Artist Interview – NvS

NvS is an upcoming singer and musician who splits her time between Toronto and New York. After checking out her music we really wanted to hear her story. Despite her increasingly hectic schedule we were delighted when she agreed. Read the entire interview below NvS discusses which modern-day artists she looks up to, what she’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months and her creative process for creating a track.

 

NvS

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Q: What is your musical background?

 I was classically trained on the piano and took lessons from age 6-12. I’m also a classically trained vocalist and sang mostly Catholic/Christian material at my Catholic School for the Arts. But despite my training, I say my musical background is ALL feel good music.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

 Life changing. I’ve gone through a personal evolution this passed year, shedding all these layers and understanding who I am as a being and why I’m here. I’ve truly come to understand the purpose of me going after the dream of being a singer/songwriter/performer. It has been very intense to discover all my truths: my deepest, my darkest, my brightest and being able to emerge without worrying what people think about me. It’s been transformative.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

 Prince, Crystal Waters, Dorothy Dandridge, KRS One…musically I love feel good music and music with great messages so anyone who has something meaningful to say and makes music that is just as meaningful.

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

 I love me some Kanye West! I love his ability to be uninhibited and not worry what the world has to say. I also love Faith Evans; her vocal ability makes you feel everything that she’s feeling when she sings. I love Sam Sparro because he’s fun and Adele, you hear her pain and truth. I also love Reggae music so to me Bob Marley is always current. he’s a big inspiration.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

 I woke up recently with Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You” in my Spirit and heart. I didn’t know why because Outside of what I’ve heard on the radio, I wasn’t too familiar with his music. But when I woke up with this song in my head, I realized that at some point he affected me. So I downloaded all his music and really listened to what he brought lyrically. so I’d love to collaborate with Frank Ocean.

I also love Common and Kanye West. Anyone who has something inspiring to say that will make people think.

 

Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

 Of course Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You,” also some Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Pointer Sisters…Oh and I’ve been listening to WHAM as well, George Michael, he’s the shit! I would love to write a song with George Michael.

 

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Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

 Everything stems from a personal experience. Right now I’m dealing with this issue, so my new songwriting concept is “he said, she said,” where people twist words. All my music and creative experiences come from my life. I figure why not channel it and shed some light on my experiences.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

 Melody. Depending on the melody you can make somebody cry or have fun. Melody is the vibration of life. If you put lyrics to melody, people can understand what you’re trying to say but if you’re sensitive to vibration and sound you don’t even need lyrics to understand because it comes from a surrendered channel of emotion.

 

Q: Where are you based?

 I split my time between Toronto and New York. I consider NY my stomping grounds.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

 Canadians for the most part are very conservative. Canada is a melting pot. It is very diverse and I love being from there. It’s great, go and visit!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I’m working on my EP, which I plan on releasing before the end of the summer. It will be called “Who Is NvS?” and will be a free download for my fans!

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

 Being able to wake up and do this every day. Being able to transfer my life experiences for people to hear and knowing that people are listening and gravitating to the music. That’s everything to me. That’s what its about.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

 Every day that passes I wake up with a goal. I aim to make sure that I stay true to myself and that I don’t get carried away or get caught up in this business or this world or what society deems to be acceptable. I intend to stay true to myself no matter how big or successful the music becomes in the wider world. I can’t lose myself.

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

 Not right now but you can definitely keep up with me on Twitter.com/whoisnvsFacebook.com/whoisnvs and my website www.whoisnvs.com so when I announce some dates you’ll be able to come out and experience!

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

Well right now I’m sitting by the Hudson River looking out at the water, which is pretty relaxing. In general though, I listen to good music, I dance, I ride my bike. I look at every day and take advantage of what life has to offer.

 

Q: Where would your favorite holiday (vacation) be and why?

I can’t say that I have a favorite place to vacation but anywhere where there are beautiful clear blue oceans, a clean beach and a lot of water sports. Preferably where there is high cliff I can jump off, but if I’m water skiing, jet skiing and by the ocean having fun, then I’m happy.

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Make music that is true to who you are because that’s the only way you’ll be able to connect with your audience.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Go to my website, www.whoisnvs.com where you can download my music for free!

 

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Be focused. Be Bold. Be free.

 

Editor’s Note: NvS has an excellent creative and artistic vibe that exudes itself in everything she does. Definitely one of Essential Pop’s “Ones to Watch”.

 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact NvS just follow the links below:

Website: www.whoisnvs.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/whoisnvs

Twitter: Twitter.com/whoisnvs

Artist Interview – J. Dash

J.Dash is a rapper, songwriter and producer from Jacksonville in Florida. When we first checked out J.Dash’s song WOP we loved the beat and his style and were delighted when he agreed to complete a feature interview with Essential Pop. Read the full in-depth interview below where J. Dash discusses, amongst other things, what he’s recently been working on, who is currently inspired by and what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.

 

J. Dash

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Vintage progressive, trying to keep a classic twist on a futuristic sound.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

At the beginning it was classical, then I moved into Blues/Jazz, then into urban Hip Hop and into Pop. Now I’m into Dashism, whatever that may be.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

It has been the most awesome ride ever. I cant even say that its been a rollercoaster because although there are always ups and downs in life I’m in a great place compared to where I was twelve months ago its been awesome to see how things move and showed me the value of having a great team.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

My daughter. My life and great musicians like Cee-Lo Green, The Gap Band, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Trick Daddy, Ludacris, Flo Rida and producers like J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Kd Lamb?

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Absolutely! Cee-Lo would have to be #1 on that list. Stevie Wonder would be incredible, Lil Wayne, Scarface and LeCrae and LAWS, signed to J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

 

J. Dash

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Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

Honestly now I’m listening to a lot of newer artists from my city. I’m trying to keep it local; I want to build up the music scene in Jacksonville there are great artists like, Tough Junkie, Yung Trap and Young Cash.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

I go into my studio and I turn off all the lights, I have blue lights in there so we call it the blue room. I sit at the keys and its just me and the keyboard and I’m just playing. I mix in various sounds and when I hear something that clicks I run with it. I don’t stop when I create I add everything I can think of and figure it out later. I call it the moment of impact, that’s the most important moment when creating music.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

They are very equally important. Think of any music that has longevity, anything you listen to today that you listened to ten years ago, they have both.

 

Q: Where are you based?

Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Definitely has its ups and downs, what I’ve noticed in my travels lately, people that are in the music industry know there is a lot of talent in Jacksonville but the general public doesn’t know who are from here, e.g. the Limp Bizkits of the world. Its frustrating being from here and seeing all the talent and knowing the world doesn’t appreciate it so I’m trying to get people to turn heads this way.

 

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Q: What are you currently working on?

A couple records with Smash Mouth that I’m really excited about, did a record with Cupid called “Pop It Girl” and I’m working with a lot of artists here in Jacksonville. A free project to showcase the talent from JAX as well as working on my next project and touring in support of Tabloid Truth.

My ultimate goal in music is to score movies. I am working with some filmmakers who are doing short films and scoring some movies.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Meeting Stevie Wonder. I met Stevie Wonder last January at the NAMM conference in Los Angeles and he was one of the coolest most down to earth guys I’ve ever met. He was playing a YAMAHA keyboard and he was just playing and singing in front of a few guys and me. Had I not stuck with music and been doing this I wouldn’t have had that chance.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

Over the next 12 months I hope that people really get a better sense of me as an artist. I want to show my musical versatility. Hopefully in 12 months no one will be able to put me in a box or say that I’m not a musician. I don’t particularly care if you love or hate the music as long as you respect the craft.

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

I like to do a lot of charity work so I am doing some shows for the Police Athletic League and my best friend Jeremy Mintzy who just got resigned to the Jacksonville Jaguars does an annual event that I go out to. I have shows in Florida and Louisiana coming up as well!

 

J. Dash

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Q: What do you do to relax?

Everything that I told you in this interview so far! A lot of people consider me a workaholic but that’s where I find my contentment and my peace. Besides that I listen to classical music and read the bible but the main thing is making music. When music becomes a job that’s when people lose the joy.

 

Q: Where would your favorite holiday (vacation) be and why?

My Dream vacation would be Fiji. I’ve always wanted to go there just because it’s so beautiful. I haven’t been too far out of the country but I’m looking forward to going all over the world. Take a week off.

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

I’m still aspiring myself in a lot of ways but I would say don’t ever stop! Don’t let anyone tell you what you should be doing or what their plan for you is, have a goal and stay focused on it because you will be your biggest proponent.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Follow me on Twitter @therealjdash! I just got on instagram same handle, thats my new toy, so follow me there. With instagram you can show what you’re doing so hit me there therealjdash. Hit me up!

 

J. Dash

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Editor’s Note: J.Dash combines intellect, a high degree of musical ability and abundant style to create an appealing commercial urban sound. One of Essential Pop’s International Artists to watch over the coming months and years.

 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact J. Dash just follow the links below:

Website: http://www.therealjdash.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/therealjdash

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/therealjdash

Artist Interview – Adore

Adore is an upcoming singer and performer who is originally from Russia but is currently living and working in London. When we first checked out Adore’s music and portfolio we wanted to know more and were therefore delighted when she agreed to complete an interview with Essential Pop. Read on to discover Adore’s musical background, what she does to relax and who she would like to collaborate with given a chance.

 

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Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or a number of genres what would it be?

The type of genres that I feel my music fits into and I am working on right now is: dance, pop, electro & house

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

The aim of my music is to give off a feeling enabling energy, happiness, positivity and love to all listeners.  

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I have been singing since my childhood, going to music camps. I used to dream when I would grow up that I would study at a music school so I moved in London and went to the London School of Contemporary Music (LCCM).

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Since my childhood I have absolutely loved Michael Jackson, his music gives me the feeling that I should never give up. His music says a lot to me and speaks out to me. I am also very much inspired by Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys and I am crazy about Barry White because his voice is so unique and I can really relax listening to him.

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

Adele, Michael Buble and Robin Thicke. I think they are amazing artists.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

I would definitely want to work with David Guetta. His songs always make me happy.

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?

I listen to a lot of Adele. Robin Thicke and Will Young, and then it really depends on the mood I am in for example if I am going out I would listen to club music and I would never listen to ballads, however if I am sad I would listen only to up-tempo songs to cheer me up like dance music.

 

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Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

I actually wrote one song in a very weird way it was so magical I just started to attend guitar lessons and I hardly knew how to play it, I just picked it up and started to play chords I knew and start singing. I just sang the whole song. I was crying. I literally wrote the song in 5 minutes, including the whole lyrics and melody. I didn’t have time to write it out so I recorded myself on the computer video to not loose it, so when I listened back I realized that I said whole story of what I was going through and I have heard myself and the things I was too scared to admit or even say it out loud to myself.

I heard it within my song. I haven’t recorded the song yet but I sang it on one of my gigs so if readers would like to hear it they can see it on my YouTube page 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgkthx5hH4

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

In my opinion they are both very important because you need a good melody to get people listen to the lyrics:) but I pay a lot of attention to lyrics as well. When I create lyrics it always means something to me and I am trying to say something so it is big part of my music.

 

Q: Where are you based?

Central London.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

It feels like I have made a lot of sacrifices, as I have to be far from my family and people I love, in order to do what I love. I know it will be worth it to follow my dream. It is though nice being in place where the ground is not frozen so I can put my heels more often and not being scared to fall over :)!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I am working on my new songs, which I am very excited about, and than I will be ready to start promoting my music; so I can get myself out there more.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

My biggest highlight so far in my career would be making my first music video and having positive feedback from people I don’t know. This really keeps me going and makes me want to create more and more songs for people.

 

Adore - Photography and Makeup by Irena Eastington (http:// www.irenaeastington.co.uk/)

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Q: What are you hoping to achieve over the next 12 months?

I would like to complete numerous recordings and start to promote myself, gig and create as much of a fan base as possible, because you are nobody without your fans.

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

I love watching movies and being on the Internet searching for things which could inspire me. I love to go in nice restaurants, I also love cooking, having a glass of wine and listening to Nina Simone in order for me to sit back, relax and contemplate about things.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I would love them to know that every time I start writing a song, I write it for them. Just keep up with me and see you soon.

 

Editor’s Note: Adore has an incredible voice which is suited to a wide array of popular music. At Essential Pop we’re sure that Adore’s many attributes will ensure that she enjoys a successful career in the music industry.

 

Special thanks to Irena Eastington: http:// www.irenaeastington.co.uk/

 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact Adore just follow the links below:

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/#!/Adoremusic1

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ninoshka24

MySpace link: http://www.myspace.com/adoremeofficial

web page link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adore/206187669439983

Artist Interview – Anastasia A

Anastasia A is an upcoming singer songwriter from Toronto. When we first checked out Anastasia’s impressive musical portfolio we were incredibly impressed and were really keen to interview her so that we could share with you some of her music, interests, experiences and aspirations. Despite Anastasia’s hectic schedule, putting the final touches to her latest music video, we were delighted when she agreed. Read the full in-depth interview below where Anastasia discusses amongst other things, what she’s been working on for the last 12 months, her musical inspirations and what she does to relax when not working.

 

Anastasia A


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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Pop/Dance singer/songwriter who is not afraid to be herself and inspire people through pop music.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I was born into music. My father is professional drummer and both my brothers love producing music on their spare time. I have been singing my entire life and did some vocal training on and off. I play piano, cello, and flute and love to write lyrics. I continue to take vocal training seminars and would love to learn to play the guitar.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

The last 12 months have been so intense. Between writing, recording, networking and building my online presence I have not really had much time for myself. It has been such a rewarding process and I have met so many great Industry professionals who are helping me take my music project to the next level. I have been preparing for my Canadian Music Week performance; auditioning band members, shooting my first music video and promoting my first single “KISS&TELL” which was released on iTunes this Valentine’s day. I have such an amazing manager; I really don’t know what I would have done without him-thanks Fase!

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Stevie Wonder is such an outstanding musician and artist. Many musicians are great but the ones that work hard, never give up, stay true to themselves and support causes inspire me. I love to see other artists and bands that have persevered and have still managed to stay positive. I don’t respect artists that do things in the media just to get attention. I respect artists that maintain their dignity send out good messages to their fans.

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

I strongly look up to Selena Gomez! She is sweet, hardworking talented and motivated. She is a great role model and does everything with Class! I also really love Taylor swift because she is so delightful and is a great writer. I also look up to Adele because she has been able to push the limits and place her songs almost anywhere. She deserved all those Grammy’s. I also really look up to Arcade Fire who are true artists and deserve all their success!

 

Anastasia A

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Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

The first person that comes to mind to do collaboration with right now would be Flo Rida! He would bring so much energy. I just know it would be  an instant hit!

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?

My iPod currently plays Adele, Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Hilary Duff, Underoath, Mia Martina, Dru, Earth Wind & Fire, Unearth, As I lay dying, Taylor swift, Chris Brown, The Dream, Wiz Khalifa, Joy Williams, Carley Rae Jepsen, and Deadmau5.

In terms of songs, “who says” by Selena Gomez because it is so inspiring and “price tag” by Jessie J because it sends such a great message and of course some hot Drake songs!

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Being a songwriter I focus mostly on lyrics and melody. I usually like to hear a piece of music or “beat” because the it  influences my mood and theme selection. When I hear production I like, I instantly hear words, melodies and my direction becomes clear. When I initially hear a song with no vocals, I connect with it and the song tells me what to write. Although sometimes I pull out my iPod and record a raw a cappella and then sit down and work out some piano to it before I take it to a producer. Most of my songs start out from  day to day inspiration so I quickly run to my Mac, open up a program and record a rough demo!

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Lyrics are most important because it projects the message you want to send. The melodic structure is “key” but in the end of the day, the words hold more weight in terms of how it makes your listener feel. The melody is super important especially in pop music, but I would still rather have control over what I say then how the melody goes!

 

Q: Where are you based?

I am currently based out of Toronto Canada!

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Canada is my 3rd Country but I love it very much! It’s my new found home and I would not want to be anywhere else.

 

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Q: What are you currently working on?

We just released my single “kiss&tell” 02.14.12 and we are working on a radio campaign and hopefully releasing my official music video shortly after. I am working on a trip to BC to work with some great writers and getting together my second single.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

So far, Opening up for Sublime, Three days Grace and the Trews at Hockey fest with Scotty James! That was such an exhilarating moment and an amazing taste of tour life! Also my national ad with Virgin Mobile where I was plastered on billboards across the Nation!

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

I am hoping secure a nice tour and work with some writers in BC. I am hoping to travel Europe and get on the hot ac Radio charts! I also want to partner up with the Canadian Blood services association and Sick Kids hospital and do something nice! Um…and of course open up for Selena Gomez hahaha

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

Yes, I will be performing a song at the LOCAL LIVE BARRIE event on feb 23rd at the Maddy performing arts center in Barrie and live on Rogers Daytime show Feb 24th 9am. You can catch me performing at this year’s Canadian Music Fest in Toronto at Neautral Lounge on March 24th at 8pm. http://canadianmusicfest.com/artists-2012/artist-details/?band=Anastasia+A&band_ID=2115

 

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Q: What do you do to relax?

I love cooking dinner and watching movies. When I have time, I love to get together with friends for some drinks and wings! In the summer I love laying on the beach and going camping.

 

Q: Where would your favorite holiday (vacation) be and why?

I think my favorite holiday vacation would be anywhere hot near a beach. I love being near water and I love the sunshine. One of my producers is planning on opening a studio get away in St. Thomas so that would be  where I would love to run away to write music and relax!

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

My advice would be to never give up and stay focused on your dream. Sometimes when you compare yourself to other artists and what is happening at the time you can get consumed with stress and pressure. Just figure out what makes you special and bring that to the table. Honesty and hard work always shines!

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I have been in the contest called MOBILE ARTIST held by EMI, Virgin, Capital records for 6 months and I would love your support! You can vote for me here http://www.moartist.com/anastasiaa ! Also if you want a sneak peak of my video check out my exclusive here http://whatsgoodtoronto.com/whatsgoodtoronto-exclusive-anastasia-andranov/

 

Anastasia A

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Editor’s Note: Anastasia A has all of the key elements to enjoy a very successful career in the music industry. From catchy pop hooks, to killer vocals Anastasia is definitely one of Essential Pop’s One’s to Watch for the coming months and years.

If you’d like to learn more about or contact Anastasia A just follow the links below:

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/anastasiaamusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/anastasiaamusic

Website: www.moartist.com/anastasiaa

Artist Interview – MesAyah

MesAyah is a rapper and Hip-Hop artist from Oslo, Norway. When we first heard MesAyah’s music we were really keen to interview him on Essential Pop so that we could share his experience and tracks with you. Read on to find out about what MesAyah’s musical background is, who inspires him and what he’s currently working on.

 

MesAyah


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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

“Nas meets Peter Gabriel for conversations about life, I make Hip progressive music combined with improv hop illutions”

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I started rapping back in 05´, had been doing a lot of different styles of poetry up until then, but wanted to evolve my written style into performances instead. So I started up slowly building my name from scratch, and now I find myself in 2011 with four releases up my sleeve, three EP´s and a mixtape. The latest one a Paradise of Paradigms is maybe the most experimental release I´ve had so far, but at the same the most musical one as well. That release is a beginning of the path I am taking now, to create experimental, lyrical music with melodies and harmonies that make the listener wanting to crave more of it.

 

Q: How was 2010 for you?

When I look back at 2010 I realize that I have accomplished a lot more than I first thought. It felt like a really dry year for me when it came to creating music. But looking at it now it´s the year where a lot of my dreams came through. It just happened in portions with a lot of breaks in between so 2010 and then seen as a whole was amazing. To begin with I experienced something that I didn’t think was possible for me yet, I was able to get over to The U.S and play live, not only on one stage, but on two different stages in Fort Collins, Colorado, one of them an half hour long jamming session with a huge Jazz-ensemble, and the other one at the music store Café. I can´t wait to get back to America and play some more live-gigs. My second big dream coming through was the making of my first music video for the track, Perfect World. This track is about a girl being abused sexually by her father and friends, and the video ended up being broadcasted on TV early 2011 and is also a part of “The Perfect World Fundraiser” where I have started collecting money for the Norwegian organization SMI ( Supportcenter against Incest) You can read more about it on my website. http://www.mesayah.com.

And last off course the process and making of the latest EP “a paradise of paradigms” which was a collaboration with the Norwegian producer Paul Bernard from Bergen Norway.

 

MesAyah

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Q: Who inspires you musically?

I have a lot of inspiration, and not just in the Hip-hop genre, sometimes I feel more inspired from other genres like Progressive rock, grunge and classical music than hip-hop. But to mentions some artist I have to mention these; Sage francis because he has created a genre of his own inside the Hip-Hop genre, bringing in such a variety into his music, then it´s Peter Gabriel for writing amazing lyrics and being a role-model for me when it comes to write as much as you can into only one sentence by writing on different levels. Phil Collins has been a inspiration for me when it comes to the artistic aspect of being and artist, the entertainer and master of ceremony in one. I must also mention Atmosphere, B.Dolan, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, P.O.S and The Canadian rapper Shad

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Yes, my favorite collaboration track would be a mash-up Track with MesAyah featuring Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Slug and Brother Ali called The journey of Li(f)e vs Death produced by El-P using samples from Bo Hansson – Lord of the Rings (1976).

When it comes to who I want to do a gig with, it would be Rhymesayers new wonderkid Grieves because we match really well when it comes to the same vibe in our music.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

My creative process starts with finding my message, what do I want to write about and then let my producers now that this is what I am looking for. Then I start to freewrite to the topic to see what comes out at first and then I start building on that. Then I hopefully receive the beat from one of my producers and a can start building it, first I build it up with pure lyrics, writing on two different levels, I want my lyrics to be just as good written as they are performed, I want to give my listeners more than just the listen, If they find my rhymebook somewhere or if I have misplaced some notes of mine, they will be able to feel what I am saying without me saying it as well. When I have the lyrics down, I start working on the artistic parts of it, how to perform it, off course it is a little bit of this in the writing process as well, but I don´t want to ruin my flow of words by concentrating on to much at once. So that is basically how I create my tracks, some take forever to create and some feel like they just fall into your lap.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

I don´t think any of them can survive without each other, but it also depends on what kind of music you make. But basically it comes down to this. You can have killer lyrics but without the melody and the ability to perform them well, people will not listen to it. And you can have the sickest melody in the world, but if you don´t have anything to say, people will not listen to it for more than maybe a couple of weeks at best, and then your song is forgotten forever.

 

MesAyah


 

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Q: Where are you based?

I am based in Oslo, Norway

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on my first full-length album, It has the Work title “I for an I and the truth for the truth” and will be a combined album and book. I can´t revile to much, but it will change the genre of hip-hop and combine different genres together. I am working on releasing it Spring/summer 2012. Other than that I am trying to show up regularly in features with other artists through 2011, currently with The up and coming rappers of Philly Moves from Ottawa.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I want you all to know that you are great, every single one of you. You all have the ability to be free in mind and spirit. You are your own true God with the ability to create the life you want for yourself no matter what life you want to live. You are not dependent on anyone to do so. If you want something, you will achieve it, just believe in yourself and your own abilities.

“Freedom is not to be free, freedom is something everyone else tells you to achieve, to be free is something you are from the moment you breathe”.

 

MesAyah

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Editor’s Note: MesAyah moulds profound lyrics with catchy hip-hop beats. Definitely one of Essential Pop’s artists to watch for 2011 and beyond.

 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact MesAyah just follow the links below:

 

Website: http://www.mesayah.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MesAyah/16693740050?v=app_178091127385

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/mesayah

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/mesayah1

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MesAyah

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mesayah

Artist Interview – Kaitlyn Knippers

Kaitlyn Knippers is a rock-pop crossover artist from Houston, Texas. Despite Kaitlyn being really really combining her blossoming pop career alongside her studies we were delighted when she agreed to complete a full in-depth feature artist interview with Essential Pop so we could share her experiences and music with you. Read on to find out about which modern day artists inspire Kaitlyn, what her current career highlights have been and what she does to relax.


Kaitlyn Knippers by Meagan Merta Photography

 

Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or number of genres what would it be?

I would consider my music rock pop crossover.

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Celebrating the fun of being a teenager finding her way through this big world and Rockin’ all the way!

 

Q: What is your musical background?

It really is a funny story…I have always loved to sing…I would drive my brothers crazy because they said I would never shut up…I knew every song on the radio as soon as I started talking so my mom started listening to a lot of classical music.  When I was turning 7 my Nana asked my mom if she could give me vocal lessons for my birthday…the only stipulation was that she would have to take me back and forth…unknown to her she would still be doing that today 8 years later!  As far as my singing no one in my immediate sings (well maybe one of my younger brothers but he is so shy we don’t get to hear him very often). …and I mean know one…I think they think they can sing though..lol..Just kidding.  I have heard my great grandfather though was an amazing singer…he sang in a German band in New Braunfels Texas so it must have come from him.  I also started playing piano a couple of years ago and some guitar…I haven’t perfected it yet but plan on to keep working on it.  Luckily when I write I hear the music in my head.

When I first started those vocal lesson’s I caught the attention of The Houston Chronicle and they came out to interview me after one of my shows and things just snowballed after that.  I have been blessed to have had some great things happen…I started out as a country singer (because I was so young when I started and I am from Texas and all)) and got to open for John Connelly because I won Best Singer in Texas.  I have thankfully won many contests and was one 0f America’s Most Talented Kids on The Maury Show and on Oprah’s web for Most Talented Kids.  I hope to continue to grow as an artist and become all I can be!

 

Kaitlyn Knippers by Meagan Merta Photography

 

Q: How was 2010 for you?

It was great, I got to open for Hot Chelle Rae and JLS and debut my first EP on iTunes…but nothing compares to the New Year!

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Definitely Queen I love Freddie Mercury and Elvis the most, but also Taylor Swift for song writing and Brad Paisley for his passion.

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

I look up to Selena Gomez a lot because she didn’t have to put herself out there in a bad way to get fans she just put her music out there and hoped for the best, and I really respect that!

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

I would love to sing with Justin Bieber just cause he is really talented…and cute!

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?

A lot of Skrillex, Brad Paisley, Lady Gaga, and Demi Lovato.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Really having fun with it, I cant be cooped up all alone by myself I have to experience it then write it down all that I write about has happened to me and I’m not ashamed of admitting it!

 

Kaitlyn Knippers by Meagan Merta Photography

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

That’s hard! Well, honestly they are both just as important the melody has to be catchy to get people hooked, but the lyrics have to meaningful or else what’s the point of the song?

 

Q: Where are you based?

Houston, Texas.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Its hot and humid but I love Texas! But, it’s exciting because there are so many talented people here! You can get a little bit of everything here!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on my second EP and I’m really excited for it to be finished and released!  We are thinking November 2011…It will Rock!

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

It was actually last week! I was at Willie’s (local restaurant) with my family and a mom and her son and daughter walked up our table and asked if I was Kaitlyn Knippers. They started singing my songs and telling me that they had my first cd and my posters hanging up in there rooms. That’s when I realized people liked my music and it was the best feeling in the world!

 

Kaitlyn Knippers by Meagan Merta Photography

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?

I’m hoping to reach others with my music and inspire them to reach for there dreams, to get more of my songs on the radio to hit the charts, and have a success with my next album…. a tour, sounds sweet!

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

Well I have a Christmas show coming up at Six Flags Over Texas and will be in an up coming showcase for Women singer and songwriters of Houston.  Always looking for new venues to feature young upcoming artist.  My age sometimes gets in the way but I promise I can surprise any crowd J

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

I play with my puppies or read and listen to music! But staying busy helps me stay focused on my goals.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Keep a look out for me in the future…new music, new shows and I hope to ROCK your world!  So connect with me facebook or twitter or any of my other sites… love to hear from you and thanks for getting to know me.

 

Kaitlyn Knippers by Meagan Merta Photography

 

Editor’s Note: Kaitlyn has the musical talent and personality to carve a successful and long career for herself in the music industry. We’re looking forward to her next album with anticipation at Essential Pop!

If you’d like to contact Kaitlyn or check out some more material just follow the links below:

  

Twitter link: www.twitter.com/kaitlynknippers

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/kaitlynknippersmusic

MySpace link: www.myspace.com/KaitlynSings

Web page link: www.kaitlynk.com 

Soundcloud link: www.soundcloud.com/kaitlynknippersmusic

Reverbnation link: www.reverbnation.com/kaitlynk

 

 

 

Artist Interview – Garry Moore

Garry Moore is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Garry is an extremely prolific artist, having penned over 400 songs since the age of 12 in the Urban, Pop, Soul and Gospel genres. We were therefore really happy when Garry agreed to complete a full feature interview for Essential Pop. Read on to find out about Garry’s musical background, what he’s currenty working on and what he’s hoping to achieve throughout the rest of 2011.

 

Garry Moore

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Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or number of genres what would it be?

“Urban Pop Soul Gospel” with an old school twist! That’s how I define my style of music, because it is a combination of styles within those particular genre’s that had a major influence of me musically! You can also throw some Jazz and Rock in there too. I grew up listening to all of these styles of music almost everyday of my life! I didn’t just listen to music as a child, I became a student of music at an early age. I literally studied it and analyzed song over and over again. Notes, chords, melodies, riffs, sounds, harmonies, passion, feeling, delivery, lyrics, intros, bridges, endings, and so forth! All of the nuances   I would dissect and pick a song apart until I knew it through and through!

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be? 

Music of power and inspiration, uplifting, full of hope! By an artist driven by passion to impact lives through music.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

Gospel, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Pop, and Rock describes my musical background from age 6 to age 19. By that time my musical taste and style was pretty much shaped.   I started singing before audiences at the age of nine ( 9 ) and playing the guitar at age ( 11 ) and I knew this was something that I wanted to do for life! Singing and playing brought me joy and a sense of total fulfillment. By age 12 I wrote my first song. I also played in many bands as a teenager, and recorded my first record at age 20 in Nashville Tennessee for H.S.E. Records. Opened up for Grammy award winning groups, performed concerts, and have made many recordings since then.

 

Q: How was 2010 for you?  It was a good year.

TMG record label released my 3rd Cd album titled “Paradise” and that was a success. Many lives have been touched tremendously through that CD album. I hear testimonies all the time!

 

Garry Moore

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Q: Who inspires you musically?

The Holy Spirit basically! However, the artist that has inspired me the most would be Gospel music legend Andrae Crouch and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy. The secular group that has inspired me the most would be the legendary R&b Pop Jazz group Earth Wind & Fire.  Also, whenever I hear a good song or beautiful melody, that inspires me as well!

 

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel, Anthony Evans, Mary Mary, and Marvin Sapp.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Yes, all of the above that I mentioned in the last question! All of these artists are phenomenal.

 

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Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment? 

None at the moment!

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track? 

99% of the time the music comes to me first. A melody or a bass line. Secondly the chorus follows shortly after that, then the verses or bridge. The lyrics are usually last and quick because I get so excited as the song is being completed! In the studio I always lay down the music or the main rhythm section first ( Drums, Bass, Guitars, Piano ) once I’ve got a good solid foundation I start building around the song. Sometimes I record a scratch lead vocal track as a guide, and for feeling how to play the rest of the musical parts in through the song! ( Certain riffs and melodies belong at certain points of the song ) you have to know how to construct a song. It should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. A song should always build and come to a climax as it progresses. I always have the vision of each song before I record it. I have all of the instrument parts programmed in my head while I’m writing the song! I hear the song in it’s completion before I even record it. For instance, on my new 2011 Cd “A Blessing For You” some of those songs were written 15 and 20 years ago, but they stayed in my head all this time. And I recorded them the way I first heard them in my head when I wrote them back then!  I’ve written over 400 songs and I still remember them all enough to build on what I heard when I first wrote them and I don’t even read music! I absolutely “LOVE” the process of recording in the studio!!! (I live for it )

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics? 

BOTH EQUALLY!

 

Q: Where are you based? 

Mt.. Vernon Illinois or MT.V for short.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from? 

I love it personally, it’s a small town of about 20,000 which I prefer over a town of 200,000 any day! I was born and raised in Mt. Vernon and I only moved away for a short time to live in California as I pursued a music career when I was age 18, but it didn’t work out as planned. I was young and ambitious, but too inexperienced to make it out west. I still had a lot of growing to do and I wasn’t ready yet, and this was not Gods plan for my life! So I moved back home disappointed, discouraged and crushed! But I held on to MY DREAM TO BE IN MUSIC!

 

Garry Moore

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

Promoting my June 2011 CD titled “A Blessing For You” and a few concert dates… I’ll also be going back into the studio at the end of summer to start on my 2012 project which I am very excited about!

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date? 

Singing on the same stage “Live” with “The Mighty Clouds Of Joy” in St. Louis, who I grew up listening to!

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011? 

Reaching more people with my music, to impact and change lives around the world! I would also LOVE to win a Grammy, that’s my BIGGEST DREAM! Just to be nominated would be satisfying for me. Having your music recognized in such a way is one of the greatest rewards in the music business. I don’t do music for the purpose of winning a Grammy award. I make music because it is part of my purpose on earth while I am here. However, I can not deny that I would love to win a Grammy!  I’ve dreamed of this since I was a teenager in my bed room writing songs and honing my skills for hours everyday as a singer and musician. Music has always been in my bloodstream. In a sense, my food, my drink, my air, my world and divine destiny!

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about? 

I’m waiting on a gig in Hollywood that’s in the making.  which will lead to other gigs on the west coast. That’s all so far this year!       My focus is more on promoting my new Cd online, on radio and on T.V right now! I decided to be more hands on in the promoting and marketing of this new CD this time. I want the world to hear the message in the music that God has given me. People are looking for hope in these tough times!

 

Garry Moore

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Q: What do you do to relax? 

Listen to a lot of music! It never ends for me, I can’t escape it! It is my work and my pleasure, it is my life! Just as teaching the word of God is to my congregation! I am a pastor also ( for 14 years ) and I love what I do. Shaping lives for eternity!  “THAT’S WHAT I DO”

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I am also the author of 2 books entitled  “Designed To Make Me Stronger” and “Thirsty!”  A 3rd  book is in the making!  Titled     “Faith Race”

 

Editor’s Note: Garry Moore draws on his profound love of music to create uplifting and meaningful tracks. Definitely one of Essential Pop’s “Ones to Watch”.

If you’d like to contact or learn more about Garry Moore and his unique style of creative music writing just follow the link below:

 

twitter link: http://www.twitter.com/PastorGMoore

facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PARADISE-Cd-Album0/175688203714

myspace link: http://www.myspace.com/garrymooremusic

web page link: www.garrymooremusic.org

Soundclick link: http://www.soundclick.com/garrymoore

reverbnation link: http://www.reverbnation.com/garrymoore

Artist Interview – Milly Warbucks

Milly Warbucks is a talented Hip-Hop artist from Brooklyn, New York with an upbeat commercial sound. We were delighted when he agreed to complete a feature interview for Essential Pop, so that we could share his music with you. Read on to find out about what Milly is currently working on, what he’s hoping to achieve for the rest of 2011 and which modern day artists he looks up to.

 

Milly Warbucks

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What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?

Notoriety and an opportunity to display my talents on a national and  international level. I’d love to have the opportunity to be  a successful artist in the music industry.

 

Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Phil Collins, Diddy, Jay-Z, Donnelle Jones. I’m a fan of these artists for different reasons, and i would be greatful to be able to work with them and if i did I would guarantee classic music.

 

Milly Warbucks


 

What is your creative process for creating a track? 

Depends sometimes  its random other times its a past situation the track plays a huge role,i like to zone out to the track and  feel it and become  one with the music..

 

What’s it like being where you’re from? 

I’m from East New York (Brooklyn). Its a place where only the strong survive and the lucky ones makes it out. The positive outlook is that it made me who I am and I can deal with anything that comes my way.

 

What do you do to relax?

Hang at home on the couch with a classic movie, or sit in my shower and let the water run on me, or hop in my Range Rover and take a nice drive to ease my mind.

 

Milly Warbucks

Which modern day artists do you look up to?

All of them that have successful careers but more the ones who have other successful ventures besides music,those artist push me to work harder and to  expect more from my career.

 

 

What are you currently working on? 

Wrapping up my debut album and preparing for shows to promote the single thats released, and staying focused on the ultimate goal which is to keep making progress and exceeding limits and breaking down barriers that’s faced by a new independent artist.

 

Milly Warbucks


 

Editor’s Note: Milly Warbucks creates an enigmatic and commercial Hip-Hop sound that’s appealing and engaging. The last few years could be the start of a breakout for Milly!

 

If you’d like the check out more of the latest news, tracks or contact Milly Warbucks, just follow the links below:

 

website: http://yomilly.com/

itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/oh-so-fly-single/id436799582

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milly-Warbucks/201502863228269

lastfm: http://www.last.fm/music/Milly+Warbucks

twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/millywarbucks1

reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/millywarbucks

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/millywarbucks1

myspace: http://www.myspace.com/millywarbuck

 

 

Milly Warbucks


 

 

Artist Interview – Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous are an Electro-Soul group from Amsterdam consisting of Sietske and Remi. They’re currently working on the promotion of their latest album “Paint the Town Red” and we were delighted at Essential Pop when the agreed to complete a feature artist interview. Read the full interview below to find out about how both Remi and Sietske became interested in music, what music they enjoy listening to when not creating their funky psychedelic tracks and what they’re hoping to achieve throughout the remainder of 2011.

 

Secret Rendezvous

 

Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or a number of genres what would it be?

We like to call our music : Psychedelic/Electro/Soul.

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Creative, openminded, experimental duo on a musical journey combining Soul, Rock, Hiphop and Electronical influences into 1 modern, fresh sound.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

Sietske :I grew up around music, my whole family tree is either a music fanatic or musician, so when I grew up there were radio’s on everywhere or my Dad jamming on his guitar. I started singing with friends and performing as a teenager. Later on as a backing vocalist for other bands. Remi and I went to the Conservatory in Rotterdam to study Pop Music, that’s where we met and jammed together. From that point on (2002) we’ve been writing music!

Remi :At high school some friends needed a guitar player for their punk band. So I taught myself some guitar chords and joined them. From there I always was fooling around recording with an old 4 track tape recorder and later on with Cubase. My Dad doesn’t play any instruments but he has a great taste of music. So I was always surrounded by Johnny Winter, Hendrix, Stones, Beach Boys and other great records. Before I went to the Conservatory I did an electronic engineering study which is now very usefull as a producer and in recording situations. I also played guitar for other bands in The Netherlands and Belgium, but was always writing stuff with Sietske.

 

Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous

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Q: How was 2010 for you?

Sietske : 2010 was the year we (voluntary) locked ourselves up in the studio to experiment, record, throw away, start all over again, record and mix our debut album so…pretty intense but a great learning process and musical year ;-)

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Funkadelic, Hendrix, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Flying Lotus, Autechre, D’angelo, Slum Village… A lot!!

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

Remi :Electric Wire Hustle, Radiohead, The Mars Volta and Flying Lotus.

Sietske : adding James Blake, J Davey and Janelle Monae

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Sietske : Wow, too many artists, but right now I would have to say Bilal! I think he really re-invented himself for his new album Airtight’s Revenge and we would love to work with him one day!

 

Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?

Sietske : A lot!!!!! Hahahaha I like to fill my iphone with a diversity of music for any mood anywhere. Right now I’m into Bilal, Sa-Ra, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, Flying Lotus and on repeat are my favourite tunes from Lewis Taylor, Funkadelic, Prince, Stevie Wonder and D’Angelo. I also want to expand my vinyl collection!

Remi: Yeah me too… A lot is similar to Sietske’s playlist. But right now I listen a lot to Kraftwerk, Autechre, Deadelus, Starkey, Martyn, Yeasayer, The Kills, Jaylib and Fela Kuti.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Sietske :Most of the times Remi comes up with a crazy beat or groove and I hear a melody or some bizar phonetic words on it that start a topic from where we both can move forward.

Sometimes I come up with chords and a hook and then Remi adds the beat or groove and we work from there.

Remi :  Yes, I just want to have the right vibe and try to play with just the bassline so the melody is free to go. You can’t do that if you write from chords. Then you will sing on top of what’s already done there.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Sietske : It depends on the song, really. I’m very drawn to great melodies, but sometimes the story is more important to tell. When I hear a new song the melody catches my ears first though.

 

Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous

 

Q: Where are you based?

Sietske : Our studio is still in Den Haag (at Remi’s place) but he’s moving in with me (in Amsterdam) so then our workspace will be in Amsterdam as well.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Sietske:Amsterdam is a fun town with a lot of cool, creative initiatives everywhere.

New cultural festivals or clubs arise every year and there’s always something to do. We could use some more jam sessions though!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

Remi : We just launched our debut album “Paint The Town Red” in Holland and our first single/music video “Just One More Thing” at the end of March. Our promotional tour started last week in Holland and Belgium so we’re really busy with the tour at the moment, but also with the new single and music video that’s coming up this summer!

 

Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Sietske :The day we could finally hold our album in our hands after so much hard work, blood, sweet and tears hahahah

It’s really like the birth of a child, you’re so proud of it and you want to scream from the top of your lungs to tell everyone about it :-) .

Remi :We’re also proud of the fact that MTV Brand New plays our video right now in Holland.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?

Remi :We’re hoping to receive national and international airplay for our singles and to perform more outside of Holland as well, so in Paris, London and Berlin for example. That would be awesome!

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

Sietske :Well, we’re very excited about the touring festival we’re organizing this summer with 3 other befriended bands at the beautiful beaches in Holland.

It’s called OFF the Richter FEST and it’s our own initiative to bring attention to new, exciting, outside-of-the-box-thinking music! It’s with us (Secret Rendezvous) iET, Jeruma and Ryan.

We’re also planning a tour in the fall/winter to provide a whole evening with great new music for the club circuit in Holland.

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

Sietske : Watching documentaries, Tv shows like Dexter or Mad Men, hanging out with friends, going to concerts from friends. All that good stuff.

Remi: Making beats, playing with Ableton Live.

 

Secret Rendezvous

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Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Keep an eye on our own label Sonic Galore Records, we will launch more music from Secret Rendezvous and new artists on it in the future!

 

Editor’s Note: Secret Rendezvous turn traditional pop music on its head to create an appealing, sultry and commercial Electro-Soul sound. Their creative ideas and energetic vibe mean that further success in many countries is surely just around the corner.


 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact Secret Rendezvous just follow the links below:

twitter link: www.twitter.com/secretrendezv

facebook link: www.facebook.com/secretrendezvousmusic

web page link: www.secretrendezvous.org

soundcloud link: www.soundcloud.com/secretrendezvous

Youtube : www.youtube.com/secretrendezvousnl

Lastfm: www.last.fm/music/secret+rendezvous

Bandcamp : www.secretrendezvousmusic/bandcamp.com

iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/paint-the-town-red/id422925484

Sonic Galore Records : www.sonicgalore.com

OFFtheRichterFEST : http://offtherichterfest.tumblr.com