Banco de Gaia Interview on Nagamag

Electronica Features

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Banco de Gaia:
World dance, global, ambient, trance, techno, dub


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Banco de Gaia:
I started out playing drums in rock bands then moved on to guitar. In the 80's I was playing jazz and listening to world music then discovered acid house and became immersed in electronic dance music. Since 1989 I've been writing, recording and performing as Banco de Gaia and I'm not sure if I'll ever stop!


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Banco de Gaia:
I saw Hawkwind performing Silver Machine on TV when I was 6 or 7. Lots of strobes and smoke and a man with long hair, I thought 'that's what I want to do'.


Nagamag:
Why is world music so imprtant to you?

Banco de Gaia:
I love combining sounds from different countries and cultures, it constantly amazes me that music from wildly different places can share the same basic heart. Music really is a universal language.


Nagamag:
What have you been working on recently?

Banco de Gaia:
I just released a two-track single 'Pirates and Princes' as part of New York Times reporter Ian Urbina's 'Outlaw Ocean' project. He has been travelling the seas documenting what goes on out in international waters where no laws apply. It's pretty grim at times but it's important to spotlight the crimes that are going on out there, and incorporating his reporting into music has been a fascinating mission.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Banco de Gaia:
Yes "Going For The One"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Banco de Gaia:
William Orbit "Water from a Vine Leaf"

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@bancodegaia

Banco de Gaia's Website

www.banco.co.uk

Mazoulew Interview on Nagamag

Electronica Features

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Mazoulew:
My music has always floated across a few genres, I never really considered myself a 'Hip Hop' or 'Dance' producer for example as I found the idea of limiting yourself to a certain style or tempo of music rather limiting and constraining for creativity. My new record covers quite a lot of ground from downtempo/electronica all the way through to ambient/neo-classical works. I guess at the end of the day, I write what I feel at that specific moment and the result can be a lot of different feelings and emotions being conveyed.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Mazoulew:
When I first got into music I was involved in the Hip Hop/ Drum and bass world, I used to collaborate with literally hundres of different artists and bands. I spent a lot of time engineering and co writing works for people before I really started to focus on my solo material


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Mazoulew:
I remember when I must have been no more then 10 years old, standing in a charity shop with two casettes in my hand
It was something like Now 50 I think and in the other hand 'The Score' by the fugees. I didnt know anything about either record but I bought 'the score' for something crazy like £1.5 and that was it for me, I played that tape over and over till it wore out and snapped. I obviously went and bought another copy on CD after that but yeah that record changed my life really and opened my mind to different a different sound and different ideas.


Nagamag:
Can you tell us a little bit more about the 'Movements EP'

Mazoulew:
So yeah, this record is quite special to me as I really felt like I had the possibility to focus myself and refine a lot of ideas that I had been thinking about in recent years. I wanted, as I say to cover a lot of ground and explore ideas that I am not really hearing other people put together at the moment. I wanted to show there is a way you can combine such moods as cinmeatic, orchestral arrangments with dance floor electronica. It could be very easy to make a project like this and for each of the individual tracks to sound disconnected from one another. The challenge is to imprint enough of your sonic character and style into the sound to give continuity across the tracks regardless of what genre/style they are written in


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Mazoulew:
Burial "Ghost Hardware"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Mazoulew:
Rival Consoles "Recovery"

Discover & Listen to Mazoulew

Mazoulew on Spotify

Mazoulew's Signature Track

Mazoulew on Social Media

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Blooy Interview on Nagamag

Electronica Features

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Blooy:
Blooy's sound is its own unique flavor of chillout that’s fueled by dreamy electronics, lo-fi hip-hop beats, drama-filled instrumentation and melancholic soundscapes.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Blooy:
In the nineties I was inspired by the emerging trend of house music and started working together with producer and composer Dorian Broekhuyse, with whom I collaborated on several dance projects.
In the beginning of this millennium our musical style evolved to chillout music. Dorian and I launched our nu-classical project “Bardo State” in 2008, especially known from the internationally acclaimed song “Sospiro” (album “Mariposa”). Several Bardo State songs were licensed to well-known samplers such as Buddha-Bar and Supperclub. The track "Kosovo" was the soundtrack of the Hollywood film Jekyll and Hyde.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Blooy:
I'm the son of Jan Wijn, a famous Dutch concert pianist. Raised on musical influences such as Chopin, Ravel and Saint-Saëns, I became interested in experimental jazz throughout my teenage years and I started playing drums. In my late teens, I also started singing and playing keyboard in the new wave band The Primrose Path. The often dark and gloomy sound of new wave music has continued to inspire me throughout my musical career.


Nagamag:
What exactly inspired you to start with Blooy?

Blooy:
I started working on my solo project “Blooy” during the Corona period. Inspired by the imperfection of lo-fi music, I combined chillout with jazz and classical influences, sometimes accompanied by spoken word. As the strongest form of art, I use Blooy’s music to express myself and always try to embellish my compositions with layers of heartfelt emotions.


Nagamag:
What are your musical plans for the future?

Blooy:
During 2021 I will be releasing my first two Blooy EP's on the label Sine Music and I'm planning to release my first album by the beginning of 2022.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Blooy:
Thomas Newman "Revolutionary Road (End Title)"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Blooy:
Kupla "Roots"

Discover & Listen to Blooy

Blooy on Spotify

Blooy's Signature Track

Blooy on Social Media

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Blooy's Website

www.blooy.io

Loxy & Ink – Phoenix Rising (Video)

“Like in a dream, sweet particles of sensation broke out as if something unearthly penetrated into the soul and does not let you wake up. It’s amazing how easily that Drum & Bass rhythms can enter you in a state of trance and meditation. Present miracle!”

“Словно сквозь сон наружу вырывались сладкие частицы ощущения, будто что-то неземное проникло в душу и не даёт тебе проснуться. Поражает, насколько лёгкие ритмы drum & bass могут вводить в состояние транса и медитации. Настоящее чудо!”

-Nagamag.com

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Breakbeat titans Loxy and Ink have done nothing but bring to the table excellent sounds – soaking their gritty UK sound in a soothing warmth, ‘Phoenix Rising’ (Taken from the forthcoming E.P. ‘Manifested Visions’) hits home with undeniable force. A follow up to the hip hop track ‘Manifested Visions’, this track goes on to demonstrate the duo’s mastery of fluidity in sound. As an uncompromising drum ‘n bass pattern propels us forward, the imagination is tickled and teased; in this multiverse, the world appears shattered and beautiful, leaving it to the artist to pick up and patch the pieces. As vocal samples soar through an open sky, heavy bass keeps us grounded in reality; one that, however real it may feel, can shift shape at the blink of an eye.

Loxy

Instagram = www.instagram.com/loxycylon/
Soundcloud = soundcloud.com/loxy_x
Twitter = twitter.com/Loxycylon
Facebook = www.facebook.com/LoxyUK
Spotify = open.spotify.com/artist/5Cs0SJYrr8XUtlZWtkoian
Youtube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCnGopWKdIMVEBhtBkU4QQig

Ink

Instagram = www.instagram.com/architexink
Soundcloud = soundcloud.com/architexink
Twitter = twitter.com/DJINKARX
Facebook = www.facebook.com/architexink
Spotify = open.spotify.com/artist/37JsC7B8cn5BkNzFrV9Px4
Youtube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxTsKybaKWNACSViRR7t5Q

Nother, Moon Leap – Lines (Spotify)

“There is a music that remains forever in our hearts. Really worth hearing the captivating voice of vocalist. Organic sound, every sound in its place and fit into the overall sound design by adding depths and melodic eloquence.”

“Есть музыка, которая навсегда остаётся в наших сердцах. -Lines- оживает, стоит лишь услышать пленительный голос вокалистки. Органичный звук, каждый инструмент на своих местах и вписываются в общую звуковую картину, добавляя ей глубины и мелодичной эпичности. ”

-Nagamag.com

“Lines” is the second single from the upcoming album “Future is Bright”.

A lo-fi arpeggio and deep beat guide Moon Leap’s voice through a texture of bright synths that float around your head, as the colors of the Northern Lights soar across the sky of your emotion, till the exploding end.

The calmness of her voice is a whisper that travels through the layers of the song and the relentless drums.

“Lines” is one of the most challenging songs I’ve written, trying to find the perfect balance between my own emotions and rhythm.

It describes the connection with someone who saved you from apathy, and Moon Leap helped me a lot during the writing process of the lyrics.

Her voice is capable of striking the outer reaches of your soul, and she was perfect for a song where the movement of the beats grows constantly.

www.instagram.com/nothermusic
www.instagram.com/moonleapmusic/

An-Ten-Nae x Maddy O’neal x Torii Wolf – Let Go (Video)

“Three artistic minds join forces in this special song. Chilling mood, popping bass and spacious syth effects form a unique puzzle that keeps the mind stimulated. Our fascination has a new name and this is; “Let Go”. Caution! Addictive side-effects may occur after listening.”

-Nagamag.com

An-Ten-Ne, Maddy O’neal & Torii Wolf combine forces to create a very future forward piece of music that transcends categorization, With tasty 808 hip hop beats, Warm oozing bass and wonderfully laced with the majestic voice of Torii Wolf. This is that summer time Driving with the top down type of song. Maddy O’neal recent collaboration with Clozee, Zest was an instant hit and featured on a bunch of Spotify editorial playlists and has garnered millions of streams already.

maddyoneal.fanlink.to/Let_Go

Transient Lines – Calm Unrest (Spotify)

“Taken from the latest "Transient Lines" EP this track is not just another Downtempo single, but carries some kind of magic. The artist attracts your attention with gentle wave patterns and a variety of sophisticated sounds. A true elixir, which we loved from the first listening. Congratulations!”

-Nagamag.com

Transient Lines is the electronic solo project of Max Lanzinger.

The combination of rather dark spheric elements with driving beats could be a rough description of his music.

Calm Unrest is a testimony of his drive as a musician that arises from a certain inner restlessness. At the same time the contradictory title aims to describe a felt quietude and peace whilst getting lost in the process of creating music.

www.facebook.com/TransientLinesMusic
www.instagram.com/transientlines/
transientlines.bandcamp.com/releases

Kebu Interview on Nagamag

Electronica Features

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Kebu:
I haven't found a single genre that would describe my music style, so I normally say "melodic instrumental synthesizer music, similar to that made in the 70's and 80's".


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kebu:
Music was always only passionate hobby for me. I played some piano when I was a kid, but wasn't motivated to practice enough. It was first when I picked up the synthesizer in high school that I found my instrument. Since that, I played as a keyboardist in numerous hobby bands, and had small a bedroom studio as well. I worked as a project manager at a research center in Finland and have a PhD in energy engineering and environmental protection. So I always ended up being the project manager in the bands I played with as well. I started doing Youtube videos of me performing with various synths as synthesizer demonstration videos, but I used my own compositions. I quickly got a following and stopped playing in bands, as it was much more fun to do my own music and videos alone. Soon I had my first album out, and after my second album I quit my daytime job and started doing my music as a full-time job. Since then, I've given over a hundred concerts around Europe and right now I'm finalizing my third studio album "Urban Dreams", which will be out this autumn.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Kebu:
I was always amazed by the synthesizer music I grew up with in the eighties. The sounds were so otherworldly and bigger than life, but the music itself was also interesting. And at that time, it was something new, and optimistic - the future seemed full of amazing opportunities.


Nagamag:
On your concerts, you perform with a very large synthesizer setup. How do you manage it? Do you rent part of your gear and how do you manage to perform at festivals?

Kebu:
My synthesizer setup is a very integral part of my performance. We have a big van full of equipment that we set up for each concerts, and it takes us 4 hours to set everything up. People always think I look so happy and enthusiastic on stage, but that comes partly from the joy when all the equipment is working as it should! But it does impose some restrictions. For instance, we have to travel by road and sea, and performing at festivals is really difficult, since I need so much time to set everything up. I have considered a smaller, flight-friendly keyboard rig, but so far I haven't gotten around to make one, because it would take a lot of time for me to prepare a new rig. My current set has slowly evolved during a time span of ten years, and there's a lot of mixing automation going on, since I don't use backing tracks - the music you hear on stage is generated by the synths. Also, I wouldn't feel comfortable relying on rented synths. It would take too long time to transfer all my setting to the synths and ensure that everything is working as it should, so I prefer using my own synths. But there are many countries where I haven't been able to perform do these restrictions, so I will probably have to make a flight-friendly rig eventually.


Nagamag:
What can we expect from your upcoming album, "Urban Dreams"?

Kebu:
My upcoming album is about dreams - both day dreams and night-time dreams. So the songs tend to be on the slower side and I've many of them have a dreamy quality about them. For this album I generated about a hundred ideas - from single riffs to almost complete songs - and chose the ones that suited the theme of the album. But I might have generated a bit too many ideas for the album, because I really struggled with turning them into full songs. And while I was working on them I came up with sections that turned into new songs. And all of a sudden I realized I had 75 minutes of music, divided into 20 tracks. I thought about splitting it up into two albums, but I felt that these songs were related and belonged on the same album.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Kebu:
Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Kebu:
Madis Carrying the Fire

Discover & Listen to Kebu

Kebu on Spotify

Kebu's Signature Track

Kebu on Social Media

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kebunator

Kebu's Website

www.kebu.fi/

U.V.P – Home (Spotify)

“‘Home is a richly melodic, light drum and bass track by U.V.P that delivers a deeply emotive message both lyrically and above all, via the velvety, seductive, husky vocals, that irresistibly draw you into the narrative. A very well produced pulsating song that is performed with graceful confidence.”

-Nagamag.com

U.V.P is an Independent Music Producer , Published music artist. Film,TV sound designer and composer hailing from the South West of England Now is the time for a new musical journey to begin...U.V.P is a creator of Electronic musical journeys

uvpmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Psypad – Circles (Spotify)

“Epic release full of deep 3D electronic sounds with huge impact to every listener. "Psypad" knows how to lift your mood and guide us with his vocals in a spiritual world. Highly recommended work!”

-Nagamag.com

psypad is an electronic music producer and live performer with through all-analog self-designed sound. Deep, instrumental and sometimes with vocals.

www.instagram.com/psypad
facebook.com/iampsypad

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