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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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?

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?

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

 Talk me through your creative process.

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?

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?

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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7VENMIND’S PASSION FOR PERFECTION IN MUSIC AS A YOUNG MUSICAL ARTIST GARNERS HEADLINES.

The rising Ifran, Morocco singer/songwriter is looking forward to upping his game in music in the coming years. The music industry is a very high and competitive place to be, 7venmind is awear and has decided to put in all the works it takes for him to pave his way to the top of the line. 

I had sometime to have a quick interview with 7venmind and you would be amazed by what his ambition and and goals are. I now I indulge you to go on and read about this brilliant artist below.

Hi 7venmind, thanks for the privilege of this interview.

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.

I’m Haytam Nazih aka 7venmind a rapper based out of Morroco in City Ifran. I’ve got introduced to music since 2011 and it’s been like a drug to me since then. and I started making my own music at the age of 16 years up to date.

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

i‘ve received a lot of good advices over the years and I think the best advice given to me is to be unique and be creative and I find a lot of new artists who write and produce their music in a way where they replicate it over and over. I think artists should keep experimenting and evolving in music.

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

I was a little reserved listening to people’s opinion. If I would go back I’d push myself more and set a system, believe in myself and make connections with people that are just as passionate as muse.

What is still your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge now is as I mentioned I want to build my own studio and buy equipments but I’m still a student in college and I’m trying to balance between music and studying.

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

When things get tough in the industry what keeps me going is when I see other artists and fans and friends let me know how they like my work and that they believe in me and vibe to my music that keeps me up and brighten my mood and it pushes me to even work harder.

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

There are  many amazing artists that I would love to perform with or open up for but to be honest I am huge fan of Post Malone his shows are crazy.


Talk me through your creative process.

So my creative process can differ a lot based on how I’m feeling what I’m thinking of, sometimes I have a specific idea or a subject that I want to talk about in the song.

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

Productivity and scheduling isn’t a big issue for me because I love music and I really enjoy putting my time and efforts in it but when time get a bit overwhelming I tend to take a pause and reorganize my thoughts to get incouraged again.

What are you focusing your time on now?

Right now I’m focusing my time on developing my studio equipment and building my own carrier and I am releasing a new EP.

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

Currently I feel about the state of my music genre it’s evolving and I’m being more creative I’ve had a shift where I’m blending trap and R&B.

How can our readers follow you online?

Follow me on Instagram & YouTube @7venmind.

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Jaxxon D. Silva Unleashes New Album ‘NUMBSKULL’

Jaxxon D. Silva

Multidisciplinary dark trap artist Jaxxon D. Silva drops a brand new project entitled “NUMBSKULL”. Born in LA and raised throughout his teenage years across the U.K., Jaxxon has been releasing a cast of eclectic music since 2017—bouncing from grungy alt-rock to lo-fi, and throwback hip-hop as well as collaborating with stars like the late, now legendary Lil Peep, chart-topper Pharrell, and Skepta.

The project which is now also available to stream on all listening platforms is a 7-track agglomeration that spans his career and details his experiences during the 2.5-year gap since his last collection “Painting With Poison” dropped.

Tune into “NUMBSKULL” below.

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