An Exclusive Interview With Talented Artist Trazmo

Q:When you decide its time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?

Ans: Exciting, but I don’t really decide… it’s like something that comes inside me and I need to take it out. I express this with my music. So yeah it’s exciting… It really is a moment where I connect to myself. I get into this unlimited world and explore the possibilities.

Q:  How do you shut things out?

Ans: Well that the hardest part… I have people in my life, luckily! And when I get this inspiration and it needs to come out, it’s like trying to stop yourself from sneezing… you can’t… the only thing you can do is try not to sneeze too loudly. Well with my music and inspiration it’s like this. When I need to take it out, I just close my studio’s door, put on headphones and start creating. I have to say sometimes I push the volume up when someone comes in and try to talk to me…

Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?

Ans : This is a tricky question… I think it comes naturally when I’m ready to receive and give. It’s like an energy waiting to be released. If you are not ready to receive it, or not ready to give it away it just doesn’t move. For it’s like this… The more I try to do something cool, the less I create. Before my last song, I had a break of 6 months. It was by choice but really nothing came to me during this time. And then I started thinking about music again and how I wanted to make a new song, and one day I sat down at my studio and just came up with my last track « Moving On » in 48 hours.

Q: Whats your motto or the advice you live by?

Ans: Haha… i have many… I am a Buddhist and my sensei Daisaku Ikeda has given so many encouragements. My only goal in life is to be happy and make people happy. My dream would be to make as many people dance and smile as possible! I guess if I had to choose one way I look at life would be this:
« If you fall 7 times, get back up 8 times »

Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?

ANs: Ahhhh that’s an impossible question… I have so many songs that I like in so many different genres… I like to listen to Eminem, Petit Biscuit, The Cranberries, Kygo, and I also love Psytrance I have a lot of fun listening to it.

Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?

Ans: Positive Warm Relaxing Melodic Vibes

Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and whats your favorite part about the proccess?

ANS: I do everything myself. Expect the singing obviously… The most exciting part of my music process is when the track is finished and put it out there. Seeing people dance to it, smile and have fun while listening to my song is the best part. I guess I only do music for two things:

Say things that words can’t say, and make people dance

Q: At what age did you start making music?

ANS: i have always wanted to be a musician. I think I first held an instrument at 3. I had my first music lessons in the music conservatory when I was 7. Then I left to live abroad with my parents and I stoped doing music, I was 9. I was busy playing on my Gameboy and later on I was busy being a kid. I guess I really decided to come back to music producing at the age of 18 years old.

Q:Who are your inspirations?

Ans: For Electronic music i really like Kygo and Petit Biscuit

Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?

Ans: haha good question… I think I would like to perform with Eminem, Rihanna, Kygo, Ed Sheeran, well any and all of the superstars…

Q:What is your favorite song to sing live?

Ans: I don’t sing live, but I can tell you what I sing when I’m under the shower… No I’d rather not haha.

Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?

Ans: I am recording an Ep right now and my song « Moving On » will be in it.

Q:Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?

Ans : i think you need to put your heart into it, your energy into it, work, work hard, work harder, work more.

Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?

Ans : Zombie from the cranberries, 8 mile from Eminem, any of my songs obviously because they are part of who I am.

Q:How does the conversation go when someone pitches the performance to you?

Ans: performance is over rated. Performance is when you don’t have talent. People will always enjoy talent, you need to be good, but not as good as you think. Performing is easy when you are having fun enjoying what you do. You need to work to be able to go where you want to go and bring people into your music but that’s the only work you should ever do as a musician, work at getting better at your music.

Q:When and why did you start playing?

ANS: Started playing at 18 on my computer on Fruity Loops

 Q:  Which instruments do you play?

Ans: I play no instruments, and I play all of them somehow… I could not perform if you gave me a piano or a guitar or any real instruments. But on my computer I am able to arrange music notes together so I guess I can play the computer haha!

 Q: What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Ans: Honestly I don’t remember

 Q: Is your family musical?

Ans: Yes, at least my dad is. He’s played the Guitare for as long as I can remember.

 Q:  Describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities.

Ans: Well my parents listen to anything enjoyable so that’s a lot of music. And they have always been open to listening to new music, never once in my life did they asked me to turn off my music. Well they asked to turn the volume down many times though hehe.

 Q:  Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

Ans: I love Mozart… he was a genious, I love listening to classical music and Mozart and Beethoven just inspire me… I which I could go in the past and meet them just to see what they would think of music nowadays.

 Q:  Which famous musicians have you learned from?

Ans: The only thing I have learned from any famous musician is that if you keep on going, you will make it, and when you make it, you stay who you are and everything will be fine!

 Q:  Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?

Ans: can’t remember…

 Q: Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?

Ans: i have tried out for a couple of remix contests but never got selected as a winner.

 Q:  Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?

Ans: no not yet but I hope I can do that very soon!

Q:  Do you play for dances? Step-dancers? Describe the differences.

Ans: No

 Q:  How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Ans: i don’t perform yet, I would handle them with fun. We are all here to enjoy ourselves. I’m only human.

 Q:  Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

Ans: before competitions yes, but a good stress, the stress to focus and do what needs to be done.

 Q:  What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

Ans: just remember people who are not on the scene, came to see you. This means they almost all already like you !

 Q:  How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?

Ans: I don’t… when I need to be in the studio, I’m in the studio.

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