TheVerce Interview 2015
In this interview TheVerce spoke to Electro WOW about how he became involved in the Hip Hop & Electro scene and what inspires him to create music with a very original style.
1 – Who do you admire and learn from?
When it comes to music I look at it from both sides, the production and the writing sides. From the production side I admire and have learned from the greats like the god father of House, DJ Pierre. The king of energy, Skrillex, Bad Boy Bill, Kaskade and so many others. From the writing side I admire creative groups like The Prodigy, Outkast and a few others.
2 – Do you sing and produce your own tracks?
I sing and arrange most of my music productions.
3 – People love your live performances and your shows. Is there a funny anecdote you want to share with us?
We were doing a spring festival in Florida and my light up hoodie would not ignite. It was timed to react to the music so I had to play off the mishap and flung the hoodie into the crowd. I wasn’t planning on being shirtless so I didn’t shave my abs that day and had a wild tank top tan. The fellas in my crew had fun with that story after the show. Razors were placed on my pillow for laughs.
4 – You regularly play at clubs. Do you have any favorite?
The venues are becoming bigger as I grow in popularity but nothing compares to the home town places that gave me my start. Luby’s and Wild Bills.
5 – Do you think the fusion of Electro and Hip Hop music is something that will last for many years?
It is a genre that is still on the rise so it is hard to say. I believe if you are genuine in what you do and have a message that connects with people in your music, it will survive the test of time.
6 – What’s the name of your upcoming album? Please tell us more about the new tracks.
The new project is called LifeNLights. I am very excited about this project and its release this year. LifeNLights is a production of Electro Hop infused with my own personal touch. Expect the unexpected. Pop/House/Trance/Dance/Hiphop and more…
7 – Your latest single “Wait On Me” became a club hit. Why did you decide to release it as the first single of your new album?
Honestly, it was not scheduled to release as the first single. I am a huge supporter of underground music so I follow intensely. The underground intellects somehow found the song and leaked it. It became a viral sensation immediately so we had to respect the masses and pushed “Wait On Me” as the first single. I believe it is the perfect video to display my vision of bright lights, partying, unity, and love.
8 – Did you enjoy being part of the music video for “Wait On Me”?
Oh yes, I really enjoyed being a part. Like most of my shows and projects, it was one huge electro party! It wasn’t much work at all. lol
9 – What’s the name of your next single?
The next single is called “Roll With Me”. This single is going to be a global smash hit. Roll with me is designed to display my vision and passion for world unity. We are all the same so lets all party together and “Roll With Me”.
10 – Where can we catch you singing over the next months?
We are completing the southeast leg of our campaign in the U.S. We will be in Florida the month of March at the world famous Club Lavela, Night Town and a few other places in Miami. Check TheVerce.com for details.
11 – What advice would you give to people that want to follow in your footsteps?
Believe in yourself, never give up. There is no expiration on following your dreams. When you are doing something outside of the norm it sometimes take a while for others to see your vision and accept it. Stay true and stay consistent.
A Rising Rap Talent, Knowlij Has Made His Mark With Debut Single “Kites”
A talented up-and-coming songwriter and Indie Hip-Hop artist, Knowlij has made his mark with a tender and collaborative debut single. Released on Valentine’s Day and featuring his fiancée Holly, the single is a heartfelt introduction to one of this year’s most impressive and original virtuosos.
A father and fervent writer, Knowlij has developed a chill synergistic blend of Hip-Hop and Pop that is uniquely his own. Behind the music, he’s become known for his inspiring, heartfelt, and passionate lyrics, shining a light on universal struggles and deeply human moments to forge a connection with listeners from around the world. For his debut single, the poetic and poignant “Kites,” Knowlij has delivered a masterclass in softly blended acoustic tones, minimalist production, tender verse, and some gorgeous vocals by his fiancée Holly.
Released in February this year, the single has quickly become something of a phenomenon online, reaching over 16K streams on Spotify alone, while also drawing praise from music sites like Broken 8 Records, Stereo Stickman, Tunepical, and more, who have stated it is “one of the most evocative releases of the year so far, it’s a must for any fan of modern Pop and tender Hip-Hop” and “rhythmically alluring from the outset, “Kites” has the makings of a timeless mainstream single.”
Speaking about the single, Knowlij explained, “Kites is a metaphor for our relationship when the wind blows, and we struggle to weather storms in life. A kite is something that is grounded by someone holding onto it. If you do not hold onto a kite when the wind blows it will blow away.”
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Josh Remi Has Recently Unveiled A New Upcoming Album: Interval
Josh Remi is a Filipino-American artist from Jacksonville, Florida. He has a focus on creating excellent music that immediately highlights personality, passion, and talent. The performer’s most recent release is titled ‘Interval,‘ and it sets the bar higher in terms of combining various influences under one roof.
‘Interval’ is a really good introduction to Josh’s artistry, as it offers a really good insight into the artist’s sonic vision, while also offering some amazing production aesthetics. The quality of the recording is extremely crisp, and the sound is broad-ranging and expansive.
The artist’s vocals really stand out, and ‘Interval’ is a very melodic composition with a fun and compounded twist that makes a difference in terms of how the soulful tone of this release adds a sense of depth to the mix.
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Rising Talent D$AVAGE Makes A Splash With “Stone Cold” Remix
New Orleans-based rapper D$AVAGE is making waves with his fresh take on Dess Dior & Mariah The Scientist‘s hit single “Stone Cold.” The way he puts his own mark on this version will have you hooked.
But D$AVAGE is more than just a rising Hip-Hop talent, indeed, he’s also a young percussionist and a college dropout following his dreams. Despite his busy schedule, D$AVAGE has returned to his passion for music with the goal of making it his career.
It’s worth mentioning, the release date for his upcoming project ‘007: The Mixtape’ is currently TBA and the songs will be distributed by AWAL, a subsidiary of Sony Music.
He has a varied and eclectic range of influences, including Gucci Mane, Kevin Gates, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and Drake, which have shaped his unique and alternative style.
“This specific remix is my take on the original song “Stone Cold” from a toxic masculine point of view mostly directed at the original artists Dess Dior & Mariah The Scientist.” — D$AVAGE
Besides his confident charisma, the up-and-coming virtuoso showcases a warm and rich tone with his youthful vocals. Positively, all this allows him to rap with such clarity and ease.
Without further ado, his exceptional flow, execution, and delivery revitalize the urban scene. And I would dare to say he also has a bright future ahead.