groovemasta


  • MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
     
    What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?

    • groovemasta: Music has always been a part of me and for as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a musician/artist! It just felt ‘right’ from the very beginning and I was always drawn to music. I dabbled a bit with music when I was very young but it was only in my mid to late teens that I started working on my own music and then began actively working on a career in music!

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    Website www.GrooveInc.co.za

    MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?

    • groovemasta: That question is a tough one as there are so many musicians/bands that had a role to play in making me the musician I am today. I love all music, if it’s a good song, it’s a good song.

      There are a few who played a more significant role and do deserve a mention.

      Jack White and his unique songwriting style and approach.

      Sean Yseault from White Zombie, she is the reason I started play bass guitar and have become a bass-artist.

      Rob Zombie, himself as well, for being an all-round artist in todays digital world. Just like him, I also make movies and write etc.

      Kruder & Dorfmeister are the ones who got me into the electronic side of music, especially drum & bass kinda stuff.

  • MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
    • groovemasta: Music is something that is part of people’s lives. When people party, they play music, when they are feeling down, they play music. By creating my music I can have a positive impact on people’s lives and in a way be a part of their lives.
       
      The best compliment I ever got for my music was when a guy came up to me and told me that the night before he was feeling very depressed and suicidal, but when he listened to one of my songs the words ‘spoke’ to him, which made him feel better and have hope for the future!
       
      That’s the perfect example as to why I love making music!
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
    • groovemasta: Well, I have been to so many awesome concerts/shows and worked on a few, as well as having performed at a few very cool shows. I can’t actually single out any one concert/show and I still have to give my greatest performance ;)
  • MuzicNotez: You single handedly produce, write and perform each note of your music. What do you think are the benefits to controlling every aspect of the music you create like that?
    • groovemasta: I never planned on doing everything myself, but I found that it was just easier that way!?! You know, you don’t have to try get other people together and etc. Also being in control of everything, I can do things my way. I don’t believe in putting limits on creativity and I end up in many different places at once with what I’m creating, which can seem a bit chaotic from the outside and trying to keep someone in the loop of what I’m doing would also be an impossible task! It’s about having the creative freedom of doing literally anything!
       
      That being said, I do love working with other artists on the various projects I do. 
  • MuzicNotez: You’re latest release is the single entitled ‘Take Control’, what inspired this track?

    • groovemasta: I guess you could say it was inspired by something Rob Zombie said in an interview I saw. He said an idea without action is nothing, it just an idea! So, You need to “Take Control” and put things into action. Once you take control, you can start moving in the right direction

  • MuzicNotez: It’s my understanding that you also work with other artists and bands of all genres through your company Groove Inc. How does working with all those other artists and genres help influence your own music?
    • groovemasta: As I said before, I don’t believe in limiting creativity in any way and all the other artists I get to work with through Groove Inc. help expose me to fresh, new and different music; as well as different approaches to doing things which helps me to learn something new on an ongoing basis. With music you never stop learning as there is always someone out there who is doing something completely different to how it’s always been done before, which then gives you some ideas of something to try out! You never stop growing as an artist!
  • MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
    • groovemasta: I am currently also working on 2 other projects at the moment. The first one is a kinda alternative rock/funk/hip hop style, I play guitars, bass, synth and do vocals. My friend, Fortune, does rap vocals. It’s called ‘Mapinduzi Frequency’, mapinduzi is Swahili for Revolution. We are working on some tracks, so keep your eyes out for more info!
       
      The second one is called ‘V4V’ and is something a little more heavy, you could maybe call it ‘Electro-Metal’ or something like that!? V4V is still early stages but keep an eye out for the debut single ‘Freedom & Cages’
  • MuzicNotez: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
    • groovemasta: I would like to talk about The Music Revolution, a movement I started, which uses music and all other forms of art to get people to take a look at the world around them and make a positive change. People always say, how can one person change the world?
       
      That may be true, but if everyone makes one positive change to the world around them, all those little things will become something much bigger and longer lasting! Join the Music Revolution and help make the World a better place for ALL!

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