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Los Angeles Producer Kosie Is Taking Over The Game

Buzzing producer Kosie is taking over the game one placement at a time. His skill has been carefully crafted over the years, leading him to work with some of the hottest acts in the game. With accolades and recognition growing daily, Kosie is mushrooming in his moment.

If you aren’t familiar with Kosie, let me just give you a hint on what not to expect. ”His just another producer”. Wrong!! his not just any producer, he is the producer and he’s here to prove that by overtaken the spotlight. I had a chance to talk to Kosie and set up a Q&A interview. Check out the interview below and let us know what you think!

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Let’s start off by introducing yourself, you know the basics like name, age, where you’re from. As much or little as you’re comfortable sharing.

My name is Alekos Syropoulos but some people call me Kosie. It’s been an old nickname that turned into my producer name. I’m 31 years old and I’m from Philadelphia via Miami, FL. But I’m currently based at Los Angeles.

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What’s the best advice you ever received concerning music?

One song will not define you. Most artists are so concerned with being labeled as something they don’t relate to or a genre that maybe isn’t their most preferred. Nowadays, the more songs you put out, the more likely people will come to relate to your vibe or message over time. Make something, put it out, and don’t hold onto it.

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What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?

I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Learning through the experiences and mistakes is what builds character and will power.

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What is still your biggest challenge?

Having said what I said about putting a song out without holding on to it, it still is the hardest thing for me to do! I’ve tried for years to be less judgmental of myself and accept where I’m at in the process. This all comes with time and positive experiences with those in your community! Be honest with yourself, develop solid relationships, and you can move past the self-judgment and mental roadblocks.

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What keeps you going when things get tough in the music industry?

Knowing that being creative is what brings me the most happiness and sense of purpose in my life. Even if I’m not making as much money in a particular project or let’s say a pandemic hits again, I try to cling on to what I know most about myself. Creative freedom keeps me ticking.

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If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

I’d love to open for Kaytranada. His music has been very influential to me and I’d love to make the connection.

How do you currently feel about the state of “Your genre” in general?

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I don’t necessarily feel that I always fall into one genre but I do like where music has been in this past decade. Soul, r&b, hip-hop, jazz, and electronic music are all relatively in a cool place. I’m not always up to date on everything that comes out so that I’m not always comparing my music to a standard. Overall though, the 2010’s have been solid!

What are you focusing your time on now?

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I’m focusing my time on making my own music, producing for other artists, traveling, and being outside.

 Talk me through your creative process.

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Creating songs of my own versus songs for third parties vary in method, but there are many similarities in the process! Typically, when I create my own music, I write chords and melodies at the piano first. In this beginning stage I try to find core inspiration for a song through a particular sound or feeling that defines the identity/vibe/energy. I’ve always loved the use of synthesizers and vintage keyboards so finding a way to create a dark, bright, or a color in between helps unify the theme at hand. If I’m not starting with this direction, I’m building a song based off a groove or tempo that I connect with the most. I always try to listen to what I personally love most and not let mainstream standards dictate my creative templates. Creating for others obviously requires more attention to the artist and the vibe they want to create so that’s another ball game. As the process unfolds, I pay more attention to the arrangement and production as a whole, which is very exciting. Not following one particular song form formula is usually the best way to retain creative freedom and an open mind. This helps productivity when many songs are to be completed!

How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?

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Crystal clear communication, positive reinforcement, consciously setting up warm vibes, and having fun!  As silly as this sounds, the most productive sessions and projects I’ve had with artists/musicians have all stemmed from goofing around and making decisive moves ahead of time. The less the artist feels that the project is a serious, high pressure situation, the more likely they’re able to deliver something that feels most organic and true to themselves. Talking through the details and common goals beforehand keeps the process professional and people relaxed. This may not always relate to the content of the music specifically, but for the expectations for sessions, workflow, and references in common.

How can our readers follow you online?

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My artist name is Kosie! My personal music is on streaming platforms under that name. Much of my sideman work is under my real name “Alekos Syropoulos.” On Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook, my handle is @kosiemagee. Cheers!

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Naomi King unveils the seductive truth with her new single, “Fetish”

Naomi King

Naomi King bares her soul in “Fetish,” the electrifying lead single from her latest album, Black Water. King explores the murky depths of manipulative relationships and self-realization with a powerful combination of raw honesty and the unapologetic vulnerability of a tumultuous friendship.

As both the writer and producer of “Fetish,” King fearlessly confronts the unsettling realization about a friend who turned out to be exactly as she suspected. The song serves as a poignant anthem of empowerment, a declaration of reclaiming one’s identity in the face of deception. “Now I know who I am in the eyes of men – I’m a fetish,” she proclaims with chilling clarity.

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The accompanying music video adds another layer of intrigue to the song’s provocative themes, embracing them with unabashed confidence and seductive edge. The production quality is impressive, although it occasionally teeters on the brink of excess, mirroring the song’s exploration of boundaries.

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King’s multifaceted talent as a musician and artistic prowess are on full display from start to finish. Her ability to seamlessly blend elements of alt-rock with pop sensibilities creates a rich tapestry of melodious beat that’s as infectious as it is introspective. This sound envelops the listener and resonates deeply with anyone who has grappled with the complexities of manipulation and betrayal.

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The song “Fetish” by King showcases the artist’s exceptional musicianship and artistic vision. King’s confident delivery and hard-hitting lyrics evoke a sense of catharsis, while the song’s enchanting sonic ambiance captivates its audience. Despite the unconventional nature of its lyrics, “Fetish” demands the listener’s attention and leaves an indelible mark. This must-listen auditory masterpiece is a testament to King’s remarkable talent and creative prowess.

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CLICK HERE TO STREAM Naomi King’s Fetish on Spotify.
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VCR DREAMS drops an enigmatic sonic charm with its album, “The Pop Tapes”

VCR DREAMS

The music world is buzzing with excitement as VCR DREAMS, the mysterious musical artist behind some of the most captivating sounds of our time, reveals their latest creation, “The Pop Tapes.” This album has a 12-track masterpiece with beautiful songs featuring thought-provoking lyrics that will make you think. The first track, “VCR DREAMS,” sets the tone for this masterpiece, followed by “Hazy Whispers,” the third track, “Shimmering,” the fourth track, “Thanet,” the fifth track, “Pindars Tree,” and the twelfth concluding track with “No Potho Reposare.”

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Each musical composition offers a distinctive listening experience bound to captivate music aficionados and inspire creative professionals alike, for the artist responsible for their creation remains anonymous, much like the celebrated Banksy. The enigmatic musician VCR DREAMS preserves their anonymity, rendering their musical works even more intriguing. This album serves as a reminder of the significance of artistic expression, even when one prefers to keep one’s identity shrouded in secrecy. In today’s world, where privacy is paramount, safeguarding one’s identity is essential.

The Pop Tapes” album defies categorization, with each song taking listeners on a sonic journey where genre beautiful blends lyrics and emotions run wild. VCR DREAMS is a talented musical artist who believes in fantastically blending various music styles and following one’s creativity, even if it means staying in the shadows. Some songs have a catchy beat, while others are more calming and peaceful. This album is a rollercoaster ride through the depths of musical expression.

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This musical album was produced by VCR TAPES and recorded under the renowned label Dust Factory Productions. It features a plethora of surprises and exemplifies the creator’s unique passion and creative vision for crafting exceptional music without relying on fame. Each track of the album is characterized by hypnotic synths and spellbinding vocals, which speak for themselves and testify to the limitless possibilities of a musician’s artistic expression. The album showcases the harmonious blending of various musical genres to produce an innovative and exciting sound.

Many people are interested in VCR DREAMS and want to learn more about them. Their excellent music shows that they are immensely talented yet hard to describe. Let’s take a journey together into the unknown with “The Pop Tapes,” which gives listeners a glimpse into the mind of a musical genius. Who knows? You may discover something about yourself along the way.

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CLICK HERE TO STREAM VCR DREAMS’ The Pop Tapes on SoundCloud.
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