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Padre Toxico creates his own musical path with ‘Summer in LA’

 

With a love of electronic music and hip-hop, Padre Toxico displays his enthusiasm for original music, and the listener can look forward to more! Read our music release interview and more information on the Artist!

 

Hi Nice Padre Toxico. Thanks for speaking with us! How’s everything going?

Hey. It is going better and better thank you for asking.

 

How is this song different from previous releases?

It is my first collabo track and the first song with vocals. Wonderful vocals if you ask me.

 

How would you describe your sound to someone who just listened to your music for the first time?

Electronic sounds infused with some hip-hop flavors.

 

What’s the first thing you do when you begin creating a new song?

Finding some free time 😊 as unfortunately I have a very little amount of time for my passions.

 

Is there any song on the album that has an interesting origin story as to how it came together?

To be honest all things which led to completing these albums are unreal. So far it was the best adventure in my life, I met so many wonderful and supportive people it is just unbelievable.

 

Who or what inspires you the most?

My son and seeing him growing up. He is my best achievement in life so far. I’m really proud of that little fella.

 

What band or artist has influenced your music the most?

Everyone I’ve listened to had some kind of influence on my music. The first influence was Snoop Dogg and his “What’s my name” which I’ve heard in primary school. Then Dr.Dre, 2Pac, Nas, Wu-Tang, Outkast, ATCQ, Kendrick Lamar, Kiasmos, Synkro, Stimming, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and many many more. There are really a lot of people who had an influence on my tracks,

 

At what age did you making and producing music?

I have started in November 2019 so not so long ago.

 

If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

I don’t want to drop any names. I would love to make a track featuring rapper with a good flow. Nothing more.

 

What can fans expect from you this year? 

My next step will be releasing my 3rd LP on 24.08.2020, I am just finishing the final touches on it. Hopefully, it won’t be my last word this year 😊

 

Put on your headphones, kick back and enjoy.

 

Here are my social links:

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If you like my music – DM on Instagram, Twitter, or Soundcloud. It would be a pleasure to talk to you!

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Interview: Desh.Dubs Shares Insights on His Musical Journey

Sheer genius is demonstrated by the fascinating reggae artist and songwriter Desh.Dubs in his new album “Over the Wicked.” The tracks of the impeccable artist are beautifully entertaining and captivate the audience with an immersive and catchy vibe.

We’re lucky enough to have sneaked in for an interview with a talented singer. He was generous enough to lend some of his precious moments as we gleefully stumbled deep into his personal and professional life. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

 

“Above the Wicked” is captivating from the start to finish with a combination of unique beats and catchy lyrics. What was the inspiration behind the album?

The primary inspiration maybe I should say the purpose, I think the purpose of this project was simply getting in a studio and collaborating with different producers and very specific artists I like from Zambia. It was like, sitting  down and watching what happens when our respective talents and styles blend into an album. For me it was more like going in a chemistry lab, combine some stuff and wait and see what happens. There may seem to be many themes in the album but It’s always about love.

 It is called above the wicked because of the song I wrote when I was still doing Christian Rap in the 90s. I have done three solo albums but this song is somehow overlooked or forgotten. This time I decided to record it and made sure it is the title of the album.

 

Tell us about your background and how did you get started in reggae music?

I started out as a member of the Hip-hop group called the BLACK PACT in Ndola, Zambia. Later, we formed a Christan rap group known as the Rap prophets which later became the first Gospel rap trio to be shown on TV and Radio in the early 90s. Back then I was not a fan of reggae music, I liked rap, gospel, RnB and some kalindula music. I was introduced to Dancehall and reggae by my late band mate Joe Chibangu.We experimented with reggae and Dancehall (we called Ragga then). At that point I began to get more influenced by Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton and fushnikens and DAS EFX music and stuff like that. I remember watching bootleg MTV videos on VCR and that sort of thing. And try to imitate what we watched. Basically, that I got into reggae and Dancehall.

What was the first Reggae song you ever heard?

I am sure it ‘Forever Loving Jah’ By Bob Marley, I heard it first when one of the local bands played it. It sounded very beautiful – It has stuck with me ever since. I think 8 -10 years or something like that. I had to walk up to the singer and tell him that I like that song, He said it was not his, it was done by Bob Marley. Perhaps I heard other reggae melodies before however never registered in my memory but this incident did. For me it was the first reggae song I was ever touched by reggae.

Who is your favorite Reggae Artist?

There’s so many. So many fucking sick musicians at this moment. I mean new and current ones. This is a tricky one. I am only going to mention artist that have a big impact on me. Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Yellow man, Fella, PK Chishala, Paul Ngozi, The witch, Sizzla, Daddy Zemus, DAS EFX, Ini Kamoze, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Busta Rhymes to me those are my all time favourites, my top picks.

Do you have any dream collaborations? Who are they?

As much as I like a lot of artists, I don’t think I have one specific artist I want to collaborate with. I love what Lous And The Yakuza, Jah9 and Greentea Peng and Tems are doing. Of Course I like Buju Banton, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef etc. I know the collaboration with one of these will never ever happen, Like you said it is only a dream.

What’s your motto or the advice you live by?

I am unsure if I can consider it a motto, I believe in being simple and being truthful in what I try to do or speak – though, it tends to be hard at times. I believe in being of service to others. I’d be wrong about what I am about to say – But I feel there’s divine power in doing so.

Being an artist, sometimes it is about making a choice: you can decide to follow the course of fame and fortune, or you can decide to positively affect individuals that listen to your music and in turn give you as an artist  the strength and motivation to  make music and show you that  you are on the right path.

As a saying goes;  Whatever holds human idea in accordance with unselfed love, receives divine power. I try to live life on a level that has a constant positive impact. It is a standard I  struggle to maintain.

If you had one message to give your fans, what would it be?

If at all I had a fan, especially in these trying times, I figure my basic message may sound creche, but I will say this…we should try to understand each other and have fun together, now!  Lets reject hatred without hating one another.

Musically all I can say is I barely know what I’m doing for the rest of 2021.“I’m just excited about this project I have just released ‘ Above the Wicked”, really excited. I think I know I want to  continue doing this music thing and I know it’s worth the energy.  I’m attempting to get on shows, and simply keep it moving.  So let’s just see how that works.

For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?

(Laughing) I think we’re looking towards next year for another album. I want to release some singles later this year. I’m doing a ton of work with some outside producers that connected with me after the release of this album. It’s like I am going with the flow

 

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Interview: Valerie Warntz Shares Insights On Her Musical Journey

Short haircut, sports, French… Now all of that is the part of Valerie Warntz’s life: a young singer-songwriter from Saint Petersburg. We were lucky enough to talk to her on topics such as: how did she celebrate The New Year, why did she decide to learn French, what does she usually eat, and many more.

Hello, Valerie! It’s such a pleasure for us that your first interview this year is for our website. Tell us please, how did you celebrate The New Year 2021? Do you like this holiday?

— Hello! Thank you for the invitation. I don’t like this celebration as a whole, but I was waiting for The New Year 2021 very much and was so excited. Probably that’s because 2020 was, without any exagerration, extremely tough for me, so I was waiting for it to end: it was going very slowly. In December, I got cheerful New Year mood for the first time in many years. I celebrated amazingly too: on my own. Before that, I treated this as a ‘family holiday’, so I always celebrated wity my family, but this time I decided to make a change and celebrate this way. And, to be honest, it was the best The New Year celebration in my life! I’m very introverted-type person. I love my own company. So yeah, on January 31st I made some dishes, bought a juice, and in the evening put on Christmas and New Year music and just enjoyed it while gazing at the sparkling garlands. After that, I ate a little, watched the president’s speech and fireworks, and went to bed. Without any noise and nerves: especially since I’ve noticed that, before celebrations with somebody, something always went wrong: we quarreled or something. And now everything was perfect!

Sounds interesting. As you’ve mentioned stereotypes: we know that last year you also ruined stereotypes about appearence and cut your long hair off. Tell us why did you decide to do it? Did you regret about it?

— No, I didn’t. At first, it was unusual feeling, cause I used to have long hair since childhood, or, at least, they were longer that shoulders. But I got used to it for around a week, and noticed the benefits right away. I’ve already said many times that, as well as many others, in childhood I was pushed to think like it’s not good for women to do a short haircut, and so on. It seemed like a truth, so I couldn’t even think about cut my hair off before. Honestly, I don’t remember exactly, what really inspired me to go ahead and do it. Probably I started noticing more women with haircut and read their stories about how comfortable and economical it is. Yeah, also I was motivated by the fact that long hair often make working out complicated even with a ponytail, and also, while actively shaking a head, hair is falling out a little, so you have to sweep quite often. You don’t have these problems with a haircut. And honestly, if I knew that before, I would do it in childhood.

As you mentioned sports, our next question is: when and why did you decide to do sports?

— Overall, I used to play volleyball at school, and also used to ride a bycicle and jumprope everyday in summer, in the countryside, til’ I turn 12 years old. It was the only physical activity I did. Now I’m 22 years old, so I haven’t done any sports til’ the quarantine: around a year ago I started doing exercises for arms. Though I was doing it for 2 months and then stopped, because 1) as I said before, 2020 was hard for me, so I didn’t have energy and resourses to continue that time 2) I didn’t have enough motivation. But somehow, in the end of October, I stumbled upon Alexandra Trusova, Russian figure skater. I was impressed by her energy, power and muscules. Of course, there is much more in her, but her muscles shape… I was amazed by how athletic she is, and how strong willpower it takes to reach this, not to mention she is 2x Junior World Champion and is in the Guinness Book of Records! That being said, Alexandra inspired me, so in November I started doing sports and stretching. At first it was very hard and unusual, especially since I started doing it right away. But later I started liking it! Now I really enjoy working out, though stretching is really tough, I still do it regularly and do my best.

Tell us about your day. Do you workout everyday? What do you eat?

— I do strength training on Monday and Thursday, stretching — every other day, cardio — I try to do it everyday, back exercises — Wednesday and Saturday. Overall, that’s how my usual day go: I wake up and lay in bed for around an hour, where I just surf through the Internet. Then, I fill my 1,9 l bottle with water for this day and do 15-min dance cardio. After that, if it’s Monday or Thursday, I do strength workout on legs, then — stretching, then — training on arms and ABS. If it’s not, I do either stretching or back exercises. After that I breakfast: it’s usually either smoothie from banana, vegan milk (I like many), flax seeds, peanut butter and probably some salad/spinach/berries, or oat meal with berries. For dinner and/or supper I prefer soups and pasta with vegan cutles and ketchup or simply with oil and salt. I also like bread with hummus or Japanese tofu pate, or to do vegan fish analog from tofu and nori. Sometimes I please myself with pizza or sushi, but try to follow healthy lifestyle. Back to the topic: after that I usually study French and help foreigners with Russian grammar and pronunciation. Then I work if I have to, or play: usually it’s online billiard, solitaire or cards, or races, or parking and design games. I also like intellectual apps: words, Sudoku, tetris. Sometimes I also do tests about correct stress/emphasis in Russian words and use apps for increasing my English vocabulary. Also, I quite often sing in app Smule!

That’s deep! By the way, you said through your Instagram that this year you are celebrating 8 years of being vegan. Congratulations!

— Thank you!

Of course we can’t escape asking: why did you decide to study French?

— I wanted to learn it a long time ago, since I visited France for the first time and fell in love with this country 9 years ago. From beautiful Paris to small villages: France is a magical country with calm and pleasant atmosphere. I lived in French families and listened to French speech: it’s very beautiful. Before now, just like with sports, I didn’t have enough motivation to start learning this language, and I also didn’t know where to start. But recently I discovered useful stuff and started learning, step by step.

Very cool! By the way, you also posted in Instagram your attempts to ice skate. It must be Alexandra Trusova who inspired you to do it as well?

— Yes. Before that, I was never interested in figure skating, because I saw only pair skating in show «Lednikoviy Period», which my parents used to watch long time ago. Pair skating doesn’t fascinate me, and that time I didn’t know about women’s single skating. But when I watched it, I was amazed by the grace and, at the same time, power of this discipline and skaters, cause you have to have a lot of strength to skate fast and smooth, as well as to do various elements. It’s amazing and inspiring. Of course, Alexandra Trusova is number one for me, but I also like Alyona Kostornaya and 2 juniors: Sofya Akatieva and Sofya Samodelkina. So yeah, I wanted to learn how to roller skate and ice skate too. Now I can do it very slowly, but I have much fun!

That’s amazing, good luck to you! What about music? Do you plan to release something this year?

— I can’t say certainly at the moment. I write new songs when inspiration comes, and think about the concept of the next album. Releasing new music for me is more a spontaneous process: I can release something unexpectedly, just write a song in a day, like «what I needed.» and «Beautiful Places». But now I’m focused on what we’ve discussed earlier.

Ok, thanks, Valerie! We’ll be looking forward to your new music! Good luck and thanks for talking to us!

— Thank you too!

 

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Blind Uncle Harry Unveils His New Single “Dopesmokers of the World Unite and Take Over”

The famous Blind Uncle Harry never fails to wow the audience, and with his latest music video, Dopesmokers of the World Unite and Take Over, he has just set the benchmark for creative artists out there in the industry. His versatile development, together with authentic lyricism, is the source of his immense popularity around the world. The artist covers a wide range of subjects in his compositions and also incorporates them into his music video. “Dopesmokers of the World Unite and Take Over” has the same strong feeling and is meant to unite all the weed smokers around the world.

“Dopesmokers of the World Unite and Take Over” was inspired by the Beach Boys’ live jam recording of Barbara Ann, while apparently on acid, Dopesmokers of the World Unite and Take Over sounds like a bunch of stoners having one hell of a good time. Since most of the lyricism is direct in the way that listeners can relate to the composition quite easily and can be a great song a long while high. The soundscape of the track is perfectly synchronized with the background of Blind Uncle Harry’s flawless vocals.

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