Interview: Mazoulew

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Mazoulew… Hello Matthew how are you? I am very well, thank you guys for having me. Congratulations on the release of Ditto, how does it feel?It feels great thanks. I finished the record earlier this year and have spent a lot of time putting everything in place for the release so it’s nice for everything to finally come together and for people to…

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Interview: Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Emma Johnson… Hello Emma, how are you? Hey Derek, all okay here thanks, how are you doing? I’m great, thank you for asking! Congratulations on making the Fresh Faves with Hold Me Tight, how did you come up with such a gorgeous piece?Thank you so much – I’m really excited to have made it to the Fresh Faves for the first time…

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Interview: Fire Tiger

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Fire Tiger… You are from L.A. How did Fire Tiger start?We all shared a house together in Hollywood. We started out as an 80’s movie soundtrack tribute band, Danger Zone LA. We started working on an original song, Fancy War Dance, and our guitarist at the time Jordan Stricklen heard it and said, “Dude, why are we doing covers?”  So we decided…

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Interview: Shayne Dalva

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Shayne Dalva… Hi Shayne, how are you? I'm doing pretty well, thank you. I'm happy things are opening up for musicians at least here in US. Love Is Hot, Love Is Cold was your own composition and very different from your usual style, how did it come about?  Well, even though I am primarily an opera/classical soprano,  I've always loved many genres of…

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Interview: Tanners

Back in early 2019, I interviewed New York based psych-pop artist and producer Tanners; thanks to my ever-busy work schedule, the interview fell between the cracks and was never published.  Earlier this week, Tanners contacted me with news of a new release, a brooding electro-synth-pop rendition of the 1985 Beach Boys track, Male Ego, in which Tanners instills a compelling undercurrent of menace and dislocation…

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Interview: Gizelle Smith

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Gizelle Smith… Hello Gizelle, how are you?I'm pretty ok, thanks. All the better for it finally looking like British Summertime! Congratulations on the release of your new album. How does it feel?Thank you! A lifetime of things have happened since we finished recording, and yet it feels like I blinked and missed it all. I'm very blessed to have made another album…

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Interview: Elliot Kid Danger

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Elliot Kid Danger… You are a rapper, songwriter, producer musician from Margate, how did it all begin for you?Ha - that sounds like a lot of things when you read it back!! OK, firstly, I'm originally from the Midlands… but I've darted around quite a lot over the years - but I resonate with Margate, as soon as I stepped out of…

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Interview: Kiffie

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Kiffie… You are a synth programmer and musician, how did it all begin for you?It began for me in March 2020. The rumours were beginning, I was worried I would be bored so I decided to learn something new. I ordered a cheap synth, drum machine and a digital piano. When they arrived I unwrapped them and began playing around. Learning how…

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Interview: Katy Rose Bennett

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Katy Rose Bennett… Hello Katy, how are you?Hello Del! I’m good. I love the summer. I’ve spent a lot of time recently lying in my hammock, looking at the sky. Congratulations on making the Fresh Faves, how does it feel?Thank you so much! I was really chuffed and quite surprised to make the Fresh Faves list this week. I’ve known about Fresh…

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Interview: Project CONCUBINE

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Project CONCUBINE… What’s the story behind Project CONCUBINE? JERA: I was asked “What are you doing at the moment?” and I said spontaneously “I am involved in a music project called Project CONCUBINE.” Without the project having existed in advance or maybe it did. And that was it. I became a member of Project CONCUBINE. It was like a call. The state…

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