New Palos Teen Music Producer hits the Charts
Posted in the Palos Hills Forum
#1 Dec 30, 2011
Interview of hit new artist Denako from Palos Hills. New artist on iTunes, Beatport, and other music charts. Here's a quick interview of the man behind the songs.
When did you begin making music?
I honestly dont even remember. When I first tried it out, it was for laughs but then people began to actually like it so I made it an actual thing. If I had to get an idea though, it would be around 2006 or 2007.
What inspired you to begin making music?
Just the whole Electronic genre itself to be honest. One of my first electronic tracks was Satisfaction by Benny Benassi, and at the time, it had to be literally the coolest sounding track ever. So the question came up; How do artists make this kind of music? And the research and practice began.
Who was your biggest influence when you began? Who is your biggest influence now?
I didnt really have an influence back when I first started. Like I said, it was just the whole electronic scene that got me started. But now, my biggest influences would have to be deadmau5, Uppermost, kaskade, and madeon. They all have a very unique way with their music and they have cool personalities, and thats how I want to be; unique music and fun personality.
What do you think is most important when making original mixes?
Well it might sound funny, but the most important thinking to keep in mind when making originals is to BE original. I mean it is okay to mix in styles of different artists you know, because I do that all the time. But just produce what comes to mind and let it be your own cool little sound, not a complete remake of someone elses.
What do you think makes for a successful artist?
If I had to put it all in one word it would have to be confidence. Without confidence, you are not going to make it as far as you hope to Ill tell you right now. You need to be sure of yourself and your music. As tough as it is, dont rant on your own work. Think about all these famous artists out there now and what theyre first projects were. Youll see that you actually have done a lot better with your stuff then they have done with the same amount of experience. I usually go by these three main points in order to become successful; confidence. effort. personality. Being confident in yourself, showing effort in your work and promotion, and keeping a good personality will help you a lot.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to see myself much improved from what I am right now. I hope to also be touring with my music and increasing my worldwide recognition. All I want is to touch more people with my music, because to me its all about the love for the music and the fun with the fans.
What sets you apart from all the other artists out there?
Its kind of hard to explain, but the style I use for my songs is just something that sticks out from everyone else. Its just something where you can just go,this sounds like a song by Denako. It really is, and so many other new artists out there have that too. I really think that everyone has their own style and that is what sets them apart from every other person out there.
Check more of him out at his soundcloud music page: http://soundcloud.com/denako
Also be sure to check out his Facebook fan page at: http://facebook.com/denakofficial
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