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Total music posts:2,564 Total artist interviews:111

Neoclassical Pop Jazz World Music House Electronica Psychill Psytrance Techno Blogwave Rock Hip‑Hop

Total music posts:2,564
Total artist interviews:111

Dede K Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Dede K:
Afrobeat, Afropop, pop, afrohipop, reggae, dancehall


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Dede K:
Started music as Lil Bideo back in 2009 (while I was still in college). Had to drop music for some years to finish up my Bs.c education. In 2017, I returned to the musical world with a new stage name (Dede K aka De King Vibez). Music has always be part of me and I don’t see myself doing something else whilst I’m steady discovering new vibe.


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

Dede K:
Not sure.. grew up listening to legends and tbh, I’m not sure when I actually had interest in music but I do remember when it was time for me to record my first track in 2009


Nagamag:
How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Dede K:
I’m a storyteller and my music cuts across many genres. Rhythm, Melodic & lyric-intensive. Every song is a story or a poem told through music.. even in my party songs, I still fix in some meaningful words


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

Dede K:
Young M.a. "Kween"


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

Dede K:
Bella Shurmda "World"

Discover & Listen to Dede K

Dede K on Spotify

Dede K's Signature Track

Dede K on Social Media

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Doppe & Kokke Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Doppe & Kokke:
We are definitely in the area of house music, in particular tropical house, and EDM. But we don't want to limit ourselves. We have a couple of chillstep tracks on the way also. We love a good melody that you can go and whistle on for a long time after hearing the track.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Doppe & Kokke:
We have always been interested in music but never taken the step to produce our own. Our original careers are in a very different area. At least once per year we go on a road trip around Europe and we prepare for weeks before to have the right playlists to set the mood in the car. The last year we have not been able to go on a trip, but we missed it and the good music, so we decided it was time to produce some of our own beats that we can listen to when the lockdown is over.


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

Doppe & Kokke:
The last years from maybe where Avicii, Kygo and similar DJs started to breakthrough I think we found a genre that was more appealing for both of us. We have always liked electronic music, but adding a great singer and making awesome melodies talks to us.


Nagamag:
What is your next project?

Doppe & Kokke:
We have a few new tracks in the making, but we are not stressing them. Without revealing too much one of them we are especially fond of which is a kind of mix of tropical house and RNB beats. We are currently working with a great singer and when she is ready I believe we have the next hit song ready.


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

Doppe & Kokke:
Doppe: Jan Hammer Kokke: Gary Moore Doppe: "Miami Vice Theme" Kokke: "The Loner"


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

Doppe & Kokke:
Ehrling "Sthlm Sunset"

Discover & Listen to Doppe & Kokke

Doppe & Kokke on Spotify

Doppe & Kokke's Signature Track

Doppe & Kokke on Social Media

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Paul Cousins Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Paul Cousins:
Ambient, Tape, Experimental


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Paul Cousins:
I'm a music producer and composer based in London. I create ambient and experimental music using reel-to-reel, tape loops, analog synthesizers and field recordings. My interest lies in the exploration of new sounds and creating soundtracks for emotions. Recently I've also been producing and collaborating with other artists, and working with brands to create sound for film.


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

Paul Cousins:
After singing & playing bass in bands for a number of years I started to listen to a lot more instrumental music. I followed a trail of artists from Bowie to Eno to Tangerine Dream, which lead me to creating ambient music of my own. Once I got a few synths and started exploring sounds it became very freeing and I kind of fell in love with making music all over again.


Nagamag:
Do you have any upcoming releases?

Paul Cousins:
Yes, I have a live EP and an album planned for later on this year. It took a while to find the right direction to create an album, but once I found the right sonic palette it all fell into place. I'm looking forward to getting more music out there and sharing my explorations.


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

Paul Cousins:
Sebastien Tellier "La ritournelle"


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

Paul Cousins:
Jon Hassell "Last Night The Moon Came"

Discover & Listen to Paul Cousins

Paul Cousins on Spotify

Paul Cousins' Signature Track

Paul Cousins on Social Media

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Paul Cousins' Website

www.paulcousinsmusic.com

Village Boy Prince Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Village Boy Prince:
I would say Afro Beats, Dancehall, World Music.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Village Boy Prince:
I’m Village Boy Prince, an international Afro Beats/Dancehall Artist From Sierra Leone. At 8-years-old, is when I knew that music was my calling. I started my musical journey by singing and rapping in front of my then-class. By the time I turned 10, i was the talk of the town! I had already reached notoriety by performing at concerts, talent shows, and cinemas. After relocating to USA I finished up high school, and enrolled at Full Sail University to learn how to record, produce, mix, and master music. My end goal is to become a global recording artist and be self-sufficient when it comes to creating music. Since i arrived in the United States, I have worked vigorously on my skill. As a result, i went from being a singer and songwriter to adding producer and engineer to my list.


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

Village Boy Prince:
Yes, I was 8 years old. My dad gave me a Micheal Jackson dvd for thriller. That album really change my life. After I watched and listened to Micheal Jackson, It made me want to do music.


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

Village Boy Prince:
Future "March Madness"


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

Village Boy Prince:
Young Thug "Check"

Discover & Listen to Village Boy Prince

Village Boy Prince on Spotify

Village Boy Prince's Signature Track

Village Boy Prince on Social Media

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MUDIE Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

MUDIE:
Grew up listening to glam rock and punk, but also really into hip hop and electronic music. Trying to write the best possible song, with the coolest melody, without copying anyone, while using orginal sound signature and still feel punk. Hard shit.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

MUDIE:
Been playing in bands and writing music since 1999. Played more than 2000, released almost 40 albums, been around the world alot and still enjoy it.


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

MUDIE:
I think Bon Jovi were the first people that i've seen and think '' damn, they're so cool, I wanna do this! ". I used to sing Bon Jovi songs in the mirror all the time and trying to look cool with sleeveless shirt, fake tattoos and sunglasses at a VERY young age, like 5 or 6. Feels pretty good to actually to this for a living, in a VERY smallest scale.


Nagamag:
What d'you do beside music for a living.

MUDIE:
I do art in general. I draw, I paint, I design stuff for other people. Write songs for other people, produce albums and beats. Write poems and articles. I like to create things. It's very cool for me to have numerous projects and go through them as time passes and realize I just did a bunch of shit that people can either love, hate or don't care about. I also organize a big punk festival in Montreal called Pouzza Fest. It's gonna be the 10th edition when we can do festivals again.


Nagamag:
What would have been your dream job besides making art ?

MUDIE:
Professional athlete. I was a pretty good hockey player and kind of got a shot at it, but looking back, i would have loved to be a baseball player. I like the slow pace of baseball. The camaraderie. The fact that you play outside, the beautiful stadiums and uniforms. Definately would have loved every second of it.


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

MUDIE:
Omnikrom "Meilleur Gars"


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

MUDIE:
Lost Love "Hell"

Discover & Listen to MUDIE

MUDIE on Spotify

MUDIE's Signature Track

MUDIE on Social Media

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@hugomudie
@hugomudie

MUDIE's Website

www.hugomudie.com

Olivero Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Olivero:
World music, Flamenco, Latin, Jazz


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Olivero:
Professional music classes since early childhhod , multi-instrumentalist (cello, drums/percussion, flamenco guitar, electric guitar)
-Main instrument flamenco guitar
- live shows with orchestras , solo cello, Rock-bands, jazz ensembles
-now starting to plan live shows with flamenco music ,


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

Olivero:
Paco de lucias music (age of 17)
Meetings and concerts of john mclaughlin


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

Olivero:
Led Zeppelin "Dazed and Confused"


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

Olivero:
Paco de Lucia "Monasterio de Sal"

Discover & Listen to Olivero

Olivero on Spotify

Olivero's Signature Track

Olivero on Social Media

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Olivero's Website

oliveromusic.com

Chafa Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Chafa:
Piano-led, cinematic, & ambient contemporary classical music.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Chafa:
I began teaching myself piano when I was twelve years old, but I always loved music. Growing up in the Bay Area (California), I was introduced to several different cultures and styles of music.
It wasn't long before I felt the need to express my own thoughts and feelings through art, and piano was the instrument I felt the most connected to.

Before the pandemic, I would perform locally, but after spending time recording and releasing my music during this last year, I have my eyes set on creating music for film and potentially collaborating with other composers and orchestras.


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

Chafa:
Seeing performers on the street as a kid really inspired me. Watching their music move people to dance, smile, laugh, or cry was inspiring. I wouldn't learn an instrument for several more years, but my love for music continued to grow until I felt the urge one day to sit down and play some of the songs I loved so much.


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

Chafa:
Beirut "Elephant Gun"


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

Chafa:
Max Richter "Written on the Sky"

Discover & Listen to Chafa

Chafa on Spotify

Chafa's Signature Track

Chafa on Social Media

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shaynechafa

Chafa's Website

shaynechafa.com

Estella Dawn Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Estella Dawn:
Pop/Indie/Neo Soul/Electronic/Adult alternative are probably the main genres I write in. I've never been particularly worried about sticking to one genre, what I'm feeling and what I've been listening to impacts the music I make on any given day, I like to roll with that, Sometimes it's rock/pop other days it's laid back indie, you might not enjoy every song I've written but there's a wide range of styles so something might just tickle your fancy.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Estella Dawn:
I began classical piano lessons at the age of 9, picked up the guitar a little later, around 13 and started writing more structured songs at that point. Banging away on the keys or strumming the three guitar chords I knew, it really just grew from there. Now I write in my own studio, using Logic. Recording software has helped me to expand my style and flesh out what I hear in my head. Having the ability to create beats and full song instrumentation has made a huge difference in where my songs are now, I've released 12 original songs in 2020/21.


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

Estella Dawn:
I can't say that there's any specific moment in my childhood that I can attribute my love of music to, it's something I've always just gravitated to. I used to make up songs from a really young age and I was always just drawn to music related activities. Songwriting has become my way to reflect on and process the world and my experiences within it.


Nagamag:
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

Estella Dawn:
I enjoy both! However I am definitely more comfortable in the studio. It's easier to nail a vocal take when I'm not also trying to control my nerves. I've always been a pretty shy gal so I find my throat and voice do funny things when I'm performing live. I just have to work around it when I put my set together, I'll start out with easier songs and save the big belting numbers for later on. That being said, there's truly nothing like being on stage, you feel so close and connected to everyone listening, you also get to set the tone and create a mood. I think there's something incredibly special about live music, ultimately it's an experience shared between the people there that night and the performer. The show will be different, every crowd will react differently, every song will be sung/played a little different, you can't recreate that, it's like a snowflake.


Nagamag:
Who would you consider your main musical influences?

Estella Dawn:
Musically I have always been drawn to songwriters with interesting lyrics, or singers with strong vocal performances. Ultimately songs that make you feel something. I would say I draw inspiration from songwriters like Halsey, Jaymes Young and Dermot Kennedy. I also really love that artists like Billie and
Finneas Eilish created such interesting and original music from their house. That they made every creative decision from the songwriting itself to the production and everything in between is incredibly inspiring. I also really admire artists like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, their songs just hit you in all of the right places. It's timeless music and you can't beat the emotion they pour into their singing.


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

Estella Dawn:
Redbone "Come and Get Your Love"


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

Estella Dawn:
Dermot Kennedy ‘Power Over Me’

Discover & Listen to Estella Dawn

Estella Dawn on Spotify

Estella Dawn's Signature Track

Estella Dawn on Social Media

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Estella Dawn's Website

www.estelladawn.com

Lewis Bolland Interview on Nagamag

Interview

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

Lewis Bolland:
Modern Classical, Relaxing Piano, Lightly Cinematic.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Lewis Bolland:
Performing the piano since the age of 7, Lewis’s home life was filled with music. His formal music education began early with piano lessons given by his grandmother Elsie. By the time he was 14 Lewis was being called up as the pianist & keyboard player in school performances and at the age of 15 he was in the rehearsal room as a student teacher, giving lessons to his contemporaries.

After composing and performing for his GSCE & A Level music exams, Lewis went on to support some of the UK’s biggest artists and toured the country multiple times as a session pianist & keys player. In late 2014 Lewis set up ‘Private Piano Tuition UK’. A modern classical piano school who teach over sixty students per week and currently holds a 100% pass rate with Royal Schools Of Music. During the summer of 2019 Lewis performed as a dinner pianist on ships across Europe and came home to start his residency with the Four Seasons Hotels in September. This has seen him go on to perform in front of celebrities, high profile figures, royalty and in the homes of some of the wealthiest families in the world.

After discovering composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer and Yann Tiersen in piano lessons with his grandmother, Lewis fell in love with writing modern classical and started working on an EP with close friend Ben Selley. Following six months writing originals and re-arranging well known tracks Lewis & Ben recorded their debut EP ‘TIME’ at Air studios, London and released it on the 19th August 2019 under ‘Bolland & Selley’.

‘Moments’ is the first solo release from Lewis in 2021 and was inspired by the different seasons and the feelings they conjure up during the course of a year.


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

Lewis Bolland:
I remember my grandmother teaching me how to compose and I fell in love with writing piano pieces. Most days I would write a new piece just to get better and better and I still love composing just as much today!


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

Lewis Bolland:
Sigala "Sweet Lovin'"


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

Lewis Bolland:
Ludovico Einaudi "I Giorni"

Discover & Listen to Lewis Bolland

Lewis Bolland on Spotify

Lewis Bolland's Signature Track

Lewis Bolland on Social Media

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Lewis Bolland's Website

www.lewisbollandmusic.com

Peter Aries Interview on Nagamag

Interview

Photo by Huba Adorjan


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

Peter Aries:
I'm quite "genre-fluid", but I mostly identify myself with electronic genres such as synthwave and trance, which is why I chose "This is the 80s" as my signature track. I do however mix in other genres, and have been incorporating quite a bit of classical themes in some of my tracks. Which for me made it feel quite natural to try out a classical only themed release. Thus "Stories" came to be.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Peter Aries:
I've been playing the piano since I was 10 and I started making music on the family's first computer when I was 14 (I used Fasttracker back then). My first official (or known rather) release was in 2006, an EP called "Finally" which was only released on CD. Since then I've released over 100 tracks in various genres and styles. I've mostly worked by myself, but I have also made some collaborations with artists such as MarsTv and Social Ambitions. My most streamed track of all times is currently "When All Things End", a collaboration I did with the very talented vocalist and artist Karin My. She has recently released a new album, so definitely go check it out.
Unfortunately the music doesn't pay the bills yet, so I work as a product manager as my daily job. I have great colleagues and it's quite a challenging job. I still feel like I learn new things every day. However, if money was not an issue, if I'd have to choose occupation between music creation and product management, music would win every day of the week. :)


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

Peter Aries:
For sure. It was at my day care, when I was 4 or 5 years old. Someone played Super Mario Bros 1 on Nintendo while at the same time someone else played something on a keyboard in the room. I thought the sounds I heard were so incredibly cool that it sparked something within me. So there and then I knew I just had to play the synth when I got old enough. So it's my one true call in life you could say.


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

Peter Aries:
Vangelis "Tears in Rain"


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

Peter Aries:
Pylot "The Return"

Discover & Listen to Peter Aries

Peter Aries on Spotify

Peter Aries' Signature Track

Peter Aries on Social Media

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Peter Aries' Website

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