5 Questions with Bravomatic
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What motivates you?

Waking up every day knowing I can make a difference on how everyone enjoys and feels like by a simple song or a chunky beat. This can be the song that brings friends together or sets someone free from there sorrows. I wake up every day and say how can this get any better. I never give up (thus Coined Bravomatic…like automatic…never stop) and I see success from hard work and dedication. This feeds the musical monster in my head. I hear a song that blows my mind and I wonder why is that not mine playing and what ever it will take for people to hear my version of amazing sounds I will get there because I have the rest of my life to do this and thats a strong enough Scooby snack to keep me going. Everyone has there doubts but my flash flood of desire keeps me eating and breathing music.

What the most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

A Fan from Malaysia said “DIS IS AMAZING” for the “Trust in Love” Release on Soniquarium Muzika, this lead me to further cement the idea that music is universal and I can reach all ends of the earth with it.

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

Usually lots of real world frustration and shallowness will bring me to a state of consciousness where I can write lyrics and basslines or EQ drums for hours.

What’s next for yourself?

I have a release called “Window” furthcoming on Soniquarium Muzika which should be huge! My production partner AIA and I really hit it hard with this style and we plan to chart again! Last time we got #26 on Beatport Electro House for “Trust in Love”. So this is gona be more massive with cutting edge sounds and upgraded laptops/UAD DSP’s at our LA studio.

Anything else you’d like to say?

Thanks for giving me the chance to share this with you and check out the preview for “Window” at:

https://soundcloud.com/bravomatic/aia-bravomatic-window-bravotron-reboot

Super chunky and the final release will have a few mixes to make best for all DJs.

Love - Unity - Respect
Bravomatic

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What motivates you?
My love for music. There’s no better feeling then hearing that my music has made someone feel something. Getting better at what I do is also a big motivation.
What’s the best part of what you do?
There’s nothing that gets me more excited then sitting in front of my keyboard and writing music. And I get to do that every day of the week, it’s a dream. I feel very fortunate to live in a time when grand musical ideas can be realised and widely distributed with very small resources.
What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?
That my music made her feel hopeful about the future.
Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
I need a clear head to do really great work. I have a whole routine where I set everything up I need for the next day of music production the night before. In the morning I write a few pages in my journal, take my dog up Mount Royal, have breakfast and then I turn my phone and WIFI off. Then it’s just me and the music. No distractions.
What’s next for yourself?
I’m on real production spree right now. I just worked through the night to finish my remix of Fedde Le Grands “Feel The Love” on time. And the vocals for another remix I was asked to do just ended up in my inbox. Once that’s done I’ll be going into a studio built in an old church here in Montreal to finish up a bunch of original tracks.

What motivates you?

My love for music. There’s no better feeling then hearing that my music has made someone feel something. Getting better at what I do is also a big motivation.

What’s the best part of what you do?

There’s nothing that gets me more excited then sitting in front of my keyboard and writing music. And I get to do that every day of the week, it’s a dream. I feel very fortunate to live in a time when grand musical ideas can be realised and widely distributed with very small resources.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

That my music made her feel hopeful about the future.

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

I need a clear head to do really great work. I have a whole routine where I set everything up I need for the next day of music production the night before. In the morning I write a few pages in my journal, take my dog up Mount Royal, have breakfast and then I turn my phone and WIFI off. Then it’s just me and the music. No distractions.

What’s next for yourself?

I’m on real production spree right now. I just worked through the night to finish my remix of Fedde Le Grands “Feel The Love” on time. And the vocals for another remix I was asked to do just ended up in my inbox. Once that’s done I’ll be going into a studio built in an old church here in Montreal to finish up a bunch of original tracks.

What motivates you?

 
My quest to change the world & help people, my mother, family, my peers, life, challenges, competition, not being rich.

What’s the best part of what you do?
 
Being able to effect people’s lives in a positive way and getting paid to travel the world doing what I love to do for free anyway!What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?
 
Anyone saying my music or battles got them through a tough time in their life, someone going through a deadly disease fighting hard that is inspired by my work or soldiers who defend our country watching my battles are all pretty humbling and inspiring experiences for me that happen all the time.Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
 
The unpredictable moment when real inspiration hits is what brings my best work, that and lots of weed! any extremity of emotion whether anger, sadness, triumph or having something to get off your chest works too! when I have an epiphany I get right to work!

What’s next for yourself?

Releasing 4 albums, hundreds of videos, new clothing, placing music in more movies and TV through my publishing company, more shows & maybe even another battle someday if it keeps growing at the rate it is! got a few other tricks up my sleeve in the meantime as well!
What motivates you?
 
My quest to change the world & help people, my mother, family, my peers, life, challenges, competition, not being rich.
What’s the best part of what you do?
 
Being able to effect people’s lives in a positive way and getting paid to travel the world doing what I love to do for free anyway!

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?
 
Anyone saying my music or battles got them through a tough time in their life, someone going through a deadly disease fighting hard that is inspired by my work or soldiers who defend our country watching my battles are all pretty humbling and inspiring experiences for me that happen all the time.

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
 
The unpredictable moment when real inspiration hits is what brings my best work, that and lots of weed! any extremity of emotion whether anger, sadness, triumph or having something to get off your chest works too! when I have an epiphany I get right to work!
What’s next for yourself?
Releasing 4 albums, hundreds of videos, new clothing, placing music in more movies and TV through my publishing company, more shows & maybe even another battle someday if it keeps growing at the rate it is! got a few other tricks up my sleeve in the meantime as well!

5 Questions with Lido Pimienta
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What motivates you?

My son and my community.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

That my songs gave them strength to come out to their parents.

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

Collaboration mode, jamming with my friends often inspires the sweetest tunes - Sometimes anger and sadness triggered by injustice generate beauty for me, as well as Honesty - it generates the best things in life.

What’s next for yourself?

Finishing my 2nd album “La Papessa”, getting ready for Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg Aug 23 and 24 and prepping for a really special festival at The Music Gallery in Toronto called X Avant with the likes of Dj Rupture, Dj Ushka, Melody McKiver and Mas Aya (to name a few) this happening Aug 19th.

Anything else you’d like to say?

Aboriginals = The Originals

What motivates you?
Progress is a huge motivation for the two of us. Being able to hear our sound and music progress, traveling places we’ve never been, meeting and connecting with new people and artists. Being able to see ourselves progress as producers/DJs/ and people is a huge motivation to us.
What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?
Being told our songs remind people of Trippy Turtle or Wave Racer. Knowing that fans associate our music with music that inspires us is a pretty cool feeling.
Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
Not any specific mood or state of mind is best. We produce the majority of our music together in person, so as long as we are on the same page or vibing off the same mood we are generally pleased with the outcome.
What’s next for yourself?
We are just going to continue to produce music and play shows
Anything else you’d like to say?
Thank you.

What motivates you?

Progress is a huge motivation for the two of us. Being able to hear our sound and music progress, traveling places we’ve never been, meeting and connecting with new people and artists. Being able to see ourselves progress as producers/DJs/ and people is a huge motivation to us.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

Being told our songs remind people of Trippy Turtle or Wave Racer. Knowing that fans associate our music with music that inspires us is a pretty cool feeling.

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

Not any specific mood or state of mind is best. We produce the majority of our music together in person, so as long as we are on the same page or vibing off the same mood we are generally pleased with the outcome.

What’s next for yourself?

We are just going to continue to produce music and play shows

Anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you.

5 Questions with Cazal Organism
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What motivates you?

What motivates me to keep developing is that I know I’m musically nowhere near where I want to be. I listen to people like Maurice White, Jamiroquai, Radiohead, and withdraw many ways in which I could improve.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

The most inspiring thing a fan has said to me is that listening to my 1st album helped them get through losing their mother. It showed me the power music has, and that you don’t have to be a megastar like Pharrell Williams to touch people with your music.

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

I find I work best when I think out side the box and experiment without inhibition. It’s easy to develop a comfort zone in production, and can be difficult to evade.

What’s next for yourself?

Working on an EP for Delicious Vinyl that should be out before the year is over. It features some MCs and vocalists I had a blast working with. Liz Paige, Blu, Sara Tascha, it’s kind of to show case my versatility as a producer. Then I have this solo rap project, currently titled “The Last Poet” I’m finishing up and working on videos for, really psyched about that. My 2nd instrumental album is taking shape as well for early next year. Also working on my Dad’s (Mellow Man Ace) next album and flying beats to New York to several members of A Tribe Called Quest.

Anything else you’d like to say?

I’d like to say that right now things are getting real in the field, politically speaking. Many people are realizing that Western Society is still very flawed and unjust, many people already knew as well. We must unite instead of calling each other out and use our voice, whether it be music, sports, movies, teaching, etc to spread unity.

5 Questions with Wilks
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What motivates you?

Doing what I love. Music has always been a part of my life and actually seeing my dreams come to life has only given me more motivation. I’m having a blast, but ultimately, I could be sitting in my room 24 hours a day tweaking knobs and making sounds on my computer and I’d be perfectly happy.

What’s the best part of what you do?

The best part about all of this is making people move. All I’ve ever wanted since I was a kid was to be a musician and a performer. Making the music is the part that gives my life purpose, playing it out for a crowd is where it all comes together. There is something very special about feeling responsible for others having a good time. When you play your songs out and the whole crowd starts grinding, jumping around, or whatever movement they’re feeling, it always sends shivers down my spine.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

The most inspiring thing I hear is when listeners tell me how my music makes them feel - happy, energized, sexual, or that it makes them want to do some hood rat shit. Often times it comes from a completely different space then how it makes me feel, or how I was feeling when I created the song. I have people describing my music in ways I never imagined and that’s the coolest part. This reminder of the subjectivity of music is what keeps me inspired to search for creative ways to take listeners into new spaces.

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

Absolutely. Creativity and inspiration can be fickle. I find that my peaks of creativity happen after I go to a show or when I’ve done a bit of traveling. Ironically, its when I barricade myself in the studio for too long that inspiration can start to run dry.

What’s next for yourself?

Expect an EP release within the coming 6 months and a lot of remixes for friends and some cool artists that I really look up to. And of course to continue having fun.

What motivates you?
Learn and improve day by day, reach my goals, set new ones, make my dreams come true.Express with the music and make more and more people feel it and enjoy it. Have a  lot of good experiences.
What’s the best part of what you do?
Make the people happy. It´s all about love. When you are doing what you love and see the crowd is connecting with you , feeling and enjoying it… that sensation you can´t explain with words.For me, play or do music is like a way to make the people have a good time, and that is in the end ,a way of love.
What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?
Something like ” “thanks for your music. Your are a true inspiration for me. Please,  keep putting a smile upon my face with your sounds forever”
Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
Yes, I have to be happy and positive,  with my mind out of problems so I can focus on them music. I make music for party. There is no point to do something if I´m not feeling that way.
What’s next for yourself?
I have some new  “goodies” coming up. I´m focus in some important releases for the end of the year/beginning 2015.The gig´s schedule is getting busy for the next months, I´m visiting some new clubs and Countries and I´m excited about it. I´m gonna keep working and enjoying the journey!


What motivates you?

Learn and improve day by day, reach my goals, set new ones, make my dreams come true.
Express with the music and make more and more people feel it and enjoy it.
Have a  lot of good experiences.

What’s the best part of what you do?

Make the people happy.
It´s all about love. When you are doing what you love and see the crowd is connecting with you , feeling and enjoying it… that sensation you can´t explain with words.
For me, play or do music is like a way to make the people have a good time, and that is in the end ,a way of love.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

Something like ” “thanks for your music. Your are a true inspiration for me. Please,  keep putting a smile upon my face with your sounds forever”

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

Yes, I have to be happy and positive,  with my mind out of problems so I can focus on them music. I make music for party. There is no point to do something if I´m not feeling that way.

What’s next for yourself?

I have some new  “goodies” coming up. I´m focus in some important releases for the end of the year/beginning 2015.
The gig´s schedule is getting busy for the next months, I´m visiting some new clubs and Countries and I´m excited about it.
I´m gonna keep working and enjoying the journey!