Nikola Batinic - Music to Curator Interview

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Nikola Batinic - Music to Curator Interview

What is good everybody! My name is Nikola and I am from San Jose, California. Currently, I am a full-time undergrad student at Sonoma State University studying Economics. I will be graduating in May 2020. I am also a server and catering assistant for a few different wineries and event companies within the Bay Area and help my dad at his auto repair shop whenever I get the chance. My hobbies include making music with my friends, hiking, and going to concerts…

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Brent Faulkner - Music to Curator Interview

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Brent Faulkner - Music to Curator Interview

Hey world! My name is Brent Faulkner, and I hail from the United States, specifically the Bluegrass State, Kentucky. I’m originally from the city of Danville, but currently live and work in the ‘big city,’ Louisville, as an elementary music teacher.  Also, on the side, I maintain my own music blog/website, The Musical Hype, which features music reviews, interviews, and evergreen music lists (“playlists”)…

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Tommi Tikka - Music to Curator Interview

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Tommi Tikka - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Tommi Tikka and I live in Finland currently. I have a governmental position working with languages and am in a band called The Impersonators. I also write songs for other artists. And then there’s this blog called Music to Celebrate Life that you might have heard of. LOL.

Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It? Okay. So, I’m not sure what the word “this” in the question is referring to, so I will assume it refers to question 1 in its entirety. Here goes…

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Fab Four And The Russian Pirates Of Sound

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Fab Four And The Russian Pirates Of Sound

Did you ever visit St. Petersburg in the early nineties?

If you did, my next question to you is: How many pirate CDs/DVDs did you bring home with you?

Quite a few, no doubt. A box set of the sitcom Friends perhaps? Or Sting’s entire catalog? Or maybe you just bought a few famous CDs like The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen…

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Caitlin Moss - Music to Curator Interview

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Caitlin Moss - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Caitlin Moss. I live in Los Angeles, CA in the United States. I currently teach music and work as a drummer in a few bands. 

Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It? I’ve wanted to be a musician since I started playing drums over 20 years ago. I’ve always loved the way playing drums feels, getting to be with other musicians, creating new things, being in the moment and performing in front of people. I didn’t realize I wanted to teach until I was working with youth in another capacity and realized how much I enjoyed it…

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Cam Bigelow - Music to Curator Interview

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Cam Bigelow - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Cam Bigelow and I’m from San Francisco CA, USA

Outside of being a curator for the Music to Practice Yoga Playlist, I work for a tech startup called Asana in San Francisco. On the side, I teach yoga part time at CorePower and run an online men's group….

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Henry González - Music to Curator Interview

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Henry González - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Henry González, I'm from Bogotá, Colombia, born and raised. I'm currently a student, rediscovering my life path. I studied music and graduated as a classical pianist, among other studies, but decided to take my life on a different path, so I'm currently studying Ayurveda, among other things, and have dedicated my life to find ways to heal and to seek wellness…

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Aarushi Aggarwal - Music to Curator Interview

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Aarushi Aggarwal - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Aarushi and I live in Delhi, India where I am a student. Hopefully not for long though; I graduate in May.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do? What Do You Enjoy About It?

Yes, this is something I have wanted to do at least for the last 6 years. I realised I loved discovering new music and what bummed me out was people's low tolerance towards new and good music. Everyone listens to the same kind of generic stuff that everyone else is listening to. As a result, some great artists and great music get ignored. My aim was to bring the less heard music to people: it started with me sharing music with friends and now it extends to the world. I get a kick out of people telling me that they loved what I introduced them to. 

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Noka Agudah - Music to Curator Interview

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Noka Agudah - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Noka Agudah and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I am an intellectual Property lawyer in sports and entertainment.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do? What Do You Enjoy About It?

I wouldn't say it is something i have always wanted to do but i have always loved making playlists and having my songs of the moment easily accessible..lol. I love that when i listen to an amazing track, i get to share it with other people and i like that i also get to write my feelings, thoughts on the track…

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(Re)Mixing It Up - An Interview with Save the World Featured Artist SWACQ

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(Re)Mixing It Up - An Interview with Save the World Featured Artist SWACQ

As a music curator, I'm sent a lot of music. But every so often, I'm hit with something that completely stops me in my tracks. Dutch producer SWACQ's remix of 'Faded Away' by Sweater Beats & Icona Pop is well and truly Music to Save the World! (you can read about why here,) and has rightly been our featured track for the month of October.

With a catalogue that spans a huge range of styles and includes collaborations with the likes of Tiësto, Nicky Romero and Justin Mylo - not to mention the frequent spins on the iconic  Hardwell on Air collections - SWACQ is clearly a force to be reckoned with in the world of electronic music…

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Lyris Greene - Music to Curator Interview

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Lyris Greene - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Lyris Greene aka DJ Lyris. I’m originally from Nashville, TN and I’m a dj/vibe curator in Atlanta, GA. 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

Yes, music curation is actually something I’ve been doing since I was younger…

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Paul Sims - Music to Curator Interview

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Paul Sims - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Paul, I live in the North of England and I work for UPS and have done for the last 20 years but I hope I’m not for the next 20, I’m sure like many of us here would like to be working in the industry they love the most - Music…

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Matt Jenko - Music to Curator Interview

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Matt Jenko - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Matt Jenko, and I live in the UK. I spend my time illustrating, animating, composing and producing music for my project Ellipsis, and I'm the first (and second!) artist to release a track through Music to…

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Interview Dr. Rubberfunk - Music To Shake A Hoof

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Interview Dr. Rubberfunk - Music To Shake A Hoof

So Simon it goes without saying that you a real bonafide Doctor of The Funk, so if you could cure anything in the music industry today, what would it be, I’d personally eradicate the epidemic of the use of autotune vocals.

“Yeah, autotune as an overblown effect can go. Unless you're rocking some super silky Herbie Hancock Future Shock vocoder skills - then you can stay. As with any industry there's a ton of things that need change, but it would be nice to wave a magic wand and cure the lack of diversity for starters”

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Interview Cookin with 3 Burners - Music To Shake A Hoof

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Interview Cookin with 3 Burners - Music To Shake A Hoof

Thanks for answering a few questions for Music To Shake A Hoof, 20 years in the game with numerous singles, four albums with a further one on the way, (Lab Experiments Vol 2) you’ve always featured some great guest vocalists and I’m personally loving the collaboration with ‘Kaiit’ on new single ‘Warning’ so what can we expect on the new album.

Eight tracks of heat! Seriously though, instrumentally, Vol. 2 has a tasty mix of jump up breakbeat jams (for the b-boys and b-girls) and some grittier, more cinematic numbers. Vocally, aside from our collab with the fabulous Kaiit,…

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Putting the Heart Back into Music – An Interview with Frank Iengo

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Putting the Heart Back into Music – An Interview with Frank Iengo

When ‘Blackout’ first landed in my inbox, I was absolutely taken aback by its sheer atmospheric depth, sonic unpredictability and masterful production quality. There was no doubt that I needed to meet the mind behind the music, Pynk64 – aka Frank Iengo. Frank has been active in the music industry for almost two decades, and in that time his musical dealings have spanned house, chillout, pop, hip hop, R&B, soundtracks and movie scores and, in his own words, ‘anything else that inspires me’. Frank has been involved in numerous projects during his artistic tenure, including Surfers, Aguadulce, Nevrotype, Dynamicode, Relaxingvibe, and of course, Pynk64…

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Interview with Imperial - Music to Shake A Hoof

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Interview with Imperial - Music to Shake A Hoof

The hoof-

So tell us how many versions of hot sauce did you have to cook up before you got that ‘just right’ taste.

Imperial-

Hot Sauce was more or less straight out of the pan, with a bit of seasoning along the way. Most of my beats start with a main section (8 bar loop for example) I build this up until it feels right and full. At this stage I then create other sections of the beat and arrange it. Next is removing elements to refine and clear out the unnecessary juices. Get the basic flavours working together but don't over season... There's nothing worse than an over salty dish…

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