Tuesday, December 26, 2023

DJ Interviews: DJ Tallent

 Hey there one & all its your old friend DJ Dizzy here & I had the pleasure of interviewing a deejay by the name of DJ Tallent who spoke on his musical beginnings, This was done through Twitter so by way of audio messaging so I've posted it by way of a link have a look & enjoy.

DJ Tallent interview

DJ Tallent / X (twitter.com)

Special thanks to him for doing this interview & I wish him lots of luck in his music & I'll be leaving a link to his channel for all of you to check out his videos so until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay frosty & rock n roll!

DJ Tallent's Youtube channel

(1) DJ Tallent - YouTube

Friday, December 22, 2023

DJ Interviews: Jens Bosecker(Mr. Wawa)

Here's my interview with fellow DJ, Jens Bosecker, AKA  Mr. Wawaenjoy!

How'd you get started in music?

Even as a small child, I thrilled my family with my dance routines; Once the music came on, I might even drive her crazy. I learned piano and guitar. I was often a DJ at our legendary school parties. I started living music early on.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

My main influences are 80s and 90s pop culture as well as jazz music and African rhythms. I am also a big fan of classical music.

What advice would you give to aspiring artists?

Follow your heart and do what suits you best with passion. We are all influenced by the music of previous generations and grow up with many new trends. Of course everyone has their role models, but I don't think you should emulate them. Your own style, your authenticity coupled with hard work will pay off sooner or later.

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

I am a songwriter, music and film producer and DJ. These different perspectives are also reflected in my music. A touch of pop, Afrobeat, electronica and jazz elements characterize the songs and create an atmosphere that can have a sensual, relaxing but also stimulating effect on the listener.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

A best-of album with two new bonus tracks is planned for 2024. Dates for public appearances will be announced here:

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

DJ Intervies: The Fraed

Here's my interview with Fred Weingartner a.k.a. The Fraed as he sat down with me to discuss his musical origins.

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I'm from Vienna, Austria and have been making music basically my whole life. Had an education in classical music from very young age (flute), switched later to Jazz and Rock (bass, vocals). As a kid, I even played in an ensemble for traditional alpine folk music :-)

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My brother – who used to buy me records for christmas/birthday HE wanted to hear. Thats how I came in contact with acts like Woodstock, The Band, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix or Sly and the family Stone.

Johann Sebastian Bach – who influenced me not only as a flutist but also my bass-playing due to his mathematical precision.

Prince. One of my all time favorites. A genius.

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Listen to critique, even when served in an unfriendly way. Do your thing and do not stop learning. From others as well as mastering your instruments.

Ad 4. I no longer make any compromises producing my music. I try the best I can and I am grateful for any assistance but I control the entire process: from songwriting to recording and publishing. This delays things but art sometimes also needs time to mature.

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After years as a studio and session artist, I am currently preparing an album (...to be published early next year).
To support the release, we are in the early stages of building a social media presence with some older tracks.

Special thanks to him for this interview & I wish him lots of lck in his music so until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay frosty & rock n roll!!

Sunday, December 17, 2023

DJ Interviews: Steve Gaspár of the Hollywood Allstar Band

Hey there one & all its your old friend DJ Dizzy here & I had the pleasure of sitting down with none other than Steve Gaspár of the band The Hollywood Allstars as he spoke with me on his musical beginnings. Enjoy!

How'd you get started in music?

My father was a classical musician, trombonist with several major symphony orchestras, including Chicago, Dallas and later the New Haven and Bridgeport Symphonies when he settled in Connecticut. When I was just four and a half years old, he decided it was time for me to start piano lessons. I was basically a classically trained pianist, until that fateful evening when I saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. That changed my life and started me on my Pop/R&B/Rock keyboard quest. I’ve basically been involved in music my whole life.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

When I was young and starting out in classical music, I loved Fredrick Chopin, Beethoven and later George Gershwin. My Rock / R&B Hammond Organ influences have been Greg Rollie from Santana, Chester Thompson from Tower of Power, Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge and Felix Cavaliere from The Rascals, to name just the immediate ones who come to mind. The sound of a Hammond Organ has always resonated with me. My songwriting influences are all over the place from David Foster to Lennon and McCartney.

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

The music business has always been difficult and with the advent of technology has gotten even more so. That’s just an overwhelming amount of “Content”. You have to make music that YOU like, and don’t hope for anything more. The odds of something catching on and going viral are about the same or less as winning the lottery. If you love what you do, then rock on!

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

The Hollywood Allstars are kind of a throw back to big bands. We’re a thirteen piece group, with a horn section, percussionist and several vocalists. We’re kind of an anomaly in an age where everyone is cutting back. It’s difficult on the touring side of things, however I feel a responsibility to this kind of music, and am determined to stay true to my vision. My feeling is that if someone is going to be gracious enough to download or buy our record, and then come to see us live, I want to give them the same experience live that they heard on the record.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

We’re always writing and recording and working on shows, so the simple answer is yes. I want to send a big shout out to all our fans, and thank them for their support. It really does mean the world to us. We couldn’t do it without you!

Special thnks to Steve for doing this interview & to him & his band happy holidays & lots of luck in their music To learn more about The Hollywood Allstars you can vusut their website in the link down below & also lsiten to their newset tunes. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside!

Stay frosty, rock n roll & Happy Holidays!

Link to the Hollywood Allstars website & link to their new hit song: