Interview With Hector Tamburi of Ekhtronic – Henry González
26 July 2019
Would you introduce yourself to our audience?
Hi everyone my name is Hector Tamburi and I am the one behind Ekhtronic
Where do you live and what do you currently do for a living?
I’m always traveling for a few months, right now I am in Argentina. I work with other bands in the studio, Live shows and Dj sets.
What’s your first musical memory?…
Interview With Blake Byrd of FLOCK – Date Or Dance
27 January 2019
Last week I had the pleasure of catching up with Blake Byrd from the band FLOCK. Their new single “Date or Dance” is already out streaming on Spotify – if you’re up for some high energy pop with a feel good groove that’ll take you back to your High School Prom (or even to your forthcoming engagement!) – you gotta check it out – it’s a blast.
(Re)Mixing It Up – An Interview with Save the World Featured Artist SWACQ
29 October 2018
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! to (you can read about why here,) and had 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…
Putting the Heart Back into Music – An Interview with Frank Iengo
7 September 2018
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…
Interview With UK Producer Matt Jenko – Himalaya
18 July 2018
Last week I had the pleasure of once again chatting with UK Producer Matt Jenko about his new release, Himalaya. This is the second track released through the new Music to label and we’re super stoked to have Matt on board.
Himalaya was purpose written for Matt’s own playlist – Music to Save The World and is a natural progression from his first track – Clarity.
Interview With Malibu Soma
16 July 2018
“To whoever is reading this, I implore you to look for music that goes beyond what is mainstream. Find artists who are really making things because they’re passionate about the music and the creation process, not because they want clout or money or whatever. There are so many amazing artists out there that are struggling to make ends meet because the big blogs or labels aren’t giving them a chance because they’re not a surefire money maker like these trashy money-machine artists…
Interview With Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels
13 April 2018
And here we are with the artist of this week. The guy who brought us a new anthem to sing with “God Gave Rock and Roll”, but making it clear in half the time. Nothing against Argent, but is a good point when the message can be sent a bit shorter…
Tommi Tikka – Facebook Live Interview!
8 March 2018
This week’s Music Curator chat is with Tommi from the Music to Celebrate Life playlist. It’s another wide ranging discussion looking at the problems associated with territory restrictions in the digital age – the challenge of how to listen to all the music that’s being submitted to a great chat on the nature of song writing and what makes a great lyric – it’s great stuff – thanks Tommi!
Interview With Van Tastik by Julia Maehner – Music to Conquer Mountains
28 February 2018
Talking to musicians, even only via email, is such a treat, especially when they can offer pleasant things such as humor and real insight. Van Tastik, an American expat living in Europe, offered just that in our brief conversation on the internet. I’ve selected his song “Drag Me to Hell” for the Music to Conquer Mountains playlist (link to song here please). Because the song is just so damn interesting, Spotify even selected him for its Delta Blues Playlist. I wanted to talk to Van Tastik about all that – his songwriting, being an expat and the power of streaming. Check it out!
Shooting Questions At The Messenger – An Interview With Apostle
16 January 2018
Apostle is a new rising talent from London, England, whose debut single “Dakota Thunder Rising” came out right before Christmas. It’s a brilliant pop song with a very thought-provoking and poetic lyric – one of those songs that stay with you even after you’ve taken your headphones off and gone to bed.
Impressed by the songwriting talent of this young man, I asked for an interview and was granted one. I was excited. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn more about Apostle and more importantly, spread the word about him and his music. And no, the irony of becoming a messenger of the messenger (the definition of the word “apostle”) did not escape me.