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Modern Andy Interview on Nagamag

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

Modern Andy:
A genre that describes my music more in depth than DownTempo or Chill is something I call FolkTronic. To me FolkTronic is the combination of not just a folk or bluegrass sound interwoven with electronic elements but it is using acoustic instruments in general that are then incorporated into an electronic set. Recording live acoustic instruments for sample/loop playback later is a big part of what Modern Andy is and what I consider FolkTronic.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Modern Andy:
I grew up in a musical household so I was exposed to music everyday from a very young age and I couldn't be more grateful for it. My dad played guitar and banjo, primarily bluegrass/folk music so as a child I was exposed to harmonies, fingerpicking and interesting chord structures. This helped shape how I would start Modern Andy to be a conceptual music/art project that would combine visuals and music to create a living art piece. As I experimented and explored this I I realized what I wanted to do was be a Modern Andy Warhol and thus Modern Andy was created.


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

Modern Andy:
I fell in love with music at a very young age. There was always music being played in my house and there were instruments everywhere. From pianos, guitars, mandolins, banjos and more I could walk around our house and just experiment with music and different instruments. As I grew up I continued to experiment and became interested in audio recording and recording techniques. This really propelled me to become the musician I am today and how Modern Andy got its sound.


Nagamag:
What are some of your motivations when creating the music that you do?

Modern Andy:
Some motivations I have when creating my music is finding those places in a song I can get lost in, finding the places where you stop paying attention, where time ceases to exist and you get lost in the moment and lost in your thoughts. My motivation is to give as much power as possible to an instrumental song so the listener has no choice but feel what THEY feel, not feel what they are told to feel.


Nagamag:
What do you hope the listener takes away from a Modern Andy song?

Modern Andy:
My hope is the listener will take away a sense of individuality and uniqueness from my songs. I hope they feel that they haven’t ever really heard anything like this before and that they will get lost in the songs and be lost in their thoughts while they listen. I hope they create their own story and that Modern Andy is the soundtrack to that story they are telling.


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

Modern Andy:
Glen Hansard "Say it to me Now"


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

Modern Andy:
Nine Inch Nails "La Mer"

Discover & Listen to Modern Andy

Modern Andy on Spotify

Modern Andy's Signature Track

Modern Andy on Social Media

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Modern Andy's Website

www.modernandy.com

Blooy Interview on Nagamag

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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

Cosmyte Interview on Nagamag

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

Cosmyte:
Always Galactic, either Ambiant/Chillout and/or Electronica/Techno/Psychedelic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Cosmyte:
Since 2014 Profesor Galacticus and Captain Frictus are colaborating as a galactic team in other project, Neenboo, a 7 musicians world music project.
In 2017, they decided to create Cosmyte.

This atypical crew is constantly evolving by creating its own galaxy, led by Pr. Galacticus (machines) and Captn Frictus (handpan), it includes talented companions met during music tours around Europe, Russia, India, China and Latin America, bringing a unique experience to each appearance. A journey between organic human vibrations, cosmic instruments and mechanical machines oscillations, Cosmyte is a real musical android.

In 2019 the Cosmyte Spaceship joined the Hadra label Team (Hadra Alter Vision Record).

In 2020 the Cosmyte crew droped out two EP's: Pyramyte Awake Side and Pyramyte Dream Side


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

Cosmyte:
There are a lot of moments, concerts, people, places, that gave us the right impact.
One of them is traveling as "pre-profesional" musicians with Super Cumbia band, some Argentinian friends, touring in Europe. We were spending so much good time as a band, as a family, as travelers, by traveling and playing all together.
Other is a concert of Djamanawak, a french band, when they played a 3h30 improvised concert. We were like "wooow, so nice, we want to do that" !


Nagamag:
Do you have some project that you want to talk about for 2021

Cosmyte:
We are working on a Lullaby project.
It's about musical ceremony, a 7 hours night playing, with people sleeping, or dreaming, or just flying inside.
We try explore music as a channel to connect with bigger space in this crazy times, in this crazy world.
We want to explore more about this project.


Nagamag:
You recently talked in social networks about an "inversion of the polarity of human consciousness". What about it?

Cosmyte:
We don't really know more about it, but we can say you that Jbiboulak community announced us by a sercret chanel, that hapenned on the 17 december 2020 this "inversion of the polarity of human consciousness". A kind of global mental change that can happen on earth by the dreams.
They also gave us a link as a cosmic gate to connect to it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltfvvQInpng&t=582s


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Cosmyte:
Super Cumbia y la liga de la Alegria "La vida está hecha pa' otra cosa"


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

Cosmyte:
Symbolico Triptrap

Discover & Listen to Cosmyte

Cosmyte on Spotify

Cosmyte's Signature Track

Cosmyte on Social Media

Cosmyte
cosmytefromcosmos

Cosmyte's Website

cosmyte.com/
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