Martino + Ellis – Nothing Can Stop Me
Tell us your real names, country of birth, and childhood experience.
Patryk Martynus aka Martino was born in Poland in 1971. From his childhood music was an essential part of his life. Even in primary school, he performed as a D.J. in school events.
Tell us your academic qualification.
Martino doesn’t have a typical music background. He finished marketing and management study and business psychology in the postgraduate stage.
Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
Martino does not have a musical education. Likewise, his parents had no such training, and from what he remembers, his grandfather played and was the teacher of the violin. But when Martino was a child he dreamed of appearances on stage and … when he watched television broadcasts of all kinds of music concerts; he has always tried to emulate and imitate artists playing the guitar at the … tennis racket. But, in the more mature period of his life, he learned the art of speaking and rhythm feelings and singing. With that, honestly, he has to admit that, apart from the rhythmic rap is unlikely for him to become a famous singer. But thanks to all his skill and experience, he thinks he was blessed with perfect hearing, a sense of rhythm, and the ability to search for voice talents, which he invites to his music production.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
“Nothing Can Stop Me” is a typical EDM production with a hint of Indie and Ethnic flavors. The concept behind this is to share Martino’s own life story. It doesn’t matter how many times we fall down, it is important to still have the ultimate goal in front and go on.
Tell us how to run a record label independently and successfully based on your experience as an artist.
It is not that easy however if you believe and consistently with consequent movement you will realize your dreams, finally, one day you’ll reach the top of the mountains.
Tell us how you are promoting your music.
I try to be present at all social channels, live events, digital campaigns, and on the real-world, especially when I release traditional CD or vinyl records.
Tell us what makes you happy and what makes you sad.
Vision, engagement, and creativity make me happy, people surrounding me as well. Stupid and black visions make me sad.
Explain clearly the story or concept behind the song.
Clearly, it is my own experience gained so far. I knew from the early beginning that always I have to fight and look forward to the bright side of life.
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.
Martino is a D.J. and lyrics writer. He cooperates with Marcin Cichon who is a music composer. Both are responsible for final mastering and production. In the case of the mentioned video; Martino wrote the scenario and had an influence on clip shooting which was followed by Jacek Nawrat as a video director.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience, and your future goal.
Apr 1989 – everything was started.
Feb 1993-Jun 2013 – own, 2 hours radio show in Top Radio and Planeta Radio
Holidays 1994-96 – guest residency in King’s River Club/Lido de Jesolo, Italy/, Disco Fun/Austria/, St’Trop Disco/Lloret del Mar/Spain.
Jul 2004 – first own release “Female Screw”.
Feb 2012 – double CD album “La Musica” including 12 own production.
Oct 2015 – won Reverbnation competition on a remix of the song “Believe” – SoundCloud
Promoting a new album
World-famous singer CeCe Peniston
Jan 2016 – new album “Sonidos del Alma” first announcement
Mar 2016 – “Back 2 Roots” single selected as a soundtrack by Gemelli Film Inc. in N.Y. US to college comedy movie in the US
Apr 2016 – “Sonidos del Alma” rewarded as a best new song Dance/Electronica by Akademia Music Award – Link
Dec 2016 – “Nothing Can Stop Me” worldwide release
Apr 2017 – first professional video to “Nothing Can Stop Me” hot hit single (over 100k YouTube views).
Jun 2017 – “Nothing Can Stop Me” video – YouTube
Worldwide broadcast at Viacom platform including MTV, VIVA
Autumn 2017 – second CD album “Sonidos del Alma” worldwide distribution including announcement hits: “Nothing Can Stop Me”, “Winning”, “Taste of Paradise”.
Tell us what makes you unique from others.
The fresh approach to surrounding sounds, ethnic and Latin influences, last but not least meaning and coaching style in lyrics; true-life story.
Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.
Lack of major cooperation can be treated as weaknesses. Strengths – independence and faith for future successes.
List your five favorite songs including the artists.
I have a lot of respect for artists such as Kool & The Gang, Imagination, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Cesaria Evora, Bebo Segala, whether Sophie Ellis Bextor, Phats & Small, and from a group of DJs Frankie Wilde, DeadmauS, Calvin Harris, Robin Schultz.
Tell us your position on “DIY” Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.
Time will show what will happen however I’m always open to discuss all, possible contract conditions.
Tell us other activities you will like to pursue apart from music.
I’m proud to have the possibilities to manage few, very well-known, global brands.
List your various works.
2004 “Female Screw” vinyl maxi single
2004 “Massive Beat” vinyl maxi single
2006 “Booya” CD EP
2012 Double CD album “La Musica”
2015 “Believe” CeCe Peniston /Back 2 Roots remix/ – Chaos
2016 “Sonidos del Alma” single
2016 “Nothing Can Stop Me” single
2017 “Taste of Paradise” single
2017 New CD album “Sonidos del Alma”
State links to connect you on social media.
State the official date of release.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Martino – It is a letter game from my surname and an easy way to pronounce it.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Nothing Can Stop Me – no less, no more like the direct meaning of a sentence.
State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.
“Sonidos del Alma” album – Sounds of Soul project was developed to express my feelings and share my new music.