Interview w/ AZUR

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Interview by Tim Brown

When and why did you start playing? Started playing music at a young age, 7 or 8, mother had me playing the piano.
Which famous musicians do you admire? Why? Prince, he was a one man band there wasn’t much he couldn’t do.
Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?. There was this Motown record my Mother use to play all the time when she would clean the house. There was also this old mix I found with a bunch of recordings from various artist like Cyndi Lauper and Stevie Wonder I used to play over and over while riding my bike.
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s? Andre 3000, Gucci Mane, Kanye west etc
Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes? Never did a competition before.
Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV. I’ve done a few shows leading up to actually releasing music of my own. Before the world shut down in 2019 I as doing shows and released my first EP in March of 2020 when the world stopped.
What makes this kind of music “good” to you? Its feels like a life style genre one that you can wake up and go to sleep to.
Why did you choose to play this kind of music? Its a combination of the different influences I grew up around
Let’s Talk about your music and your last work… HERETWOFOUR, My first EP was inspired by my idol Kobe Bryant who died a few months before I released it. I had been really down and started to express myself more in my production which brogan songs like “Disappear Interlude” where I really dig into my depression. To Songs like “Prophecy” were I talk about being destined for greatness.
How do you feel about the internet in the music business? I love the freedom of the internet you can find what you’re really looking for on the internet more then what they choose to play on the radio.
What are the plans for the future? I’m dropping a mini movie to go along with “ON THE ROAD TO RARI WØRLD” Which will end right off where my actual album “RARI WORLD” will pick up at. The EP is just released is pretty much a prequel. I have a few shows coming up that I’m excited to do. I think it will be fun since we’ve all been trapped inside for a year.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music? I think when I started it was just for fun and I was doing it to fit a certain narrative. But now I can say I actually make music that expresses me and my storyline.
Could you briefly describe the music-making process? I start by making a bunch of random sounds till I’ve figured out a melody and then I bring in the bass which is honestly my favorite part of music. After that throw in a few ticks and other off instruments till it sounds fun. Then I freestyle/skat until I hear something I like. Unless I had a bad day then I’m just going off the top immediately then wrapping the beat around the vocals.

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