I’ve been making music for ten years, and it really hasn’t gone anywhere…but I figured some things out.
Now I’m approaching a more critical way to make music, and it feels much better.
by Dim Kouchnir
I guess to start things off I didn’t really have this direct introduction to music as blatantly most people get it (I think). You could say I kinda got ushered into it slowly during the period of 14 to 20ish.
Around my mid-teens, I started writing poetry in my native language which is Flemish (same as dutch), and in that same period, I also got into dancing, particularly in the styles hip-hop, poppin’, and bboying. Being a dancer and mainly educating myself in the field choreography, I got in contact with a lot of the musical influences that show themselves in my work today.
I think of people like: Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Sholomo, Clams Casino; and the list goes on…
I remember my dance tutor having this immense iTunes library, and after a lot nagging, I got him to put it on my blackberry tablet (hahaha). Having that period in my life gave me a passion for music in general, And helped me to develop my taste.
This week’s featured Artist (#13) is the Boston based band Winona and the Riders. The four friends bring a new, fresh sound made up of hip hop, electronic, funky, indie origins, straight from the speakers to your ears! They draw their influences from all over the music world with the goal of creating music that transcends tastes and generations, creating happy ears and even happier feet.