Tell us everything will need to know about you.
I’ve recently celebrated my 40s, but I look like 30 although I feel to be 20. I have kids and a wife although I’m not married. I’m born in France, my mother came from Romania and my grandmother’s father was born in Poland.
State your favorite genre of music and your reason.
I would say electro-rock. My favorite band is Nine Inch Nails. Recently I was listening to KMFDM and I enjoyed it despite I’ve never listened to it for almost a decade.
Techno and Rock; I like them both. But don’t get me wrong, like any other genre, I don’t spend my time listening to music even if I like it, I definitively prefer to create it.
Tell us your experience as a musician.
I started the piano at the age of 7. Then, I spent a few years playing in a rock band as a singer and a songwriter before I started to fall in love with techno and underground free party in the late 90s. I’m in music for more than 3 decades so I believe I have a good background, but I also believe it’s a learning curve that is never-ending.
Tell us the theme of your song.
“Get money” is taken from my first Hip-Hop production: “Hip-Hop reloaded”. In general, I like to think out of the box and I don’t give credits to the text in general. So the theme is less about money than it looks like and much more on my personal vision of Hip-Hop. To be fair, I can’t say I love Hip-Hop, I’ve only started to listen to Hip-Hop more seriously 2 years ago… It sounds weird but it didn’t stop me and I enjoyed it.
Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
I would like to thank Broadtube Music Channel for giving me the opportunity to present my work, much appreciated.
Tell us about your future goals.
First, I’m starting a new musical project: music for kids. I would like to create songs in which I and my kids would sing. It’s been 2 years since I’m thinking about it. Then I want to finish 3 tracks I started several years ago with a good friend. The time has come to work on it again and complete it.
I also need to put my hands back on Djing. I will play in my brother-in-law’s marriage in Scotland. It’s been a while I haven’t done it. I even need to find some hardware to perform; I sold my DJ materials a few years ago.
Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.
One day, a fan I’ve never talked to before asked me to come and play in a festival he organized in Milano (Italy). Because I was unable to make it, I asked him later the artist’s name he managed to get there and he replied with another French name I can’t remember right now but it was definitively someone with success and recognition. That’s why I think my music inspires my fans; people can feel my work.
Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.
Sure the market is completely different from what it was 20 years ago, now it’s all about streaming and playlists.
State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
Beethoven, A genius
Trent Reznor, The producer
The Chemical Brothers, amazing! I would love to see them live one more time (last time was in 2008…).
Give us the links to your social network and stores.
jmfisz.com, Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, Napster, facebook.com/jmfisz, soundcloud.com/jmfisz,, jmfisz.bandcamp.com, YouTube, OpenBazaar and so on.
Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.
It’s all about how it sounds and nothing else. Of course, it’s better to give meaning but in fact, I could write lyrics without any meaning. I love to sing and most of the time I would sing with a suite of words (or sounds) that means nothing. Why should I write lyrics with a specific idea? I’m not god, I don’t want to tell people how they should be or shouldn’t. I like the idea that people are free to think whatever they want, my music and my lyrics will only be part of the journey, it’s not the journey.
Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.
I prefer to perform with other artists, I really love it. It’s the kind of moments you share with someone else and so unique, it can only be positive. On the other hand, I used to love to sing alone in my own tracks. It’s very inspiring; you can’t lie when you sing.
Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people dance or making the kind of music with a genuine message that inspires them.
I think even a track with the objective to dance is a track with a genuine message, it inspires people and even more, it inspires a group of people.
Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.
I can play a very short melody and repeat it for hours. It’s very robotic; it’s a process that sucks my mind in a way. When I spend hours on music, I can feel really bad after. That’s weird. I feel exhausted, stressed and I’m not in a good mood to be social. It’s very strange but it’s also how I am the most creative. It’s coming by wave and it can take days. Most of the time, I won’t be able to say how I did it. After a week of intense work, I just feel empty and I would enjoy real life. Each time I’m in a very long period of music when I stop it, it’s like a new birth. It’s very strange.