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Avari Interview 2016

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In my personal opinion, “Perfect Imperfection” is one of the best Trance tunes of 2016! Everytime I listen to this track I feel the need to sing it out loud. It’s a very catchy song, which is already played at prestigious international clubs. The existance of this song was possible thanks to Avari, a talented EDM vocalist who kindly granted us some of her time for an interview.

1 – What are the most important things you have learned as a singer?

Breathing for sure. But most importantly, not comparing my voice and tone to other singers. Definitely, always learn and grow, pay attention to pitch and control of other singers. But everyone’s voice is unique. I used to wish I could sound like specific people, or sing a song the same. But that would be no fun! We are all different on purpose. I mean sometimes I catch myself still doing that… But now it’s maybe a split second thought and instead I think. Now you know what I’m glad she exists in this world for me to listen to and enjoy. And I’m glad I sound different.

2 – Omair Mirza’s new single “Perfect Imperfection” is undoubtedly a Trance hit. When you provided vocals to this track, were you conscious it was going to turn into such hit on Beatport charts?

I really had no idea what to expect. My managers at SCHÖN hooked us up to work on “Perfect Imperfection” together and Omair did such a great job producing a track that really complimented my vocals. We were both very excited for this track and music video release. The amount of love and support we have received and continue to receive has been so wonderful! It’s really neat to see and hear how many others DJ’s are playing “Perfect Imperfection” in their sets!

3 – Did you write the lyrics of “Perfect Imperfection”? If so, what inspired you to write this song?

Lyrics and melody for this track were a collaboration. It was one of the first tracks I worked on. I’m very new to the Trance vocal scene. So one of my managers Mick, would send me lyric ideas. So I would use those, incorporate my own ideas, rearrange things. Then take those ideas to my vocal producer David Thulin and we would fine tune lyrics and melody together. I always like to really connect with whatever I’m singing, whether I wrote the lyrics or not. Make it my own and put soul behind it. So I create a story in my head before I record anything, so I get all the feelings across. To me, “Perfect Imperfection” is a reflection of a journey. The connection between the heart and mind. The connection between experiences and action. It’s about experiencing heartbreak, very earth-shattering loss, letting it break you, having something/someone tears up everything you knew and having it thrown in your face. Instead of living in that place of despair, pulling yourself up off the ground, digging your way out of that hole and choosing to learn, grow and conquer even though it’s the hardest thing in the world and seems impossible. Slowly but surely finding who you are, appreciating trials in your life. Because without them, you wouldn’t be who you are. You wouldn’t be you. Never forgetting those painful experiences that shaped you. Learning to love everything about yourself. The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. Believing that all that brokenness, hurt, recovery and rebirth make us all our very own version of perfect. So much imperfection can be perfect. Just depends on how you choose to act in difficult situations. If you have watched the music video, when I shatter the mirror towards the end. To me that symbolizes, seeing yourself with all the labels you’ve given yourself, labels other people have given you. Realizing who you are under all that, disconnecting from negativity. Then shattering all the stereotypes and walking away free!

4 – Have you ever experienced a perfect love?

Yes 🙂 well…… We think we’re perfect for each other and that’s all that matters right? To me, a perfect love is finding someone you know you’d never want to live without. Someone who loves you 24/7, sunshine and butterflies or rain and tornados. no matter what and never having to wonder after a rough patch if you’re still in love.

5 – Have you collaborated previously with other Trance DJs? When did you start your singing career?

Yes, my very first track released was with David Thulin. On September of 2014. This one was Progressive House actually. It was very unexpected, I have always been very uncomfortable singing in front of people. I went to his studio for a voice lesson from his brother Jonathan Thulin and ended up getting to experience a track being built, the writing process of lyrics and melody and recording vocals all I’m a matter of hours. It’s called “A Million Lifetimes”. When I first started I went by my regular name. Amber Adams. My second release was with Roger Shah and Nathia Kate called “Never Forget”. Released December 7th 2015 on Magic Island and Blackhole Recordings. This track won future favorite on A state of trance, played by Armin Van Buuren, it was pretty neat to hear him say my name. I also have an independent release on SoundCloud with Ethillas called “Running To You”. Those are all under the name Amber/Amber Adams. I wanted to come up with an artist right away. My name seemed so regular. But I couldn’t think of a good one. So I waited. I love Avari and am very glad I chose to change my name even though my first releases don’t match now.

6 – What are Avari’s Top 5 songs of the moment?

I might be partial to vocal tracks 🙂 of course “Perfect Imperfection” is my current favorite! Here are some others: 5. Markus Schulz – Destiny feat. Delacey 4. Armin Van Buuren – Beautiful Life feat. Cindy Alma 3. Euphoric Nation – Poseidon 2. Seven Lions feat. Ellie Goulding – Don’t Leave 1. Fabio XB and Liuck feat. Christina Novelli – Back To You

7 – What do you like and dislike about the current Trance scene?

I’d rather talk about what I do like first 🙂 The emotional outpouring of love from Trance fans is incredible! When they write to tell you how much the lyrics meant to them and how they cry when they hear it! That’s so cool. Not many other genres are so emotionally tied to the melodies and lyrics. At least not so outwardly anyway. Lots of love in the Trance scene. And love is my favorite! I guess if I were to dislike something about the Trance scene. It would be when there is an absence of love and people are being judgy instead. For example, I like all genres and I don’t like when people treat other people badly for not being into just one specific genre.

8 – What are your goals for this year?

Hmmmm, my goals for music. … Are to work on lyrics and melody and have ideas ready and waiting for when DJ’s send me tracks, so I have some things to go off of and get demos out quicker. I’d love to work with a producer to create my own tracks too! And learn the art of DJ-ing so I can do live shows. I have lots of ideas that I think would be SO FUN!!

9- If you could collaborate with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. Because I didn’t want to say Skrillex and sound cliche. But I don’t care. I’m going to. Every remix I hear of his is incredible. I love how hard his beats hit. I love Dubstep a lot, but I like when it’s mixed with other genres. He just seems capable of blending the best of everything! I listen to Korn’s path of totality album at the gym and all of the Skrillex collabs are my favorite.

10 – Thanks for your time Avari. Any last thing you would like to share with our readers at Electro WOW?

Thanks so much for interviewing me, taking the time to think of questions and supporting “Perfect Imperfection”! I really appreciate everyone who has listened to our track and downloaded it and even played it at their own shows. Love you all!

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Blind Mutation Discusses Experimental Music Video “Shadows”

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If you’re into hypnotizing Ambient Techno tracks, then Blind Mutation should be on your radar. Her latest experimental music video “Shadows” was awarded and this exclusive interview explains it all!

1 — If I’m not mistaken, electronic music is your passion. How does this interest has come about?

I actually think my dad’s taste in music really influenced me a lot. He used to put on a lot of quality electronic music for me when I was a child, from classic Depeche Mode to more underground experimental electronic How to Dress Well. So, my interest in electronic music started growing from a very young age. When I became a teenager, my mental health started to get worse, and I started to relate, and thereafter, listen to darker and gloomier electronic music like dark ambient, triphop, or hard warehouse techno. That’s basically how my music taste was formed, and why I love electronic music.

2 — When exactly did you become Blind Mutation?

In theory, I think I became Blind Mutation pretty much as soon as I started producing and composing music which was 2 years ago. I began writing tracks with an emphasis on cinematic melancholic sounds that translated my deep intense emotions, and I still continue to do it exploring more and more ways to express my feelings through music. But, officially, let’s say, I became Blind Mutation when I released my first DJ Mix called “WAVE/PHONK MIX” on SoundCloud almost a year ago.

3 — Musically speaking, who is your biggest influence or inspiration?

I love to answer that question 🙂 I would say that my influences/inspirations have been changing throughout the years. When I was 14-16 my favorite band was Coldplay. I loved their not-that-well-known tracks which were more on the electronic/ambient side, like my all-time favorite “Midnight”. As for now, I very rarely listen to Coldplay. Now I am more into experimental dark emotional stuff like Techno, Dark Ambient, IDM, and Trip-Hop. Some of my inspirations/influences at the moment are Aphex Twin, Arca, Trentemoller, Clams Casino, Hans Zimmer, I Hate Models, and Crystal Castles.

4 — Congratulations on winning Best Experimental Video at the Indie Online Film Festival. Did you ever expect this result?

I was hoping for it 🙂 But I don’t really like expecting something to happen, especially when it comes to receiving awards. Because if you think you would win the prize, and then you don’t, you would probably get upset. But if you don’t really think about it and just let it happen, you get more excited if you win, and don’t really care if you don’t get an award 🙂

5 — Tell us more about how your collaboration with All Around came about.

We met a little more than 4 years ago in college in LA. He was a directing major, and I was an acting major. We’ve been very good friends since that time, and we’ve done small projects together here and there in college and just for fun. Then, when I switched from acting to music and started releasing my DJ Mixes, he began doing all the visuals for them. So, when I was ready to release my debut track “Shadows”, I knew that All Around would be my director, cinematographer, and editor. We have a similar vision when it comes to art (music/video/films, etc.), and so it’s very comfortable and fun for us to work together.

6 — Would you interpret this clip as a short horror film or is it something else?

Shortly, I would say, yes, it could be interpreted as a short psychological horror film. To elaborate: it’s interesting that when we showed the music video to our close surroundings, a good amount of people said that “Shadows” looked more like a short horror film rather than a music video. “Shadows” indeed has a much slower pace than a usual music video. In terms of cinematography, it’s also shot more like a film rather than a music video. But I think I would still call “Shadows” an experimental music video rather than a short horror film, because, in my opinion, it still has a dynamic of a music video, and our initial idea was to create a music video not a short horror film.

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7 — What tools, instruments, or software were part of the production process of “Shadows”?

Well, the track itself was produced, mixed and mastered in Ableton. As for “Shadows” music video production, My friend All Around who I collaborated with, has an amazing RED Komodo camera, the music video was shot on it. Also, my face, chest, neck and my arms had to be bandaged in the shot all the time. We needed special bandages, the ones that stick to the skin and to each other. We had 3-4 shooting days, and not all of the bandages could be reused. So, I had to buy lots of them. Was driving from one CVS to another buying the entire available supply of those specific bandages 🙂

We also had a chance to work with an amazing super professional makeup artist, Darya Kholodnykh, who did the make-up for the “demon’s” hand that appears in the music video. She managed to find a creative way to make the hand look realistic and creepy although we had a very small budget.

8 — What can we expect from Blind Mutation next? Are you keen on exploring science fiction themes?

I love science fiction, and I would like to explore themes connected to it in the future. But as for now, I think I’m more focused on expressing my inner feelings and emotions through my music, and treating producing/composing/creating DJ mixes more as a therapy for myself. I’d love to dive deeper into the psychological aspects of our lives and have an influence on people’s emotions and their unconscious through my music. That’s what my next release will hopefully do! It’s a dark ambient track called “I come with the rain”, and it’s coming out in the beginning of January! I’m also working on a new dark warehouse techno DJ mix which will also come out around the same time.

9 — What do you think you’d be doing if you weren’t an artist?

I’ve always loved to think about this. I am very interested in psychology, so I would definitely study it in college, and then probably become a psychotherapist (do not mistake with psychologist or psychiatrist), I would do scientific research and come up with new more effective therapies.

I would also love to direct and shoot (be DOP and operate camera) my own film(s) in the future! It’s a big dream! Plus I got my first degree from a film college, so I am familiar with that stuff. By the way, I’m also super interested in graphic and game design! Would love to try doing that in the future too!

And just to top off the list with more geek stuff: if I had another life, I would become an astrophysicist to study and explore space.

10 — Lastly, do you have any specific goals for 2023?

The most important and clear goal is to get the artist visa in order to be able to stay and work in the U.S. Speaking of my artist goals, I would love to get my first DJ gig in 2023! I would also love to explore new music genres in my productions (like trip-hop or hard dark techno)! Finally, I have so many things I still have to explore and discover in terms of production, mixing sound design, etc. So, another very important goal is to just continue learning!


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Bubba Brothers Talk Last Summer And Tribal House EP ‘Basstribe’

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continue to take the Electronic Dance music world by storm. Their latest release, ‘Basstribe’ was well received by listeners all over the world, marking a new milestone for the duo. Alongside impressive releases and powerful live shows, the duo recently celebrated their anniversary by playing at important venues all over the summer.

We found time to talk with them about their summer season, what they were up to and what was coming for them.

1 — Hello Bubba Brothers, how are you?

All good thanks. 😊

2 — Summer is now over, what have you been up to this past season?

This was a fantastic summer… we had great moments. A big thank you to all our fans all over the world.

3 — You released your EP ‘Basstribe’ around summertime, can you tell us more about what it was like working on this production?

It was really exciting; the timing was perfect and it was great to see and hear DJs playing the tracks live around the planet, so yes… ‘Basstribe’ was really fun. 😊

4 — Have you got any summer highlights?

So many… playing in Ibiza, having Oxia at our anniversary party, and sharing the decks… many good moments. And as said, we are very grateful for that.

5 — Which artists were on repeat for you during this summer?

Hahaha… great question! Tube and Berger, Dennis Ferrer, Kolsch, Themba, and many others. 😊


6 — Did you develop new projects or ideas during this season?

Yeah… just came back from Iceland, and a new track is already in the horizon. So, stay tuned! and also 2 finished tracks will be launched in a few weeks.

7 — What’s the last thing you learned over the summer?

To stay focused and humble. Keep your feet on the ground.

8 — Aside from performing, what other activities did you enjoy doing during the summer season?

Like any Portuguese, the beach and anything that involves the sea is our thing 😊 Missing summer already.

9 — What are you looking forward to doing next summer?

Playing in Europe as much as people book us and I hope they will do, a lot!

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Country-Pop Singer Taylor Sanders On New Song “Firecracker”

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Taylor Sanders gained great popularity for her stunning renditions of hits by artists like Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline. Last month, she released her Country-Pop single “Firecracker, whose lyrics put female empowerment at the forefront. Learn more about this song in our latest interview.

1 — First of all, what makes you smile, and what scares you the most when creating new music?

It makes me smile when I create a clever line or the lyrics just feel exactly right, then you know you’ve got something that really vibes.

At the same time, writing can also be scary from the uncertainty of effectively relaying my message where the listeners can understand. That’s why I love co-writing because I get to bounce ideas off others first.

2 — What are your goals in the music industry?

I want to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, go on a world tour, sell out the Madison Square Garden, write and record a theme song for a Marvel or Disney movie, have a number-one single, and win a Grammy!

3 — What do you enjoy the most about writing lyrics?

My thoughts can roam free.

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4 — How long have you been working as a singer?

Almost my whole life! I started singing when I was 5. At the time, I sang the national anthem at my kindergarten graduation because my teacher noticed I was singing it in class, and she went to my mom to ask her if I would sing for our graduation and my mom didn’t even know I knew the song or could even sing. After that, my mom put me in vocal lessons when I was 8.

5 — What’s the inspiration behind your latest single “Firecracker”?

A.) I wanted to write a song about me and my personality to introduce myself to the music world and talk about self-confidence and letting your light shine.

B.) I wanted to tell a story of how my husband and I really met. We met at a pool party while in school and I realized he matched that ambitious energy I carry.

6 — What came first the vocals or melody?

“Firecracker” as a title was pretty much determined from the get-go. When I was introduced to the co-writers, they were like, “Wow, she’s a firecracker!” and I guess that felt good and stuck. It was kind of perfect. The lyrics and melody came together all at once. The producers and lyric writers were all in 1 room and we all fed off each other to push the song concomitantly.

7 – Tell us more about the top-notch team that was involved in the production of this single.

My cowriters and producers have written songs for Jennifer Lopez (“Waiting for Tonight”) and Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood. These are icons I looked up to and I couldn’t have asked for a better collaboration.

8 — If you could choose a location to perform your new track “Firecracker,” where would it be?

The Grand Ole Opry, of course. But then also I see it being performed at a big rockin’ New Year’s Eve party right before the ball drops at midnight. I can see it so vividly, all the lights and fireworks going on with the song as I sing “Light it up, light it up!” That would be epic!


9 — Who would you dedicate this song to?

I dedicate it to my husband, not only for inspiration but also because he is such a big supporter of my dreams and really wants me to succeed. He’s a northern boy and so when we first met, I told him I was moving to Nashville after school and if he wanted to be with me, he’d have to come along. So, he’s here riding this crazy roller coaster with me.

10 — Where do you see Taylor Sanders in the next 5 years?

I hope I’ve built up a community of people who can appreciate the art I’m putting out there and that it can help brighten and change lives. I want to be valuable to people and bring enjoyment into their lives during hard times. I also hope to get into acting as well, and for my personal life, I see myself starting a family.


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