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Jarred Michaell 'Quirkless' Interview

Amanda Giordano

Why did you make this album?

I made this because I wanted to put together all types of music that I listen to and was learning about and putting it in my own style.

What inspired the title 'Quirkless'?

The show My Hero Academia. The main character deku is “Quirkless” and wants to become a superhero like his favorite hero, Allmight. So basically I felt the same way I feel powerless sometimes because I look up to people like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder.

If you could do a remix to one song on the album and anyone as your guest feature, what song what it would be and who would you have on it?
I’d have Stevie wonder on safety.

Who helped make this album what it is? Writers, Producers, Muses, Support System, Etc
I made everything musically I wrote produced and recorded everything myself. Shout out to my mom and dad letting me play loud ass music all times of the night. And to my neighbors for not calling the boys on me.

What is your favorite track? Why?

I don’t have a favorite track I enjoy them all equally because this is the first project where I did everything so the love for each track is the same.

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What is your goal as an artist?

My goal is just to get people to listen to music and be able to perform as many places as possible 

When did you know you wanted to make music?
I didn’t realize I wanted to actually make music until like last year when I started making this project.


What is your dream now that you just accomplished this dream? Have you ever been Stereotype'd? Tell us more
I’ve never been stereotyped. And if I have I definitely don’t know about it. And my dream now is just to make another project.


Have you ever broke a Stereotype someone had of you? Tell us about it
I basically stay in my room all the time so the only person I really talk to is my girl my family and a few friends so I’ve never had anyone really talk down upon me.

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What advice would you give to something that is looking to pursue their dreams?

I’d say do it for yourself! And do as much work as you can yourself because no one can take it away if you did everything from front to back. Be confident because everything is possible if you know you can achieve it.

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Respect the DJ Interview with IRɅ @ira.germany

Amanda Giordano

Lina Se

Lina Se

How did you get into DJing? 

When I spent my first vacation on Ibiza in 2005, the electronic music scene just overwhelmed me. This is when I decided to concentrate on this kind of music – I was into hip-hop before. I bought my first CDJs in 2008 but learned it professionally in 2017. 

 

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

I watched a lot of Youtube-Tutorials, asked two close friends and whenever I’m on a gig or just a guest in a club I watch the other DJs playing. Learning never stops!

 

What did your first setup look like?

I was studying, so it really had a low-budget setup. My first CDJs were from Zomo and my Mixer from Behringer. I had old school retro headphones from my dad and supercheap loudspeaker boxes.

 

What does your current setup look like?

Well, nine years later, working AND going in for quality, I bought Pioneer CDJs and a Pioneer DJM. Both in 2000. My monitoring boxes are from KRK and my headphones are from Sennheiser. 

Cristo

Cristo

How did you get your DJ/Artist name?

I had so many ideas in mind and then I wondered how I’d like the names in 10 years. So I wanted to play safe and decided to take my first name – IRɅ – just the “A” is different.

 

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

COULD is like dreaming, right? If I am allowed to dream: Amsterdam Dance Event, Parookaville, and Tomorrowland. But that’s beyond my reach.

 

If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?

Berlin (again), London and of course Ibiza.

Erich Bernd

Erich Bernd

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

Carl Cox.

 

What is your goal when you play live?

I want the crowd to escape from everyday routine and bring them into another world and ecstasy.

 

What's your go-to song right now?

Hard question – I love so many. But one of my favorites for the peak time is ‘Babayani’ (Stereo Express, Lunar Plane) and to bring people down ‘Closer’ (Whomadewho) and ‘Listen to my soul’ (Niconé feat Enda Gallery).

 

What is your dream as a DJ?

To play as long as possible (or forever J) – music is my passion, my love.

To play as often as possible - music makes me happy.

To play at many venues in the world – music makes people happy and connects them.

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What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

Work, work, work. It’s hard work. And never forget

 

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)

Instagram

Soundcloud

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Kris Kovu - 'Kris KOVU vs. The WORLD' Interview

Amanda Giordano

Why did you make this album?
I made this album to help Adolescents on their personal journeys & spiritual evolution's; Much like "Kid Cudi" Did for Me in High-school. I wanted to show the youth there is someone like them in the industry who represents them & their stories.

What inspired the title 'Kris KOVU vs. The WORLD'?

A lot of people may think a person, person(s) or a personal competition; however it was LIFE here on earth.

Conceptually i got the idea from the Film "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World". The main protagonist "Scott" Was an unlikely Hero. Just an Average, awkward, nonchalant, Comical guy, who was just getting by. Thrust by circumstance and the universe, Scott reached his Full Potential to become a Hero, A Leader, & Much Stronger than he ever thought Possible. This feat did not come without hardship; Much Like Scott i realized in order to attain what i wanted in life there were going to be obstacles to overcome. I decided to take these situations and scenarios head on and that's why the Album is "vs. The WORLD". It's my experience here on earth. I realized we're all In the "GAME" of life and overcoming obstacles to level up. I decided to share my player experience with the world in hopes they'll get through a little easier than i did. I never had any help, just trial & error; so call these tracks cheat codes if you will.

If you could do remix to one song on the album and anyone as your guest feature, what song what it would be and who would you have on it?
Wiz Khalifa! Easy! Taylor Gang with Dirty Van Gang? That's a No-Brainer! I Remember Looking up to Wiz in High-school. A tall Skinny dude like myself, who was cool, & the life of the party! Furthermore, he wore Chuck Taylors that were easy to purchase and made me feel like i could be him! As i grew into my own i discovered vans were my sneaker of choice. I skated, BMX'ed , partied and played basketball in them. The out-sole was so durable i'd easily have each pair 2 - 3 years a piece! Which was a big deal for me because as a high-school student i hadn't much money. So Instead of buying one 200$ pair of shoes id buy a couple pairs of vans.

Who helped make this album what it is? Writers, Producers, Muses, Support System, Etc
I’d like to thank Myself ! [& Youtube! lol] I wrote produced, recorded and engineered "vs. The WORLD". Anything i got stuck on i just YouTube tutorial-ed it. Lucky for me i had already been creating amateur recordings for some time prior, so i already had somewhat of a technical background & Understanding. I invested my money wisely into programs and equipment and made the best of what i had. My determination got me through. Prior to this i'd never been this hands on, but i knew it was the only way to execute my vision & ultimately set me apart from the crowd.

PHOTO CREDS: Max Wolf Visuals

PHOTO CREDS: Max Wolf Visuals

What is your favorite track? Why?

Foreign! Hands Down, by far! It was the most fun to record! I was falling out of my chair, laughing at myself in between takes doing the Adlibs. The hook was so infectious, it naturally came to me. I was singing it YEARS before i ever recorded it. It was Always supposed to sound like this! Lastly the Beat is so Razor-Sharp & abrasive it really fits the digital theme of the project and borders punk rock. It's a New Genre I consider Punk-RAP. It really makes you want to jump up and dance around! It's A real RIDE! lol

What is your goal as an artist?

First and Foremost i want to make a career of doing what i love; which is making music. But Outside of myself, I want to change the perception/ stigma of hip-hop Music. I want to create a new option for upcoming artists. You don't have to promote Murder, Drugs, or Material possessions to be in the "Game".


When did you know you wanted to make music?

Ever since I could remember! But definitely as early as five years old. I've always been performing other people's songs for friends and family since a small child; my mom has photos and tapes of me doing so. There's Definitely one of me singing will smith's "Wild wild west" & a bunch of stuff off Usher's "8701" Album. I quickly reached a point where i wanted to sing my own narrative, and have my own image. I've always loved music and pictured myself as a performer on stage in lights. I've always thought i was a star, my life was film worthy; and with headphones in, i was in a music video.

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What is your dream now that you just accomplished this dream? Have you ever been Stereotype'd? Tell us more

Touring! I want to travel the world doing what i love and experience New people places and things! I want to see more of the WORLD! I've seen very little and i know there's so much more to learn! Im ready for some NEW Adventures. Experience has been my greatest teacher.

Additionally, i get Stereotype'd ALL THE TIME! People Say stuff like like "Oh, so you're  a RAPPER?" The Answer is NO! I am a Musician! I make Multi-Genre Music, I Sing, Write, Produce, Record & Engineer. I also do Graphic Design.(All My Art Album Artwork) I Design My own Clothes, Photography Shooting & Editing, Videography shooting & edits, & I now OWN my own Multi-Media Brand (Website Design). So I am am Owner, a CEO, & Chief Creative Officer at the LionTribe.Co . NOT a "Rapper".

Have you ever broke a Stereotype someone had of you? Tell us about it

Yes! My family thought i was unrealistic, a slackard, & unambitious for the longest time because i was not interested in traditional learning or work. Its obvious that could not be further from the truth.

What advice would you give to something that is looking to pursuit their dreams?

If you know what YOUR vision is and what YOU want to do, NEVER let anyone steer you away from YOUR Dream. Just EXECUTE.

LINK TO MUSIC: https://www.liontribe.co/kris-kovu-1        [SCROLL DOWN TO THE "MUSIC" TAB]

PHOTO CREDS: Max Wolf Visuals

Respect the Producer Interview with PopeBeats @popebeatsc

Amanda Giordano

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (   robbent.com   )

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

What is your Producer name?

PopeBeats

How did you get your name?

My friends call me Pop which is short for my last name Popov; In Serbian Pop means Pope, so that’s how my name “Popebeats” came to be.

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (   robbent.com   )

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

How did you get into Producing?

It all actually happened very spontaneously. While I was hanging out with my longtime friends, like usual, we were freestyle rapping for fun. Then, an idea popped into our heads: why wouldn’t we try this for real? My friends wanted to be rappers and I figured I could be the one who made the beats. Despite the fact that I had no knowledge about music production, surprisingly enough it motivated me, even more, to give it a try. I went home that night, installed FL and it was love at first sight

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

In addition to spending countless hours experimenting on the FL studio, I improved my skills by exploring and watching tutorials about everything that I aspired to learn.

What did your first set up look like?

Just my PC, my headphones and FL studio.

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (   robbent.com   )

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

What does your current set up look like?

Aside from new VSTs I bought, my setup is pretty much the same as when I first got started. My creativity has drastically evolved while my tools have pretty much remained the same.

How did you get your Producer/Artist name?

There's no real special back story behind my Artist name. It's a play on my last name and what I love to do which is to make beats.

If you could produce for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

It would have to be Mac Miller, without a doubt, he was and still is my biggest inspiration. Young Lean or Travis Scott would most definitely be my second choice, I really appreciate how creative and authentic they are. I believe that with each and every one of them, I can create an ‘out of this world’ banger.

What is your goal when you create?

When I create, I aspire to make use of every idea that pops into my head. When I’m feeling inspired, I make sure not to waste any second of it, and to continue working until I feel satisfied with the outcome.

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (   robbent.com   )

Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

What's your go-to song right now?

Sold out dates by Lil Baby x Gunna.

What is your dream as a Producer?

As for, generally in life, and in producing, my motto is to keep working on myself, and improving myself in every way possible. In the long run, my dream is to get to the point in my career where I can collaborate with well-known, acclaimed artists, and that one day, “Popebeats” appears on the Top 10 billboard charts.

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a Producer?

In my opinion, the key to success is working hard and staying focused. As long as this is actually your dream, you shouldn’t even consider it as work, but rather as pleasure. Never mind what anyone has negative to say about you or your work, as long as you stay focused on what you dream and believe in, they won’t distract you. It is useful to consider criticism, but only if it’s constructive. It will get tough, but don’t let that bring you down, just keep your head held high, and keep striving.

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc)

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACZzobPRiiK-9Od4KMl3Jw

Souncloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/popebeatsc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/popebeatsc/

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/BeatsPope