Thursday, August 17, 2023

DJ Interviews: Joseph Obeiz

 Here's my interview with singer/rapper Joseph Obeiz as we sat down & spoke on his musical beginnings

How'd you get started in music?


1) Growing up wasn't easy for me and it was filled with sad experiences  well when I lost my twin sis,  I couldn't concentrate until I started doing songs freestyle and I found peace every time I sing so I decided to go into music professionally..


Who are your inspirations & influences.


2) My inspiration would always be 2pac, Vector, Pop smoke



What’s your advice for any aspiring performers & musicians?

3) My advice would always be to do whatever makes you happy as happiness is the source of becoming great 

How do you set yourself apart from other bands & artists?



4) every song i do is about my life and am not just doing music to impress people but to inspire people.


Any gigs or albums in the future?


5.) I'm currently working on my 4 track EP S.A.D (Sadistic, Artistic,and Dependable) dropping November 6 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

DJ Interviews: Danni Steffanetti

 Here's my interview with singer, Danni Stefaanetti who sat down with me to discuss her musical beginnings

How'd you get started in music?

Early on I heard my dads old rock n roll records, Peter Frampton, The rolling stones & blues guitarists. Great music was around me but it wasn’t until I picked up the guitar at age 8 and haven’t put it down since!

Who are your inspirations or influences?
The GREATS from all genres, Elvis, The Eagles, Jewel, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dolly Parton & Hendrix to name a few. 

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
Be authentically your own style, if you don’t have a big marketing budget find creative ways to do it, same with recording, don’t let anything stop you! Trends will come & go! Follow what you deep down love!! 

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

Finding what makes me unique & letting the people decide! Does my music move them? Well that’s the goal & I truly hope it does :) 

Any new gigs or albums in the future?
Yes all my upcoming gigs are on
And on bands in town!
My new album Danni’s Diamonds will be released as singles! I’m so excited about my new singles and the first one to drop is on September 8th called - “You Got Me Thinking of You” 

Sunday, August 13, 2023

DJ Interviews: Regilio Gil Rillen

 Here's my interview with Regilio Rillen A.K.A. Gil who sat down with me to discuss his start in the music scene.

REGILIO RILLEN | Walboomers Music

Regilio Rillen a.k.a Gili, was born in Suriname and moved to the Netherlands at the age of 4 together with his parents and his 5 siblings. He has been active in the music industry for over 30 years as a performing artist (piano/keyboard) and have played in various Caribbean music formations in the Netherlands. His music career started after he realized his sensitive nature , and started to accept himself and his emotions more and more. Now he is known to use these built-up emotions to empower himself in his music. As he grows older he feels consumed by music, and making new music has become an addiction for him. Even though he has no backgrounds in classical music, his compositions recently are becoming closer to that genre. He gets his music and visions often during his sleep. He receives emotions, visions, and images from past lives and different entities, and uses this as a source of inspiration for his music.

* Any new gigs or albums in the future?

I’ve more than 200 songs to release!

* What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

I think the main thing is to be true to who you are, what makes you unique and you. Don't try to be someone else. You can never go wrong if you be true to yourself.

* How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

The biggest thing that you, as an independent artist or musician, can do to for your own career is to find a way to set yourself apart from the pack. In a world of copycats and knock-offs, this may seem an impossible task. However, hundreds of thousands of artists have found ways to become innovators and leaders rather than imitators and followers. A very effective way that you can do that is to be the first at doing something that no one else has done yet.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

DJ Interviews: Kate Stanton

 Here's my interview with legendaary singer Kate Stranton as she sat down with me to discuss her musical upbringing''

How'd you get started in music?
As far back as I can remember, I have loved to sing. My father has told me that I would climb onto things and sing gibberish as a toddler. I would walk the fields and creeks behind my house just to get away and sing to myself. At around age 10, I started choreography to my floor routine music in gymnastics. I had so much fun creating the dance and tumbling passes to instrumentals! This instilled the idea that perhaps I could create my own songs. One of the first songs I wrote was called “Come Back”. I had recorded my brother’s video game music, wrote lyrics and a top line melody, then shared the cassette tape with my friends at gymnastics. In my teens, I worked at a record store and started to save my money for guitar lessons. At 17, I played an original acoustic number called “An Ode to Caterina” at a coffee house called Strange Brew for a going away party for an exchange student. In my 20s, I wrote songs with a good friend and indie band out of Columbus, Ohio. I did some coffeehouse gigs here and there. I am proud of the co-writing I did with longtime friend Marianne Kesler in our songwriting duo Every Lovely Thing. Since the pandemic, I’ve been trying to find my own way. I’ve been experimenting and collaborating with other artists. I’ve been trying to grow as a writer and as a person.

Who are your inspirations or influences?
My first thought is Tori Amos. I found her music during a dark period in my life. I felt like she was a friend that understood! This is the power of music. 

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
I believe all artists must wrestle with fear. If you have a song in your heart, it’s not a mistake that it is there. Share it with us. The pain of regret for not trying is worse than the pain of making mistakes. Do it anyway! :)

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
I have a deep need to spread hope. I want to live more authentically and encourage others to be their true selves. I sincerely hope my music inspires people and soothes them after a rough day.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?
I am currently working on a cycle of songs called “Ghosts & Angels”. I’m also hoping to continue working on new material. I will let you know when I have an upcoming gig!