Q&A with TOM MC
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What’s the most rewarding part about what you do?

When I have had an idea stuck in my head all day, either at work or school, and I’m just waiting to get home so I can put it down and start working on it, then I finally get home to jump on my computer and start making it is a great feeling! Also the fact that other people love my music is amazing and is a great motivation!

What new projects are you working on?

I have been working on quite a few new minimal and techno tracks just for myself lately, will most likely release it soon. Also been working on a few atmospheric instrumental songs, not sure what genre to put it in, or if it even has one, I just try make something that sounds cool!

What motivates you and inspires you?

I think that other peoples music motivates me the most to make new songs. I can be listening to a track and hear something awesome sounding in there and I’ll try mimic it into one of my own tracks. I’ll work around it and tweak it many times throughout the making of a song and by the end I will have something that sounds completely different to the start and with a whole new style that suits the song. My love for music and letting people hear what I make is also a huge inspiration!

What can we expect from you in the near future?

Many new cool sounding songs from all styles!

What inspires you and motivates you? I am inspired by specific events in my life, people, dreams and just my imagination in general. My biggest motivation right now is my fans, they are continually pushing me to make better and better music. Everything I create, I create for them.What’s the best part about what you do?The best part about what I do is being able to share parts of me (my gifts, talents, personality, dreams) with the rest of the world, and as my fan base continues to grow I will be able to do so even more. Also to be able to create something that has such a positive lasting effect on someone is absolutely amazing.What new projects are you working on? I’m currently working on a variety of projects, the most major ones right now are my “Surrender” Music Video and my debut album.Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work? I can write a song in any mood really. Each mood obviously though produces a different song for me. I enjoy song writing at night the most though cause that is when I’m most vulnerable and creative in terms of songwriting. However I enjoy producing the music for each song in the morning as soon as I wake up because that is when my mind is clear and I am completely focused.What can we expect from you in the near future?You can expect an amazing new music video coming out soon for my song “Surrender.” I’ve got an absolutely great crew working on it and the talent that is going to be a part of it is incredible!


What inspires you and motivates you?

I am inspired by specific events in my life, people, dreams and just my imagination in general. My biggest motivation right now is my fans, they are continually pushing me to make better and better music. Everything I create, I create for them.

What’s the best part about what you do?

The best part about what I do is being able to share parts of me (my gifts, talents, personality, dreams) with the rest of the world, and as my fan base continues to grow I will be able to do so even more. Also to be able to create something that has such a positive lasting effect on someone is absolutely amazing.

What new projects are you working on?

I’m currently working on a variety of projects, the most major ones right now are my “Surrender” Music Video and my debut album.

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

I can write a song in any mood really. Each mood obviously though produces a different song for me. I enjoy song writing at night the most though cause that is when I’m most vulnerable and creative in terms of songwriting. However I enjoy producing the music for each song in the morning as soon as I wake up because that is when my mind is clear and I am completely focused.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

You can expect an amazing new music video coming out soon for my song “Surrender.” I’ve got an absolutely great crew working on it and the talent that is going to be a part of it is incredible!

5 QUESTIONS with DJ JAZZY JOE
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What inspires you and motivates you?

What inspires and motivates me- first and foremost my love for music. My father started buying my records a young age and I would sit and listen to them for hours on end. Secondly is people and venues saying they enjoyed your show and physically seeing people dance and have a good time.

What’s the best part about what you do?

The best part I think is the friendships I make along the way. I’ve been DJ’n 15 years now and I still run into people I met when I first started.

What new projects are you working on?

New projects- I’m working on editing some new unreleased tracks for some up and coming artist as well as getting ready for a show with fast rising country star Sam Hunt and a mini your with Cole Taylor, Jordan Rager, Travis Denning, and Jon Langston.

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

My best work had hit me at odd times. I’ve woken up from a dead sleep and made some of my best country edits. I thoroughly enjoy what I do so my state of mind is on ‘work’ most of the time.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

Hopefully a move to Nashville will be here soon. That will put me closer to the Average Joe’s office so I can interact more with the artist I work with as well as try my hand at a major country tour.

5 QUESTIONS with DJ AARON HODGE
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What inspires you and motivates you?

Music is both my inspiration and motivation. I love music and the way it can change your mood in a matter of seconds.

What’s the best part about what you do?

The best part about doing what I do is the joy and entertainment I get to bring to a crowd by doing what I love the most.

What new projects are you working on?

Currently I am working on a couple projects with some close friends of mine. Hoping to break out some originals soon.

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

Your mood does effect how your work turns out. I usually try to keep a great state of mind being positive when going in hands on for a project.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

For the future I hope to be traveling internationally spinning shows and doing some of my own production but we will have to see where this road leads me.

How makes you laugh out loud for real?
 
SinBad!!!! Makes me laugh all day everyday!!!
 
What’s the best part about being a comic?
         
Being able to control FUN in a room, watching people enjoy themselves, no one has ever laughed all night and complained about it.
Aside from being funny, what does a good comic need to be strong at?
           
Reading people, knowing when to move on to something else. Articulate what you are thinking, so that it doesn’t come out wrong.

What motivates and inspires you?
             
Really really funny and clever comedians, TobyMac and Kirk Franklin.
 
What’s next for yourself?
             
More promotion for my latest DVD, “Unofficially Famous”, Headlining the 1st Dove Awards Comedy Show.  I’m part of a comedy tour “The Heavy Hitters” starring Akintunde, Marcus D. Wiley, Chinnita Morris, and myself.
How makes you laugh out loud for real?
 
SinBad!!!! Makes me laugh all day everyday!!!
 
What’s the best part about being a comic?
         
Being able to control FUN in a room, watching people enjoy themselves, no one has ever laughed all night and complained about it.

Aside from being funny, what does a good comic need to be strong at?
           
Reading people, knowing when to move on to something else. Articulate what you are thinking, so that it doesn’t come out wrong.
What motivates and inspires you?
             
Really really funny and clever comedians, TobyMac and Kirk Franklin.
 
What’s next for yourself?
             
More promotion for my latest DVD, “Unofficially Famous”, Headlining the 1st Dove Awards Comedy Show.  I’m part of a comedy tour “The Heavy Hitters” starring Akintunde, Marcus D. Wiley, Chinnita Morris, and myself.

5 Questions with “In Love with a Ghost”
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What inspires you and motivates you?

Music, arts and feelings. Stories I can live, read or imagine.

What’s the best part about what you do?

Every part’s fantastic, that’s why I love what I’m doing.
When I work on the project, discover new things, share it and talk to people about that

What new projects are you working on? :

New EP, a side project with a friend and maybe an LP

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

Sad, depressed or really tired

What can we expect from you in the near future?

I don’t know, new feelings, new music?

5 QUESTIONS with AGENT LEXIE
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What inspired your song “Paperboy”?

Paperboy was inspired by nights in the club with girlfriends & meeting guys that just can’t take no for an answer. You’d be surprised at the amount of guys who think buying you a drink entitles them to sex or some type of sexual act and when it doesn’t happen some of them can get quite aggressive. I once had to rescue my friend from a guy trying to pull her into a bathroom. It turns out the guy had raped a girl in that same club before and here he was trying to do the same thing again instead of being locked in a jail cell somewhere. There are also lots of guys who think flashing their cash will get them women and they often do but that s**t doesn’t work with me. I’ll take character over cash any day. My interest in the opposite sex, in terms of a romantic relationship, is about building something together not getting conquered in a club after being plied with $10 cocktails. It’s all about respecting yourself & knowing your worth. Besides, I drink beer and a guy would have to fly in Wolters from Braunschweig, Germany to impress me and maybe after that I might introduce them to one of my single girlfriends so they can get to know each other.

What’s the most rewarding part about what you do?

The most rewarding parts about what I do is being able to work with my friends (people that I respect & care about), the amazing fans I get to meet and sometimes become great friends with, and all the different skills I’ve honed by being an independent artist. Being in the music business has taught me to be scrappy and I’ve acquired so many different skills including web design, directing, styling, and overall operations management.

What new projects are you working on?

We are working with some very cool people on some great new stuff and you’ll be among the first to know once we are ready to drop it. It’s right around the corner so you won’t have to wait long.

What motivates you and inspires you?

Life inspires me, especially my relationships with the people I care about. You can find inspiration in everything and anything; an interaction with a stranger, changes in weather or current events. Everything.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

Lots of new releases, collaborations, and hopefully lots of tours in new and exciting countries with really good food!

PS: I wanna go back to Vancouver. I had the best sushi ever there.

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5 QUESTIONS with SCIARRA
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What inspires you and motivates you?

I am inspired by all genre’s of music. I love finding unique songs by artists who experiment and put out unique material. I am also inspired by artists such as Lady Gaga who write all of their own material and are so incredibly hands on with their whole careers. I have always been motivated by friends, family, and of course the passion for music and performing.

What’s the best part about what you do?

The best part is meeting other great artists to collaborate with and come up with new ideas to put out there. It is also amazing to be able to put out material that expresses my experiences and also inspires others.

What new projects are you working on?

I am currently working on a new single that I will be releasing very soon!

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

I am a night owl and do my best work at night. I also like to go to the beach or take a walk to get inspired.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

I am planning on releasing a new single at the end of summer and also have other projects in the works!

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