Various Artists – Champs on Ice
Keith Murray (Def Squad, NYC), Lady Ice (Manchester UK), Wyise (Philly), Tia P (California), Pisees (Manchester, UK), Jsky (UK), The Grime Violinist (London), Josephine & the Artizans (London), Nicole Alexandra (LA).
Dark Mic Music Group
Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.
The track has already been mastered at Abbey Road, London.
Discuss the processing involved in creating this song.
The song features artists from the UK and USA, artists were recorded in different studios across the world, and vocal files sent over and mixed in the UK.
Elaborate on the theme of the song.
The theme of the song was to be happy, clubbing, drinking an expensive drink in an expensive place and having fun, champagne … must be ‘on ice.’
Tell us your greatest musical work up to date.
This is one of my greatest music works up to date as it features hip hop artists from the USA and UK, even features 90s hip-hop legend ‘Keith Murray’ and features classical musicians too.
Tell us those behind your music process.
I am the producer, the architect, this is my idea, and I produced and recorded all the music…
– Dr. K a.k.a Musak Mann.
Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.
We currently have a social media promo campaign involving dancers from all over the world dancing to the song; we will start on the radio promo this week and then release the video next month and work on that.
Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish them.
This is the second single from my own project as a producer, it will feature artists from across the globe, and my goal is to have the best album in Europe.
Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.
The music industry is now a place where independent artists can compete with the major artists, it’s a more open and diverse playing field and this can only be good for artists with unique styles…
Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.
There are no creativity rules.
Tell us how you boost your performance.
I’m not a performer. I am a producer.
Explain the structure and arrangement of the song.
The song has a classically influenced intro then Keith Murray on the chorus … then four rappers perform the verses while the singer ‘Jsky’ sings his way through the track underneath.
The opera singer ends every chorus and two classical-trained violinists lace between the melodies.
Discuss how the instruments come together for this song.
Classical meets hip hop, we have a church organ on the intro, and the violins playing the main top line.
State your musical skills.
I am a producer foremost, I play keyboard and I can play a few other instruments competently enough to write or record.
Tell us the motive behind bringing all these gifted artists to collaborate on this song.
I like to work with people whose music I love and feel I’m very lucky to have achieved this with the song.
Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.
I use waves plugins, but I am also a firm believer that you can record as cleanly as possible…
List the name of the artists you cherish most.
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Celine Dion, Nipsey Hussle…
Tell us how you get inspiration.
Inspiration can come to me anywhere, supermarket, the sound of a bus driving by … sounds give me inspiration.