Soko7 - Moola

Soko7 – Moola

 

Soko7 - Moola

Soko7 – Moola

 

ARTIST NAME: Soko7

 

SONG TITLE: Moola

 

RELEASE DATE: 2/13/2020

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

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Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.

For me, the main difference from demos to finished songs is that I re-record the vocals in a quiet room and fix the errors in the takes, and then I add harmonies.

 

I mix the song to my liking and I send it to my friend @KayoMusiq and he masters it for me, he’s great.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

I usually start with a sample or chords or an idea, then I record myself mumbling melodies and ideas, I write, re-record and then add drums and bass.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

It’s still quite early in my career and I don’t feel like I’ve found any themes or reoccurring patterns.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

Greatest musical work to date is “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce, which I produced and won several Grammy Awards for.

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Tell us those behind your music process.

It’s mostly me. I collaborate with different producers all the time, it varies from time to time, I mix my music and have my guy @kayomusiq do the mastering, he’s a very talented producer himself.

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Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.

I do all my promotion online, Instagram, Facebook, etc. I have a new dancehall song with my guy @blaqpages coming next month and that will be my first taste of influencer marketing (dancers and Choreographers).

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish.

I would like to drop my debut album at the top of next year and go on tour.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

The industry has changed a lot due to streaming. Social media has also given the power to the creative and as artist you can reach your fans without needing a label.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

In my opinion, overthinking is the biggest mistake in the creative process.

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Tell us how you boost your performance.

Champagne, Champagne, and more Champagne – it just puts me in a more carefree mood without making me too drunk to work.

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Explain the structure of the song.

This song “Moola” is 4 bar intro, 8 bar Hook, 8 bar verse, 4 bar pre,8 bar Hook, 8 bar verse, 4 bar pre, 8 bar Hook, then the outro.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

There is no set way that the song comes together, but for me, I usually start with chords, then words and then do the drums and bass.

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State your musical skills.

I’m a producer, artist, and writer. I don’t play any instruments, but I can engineer and mix the songs that I write.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

When the time is right, I would like to try it… I am interested in TV and Movies.

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

I have a ball mic filter that basically is a ball made of foam that covers the entire mic except for the opening you record through.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Sean Paul, DMX, Buju Banton, 50 Cent and a lot of classic African artists that I grew up listening to.

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

I get inspired by sports, movies, and traveling.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song came about very spontaneously, I was in Las Vegas for the weekend and my last night there; my director @Potent__ suggested we shoot a video. I didn’t have any new songs, so I decided to make a song right there on the spot. I made the beat, recorded and shot the video for ‘Moola’ in one night.

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

My artist name “Soko7” comes from my birth name Brian Soko and 7 was my jersey number when I played soccer in high school.

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Share your press release and review with us.

Moola is a song about my outlook and my worth ethic as a result of growing up with very little in a 3rd world country (Zimbabwe).

 

I speak about my tunnel vision, attitude about work and money, and how I don’t have time for anything if it doesn’t help me move forward financially. This is the mindset of a lot of 1st generation Immigrant families who came to this country to live the American Dream.