Den Edie Flyah interveiw


Den Edie Flyah interveiw

So could you tell us a little bit about your upbringing in Ohio? 

I was sent to guitar leasons by my parents when I was 10 years old. My uncle lived with us back in  Ohio then and he played the drums. I grew up with a Rock band practicing in my basement.  I did not know it at the time but this little town I lived in knew how to rock.

When did music become your main interest and what lead you to take music so seriously?  

When I was 13 I saw my first rock concert. It was The kinks (one for the road tour.)  It changed me instantly. Suddenly that was the only thing I wanted to do.  To this day I'm still doing it. My guitar obsession had just started and  I did take some music theory lessons as well. I began learning how to create music or write a song.  I recently worked with two clasical Violinist. A Saxsaphone player and a Pianist. The Music theory lessons did pay off as I was able to talk to them in a launguage they understood. 

Being a Singer and songwriter what are some of the creative routes you take to make the ideal song? 

When I write the song the only thing I think about is expressing the feeling. Most of the time I do not even know where the lyrics come from. "She thinks I'm Crazy" was not even meant to be on the Album but one songs did not work so at the last minute I need one more song. The song was written dacades ago and would be dead and gone but for some reason It's still alive. It felt right at that moment so it found it's way on the Album.  

Could tell us about the band Vein?

By chance my first band was a punk band and after I had played in a few bands it was becoming clear that I probably sing as well or better than any of the singers we could find. I was also writing the songs so the guys I had been playing with for several years reformed and we called our new band "VEIN" with me as the Lead Singer.  It was the mid 90s and alternative music was big. We fit right in. At the time if your an all original alternative band, unsigned with no support and you last 5 years and record 3 albums you did well. 

Could you tell us about your latest project?  

Today I have finished my latest Album which is just going into post production. it will not be released for several months but this is where I use the Violins and Saxsaphone and Piano. The new material has an 1980 like synthiziers sound as well.  I do not rely on my guitar playing so much like I use to.  It is by far the best Album I have ever made and I hope to let everyone hear it soon. 


Exclusive Interview With Toshiki Abe

So Toshiki Abe, what's it like being from Tokyo and can you tell us a little bit about your upbringing?

Now I'm based in Tokyo, but actually I'm from the countryside in the North which is called Yamagata.
So mostly I grew up with abundant greenery and good foods there.
And I've been in Tokyo since I came here to enter the university.
My father also enjoyed music and played instruments so I was influenced by him and got into music since childhood.
He had many western music CDs so there was no hesitation to make English songs. 

As a producer that does indie pop, what are some of your influences as a musician?

Maybe I can say old synthpop and post-hardcore.
Synthpop is that my father told me when I was a little kid and I got into it.
Speaking of post-hardcore, Actually I was doing cover bands of many post-hardcore bands when I was in high school.
And it's that time that I started to make my original songs.
So these are my basis.
There were many experimental songs and they still inspire me.

What's the creative day like for Toshiki Abe?

Now I don't really have any fixed schedule for making songs.  I just play around the keyboard or pick some samples when I feel like it, usually at night.
And it's really quick to finish a track once I get nice chemistry between a couple of sounds.
It is often the case that I build a track by making beats because I play drums the most.

Could you tell us about your latest single?

My latest single is named "Stay" released on June 24th.
Recent Ukraine circumstances inspired me and I came up with the main piano phrase.
So I also started to make lyrics related to the war.
But it was a little too heavy to keep going on so I changed the concept to lovers' conflicts.
The vocalist Hayes helped me a lot.
Anyway this song is one of my best experiences.


Indie Pop music can be contagious, what are some of the ideas you bring to the game that would keep the fans listening?

I think the most important thing is trying to put the story behind the scene and tell it to the listeners.
And we have to keep it through continuous releases.
So these kinds of interviews really help me. Thanks.

Are you currently on tour?

Currently I'm not planning a tour at all.
I want to focus on making good songs now.

Besides music, what are some of your other interests?

I read books a lot and nowadays I read marketing and world history ones.
I think we musicians need to know more about marketing for values and our career. 
And for world history, Ukraine circumstances made me think that I had to know more about world affairs.

Are there notable people you would like to work with?

It's more like I wanna work with great vocalists who nobody knows.
I think it's one of my missions to find good talents and suggest new music to the world.

What can we expect from you in the near future?  

I want to expand overseas more as a Japanese so now I'm making the plan to achieve it effectively.
I think I'm sure that I'll release 3 more songs this year.
So I want you guys to stay tuned.

Thomas Geelens - Start Over.


If your looking for a great love song with a chilled vibe check out Thomas Geelens - Start Over.  The lyrics pull you in right from the start and takes you on a passionate ride!  Check it out for yourself on Spotify we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Exclusive Interview With Son Of Janus

Where are you from and could you tell us about your upbringing? 

I lived most of my childhood years in Beloit, Wisconsin.  I was raised by two parents who taught me to believe in Santa Claus, tilt my head backwards when I had a nosebleed, and go to church every Sunday.  I believe I have failed them on these things.  But, they say they are proud of me.

So Son Of Janus, that is a very interesting name how did this come about?  
I was sharing studio recording of my song under the name my parents gave me, when I realized that if I wanted to get serious about this, it would demand a rebranding.  I consulted with a good friend, Eric Kaun, who was responsible for coming up with the name of the band I was in during high school.  Going with the premise that my mother is named Janis, he floated Son of Janis, which I immediately took a liking to.  He then suggested I could go further and spell it like the Roman god, Janus.  I took the first idea, but the idea of suggesting that I was the offspring of a mythical deity grew on me, so I went with Son of Janus.  The name captures my spirit in that I am a child of western culture.

What genre of music do you make, and where do you find the inspiration? 
I have a hard time categorizing my songs, but the songs on the album are definitely inspired by some 80s and 90s rock.  Alternative rock I guess.  The songwriters of that time helped me find my true calling.  I like to think that I explore areas that they might of missed back then, so I can make it new again.

Could you tell us about your latest project? 

Son of Janus is my debut album.  It is a compilation of songs I wrote in the 80s, 90s, and recently.  I felt compelled to finally get them recorded to share with the world, so I learned how to play all of the parts and recorded them all at my home studio.

Who are some of your influences? 
The works of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel, especially his early solo work.  Pink Floyd in how they expanded the confines of the genre.  I have to mention The Cars, Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, and The Psychedelic Furs to round out the main 80s influences.  Later artists like Radiohead and Garbage, and now Black Mountain, The Easy Access Orchestra, and The War on Drugs, to name a few. 

Are there any notable people that helped you along the way? 

Before getting the support I needed, I had to purge my life of the people who were not looking out for my best interests.  I don't think this album would have been released without the support of my wife Aimee, who not only did the artwork for the album cover, but also for the singles Addiction and For a Change.  I should also call out an old friend since elementary school James Carratt, who mixed and mastered all of the songs on the album.

Besides music what are your hobbies and fun things you like to do?

I enjoy game mastering the role playing game Pathfinder, which is much like Dungeons & Dragons.  I also like to go on long nature walks, otherwise known as hiking.  

Are there any changes you would like to see in the music industry?

 I don't think so.  It's not like it was a few decades ago, but the gatekeepers have changed.  It's easier to put your own music out than it ever has been even though it is challenging to get traction, which has always been the case.

Here are the links to his music: Spotify

Apple MusicSon of Janus by Son of Janus 


Son of Janus Facebook page

Exclusive Interview with Trish Discord


So Trish Discord, how did you come up with such an interesting name?

I thought the word “Discord” for me pretty well as it describes feelings of unrest and expressing those feelings. I found out later that the app Discord was a thing but still liked my name enough to keep it anyway!

Where are you from and what's it like in your hometown?

I am from Whitestone in Queens, NY. It is on the outskirts of queens and has a suburban feel to it while still being able to access the city and other areas of NYC. I like that there is almost a small town feel without it being too small where you run into the same people over and over.

Trish can you tell us about your background and how you became a music artist?

I played guitar throughout the years and took singing lessons since high school. I always loved writing songs and only in recent years realized I should finally release them to the world. I have an office job but day but always was passionate about music. Now my office job funds my music and I manage both! 

Could you tell us about your latest project?

“The Aftermath of 2016” is about the political and personal events that happened in 2016 that had a rippling effect on the years following. I was in London during brexit and returned home to the US afterward to Trump being elected while being in a long distance relationship that wasn’t working out. This album is about all those components and coming to terms with them.

What's the average day of creativity for Trish Discord?

I would say most of my songs come to me at 2am when I am trying to sleep and a melody finds it’s way into my head. I then record a voice memo and the following day try to create lyrics and think about the mood of the song I am going for.

Besides music, what are your other interests?

I love traveling (which is what the song Take me Away is about with finding an escape through traveling), trying new cuisines, going to wineries, and axe throwing!

Is it anybody you like to work with and can you tell us why?

I would love to work with Mitski or David Byrne cause I feel like they have creativity off the charts and we could come up with something amazing!

What can we expect from you in the near future?

I will definitely keep working on new content and plan to release a few singles in between when my next album release would be.

Any last remarks?

Be sure to check out the music video for “I can’t wait to forget you” and keep an eye out for the “In Another Life” video coming out soon! Thanks for featuring me!