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New York City Producer And DJ Martial Simon Talks New Single “Lost”



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New York City-based producer and DJ Martial Simon talks about “Lost,” his universal dance anthem for lovers everywhere. Read this interview where he details the most important aspects of the new release, live shows, the music industry, plus much more.

1 — What makes “Lost” different than your previous singles?

This is my first original record. It’s also the direction I want to pursue. So for me even though I released 5 records in the last year, It’s the beginning of Martial Simon. Heavy kicks with soulful piano riffs accompanied by powerful vocals.

2 — How would you interpret its lyrics?

Love isn’t always lost. An original record dedicated to those who have been in and out of relationships. The record has an uplifting piano, catchy melody and powerful lyrics to reflect that everything is going to be okay. Nothing is going to change your love even if it doesn’t work out.

3 — BTW, great vocals! Who is the singer? How did the collaboration come about?

She and I met at a music conference discussing sports. My love for Boston and her love for New York. Was a match made in heaven.

4 — How many artists have you collaborated with over the years?

My last three records were all amazing vocalists. “Send Me On My Way” with Mike Burke. He and I went to high school together in Massachusetts. The other two were Chris Ferrara on “Don’t You Forget About Me” from Nashville and Mikey Lately from London on “A Little Respect.”

5 — Is your ultimate goal to be on the top of the charts?

Of course, I’d be lying if I said no. I want to make music that is played and listened to all over the world by all ages. I want to bridge the gap between younger and older generations through music.

6 — Any advice for someone who is starting as a music producer?

Trust the process. Learn from your mistakes. Believe in yourself and don’t give up. Not everyone is an overnight success. There is hard work and lots of effort involved. Ups and downs. Every record is a learning process. So do your best to learn from each record and understand how to make the next project better.

7 — What kind of music genres do you want to explore in the future?

I enjoy a combo of Electro, Dance-Pop, House, and commercial Dance. Anything on top of that or below that blending-wise could be a great mix. Tech, Bass, or G-House to give a twist.

8 — Are you planning live shows for the next months?

Yes, I am playing at Eastpoint NYC, Social Club in Southampton NY, Mykonos in St Maarten (Caribbean), and STK In Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan in April to name a few.

9 — Do you think competition is healthy for the music industry?

Competition is healthy for any industry, without it there would be no industry. Look at racecar drivers, sports, the stock exchange, and even real estate, how could anyone rise to the top without hard work, sacrifice, and self-reflection. It’s a part of doing your job, to stand out from the pack.

10 — What is one thing you would change about today’s music industry?

Make it easier for artists to be discovered and get a shot. Many artists struggle to be heard and work hard on their craft only to never have a chance. There is so much undiscovered talent out there that deserves the spotlight.



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