Nibana Interview on Nagamag.com

Nibana Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Nibana:
There is no "fit all" description as I'm producing quite a lot of diverse genres but most likely chillout and downtempo, some psybient, some bass music and glitch ... I like using the more generic genre electronic or electronica. I've produced some heavy psytrance for a bit, but I didn't stick to it after I released my album.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Nibana:
I'm quite a newcomer in the electronic music genre even tho I've been producing it for a few years (about 8 now). I was mostly raised on my dad's hard rock playlist, 80s music and then fell in love with the metal scene. I've been a metalhead for most of my music journey, listening to the darker genres of it (hence my . My first approach to electronic music and the genres I produce now has been while playing video games (one of my biggest passion), and later during my first raves in France. I then got frustrated to not be able to tweak what I heard and decided to start my own music project. It then grew to an unexpected size and I've been able to tour all around the world and collaborate with my heroes whom many became my friends.


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

Nibana:
Honestly my entire childhood was filled with music. Both my parents enjoyed it a lot, despite no being musicians, and I've always been highly emotionally struck from movies' scoring to my parents playlist. I started playing guitar as soon as I could and it led me here. I was never planing to become a full time musician (I'm more of a science guy) but seeing my project get bigger motivated me to quit everything for it.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Nibana:
Départe "Wither"


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

Nibana:
Solar Fields "The Missing"

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Harry Nathan Interview on Nagamag.com

Harry Nathan Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Harry Nathan:
Lofi House, Disco, Nu-disco


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Harry Nathan:
Harry Nathan is an Australian/Greek producer, singer & songwriter, known for his dreamy storytelling and eclectic production, with a fluid connection between soulful lyricism and a deep burning house influence, which can be traced right back to Harry Nathan’s roots in his youth as an up and coming DJ. “I loved house music growing up and have always been a fan of soul and disco. When I was 14, I wanted to mix like Roger Sanchez but couldn’t afford DJ gear, so I cross-wired three stereos to practise mixing. If I needed to slow one down, I would press pause twice really quickly. When I got a regular gig as a wedding DJ when 15 years old, I was stoked just to use better gear and change the pitch. We had a little wedding consortium with some DJ friends from high school. I had to learn to appeal to all tastes, from disco to funk to classic Greek (for the Greek weddings) but I was really crazy about old school house and disco. When the bride and groom left, we’d drink the leftover wedding booze and go back to back mixing house classics till the morning." – Harry Nathan


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

Harry Nathan:
I remember being at Summadayze festival on the Gold Coast in Australia as a teenager, front row, watching Roger Sanchez mix three different songs at the same time, from looped acapellas to drum loops and random samples, it was as if there was always at least two tracks playing the whole set. This style of DJing really intrigued me, it brought a whole new dimension to the art of DJ live performance. Carl Cox is another DJ I greatly respect who performs like this also. I'm fundamentally inspired by wanting to evolve the game, creating new sounds and new ways of performing that push the art form of songwriting and music performance.


Nagamag:
How much has your own life played in the creation of the recent Sweet Release EP?

Harry Nathan:
I’d say the EP is pretty honest and close to my own life. Sweet Release” explores the ups and downs of being in a turbulent relationship. “Frontin’ Me” was actually a stream of consciousness recording. I was just jamming into a 1984 Sony M-10 micro cassette recorder. When entering this kind of trance, my lyrics tend to reflect unsurfaced emotions. It wasn’t until after I had finished the recording in one take that I realised the song was about living in LA, and meeting people that are fake, putting up a façade trying to impress all the time. Harriet Tubman is an outlier here, but still mirrors my life experience at the time living in LA. My across the hall neighbour, actor Ryan Lee (who has been in all of my music videos) popped over to grab a fun fizzy drink from my fridge. Our doors are always unlocked, it’s like a Seinfeld situation, sliding into each other’s places a la Kramer style. He walked into my studio and started talking into my microphone, not knowing I was recording. The first part of this recording ended up in the outro of ‘Fool For Your Love’, from my first EP. It landed perfectly in that spot. Ryan continued talking, as if hosting a fictional radio show, when an imaginary Harriet Tubman decided to join us. I legitimately had no idea who Harriet Tubman was, asking ‘Who’s Harry Tubman?’ - to which Ryan replied ‘Underground Railroad Queen’.


Nagamag:
You are also an award winning film maker? Your music videos are quite unique in that you make them with your friends?

Harry Nathan:
My first single Rooftops has won 34 independent short film awards, including Best Fantasy Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Music Video at the Sydney Short Film Festival, and Best Music Video at the Athens Short Film Festival. The sequel to "Rooftops" was "Fool For Your Love", which is set in the same alternate universe. We make these videos with our best friends, Hollywood actors Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee and Christian Valderrama at my place in Los Angeles. Our most recent video was for "Frontin Me". The original idea was for me to perform the song, though it quickly evolved on the fly to me being on an ambiguous red carpet, being interviewed by Tammy. I entered a trance that took me back to my fourth-grade sleepover.” Rooftops: https://youtu.be/AYJTTBmJwHI Frontin' Me: https://youtu.be/I_AZCOhTOPE


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Harry Nathan:
Khruangbin "Evan Finds the Third Room"


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

Harry Nathan:
Everything But The Girl "Tracey In My Room (Lazy Dog Bootleg Vocal Mix)"

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Euclid’s Niece Interview on Nagamag.com

Euclid’s Niece Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Euclid's Niece:
My music is generally piano and instrumental, although it can be categorized in multiple genres, including neo-classical and instrumental pop. Although I am still at the start of a music career, I intend to explore more genres, in order to create wholesome, authentic pieces.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Euclid's Niece:
I have started playing piano at the age of 7, it has been 13 years now. I attended a music school for 7 years, and have some basic knowledge about music history and theoretical concepts. Studying about various classical composers raised my fascination with instrumental music, but also made me see (hear, feel) music from a new perspective.


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

Euclid's Niece:
I have loved music ever since I can remember. I used to sing a lot, and I have been fascinated with piano from the very start of my studies. I must say, I treat my musical instrument as a friend rather than a tool. Music reminds me of my cheerful childhood days, when I could be honest about everything and say things by their name. This is the type of approach I am trying to have now - create something that can speak truthfully to the listeners.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Euclid's Niece:
Opeth "Burden"


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

Euclid's Niece:
Danny Elfman "The Piano Duet"

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Der Waldläufer Interview on Nagamag.com

Der Waldläufer Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Der Waldläufer:
Soundscapes somewhere between Ambient | Chillout | Downtempo


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Der Waldläufer:
Since 2010 I released 4 albums a few singles and I appeared on many compilations like Café del Mar, Klassik Lounge Nightflight, Le café abstrait, World Chill - Lounge, Cool off Chillout, Autumn Time, Spring Chill and many more. In my productions always the relaxation of body and mind stays in the focus, in harmony with my inner feelings I tell my impressions with the help of music and paint pictures with the colors of sound. My organic music always should be a counterpoint to hectic, work & stress. You can say, that my music is the result from the finding of inner peace and tranquility. This process is always accompanied by the dialogue between nature and technology, which creatively affects me while composing. I would like to take the people on a trip to soundscapes, where it is possible to slow down the everyday life.


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

Der Waldläufer:
Music always played a big role in my live, there were a few moments why I started composing music. It began very early with DJing and collecting Vinyl and then in the 90ies I discovered Hip Hop and fell immediately in love with creating sounds, composing music & being creative.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Der Waldläufer:
Curtis Mayfield "Move on UP"


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

Der Waldläufer:
Boards of Canada :Dayvan Cowboy"

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Shoshana Michel Interview on Nagamag.com

Shoshana Michel Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Shoshana Michel:
Neo-classical, contemporary solo piano, new age piano, minimal piano


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Shoshana Michel:
I started music lessons at the age of seven when a door-to-door salesman for a local music studio knocked on my front door. Throughout the years, I've played different genres of music at different venues from ragtime at Knott’s Berry Farm to contemporary solo piano at The Galleria at South Bay in Redondo Beach, California. In 2015, I recorded my first solo piano album, Soul Whispers, which inspired me to start writing my own music. In 2016, I released Dancing on the Wind, my debut album as a composer followed by Prelude to a Dream in 2017, Reflection in 2019 and Impressions in 2020. I'm extremely honored that my music has been featured in several documentaries and has received accolades, nominations and awards.


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

Shoshana Michel:
I was exposed to classical music through my father and big band era music through my mother, so I was open to listening to different genres of music. As a teenager, I started playing ragtime, became very enamored with the genre and started playing professionally. I believe, that is when my world really opened up to music.


Nagamag:
When you compose, do you compose for yourself or for those that listen to your music?

Shoshana Michel:
I think that it's a little of both. I compose what's in my heart, but I do keep in mind what my listeners may want to hear. Music should be a 'conversation' between the composer and the listener, it should 'speak' to the listener. When I compose from my heart, I believe that it will reach the hearts of my listeners, as well.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Shoshana Michel:
Fats Waller "Handful of Keys"


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

Shoshana Michel:
Christine Brown "Forest for the Trees"

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Shoshana Michel on Social Media

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Shoshana Michel's Website

shoshanamusic.com

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Sigesmundsen Interview on Nagamag.com

Sigesmundsen Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Sigesmundsen:
I love classical music and film scores. they are relaxing and have many harmonics and feelings. thats why i love to create chillout and ambient music. i love rhytmic music aswell, and are very inspired by both genres.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Sigesmundsen:
started out on flute as a child, playing classical music (i hated it at first) then i moved on to organ and piano, for a few years. got my first guitar at 12, and started to play in groups in music school. did the whole rock thing, and learned to play bass and drums amongst other instruments. around 1995 i started to listen more and more to electronical music, and has never left. released at cosmicleaf a few years back, an album with an electronic band called kill the geek, with a good friend Gitte thusgaard hansen. cosmicleaf is my main label as the artist Sigesmundsen, and have released there in a few years now.


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

Sigesmundsen:
music is the soundtrack of our lives, and remembered the first Star wars movie as a young boy. I absolutly love that theme. remembering i wanted to play that, or at least sing the theme :D


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Sigesmundsen:
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy "Amelia - Part 2: The Path Of Least Existence"


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

Sigesmundsen:
Paco De Lucia "Entre Dos Aguas"

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Sigesmundsen on Spotify

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Sigesmundsen's Website

soundcloud.com/ziges

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Harry Maes Interview on Nagamag.com

Harry Maes Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Harry Maes:
My current music is influenced by neo-classical and melancholic music with an underlying emotion which focuses on listening to and finding your inner voice of soul. You can also find elements of jazz / fusion, EDM, Pop and Guitar instrumental music influences because I've been producing in these styles before I chose my new musical direction in 2019.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Harry Maes:
​I’m a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, piano/synths, drums, percussion). I’ve studied pop/jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in the Netherlands. I've focused on playing fusion music in the 90s and started producing Pop and EDM after the year 2000. Between 2010 and 2018 I created fusion guitar compositions and video demos for various guitar related products. Since the end of 2018 I'm focusing on my new music direction.


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

Harry Maes:
Before the end of 2018 I was mainly focusing on producing music for other artists. In 2010 I've had a life threatening experience and it took me years to process all the emotions from that time. I've composed songs around 2012 that I've finally been able to work on again in 2019 and 2020. Inner Voice of Soul is one of those older songs that came to life in the last years. So my new music direction gave me the confidence to produce and finalize this music and choose to promote myself as an artist. It feels very liberating to finally share something that truly represents myself.


Nagamag:
Why have you chosen a new music direction in 2019?

Harry Maes:
At the end of 2018 I've made the bold decision to move from composing on guitar to piano! Because of that 2019 was a very intense but also exciting year in which I've forced myself to only compose on piano and improve my playing ability on piano. It was quite challenging but also liberating to not focus on guitar and fall back onto default patterns. The limitation of the piano has really led me to find my deeper underlying emotions, my inner voice and truly following my heart!


Nagamag:
Are your family or children also musicians?

Harry Maes:
My son Justin is a DJ and producer who lives in Seoul (South Korea). He's currently working closely with DJ Koo and LIPHOP and he's building his Entertainment Agency RISEDAWN specializing in Korean Future Pop and Digital Marketing. I've also worked with my daughter Tiffany during 2000 - 2010 in which we composed songs together and where she performed in the Dutch Eurovision preselection contest in 2004 and participated in the Dutch Idols 4 competition in 2008.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Harry Maes:
Ailee (DJ Koo, Undaunted, Justin Levai) "Heartcrusher"


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

Harry Maes:
Olafur Arnalds "Only the Winds"

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Harry Maes's Website

www.harrymaes.com

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Matt Stewart-Evans Interview on Nagamag.com

Matt Stewart-Evans
Interview

Matt Stewart-Evans Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Matt Stewart-Evans:
As a solo artist - contemporary classical, neo-classical, whatever you want to call it.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Matt Stewart-Evans:
I’ve been playing piano for the past 12 years or so and have been writing music alongside that, whilst completing various music theory and performance exams right through to making the decision last year to switch to composing (almost) full-time.


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

Matt Stewart-Evans:
I've had a fascination of music from quite an early age, but only had a couple of years of piano lessons as a child before being distracted by other things in life. Thankfully my teacher was very good despite my lack of attention at the time, and I built a solid grasp of the essentials which was hugely valuable in picking the instrument back up years later. At 15, I got my first pair of turntables and mixer and that was my main musical outlet for the next ten years, but piano slowly took up more time and become more serious as a realised how much satisfaction I got from developing my skills and writing.


Nagamag:
What was a defining moment for you as an artist?

Matt Stewart-Evans:
A big change for me came around four years ago when 1631 Recordings contacted me to ask whether I'd be interested in adding one of my piano pieces "Opus #24" onto a compilation (Piano Cloud), as they were just starting out the label. That ended up being very successful and was playlisted for 6 months or so. Up until then, I'd not considered releasing my music commercially, but that was a big moment for me in terms of seeing an unexpected reward for doing something I loved, which made me consider how I could make it more central to my life.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Matt Stewart-Evans:
Djrum "Showreel, Pt. 3"


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

Matt Stewart-Evans:
Hania Rani "F Major"

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Matt Stewart-Evans on Spotify

Matt Stewart-Evans' Signature Track

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Matt Stewart-Evans' Website

www.mattstewartevans.com

Kevin Kerrigan Interview on Nagamag.com

Kevin Kerrigan
Interview

Kevin Kerrigan Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Kevin Kerrigan:
It's a cross between film soundtrack, ambient and classical music. I aim to create little worlds of music and sound to escape into..


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kevin Kerrigan:
I grew up working with artists such as Brian Eno, Bjork, and film composer James Newton Howard. These guys gave me confidence in my own work, and also helped influence my creative approach to music (as well as probably my sound). These days I mostly compose music soundtracks for film, but I also release instrumental music soundtracks as an Artist.


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

Kevin Kerrigan:
I started making music by accident. My school had a fire, and the next day they had to throw away all the instruments. I asked if I could have an old electric piano which was in the dumpster. It was melted and looked like a Dali painting. But I repaired it and started writing little piano pieces on it. 25 years later I'm still essentially doing the same thing.


Nagamag:
Do you make any other styles of music?

Kevin Kerrigan:
Myself and Sophie Barker (of Zero 7) make music for children, called "The Rainbow Collections". We've been signed to Sony for about 15 years now and it's quite popular with young kids. It's fun to do.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Kevin Kerrigan:
Asa-Chang & Junray "Hana"


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

Kevin Kerrigan:
Jessica Curry "Finding the Pattern"

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Kevin Kerrigan on Spotify

Kevin Kerrigan's Signature Track


Kevin Kerrigan on Social Media

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Kevin Kerrigan's Website

www.kevinkerrigan.net

Zero Cult Interview on Nagamag.com

Zero Cult
Interview

Zero Cult Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Zero Cult:
All genres of electronic music except EDM,but most of my tracks are chill-out, downtempo and psychedelic.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Zero Cult:
I don't have a huge background, when I was 14,i have started to play guitar and write a songs.later together with my childhood friends we created a rock band.In 1998 I bought my first PC,Midi keyboard and sound card and I started to learn a music production. "Zero Cult" project was born in 2003,I have already got enough production skills to create a music that could be released on a labels.I always had a passion to chill music. I created a 2 tracks,was taken by Cosmicleaf records for the new compilation "Chill on Ice". Now,behind me, is 17 years of music production, with 9 albums and tens Ep's and compilations.


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

Zero Cult:
from when I was a child and till now, i have a passion to music, i love listen to music, collecting music on vinyl and creating music.About the right impact to be a music artist, perhaps at age 12-13.it was a music of Jean-Michel Jarre.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Zero Cult:
Slayer "Seasons in the Abyss"


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

Zero Cult:
Jean-Michel Jarre "Oxygene 1"

Discover & Listen to Zero Cult

Zero Cult on Spotify

Zero Cult's Signature Track

Zero Cult on Social Media

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Zero Cult's Website

cosmicleaf.com/zerocult