Experimental Electronic Music
15 year old, various experimental electronica producer, Luke Balogh.
Drake Simon: Who is your biggest inspiration?
Luke Balogh: My biggest inspiration is a producer by the name of Stas Marnyanski, who goes under the alias “The Vibe Tribe.” He has left huge inspirations with me when I used to produce psychedelic trance music.
D: What helped you develop your own sound?
L: I have worked with a few different genres and done a fair amount of experimentation in different genres thus far, but mostly hearing other peoples music and really getting into it, has led me to mess around with things other than psytrance.
D: What were some of the biggest obstacles you’ve faced so far?
L: Staying hopeful. Continuing to be an artist even though I know it most likely will not make a career for me has made me want to quit altogether, but I’ve been producing for such a long time now It’s more like my music is a part of me than anything else.
D: What is your favorite thing about working with music?
L: I like how after I’ve worked with it for so long, how making music is more like something that I need to do than it is a hobby. If I didn’t make my music, I’d probably start going crazy. It really is something that makes me happy, and it absorbs quite a large portion of my time.
D: Have you ever considered permanent long-lasting (duo) partnerships with other people?
L: I have. I've worked with several other artists on the Synthesia record label, such as Hyperion and Spooky, and have been to several studio sessions with a DJ/Producer by the name of Dr. Mobius. We’ve collaborated on songs together and helped add inspiration to each other’s music, but never actually worked together under the same alias and became partners.
D: How long have you been a musician?
L: I started playing the violin in 4th grade, which eventually led me to become a Scottish fiddle player for multiple stage performances and competitions, and I have played it occasionally since. I have been a musician for 6 years and an electronic musician for 4 years.
Craziest Guy You'll Ever Meet
Tony Narvaez is the lead singer in his band, IANA. The first day he started singing was on January 11th, 2009. He and his friend Steven were hanging out and started talking about starting a band. Steven already knew how to play the guitar, so Tony ended up becoming their lead singer. They now have five members in their band, IANA, which means I am not a. Some of the troubles that he has run into were getting all the equipment, finding other band members that were talented and connected well with them, and getting their name out there. All in all, Tony said if it weren’t for the inspiration from Steven, he wouldn’t be where he is today. IANA rocks and I highly recommend going to see them/checking them out. You can find their album here.
A Name Soon In Headlights: Menton
There he was, alittle kid, about to be changed forever by his own flesh and blood. Hewatched as his father picked up the guitar, experience of 20+ years,and is fascinated by the strings, the frets, and the flow. And at age5, Alexander Menton was hooked. As the years went by, he discovered his favorite guitarists, which include, but are not limited to, Angus Young, Richard Thomson, Jeremy McKinnon, and a lot more. His favorite bands change every month but his favorites are Three Days Grace, RedJumpsuit Apparatus, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, etc. andhe says it’s the best music, in his opinion.
Aldo was inspired to rap because he listened to rappers like Eminem and 2pac and he admired their style of rapping. He plans to make his passion of rapping into a career. For now, Aldo records his music at his house in his closet until he starts to get recognized enough to record in a real studio. Aldo says if he doesn’t succeed in making rapping into a career he will do something in the music industries like a music promoter etc. The song that Aldo has enjoyed making the most is his Swagger Theme Song. He plans to achieve his goal by just keep going with writing music.