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Village Boy Prince Interview on Nagamag

World Music

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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"

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Olivero Interview on Nagamag

World Music

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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"

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Olivero on Social Media

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Olivero's Website

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Dimitris Aivaliotis – 2 Tsigara (Video)

“Discover the recent creation of Dimitris Aivaliotis; a promising greek artist in the World Music scene. A very representative sample of traditional instruments and truly emotional singing. If you’re interested to enrich your sound collection, here’s a great chance!”

-Nagamag.com

“Music hides a paranoia. Be a part of it and only then you will interpret it” D. Aivaliotis.

Dimitris Aivaliotis is a Greek artist, based in Athens. He is singer – actor – producer – composer and musician, and he has 5 singles in air play and a lot of partnerships with famous artists.

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Aonian – Ascent (Spotify)

“The track -Ascent- is a real gem in the genre of downtempo. Noticeable and distinctive rhythm, sometimes reminiscent of classic trip-hop and warm ambient layers. Its hypnotic effect is guaranteed.”

“Трек -Ascent- настоящая находка в жанре downtempo. Выраженный и характерный ломаный ритм, местами напоминающий классический trip-hop и тёплые слои ambient. Гипнотическим эффект гарантирован.”

-Nagamag.com

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AONIAN brings his new single 'Ascent', fusing melodic, trippy electronica with Mediterranean soundscapes.

The first glimpse to Aonian's world as the first single of his upcoming debut album, it showcases a blend of contemporary electronic synths and swirling melodies, colliding with dreamy traditional and ethnic soundscapes.

With references to traditional and folk elements from his home country, the Greek born and London based producer successfully pays homage to our past and present whilst remaining loyal to an ever-changing cultural identity.

Having already established a trusted reputation in composition across media and brands (including Louis Vuitton and Glossier), AONIAN emerges from five-years of conceptual and instrumental experimentation, delivering a refreshing sound, listeners need.

His recent remix for the Glastonbury brothers - Speakman Sound - has been supported and played by DJ John Digweed in a Bunker Sessions set and his upcoming debut album has attracted interest from the likes of London start-up Remixology HQ and the recently awarded music blog Give it a Spin.

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Alberto Rizzo Schettino Interview on Nagamag

World Music

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

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
I write original music for film and video games. I play piano and keyboards and in the years I have gathered quite a collection of synthesizers, guitar amps and FX pedals. This definitely drives my music towards those instruments as I like to mix elements of electronic music (ambient, downtempo, glitch etc.) with more traditional orchestral instruments (strings, brass, percussion) and ethnic sounds from Africa and the Middle East. I try and mangle these original acoustic sounds from world music to be 'assimilated' by the machines, while still retaining their contrasting features. I try to maintain a delicate and constant fight between an industrial, cyberpunk and somehow dystopian sound palette and a more organic, classical setup with roaring strings and epic orchestral elements. I guess a lot of my work with techno artists and the club scene plays a role in what I imagine would be the sound of the streets and the underground in a distant future.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
I've worked as a pianist/keyboardist for artists, bands and recording studios, mostly as a session musician. I've had my good share of live gigs in rock, acid jazz and fusion setups in which I would bring my keybards, guitar amps and guitar pedals and kinda force the stage to accept my sounds. I am not a fan of playing 'realistic instruments' live, and unfortunately you can achieve pretty good ones these days with keyboards.. but for me it's either acoustic piano, vintage keys or straight up synthesizers and mangled sounds. There's no in-between. In 2007 I opened my own recording studio, called 'Fuseroom' and I started producing records and keeping the facility open to music education programs. In the past years I went back to my role of composer and joined some game development companies (among which were some good friends of mine, from high school) to write original music for their video games. Getting back to writing music by myself was an adventure and somehow reconnected me with an artistic self that I had kept asleep for a while. It was a good time to get back at it and I was able to use this momentum to release a new solo record, called 'Future in the Past', highlighting some of the most iconic elements of my sound and songwriting, in the soundtrack genre.


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

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
As a kid I was lucky to have friends who one day told me on the phone: "We're making a band. What do you want to play?". It was that simple. We wanted to move from air guitars and air drums using broomsticks and empty soda bottles to playing for real. I looked around, I had a small digital keyboard I had been playing since I was in primary school and decided that I wanted to play piano and go to a real teacher. I started both classical and modern piano together and never stopped taking lessons from the day. At around 18 I felt like I had to choose and was captivated by modern music. I've played in pop/rock bands, jazz ensembles, small freestyle and acid jazz bands etc. especially when I moved my beautiful (but small) town of Firenze (Italy) to continue studying in Los Angeles. I cannot remember how many people I've played with and whose projects I joined. From there on I kept on studying, moving cities, attending to more music academies in the US and in Europe. If there was one constant that never left me is that I do not partake in projects that I do not like. I just cannot do it. I've studied to be a professional musician and I am happy to provide others with my expertise but I have to hear some kind of pulse in the project. Exposure, fame, money, you name it.. they just do not cut it in the end as I cannot go to sleep and look at myself in the mirror if I am doing something I do not genuinely and directly enjoy. I guess that spontaneous phone call from my friends when we were kids really left a mark.


Nagamag:
Is there a cliché or recurring pattern in the way you come up with a new piece of music?

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
With the passing of time (and things become more recurring or fixed, with deadlines, revisions, team discussion, production supervisors and so on) I noticed that I start working on a song only after I can hear it in my head 'enough', over the course of a couple days. It is kinda funny to say that but once I receive the initial brief for a new music project and the team or production sends me guidelines for the vibe they are looking for, I do not sit at the instrument and try to put down ideas. I just let things breathe for a couple days and I start thinking about a tune. It might happen at the worst time or before falling asleep. If the idea is good, in a couple days I can always recall the main theme and at least the B-section that answers it. That is usually the right time for me to sit down, turn my computer on and start writing music.


Nagamag:
If you only had to keep one musical instrument, what would it be?

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
This would be very challenging. I certainly consider the acoustic piano as my foundation but I have so many instruments that I like for their specific sound palette, some of which have almost healing properties when played, in my opinion. I would have a very hard time parting from my Voyager, Polysix, Juno-6 and Hammond, as well. Please do not make choose! ;)


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

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
Andy Summers Mysterious Barricades


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

Alberto Rizzo Schettino:
Ola Strandh Tom Clancy's The Division (Original Soundtrack)

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Alberto Rizzo Schettino's Website

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Korekiyo – Fisherman (Spotify)

“The influence of the legendary Deep Forest traced so far and the only performers unit take all the best of World Music. Korekiyo one of those who competently and with the soul continues the tradition of the distant 90s. Japanese synthesized shakuhachi flute, flat bits and diverse ethnic percussion in his new single Fisherman.”

“Влияние легендарных Deep Forest прослеживается до сих пор и лишь единицы исполнителей берут всё самое лучшее от World Music. Korekiyo один из тех, который грамотно и с душой продолжает традиции далёких 90-х. Японская, синтезированная флейта shakuhachi, ровный бит и разнообразная этническая перкуссия в его новом сингле Fisherman.”

-Nagamag.com

Fisherman is an ethnic beat with a lo-fi vinyl vibe. The flute melody is taking you to the ocean.

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Hark – Ranjhan (Spotify)

“Oh God. These intoxicating dope of oriental vocals. What will happen if all this beauty is diluted with a gorgeous bass line and a supernatural, unearthly rhythm? Snakes x Ladders and Hark Music answered that question in their oriental EP called The Mystic.”

“О, Боги. Эти опьяняющие дурманы восточных вокалов. Что будет, если всю эту красоту разбавить шикарной басовой линией и сверхъестественным, неземным ритмом? Snakes x Ladders и Hark Music ответили на этот вопрос в своём восточном букете EP под названием The Mystic.”

-Nagamag.com

Hard-earned production chops meet an almost supernatural sense of rhythm in this tribute to Eastern sounds, bass music, and an old-school hip hop sensibility. Eminently danceable, but somehow also perfect for chilling out - Hark’s music is chameleonic - it just always works. Hark is one of the most sought after producers in the Punjabi music industry - having written and produced for artists like Mickey Singh and Jasmine Sandlas. He also owns and runs new Vancouver-based record label Desi Soul Records. However, Hark’s dark and mystical side comes out late-night in smoky studios of his native Abbotsford - slyly reminding us of 90s Asian Underground and old-school hip hop - the meeting of which he likes to refer to as the ‘Eastern Wave’.

Hark is a force of nature. Having cut his teeth and racking up millions of streams in the high stakes world of Bollywood and Punjabi music, Da Re Da, his second release on Snakes x Ladders, continues his exposition of his darker side. Trap infused and with his signature callback to 90s hip hop, Hark’s second single features an eastern vocal clip, a dance floor friendly bounce, and a drop that will feel at home at any club (or virtual club!) from Mumbai to Toronto.

Marla Leigh – Rhythms of Tof Miriam (Video)

“Marla Leigh invites us in a mystic atmosphere, full of spiritually physical sounds. Classic music intruments lead you through an ancient, epic era of women drummers. Accompanied by a special videoclip full of desert natural sceneries, “Rhythms of Tof Miriam” exceeded our expectations.”

-Nagamag.com

At its core, Rhythms of Tof Miriam is about staying positive through challenging times by using the universal language of rhythm to help us rediscover our genuine connections. Recorded with an all-star team of incredible musicians (Yiar Dalal (Oud Master), Miera Segal, Marla Leigh), it is sure to add an energizing layer to any music lover’s collection.

With bassy grooves from frame drums running throughout, the album has all the rich polyrhythms you could possibly desire!

Layer in fills of sublime, mystical, ancient ethnic instruments of oud, ney, dramatic breakdowns, blistering trills, and an exotic yet contemporary flavor… and you have the most dynamic collection of worldly sounds.

All in all, this world collection has an upbeat feel that makes you want to get up, dance, and settle into your own groove.

www.marlaeigh.com/

Marla Leigh is one of the few female professional frame drummers in the world today. She is a Grammy-nominated percussionist and flautist, and an internationally-recognized educator, performer and composer.

As a classically trained-musician, Marla began playing at the age of three and never stopped. With a BFA and MFA in Percussion from California Institute of Arts, she studied under the great percussion masters Glen Velez, John Bergamo, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Randy Gloss and Layne Redmond.

Marla is passionate about exploring rhythm from different cultures around the world. She loves bringing people together and sharing through the universal language of rhythm. Marla is CEO of Frame Drum Academy, a global community that currently hosts two signature programs, Frame Drum 101 (Beginner) and Frame Drum 202 (Intermediate) – and is enjoyed by frame drum students from around the world. She also created her own line of signature frame drums with the Cooperman Company.

Marla passionately believes in the power of music to help transform consciousness. As a composer, her music has been featured on Hala Khouri’s yoga DVD, “Yoga for Stress Release”, Janet Stone’s iphone Yoga application, the movie “Bold Native” and “The Cellist.”

Marla just released her debut album and music video in May 2020, Rhythms of Tof Miriam, that was recorded in Israel and brings together many exceptional artists, including acclaimed Israeli oudist Yair Dalal. Timeless but fresh, spicy but rich, mellow but uplifting, comforting but mysterious: That is the Tof Miriam experience!

www.marlaeigh.com/

Con Piliouras Interview on Nagamag

World Music

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

Con Piliouras:
Greek folk music, Rebetika, Jazz and World Music


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Con Piliouras:
I write music in a variety of different styles, this is because I have a vast taste of musical influences.
My current focus as a composer is to continue developing my World Music project, which is a fusion of Greek, Jazz and other world music influences.

I am also passionate about playing the Guitar, and I thoroughly enjoy performing Jazz.


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

Con Piliouras:
My first connection to music was at the age of 4. I grow up listening to tradition Greek folk music and I was always mesmerised by the amazing melodies.
The love for music further developed with the exposure of Rock music and then later Jazz.

This was all presented to me by my Mother and Brother.


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

Con Piliouras:
Chick Corea "Windows"


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

Con Piliouras:
Manos Hadjidakis "Choros"

Discover & Listen to Con Piliouras

Con Piliouras on Spotify

Con Piliouras' Signature Track

Con Piliouras on Social Media

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