Inside BBS Awards – One Day With Ondamike – Winner – Best Producer – Interview

RAVESTA RECORDS

Best Label, Best Remix, Best Compilation, Best Producer of the Year

OnDaMiKe is a rising star with an innovative electro house sound that has captured the attention of EDM world. Fueled by a lifelong love of dance music, the Gainesville, FL native first started DJing in 1992, playing at local clubs and parties. His potent mix of old school breaks and slamming basslines made him a local favorite. As he skyrocketed in popularity he went on to play major events and festivals, bringing his energetic house sound to increasingly enthusiastic fans.OnDaMiKe’s groundbreaking beats have topped iTunes, Beatport, and Juno charts all around the world, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with. Be on the lookout for new releases that will push the boundaries of the genre and keep dance floors going crazy.

How does it feel to win the BBS Awards 2019 for Best Label, Best Remix, Best Compilation, Best Producer of the Year? 

Honored and Humbled

How would you describe your productions and your style of music? 

I like to keep the listener involved through the whole song and drop edits in odd places.

How did you get started? ?

I started DJ in the 90’s and started producing in 2004. Music has always been a part of my life, I played guitar, drums and bass in multiple bands growing up.


Club Banger – Ondamike RAVESTA RECORDS

What inspired this track? 

This track was inspired by the vocals, Its started out a breakbeat track then evolved into a 4×4 beat. This was a fun one!   

How would you describe your own music, your own style? 

Edgy, energetic make you dance music.

 What are you up to now, what is your next project? 

Right now I’m working on my new album and other projects for movies, video games and YouTube.

Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be in this industry? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?

I started DJ in the 90’s and started producing in 2004. Music has always been a part of my life, I played guitar, drums and bass in multiple bands growing up.

How do you think you have grown as an artist since you first started making music?

 I have grown leaps and bounds over the years, The past few years I have had more time to focus on engineering and music theory.  

Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?

 I’m an 80’s and 90’s fan, I love bringing the sounds back to life. Some of my favorites at this time are S.P.Y , Technmatic, Martin Garrix to name a very few.

 Would you like to share anything else about yourself or your music with our readers?

 Just, Thanks for all the support!  Be on the lookout for my new album “Go Viral”  

BBS Awards 2019 – One Day with Jim Funk – Winner – Best Artist – Interview

(Jim Funk) is currently residing in Panama City Beach, Fl and enjoys all genres of music. Born James E Murphy in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on September 17, 1984, Jim Funk, so named by Dustin C member of Lab Man Records after his crazy style of funky music merged with today’s Dark bass and Pretty styles. Always playing the new top and underground HEAT! He has been professionally producing since the age of 18 (2003) and has DJ’d in clubs like Club La Vela, The Swamp, Rock Star, NightTown, House of Blues, Club LA, Spinnaker Beach Club, District Night Club, Festivals and local bars around the United States. To the date, he continues to produce and play all style music. Currently, he is on Gigabeat Records, Gigabeat nights record label, Genuine Debbie D Records, Kaleidoscope MUSIC, Therabeat Records with remixes on Nolabeat records. He is also the founder and CEO of Bass-A-holix Anonymous Ent. To date, he is charting one of the highest in Beatport in Breakbeats and Trap. He is one of the most well rounded DJ’s continuing to bring the funk merging noise to music. Non-Stop To The Top.

How does it feel to win the BBS Awards 2019 for Best Artist of the Year?

I still can’t believe it. It is a true honor to even be on a list with so many amazing artists and friends.
To be honest all the fans are the true winners.
I couldn’t do any of this without all Them.

How would you describe your productions and your style of music? 

Different. I tend to try and do every style I have ever heard.
I can’t ever settle for one style. I believe by stepping out the box
It helps me grow as a producer and artist.

How did you get started?

Well, I started as a Percussionist.
I did marching band in middle school (Rosenwald) and high school (Rutherford).
Then about the age of 15, my sister started dating a DJ named IDK.
Not long after that, I was taken to my first night club. LOL.
Just so happens Debbie D and Mike B were playing that night and from then forward I knew
I wanted to mix records and produce dance music.

ISLANDS IN SKY – Jim Funk RAVESTA RECORDS
What inspired this track?

Actually one of my friends plays trumpet and really loves brass.
So I decided to make a song with that bighorn and future Breaks sound.
Some reason I am just in love with vocals.
So I almost always try and have female lyrics.

How would you describe your own music, your own style?

Truthfully I don’t know if I know what my style is.
I’m into Dark Electricity, Vocals, and Heavy Bass Lines.
Songs with the depth that takes you on a journey.

What are you up to now, what is your next project?

I have 8 songs completed that are about to drop on Beatport in the next couple months on
Ravesta, Genuine Dj Debbie D Records, Gigabeat and Dizziness Records.
Also, I am currently working on my own album with all original vocals.

Growing up, how important was music in your life?
Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be in this industry?
Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?

Very young I realized music was in everything. It is all around us. It is in the mall, an elevator, every place I went
So I felt like it would be very important for me to understand and work in this field.
The moment I decided I was going to be in this industry was definitely when I saw Mike B scratching and Debbie D mixing.
Music has always been a hard decision to stay with. Not all my family or girlfriends have been as supportive to me as
my amazing wife is now.

What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career?
What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
What has been the best part of it all?

Every day seems to be a surprise just look at now for instance. It seems to me like every day in the industry is a challenge
because it is forever changing with technology.
The best part of it all is definitely the amazing fans I have made along the way.

How do you think you have grown as an artist since you first started making music?

Oh man, lol. I have grown so much. I remember the first time I ever made a song it was on MTV music generator or on PlayStation and acid pro.
Just like technology changes, it seems I do too. Making music is just getting easier and easier for those that want to learn and have patience.
I definitely know if you keep analyzing yourself, you will continue to get better and better.

Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music?
Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?

I definitely feel it’s a little of every artist that I have ever seen in my life. Just like my dancing.
I just take bits and pieces of everything that have made an impression on me and interpret it in my own way.
I would have to say I would love to work with God one day on a song.

Would you like to share anything else about yourself or your music with our readers?

I want to Thank you all for the votes. I want to thank the record labels for working with me.
My wife for believing in me and my lovely kids (Cadence, Lyric, and Rhythm) for dealing with my music. LOL

BBS AWARDS 2019 WINNER

The BBS AWARDS honors the best-selling most popular recording artists from every continent. The BBS AWARDS are presented on sales merit and voted by the public on the Internet. There is no jury involved and the Awards truly reflect the most popular artists as they are determined by the actual fans who vote and buy the records.

The 4th BBS Awards are here! Find out who won in each of the 13 categories in the full list below.

BEST ARTIST
Jim Funk

Jim Funk

BEST LABEL
Ravesta Records

RAVESTA RECORDS

SPECIAL AWARD – BEST PRODUCER

Mike Sowards – Dj OnDaMiKe

BEST TRACK
Left/Right, Dread MC, Bodyblow – One/Two – Punks Music

BEST REMIX
DJ Fixx, Dj OnDaMiKe – You’re Beautiful ( Si-Dog Remix ) – RAVESTA RECORDS

BEST ALBUM

Stanton Warriors – Rise – New State Music

BEST COMPILATION

Happy Thanksgiving Vol #2 – Ravesta Records

BEST RADIO SHOW

ALL FM 96.9 – Linda Breakbeat Bee Show

BEST RADIO SHOW PODCAST

Scratch D of Dynamix II B2B With Orkid For The Unisex Sessions

Best Dj Set / Mix

Stanton Warriors ‘Classics’ Quest Mix – BBC Radio 1
(2019)

BEST MAG / PRESS / BLOG
Mixmag

BEST EVENT
Raveart SUMMER FESTIVAL SPAIN

BEST VINYL
HYBRID
Light Of The Fearless
Distinctive Records

Inside BBS Awards 2019 – One day with Kaleidoscope Music – Interview

Kaleidoscope Music

Welcome to BBS AWARDS 2019.

Today I have been joined by multi awards 2018 – Kaleidoscope Music.

Started in 1996 and owned by Huda Hudia. Home of talented artists, Dj’s, and producers.

Hello Kaleidoscope!

Thank you so much for taking the time to do an interview with us.

What are some words you would use to describe this year (2019)?

Love, upbeat, fulfilling, friendships, late nights, water sports, travel, music.

Can you tell us what you like best about your favorite track produced in 2019?

The end of the year was a great time to bring DJ Volume and DJ30A into a project called Low End Theory, in addition to multiple collaborations with DJ Sweet Charlie and Si-Dog.

Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2020?

Planning a wedding and a month-long RV trip to Alaska.

Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day?

What are your habits?

Disconnect from the world, get in the studio, prioritize my projects and work down the list while trying not to get side tracked.

How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?

I’ll choose new programs based on if there’s a need or use for them. My go to plug-ins have stayed with me throughout my career. The only change I’ve had to make this year was to learn a second DAW to help speed up collaborations.

Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?

Yes, I think every kid on the planet should learn to play the piano. Plus, it’s intellectually beneficial.

What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with out?

My Apple wireless Magic Mouse, especially when I am using Logic.

So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing?

Regardless of technology, you still have to be a good DJ. Reading the crowd and knowing the music is more important than anything technology can offer.

Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?

DJ Volume aka Stacy Mier’s original production and his remix work at Ultimix.

What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?

DJ’s are playing EDM festivals, club nights, bar nights, or lounge events. The music industry is thriving here in the United States.

Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and sub-genres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?

I agree. Certain cities in the United States are known for their sounds. Atlanta is known for hip hop. Playing to an open format crowd here in Atlanta has also expanded my music knowledge to include everything from the 70s to current tracks topping the billboard charts.

LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/kalmusic1/

https://www.beatport.com/label/kaleidoscope-music/263

https://www.instagram.com/kaleidoscopemusic_/

Inside BBSAwards 2019 – One Day with Pump Pump – Interview

Thanks for your time Pump Pump!

What are some words you would use to describe this year (2019)?

-Frankly, surprising…It’s been very exciting to see the reaction we have been getting from our music. We are just doing what we love and having fun.

Can you tell us what you like best about your favorite track produced in 2019?

-We loved collaborating with the vocalist on Night Show and we’re happy with the vibe that we set for the remix. All in all, the track was super fun to work on.

Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2020?

-Cant go into too much detail, but we have plenty of groovy tunes in th worx. 🙂

Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?

-Considering that all three of us live in different locations…When we do get together in the studio, usually we have a track laid out and it just needs final tweaks and adjustments. This is a whole team effort to make sure we put out the best quality tracks out and we are all fully happy with the end product. Also, there are lots joking and shit talking during this process…

How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?

-It depends on what we are trying to do and what vibe we are shooting for…For example: we have been using Ana2 a lot lately for our bass sounds and we typically like to add a little bit of saturation using Slate Digital “tape machine”-just to give it a little more spice and flavor.

Are you an avid believer in learning an instrument?

-Yes! Never hurts.

What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live without?

-Beer!

So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing?

-We think it’s great as long as Dj’s aren’t just mixing two tracks. Technology has allowed on the fly remixes, and studio edits that can really set up apart from the rest. Use the tools provided to really give people an experience on dance floor.

Any artists / DJs / producers, in particular, that really influenced you?

-The list would too long to name everyone, but we have really been digging a lot of artists on Punks and Broken, as well as the U.K. bass scene.

What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?

-Depends on what genre you are into. As far as breaks goes, some cities are better than others.

Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and sub-genres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?

-Absolutely. D.C has a large drum and bass and house scene, which we believe has influenced us tremendously as producers.

LINK

https://www.beatport.com/artist/pump-pump/668847

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPumpPump/

Cheers!
Bradley, Eric, and Brandon

BBS AWARDS 2019 – FINAL NOMINEES

Below you’ll find the top 10 nominees in each category. Massive respect to everyone who has reached this step of the awards process – the BBS AWARDS are exclusively driven by public votes. Massive Respect also go to those who didn’t make the final stage but who have continued to push the scene forward with their music and creativity. Big love!

BEST ARTIST

Alexander Norman
DJ Icey
DJ Huda Hudia
Jim Funk
@JOSH B
K-Deejays Break
Left/Right
Dj OnDaMiKe
Rory Hoy
Stanton Warriors

BEST LABEL

Diesel Recordings
Distorsion Records
DogEatDog Records
Elektroshok Records
Funky Flavor Music
GIGABEAT
Kaleidoscope Music
Punks Music
Ravesta Records
SPACE PIZZA Records – Punyaso

BEST TRACK

CRASH PARTY – KICK IT LIKE – CUTTIN’ IT FINE
DEEKLINE & FISH – SUGAR & SPICE (VIP) – HOT CAKES
DJ ICEY – SOMETHING ABOUT YOU – ZONE RECORDS
DRKWTR – JAZZ & FUNK & JUST A FEELING – DIESEL RECORDINGS
JOSH B – KILLER ICE – NOLA BEATS
JUST10/LEFT/RIGHT – WALLS – PUNKS
LEFT/RIGHT, DREAD MC, BODYBLOW – ONE/TWO – PUNKS
LEVEL 101 – LOSE CTRL – KALEIDOSCOPE MUSIC
PECOE – FUNK FOR THE RENEGADE MASTER – BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS
STANTON WARRIORS – HEY NOW – NEW STATE MUSIC

BEST REMIX

ALT-A – GIVING UP ( JUST10 REMIX ) – DIESEL RECORDINGS
DJ FIXX, ONDAMIKE – YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL ( SI-DOG REMIX ) – RAVESTA RECORDS
FUNKLAB – BAD ASS MF ( TRIBUTE REMIX ) – KALEIDOSCOPE MUSIC
GROOVE CARTEL – MAKE YOU MOVE ( JOSH B REMIX ) – DIABLO LOCO
JOHNNIE JOHNSON – PET GIRL ( MIZZO BREAKS REMIX ) – GIGABEAT RECORDS
Double Bubble Feat. Kurnel MC (Gramophone Soul Remix) – BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS
MEAT KATIE, PETER PAUL – QUEEN FOR A DAY ( BEN CODA REMIX ) – LOWERING THE TONE
STICKYBUDS – THE FIRESTARTER FEAT. BLACKOUT JA ( A.SKILLZ REMIX ) – WESTWOOD RECORDINGS
SKIITOUR, MARTEN HORGER – REDLIGHT ( LEFT/RIGHT REMIX ) – PUNKS
SWEET CHARLIE, DMONEY – GIVE IT TO ME ( JROK & SUGA K REMIX ) – NOLA BEATS

BEST ALBUM

808 STATE – TRANSMISSION SUITE – INGROOVES US
AXELBEAT – BREAK THROUGH – YOUNG NRG PRODUCTIONS
BEATSME – BEATSME (EXPLICIT) – GIGABEAT
COLOMBO – YOUR CONSEQUENCES (THE ALBUM) – LOW GROOVE
ELITE FORCE – THE SINGLES COLLECTION PT 1 (1996 – 2005) – U&A RECORDINGS
GOSIZE – GREATEST HITS – DIZZINES
MOTIVBREAKS – THE WAREHOUSE REVIVAL – DIABLO LOCO
ONDAMIKE/THE BASS DROPPERS – THE FUTURE – RAVESTA
RORY HOY – LITTLE RED KING – DIVISIONBASS DIGITAL
STANTON WARRIORS – RISE – NEW STATE

BEST COMPILATION

10 YEARS FUNK & BREAKS (UNMIXED TRACKS) – CHOPSHOP
BOMBSTRIKES: 15 YEARS (CURATED BY MOOQEE & BEATVANDALS) – BOMB STRIKES
BREAKBEAT ASSOCIATE VOL 11 – YOUNG NRG PRODUCTIONS
BREAKIN’ THE RIDDIM VOL 3 – BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS
DEEP FRIED FUNK – FUNK FUSION
FREESTYLE – FUNK! – FREESTYLE
HAPPY THANKSGIVING VOL #2 – RAVESTA RECORDS
NIGHTMARE ON BASS STREET – KALEIDOSCOPE MUSIC
NOTHING BUT… FUTURE BEATS & BASS VOL 11 – NOTHING BUT WE ARETHE BREAKS VOL#5 – RAVESTA RECORDS

BEST RADIO SHOW

ALL FM 96.9 – LINDA BREAKBEAT B SHOW – FUNKY FLAVOR LINDA B EXCLUSIVE VOL 65 – DJ CHRONIC
SCRATCH D OF DYNAMIX II B2B WITH ORKID FOR THE UNISEX SESSIONS ON THE LINDA BREAKBEAT SHOW ON 96.9 ALLFM
NSB RADIO – FDBE
BBC RADIO 1
UNDERGROUND-CONNECTION.UK
MASTERBREAK – MUSIC ZONE
NSB RADIO – BREAK-A-HOLIC SHOW HOSTED BY DJ CHEESE
FUNKY FLAVOR EXCLUSIVE MIX BY DJ SWEET CHARLIE FOR THE BREAKBEAT SHOW ON 96.9 ALLFM
FUNKY FLAVOR EXCLUSIVE GUEST MIX BY BRIAN KNIGHT FOR THE BREAKBEAT SHOW ON ALLFM ON 96.9 FM
NSB RADIO – BEATING THE CRATES

BEST MIX/DJSET/PODCAST

GUEST MIX – EFOCUS (BREAKS CENTRAL PODCAST)
GUEST MIX JIM FUNK (BREAKS CENTRAL PODCAST)
DUBVADERS – (BREAKS CENTRAL PODCAST)
DJ WINK
FA73 DJ LIVE MIX IN BEATS FOR LOVE FESTIVAL 2019 (OSTRAVA – CZECH)- JULY 6 2019
LADY WAKS @ RECORD CLUB #553 (18-10- 2019)
STANTON WARRIORS ‘CLASSICS’ QUEST MIX – RADIO 1 (2019)
BREAKBEAT MIX 22. BEST BREAKS MUSIC SESSION NOVEMBER 2019
DJ ETHNEY LIVE IN THE WIRE VOL. 11 (11.19.19)
DIESEL RECORDINGS HIGH OCTANE PODCAST BY DIESEL RECORDINGS FT ALT-A / EP 001

BEST PRESS/MAG/BLOG

Allmusic
Best Drum And Bass
Breaksfunky.Blogspot.Com
Breakzlinkz.Net
Dj Mag Es
International Dj Magazine
Mixmag
NME
Resident Advisor
The-Lost-Art.Com

BEST EVENT

BACK TO THE BEAT 2019
BOOMTOWN
BREAKS YO! 2019
GAME OF THROWDOWNS
RAVEART SUMMER FESTIVAL SPAIN
RETRO HALLOWEEN SEVILLA
SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL
SHINDIG 2019
SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019
THE GEMINI PARTY

BEST VINYL

BADBOE/TOM SHOWTIME – TOXIC FUNK VOL 1 (7″) – BREAKBEAT PARADISE
CRYSTAL WATERS – GYPSY WOMAN (RAVE YARD MIX) – GYPSY
EUROPA – GREEN PLANET – TRANSATLANTIC HOLLAND
FABIO/GROOVERIDER – 30 YEARS OF RAGE PART 3 (2XLP) – ABOVE BOARD
FELIX LEIFUR – BROT 02 (12″) – LAGAFFE TALES
HYBRID – LIGHT OF THE FEARLESS – DISTINCTIVE
OCTO OCTA – RESONANT BODY (2XLP) – T4T LUV NRG
SKEE MASK – ISS 004 (HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL 12″) – ILIAN SKEE SERIES GERMANY
SOUNDBWOY KILLAH – HALCYON DAZE – SNEAKER SOCIAL CLUB
ZODIAC CHILDS – FUTURE PRIMITIVE – ZODIAC WAX

Inside BBS Awards 2019 – One day with Jim Funk – Interview

Hello Jim Funk!

Thank you so much for taking time to do an Interview with us .

Can you tell us what you like best about your favorite track produced in 2019?

I would have to say Dirty People was one of my favorites to make this year I have really found myself in the darkness and simplicity of music. I have grown to love and enjoy sweeps and pitch bending sounds with dark and dirty bass lines. I spent half the Year just in sound design. I can’t wait for some of my new sounds to shine in 2020.

Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2020?

I am currently working on a lot of free remixes and even more originals. I plan on dropping just as many free songs as I do originals in 2020. While I continue to build this new album. I am extremely excited about a new dark song I made called thru the trees releasing on Gigabeat records.

Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?

Everyday is different and I try and let the energy guide me. Some days are just do sound design. Some days are organizing. Some days are just searching, in genres for ideas. When I am actually working on a track I almost always layout the basic drums first and move strait to the vocals. When I get my basic layout I then begin to truly build the song. I always try and let the song tell me what it wants. It’s almost like most my ideas come from somewhere else. I love to just listen and let it guide.

How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?

I sit and research new vsts and daw updates almost daily but, to be honest I have had my favorite vsts and daws for years. Truly they are almost all the same. It is best to just pick one and learn everything you can about it. Then start building folders of sounds you make and never stop.

Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?

Yes I believe anything you do to help grow you as a artist is very important. I believe we are always growing and everyday is a learning experience. So never settle and never stop.

What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?

My computer.

So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing?

I believe we can’t stop it and it is best to embrace the now and start thinking outside the box. So you standout from the crowds. In the end of the day it’s all about making the best music for people you can so, bring it on.

Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?

Truthfully all, people, artist, djs, dancers, ect influence me. Everything I have seen or heard has helped to make who I am as a artist and will continue. I wouldn’t be anything without all of you.

What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?

It seems to be trying to find itself again. I see a lot of older artist coming back into the game. Which I think is amazing. Definitely can’t wait for the industry to get this streaming stuff under wraps.

Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and sub-genres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?

Of course. I truly believe like I spoke about earlier everything around you help to make you who you are. I remember being around 15 when my sister spoke about how much she disliked a strait beat Aka house music and to be honest because of that conversation I still feel the same way. House music is great for a journey but I believe broken beats are the way to my heart.

Links

https://www.facebook.com/djjimmyfunk/
https://www.beatport.com/artist/jim-funk/653620
For bookings contactdjjimmyfunk@gmail.comhttps://soundcloud.com/djjimfunkhttps://twitter.com/djjimfunkhttp://www.reverbnation.com/djjimfunkhttp://thedjlist.com/djs/JIM-FUNK/

Inside BBSAwards 2019 – One Day with GIGABEAT Records- Interview

Thanks for your time GIGABEAT!


Now that we are almost at the end of 2019, what are some words you would use to describe this year?

A ride…It moved so fast and we released so much. 

What Have Been Some Of The Highlights For The Label?

Hitting #1 on Beatport top 100 and doing our WMC events

What’s In Store For 2020?

2020 will be a biggie for us with brand new artists and more of our heavy hitters

What Made You Decide To Create Record Label?

When we started it was in the early days of digital music so getting tracks released was a lot harder. That made us want to make our own label.  Being from Miami also we thought it would be pretty cool considering there wasn’t a lot of mixed genre including breaks stuff going on down here at the time. 

How Did You Come Up With The Name?

We were just shooting names at each other. I think my partner Rick actually came up with the name if I recall. 

What Was The First Album That You Ever Bought?

Well the first record I bought with the intent to DJ was ” Novy Vs Eniac feat Virginia – Smoke Dis” which BTW definitely needs a new remix 

What Album Are You Most Proud Of In Your Label?

hmmm. To be honest. I would say actually releasing songs from “Brothers of Funk” (Johnny Dangerously & Storm). In the early days of the south Florida scene they were the gold standard. They played everywhere, extremely respected and made some of the most classic tracks & bootlegs. Finally getting to release some of their music kind of completes the circle.

In Your Years In The Music Business, What Is The Best Thing About Being Involved With It And The Worst?

I’ll start with worst…POLITICS. Politics in the business just cause unnecessary friction and holds back actual talent. Best would be people that do things and surprise you. Their music is different and quality and the passion you see in them. That re energizes you. 

What’s Your Most Memorable Experience Inside The Label?

First time we actually started charting was a big thing for us. In the early days the charts were way more difficult to crack.  

What Does Your Day-To-Day Look Like?

Well I’m Graphic Designer and I work for myself. So I’m working for clients and then making releases covers, working metadata, scheduling, promoting, making release videos etc.  

When Looking Into Potential New Artists To Sign, What Are Some Of The Qualities That You Find Exciting?

I just like things i feel. I like when i find somebody new that is really quality and hasn’t had the chance yet. I like to push those releases as much as possible.  

Do You Have Any Advice To Offer Up To Incoming Artists/Djs/Bands?

I would say be yourself. Don’t chase a sound. Learn to promote yourself and how to approach a label. Learn the business side also because people are looking to take advantage of you if you’re talented. 

Is There Anything Else That You Would Like To Share With Our Readers About The Records?

We have some really big tings coming in 2020 follow us on our social accounts to keep up

Thanks Michael & Gigabeat Records

https://www.facebook.com/GIGABEAT.us/

https://www.instagram.com/gigabeat_records/?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/user/GIGABEATrecords

Inside BBS Awards 2019 – One day with Losman – Interview

Inside BBS Awards 2019 – One day with Losman – Interview

Hello LOSMAN!
Thank you so much for taking time to do an Interview with us .

BBA- What are some words you would use to describe this year (2019)?
LOSMAN – I accomplished a lot of what I intended ,although it did go by pretty fast. I released multiple tracks on a lot of great record labels . YoungNRG being one of them under different alias’s too.

BBA- Can you tell us what you like best about your favorite track produced in 2019?
LOSMAN- Hmm, I really don’t have a favorite but a few that stick out at the moment are ‘EDM Syndicate’s- Next Level and Prophecy’s – Rise To Progression . Both are Killer tracks and the backstories on the making of them with others are Priceless!!

BBA- Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2020?
LOSMAN- I will definitely be releasing some tracks with Syndicate boys…
G-Force , BROKON, RedLiner which are already in the works and of course look out for more Prophecy music in 2020!

BBA- Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?
What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?
LOSMAN- anyone that really knows my style will tell you that I really like incorporating lots of Sub Bass and/or Pianos in a majority of my Productions. And I love to rework old classics we know and love from
Back in the day!

BBA- So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing?
LOSMAN- Haha! Everyone is a Judge These days. I don’t mind it. I know others really do. I would spin on anything .

BBA- Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?
LOSMAN- Most of my inner core influences come from when I was a lot younger actually. I grew blasting Miami Bass all the time . Needless to say …I’ve been a huge fan of Magic Mike for close to 30 years and am happy to know him well and call him my Brother .
Now a days ,I am influenced by ,people that show passion no matter where they’re at in the scene, and The Promotors who work so damn hard behind The Scenes to bring everyone so
Much joy.

BBA- What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?
LOSMAN- It is doing Great!

BBA- Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and sub-genres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?
LOSMAN- I live in Orlando. Florida Breaks is a household name

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BBA- Thank you so much Chris!
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