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8 Questions With Ruben Gausel Torkelsen

Congratulations on the release of “Take You Down” What was the motivation behind the single?
– For me, the biggest inspiration was the vocalist. When I heard her voice the first time, I just knew I had to get her on a song. We wanted to make something that touched on an important subject, without making the song very emotional.
The metaphor that “Take You Down” showcases really resonates with me, and I hope it does with our fans as well. It’s not always peoples faults they don’t see things as clearly as they probobly should, but instead of engaging in an argument where people might be hurt, you stop and simply accept they don’t move you they way they used to. No reason to “Take You Down” when I have the mental strenght to accept your flaws.

Which of your songs has the most memorable story for you? Whether it’s the writing process, recording sessions or release of the song.
– That’s a good question. For me personally, “Take You Down” is the most memorable song that I have released this far. The whole process with RØDY was just amazing, from start to finish. We initially had a more future bass heavy drop made for the song, but decided to switch it out with the drop that is released now. So just the whole creative process was really impressive and I loved it. I might let the world hear the first version as a future bass edit in the future, who knows!

What were the biggest initial hurdles to pursuing your musical dreams and how did you overcome them?
– The biggest hurdle was actually just taking the leap of faith and trusting my music enough to start the career. I was kind of pushed to overcome this, because I couldn’t do my daily job as an electrician due to chronic back pain. The physical limitaations I had in that job was too much for me. So this pushed me into pursuing the musical career I sort of always knew I could have. I have been producing music for Optic Studios for over a decade, so I knew there was a market for my style. It simply boiled down to me trusting enough.

What has been the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
– I guess I would have to say when crawled out from under the wings of Optic Studios and started my solo career. Second best moment goes to some of the great projects I did in OS. I’ve had the pleasure of working on some big songs and learned a whole lot from my time there.

Do you have a dream venue where you would like to perform sometime in the future?
– I have an upcoming tour in Europe after covid calms down, so i’ll obviously have to say that those venues is the dream as for now haha. But the big stages in Europe like Lollapalooza, Mystery Island and Airbeat One is something I could see myself doing far far into the future!

What according to you holds the most importance, fame, respect, or money?
– Uhm actually none of the above. They are great motivators for sure, but the reason I got into music was simply for my own need to get some creativity out. I have always felt that I needed to get something out, and music became one outlet for this. Now as my solo career is launching, I’m happy if I get to a point where I can sustain a good life off of it.

What’s something that most people do not know about you?
– I would think that most people don’t know that I’m a very capable drawing artist. Love to do the occational scribble.

Thank you for speaking with us! For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?
– I’d like to thank you for having me. And that I have new exciting release coming out april 30th, which details will be leaked on my facebook and instagram page in under two weeks!

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Upcoming singer Liam Hooper is Spreading His Musical Aura Through the Latest Track “Breaking Down”

Liam Hooper

Liam Hooper, a promising singer with remarkable storytelling skills, has created an extraordinary soundscape rich in emotional melodies. He recently released a song, “Breaking Down,” which showcases his exceptional singing talent, which perfectly complements the captivating rhythmic flow. On Spotify, the song has already gained a lot of coverage.

The charismatic singer recently sat down with our team for an interview in which he revealed his thoughts and feelings about his musical journey in general.

How would you describe your music?

I think my music is just real stories about situations in my life and inspired by problems that i have already overcome.

Tell us about “Breaking Down”. What was the inspiration behind the single?

Breaking Down is fairly self explanatory. Every lyric in that song describes how i felt during the time i was writing it, like the lyric “breaking down” was specifically inspired by a time when i was really not doing well and genuinely felt like i was breaking down because of everything i was feeling.

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What has been your constant source of motivation and inspiration?

Listening to music always inspires me, especially motivational songs, even when I’m not happy I listen to them because they inspire me.

For those who don’t know, for how long have you been singing and creating music?

I have been singing since i was really young (pretty much when camp rock came out). I didn’t start writing songs seriously until i was 17, but i did write songs when i was 12 i think, i just didn’t take it seriously like i do now.

Are you happy with whatever you have achieved in your career?

Short answer, yes. But i really hope to achieve more in the future whenever it is possible and hopefully grow more as an artist.

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

The artists i would like to collaborate with the most are Griff, Alexander Stewart and Emilee Estoya, because they inspire me every day and i really look up to them.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

I don’t really have any “fans” as much as i do supporters but if i did, i would say don’t expect life to be easy because it really isn’t, and if you want to achieve something, you really have to try and be prepared to put everything into your passion.

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Zül-Qarnaįn Unveils His Latest Exceptional Single “Black Romance”

Zül-Qarnan, an established versatile artist, is now one of the most important artists in the artistic field of hip hop and rap, bringing together an impactful and immersive collection of conceptual and lyrical modules.

“Black Romance” is a virtuosic and thematic journey that establishes the artist as a rapper capable of tailoring his vocal nuances to any syncopated template. The song emerges as an enthralling confluence of experiences in the black community and what makes us beautiful, which the artist delivers with precision. He possesses the highest levels of skill, from the use of various distinguishing hip-hop elements to the emotional bond he creates with the black community.

Zül-Qarnan is a name that has gained new followers and continues to have a positive impact on people’s lives on a daily basis. He is a revolutionary artist with a distinct style and a distinct path, and he employs his musical ability to create music with a true pulse that inspires.

The sounds perfectly fit with his candid lyrics, sultry vocals, and catchy melodies while running on a dope flow of drum synths and electronic sounds. It keeps your attention focused on each hard-hitting reality he spills onto the mic.

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8 Questions With Ryan Lagup

Sheer genius is demonstrated by the fascinating versatile artist and songwriter Ryan Lagup in his new album “Beat Shop .” The impeccable album is creatively entertaining and captivates the audience with an immersive and catchy vibe.

We’re lucky enough to have sneaked in for an interview with a talented artist. 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:

“Talk of the Town” is captivating from the start to finish with a combination of unique beats and catchy lyrics. What was the inspiration behind the single?
Thank you, “Talk of the Town” was actually a freestyle from the top of my head. I had just set up the new studio and testing things out. The beat I fell in love with and I went from there. I was done with the song in a day.

What has your musical journey been like? Run us through your story.
Well I started pursuing a music career in 1997 I was in a group at first but always new I was going to be a solo act down the line. Before I went with the stage name as Ryan Lagup I had a great journey 3 albums, toured, opened up for major acts like Stevie B., Jocelyn Enriquez to name a few and in 2007 I competed on season one’ Famecast and I was one of the top 5 finalist placing in fourth.

What were the biggest initial hurdles to pursuing your musical dreams and how did you overcome them?
To be in this business you have to take a lot of rejection. Your pursuing something at the moment seems like it is your whole world but you have to just learn and move on. This week alone I had 5 other hoping opportunities that didn’t go my way but again I have many more that are opening as well. I believe everything happens for a reason.

Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
I gotta say this latest project, “Beat Shop” only because I wrote every song and had the control on everything. I recorded a bunch of music that only 13 made the album and I’ve been listening to these songs saying im not done yet so im trying to figure out what to do with these?

Do you have any dream collaborations? Who are they?
The Weeknd, I think we have similar styles. Doja cat, who I totally am at aw with. Timberland and Pharell.

What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
To just do you. If you fall pick yourself back up and try again.

Are you working on any project right now and what can we expect from you in the future?
Yes. Several actually.. I do have my own shoe line (Lagup Shoes) which is doing awesome. Im also currently shooting the music video for my next single, “Money In Your Pocket” so look out for that.

Thank you for speaking with us! For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?
If there are any independent artists out there looking for a opportunity to be on a compilation album send me your EPK. Its a great opportunity we have like 9 spots left open, Its Free!!! Hit me up..

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