it considering the amount of shows I have to do in a given month.

 

I mellow out sometimes so I can be as dynamic as possible when recording.

 

Also, take care of your body. Sleep and proper nutrition does a lot!

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Discuss your best mood during performance.

I’m very energetic on stage. Getting the crowd involved and making sure they have a great time. It’s a full workout for me. I have my own dance crew and choreography, so we try to put on a fun, spirited show.

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List your best artists with reasons.

NF – We have a similar backstory – Easy to relate to him. Take that as you hear it.

 

Andy Mineo – He’s one of the realest musicians I have ever listened to. He’s so true to himself and he puts out content that he is happy with (Example “I Ain’t Done”). His style is very unique, and I have been inspired by him in numerous ways.

 

Bryce Vine – I love his style! His music is so dynamic and easy to listen to. He is definitely a vibe. I’ve learned a lot by listening to him.

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Discuss your existence as an artist.

I like that people know my name. “Aye Nadiem is in town let us go to his show” – That is an honor to me. I try and remain relevant, constantly giving people something to see, whether that be through music, one of my advocacy programs, or through my merch line,

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Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing the society and the solution.

I think this society, especially in western culture, is filled with pride and lying. We all try to put on a persona and fill the listeners with BS because media is everywhere now. Stuff spreads so quickly. I think the solution is to just not get caught up in that.

 

Remain authentic and constructively criticize yourself and continue to grow, no matter what people think.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording.

I like being alone when I write my songs. Most of them are inspired by emotion, so I try to keep that energy in the room when I’m creating.

 

However, I love working with people. You never know what someone else will have to say, so always be willing to listen!

 

I record in various places, mostly at Oranjudio Studios in Columbus, Ohio.

 

I like working with engineers that know me, but always willing to work with others as well.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is literally my first name “Nadiem” (Pronounced “Nuh-Deem”).

 

I decided to keep it that way because there are not many Arab-American rappers. I’m aiming to make a statement. When my parents named me, they did so with purpose. Nadiem means “A good person” and that’s what I am, just trying to show the world you can be anything you set your mind to.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Title – Venom

Inspired by the marvel villain – It shows the dark side of an individual.

 

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