Monthly Archives: April 2012

INTERVIEW WITH ROYSTON WILLIAMS


Artist name:  Royston Williams

Birth name: Royston Leon Williams

Age: 28

Music genre: Dancehall

 

How long have you been making music? Well I’ve been making music for about say 10 years now roughly

Who inspires you? I get inspired by life family and other artist around me that are also making good and positive music. 

What influences you? Things that I personally go thru in life

What’s the decision behind your image and stage name? well up until 2010 my stage name was Lyrical that was a name I got from friends when I first started writing down rhymes .in 2010 I decided to go by my real name I guess this decision was due to me outgrowing the name “Lyrical” and evolving into the man I am today

What can we look forward to in 2012? The 23rd of May I’m flying to st marten to do a small island promo tour I’m gona b performing on 7 different islands up until the 16th of June. Then I’m flying back to Paris to do some shows in France and then from July I’ll b on the road performing in Holland and Europe.

I’ve also got a whole string of singles and videos that I will be dropping throughout the rest of year and if all goes well and according to plan my debut album should be dropping in the last quarter

You can follow my twitter @iamRoyston  and my facebook Roy Williams to keep up with all the latest

What provides the passion for what you are doing? Well over the years that I’ve been making music and performing I haven’t really made any big money or nothing like that but I’ve grown to love what I do

I also see my career as my own personal asset that can help me and a lot of people in my life

It also feels good to know and see that people I love and care about are proud of me and what I’m doing

Most memorable musical moment to date? I guess that would be the first time I sneaked back stage and got to meet Buju Banton LOL

Advice to any upcoming artists? Just be yourself and love what you do

What do you think the music industry needs? Well I personal think that dancehall music needs more of a structured industry but that’s just my own personal view

What personal musical goals do you have? Well my main goal right now is to get my name out there on an international level and to let the world know that there are some serious artists in Europe that are making Dancehall and Reggae music on a professional level and are really on this ting

Another goal that I have right now is to get myself mentally and physically ready for this tour that I’m going on and for all the rest of the shows in Europe that we got planed and are working on for the rest of this year.

And to just keep on making good music

Are you musically trained? Well besides being a recording artist I also Engineer. Not saying that I’m the best engineer but I know a bit about what happens before and after the recording process. I also listen to a wide variety of music and I do song writing for House and pop producers so ye if u asks me I’m musically trained    

Who is your favourite artist and why? My favourite dance hall artist would have to be Spragga Benz because he doesn’t always drop a lot of new music but any time he does drop something it’s always a maad ting lol

I also listen to a lot of sizzla kalonji

Who is your favourite sound and why? Well that would have to be Kilimanjaro  because when I was a youth the most cassettes that I had access to were Kilimanjaro cassettes and I just use to love hear how Ricky trooper use to murder bwoy lool

Where would you most like to perform ? Anywhere people want to see me

Who would you most like to do a track with? Damian Marley

Where can a fan find more about you? Twitter: @iamRoyston

                                                                        Facebook: Roy Williams

                                                                        http://www.roystonwilliams.com

Personal preference section:

How do you prefer your egg? Fried boiled scrambled: Boiled

How do you prefer your dumplings? Boiled or fried: Boiled they only taste good fried when my mum aunty or gran fries them lol

How do you prefer your plantain? Boiled or fried: I don’t really like Plaintain you know but I do like green banana from time to time

Favorite colour? Black

Favourite car ? Any from it pretty lol

Favourite football team ? Not really a football man I use to support man united though

Any other info: contact for dubs and jingles: lyricalr@hotmail.com

INTERVIEW WITH TERRO 3000


 

Artist name: Terro 3000

 

Birth name: Clifford Hall

 

Age: 26

 

Music genre: Dancehall

 

 

How long have you been making music?

I’ve been making music since 2004

 

Who inspires you?

My mother inspires me because of he strength

 

What influences you?

Just life on a whole. I just bring u life situations through my eyes or my perception of somebody else story. Everything I come in contact with influences me.

 

What’s the decision behind your image and stage name?

My stage name came about from high school clashing days where I was one of the dominant contestants. Where my image is concerned I just wanted to be that all rounder who can fit into most situations. That’s why u will find terro 3000 doing all kinds of songs. I just keep it clean and on a level where it is believable

 

What can we look forward to in 2012?

That’s the big question. This year u can look out for the usual terro3000 madness. I will be releasing a number of singles and I will be on a lot of the riddims coming out for 2012. There is a mixtape in the pipeline due for release by summer of this year. I am also launching my label “kritikal Production” this year with the release of the country run riddim which features myself, Wayne Marshall, Timeka Marshall, Voicemail, Rdx, Wasp, Delly Ranx, Ajrenalin and new comer Diestro. Keep a special look out form my songs on Ballaz Production’s 2 new riddims, style and rio de jamaica because u know once u say Ballaz and Terro its gonna be crazy

 

What provides the passion for what you are doing?

Two things provide the passion for what I do. Firstly the fans and secondly jus the feeling u get when u have created something new. It could be a new lyric, a new flow, a new melody or a new riddim. I’m just a creative person who loves to create new things

 

Most memorable musical moment to date?

 

My most memorable moment is the first time I heard myself on the radio. That never leaves me because that’s the day the dream started to roll

 

Advice to any up coming artists?

I have lots of advice for up  and coming artiste but most important of all is to stay true to yourself and your craft and work hard. If u do that then success will come

 

What do you think the music industry needs ?

One word unity.  If we want dancehall music to reach to the level where it should be we need to start a movement and one man can’t do that. Unity is strength and there is strength in numbers

 

What personal musical goals do you have ?

Making Terro 3000 a household name and take my music to the highest level possible. That’s why I am always striving to become a better musician

 

Are you musically trained ?

Yeah I am musically trained. I play the keyboard and I am now learning the guitar

 

Who is your favourite artist and why?

I have a lot of those lol but if I was to single out one person I would say bounty killer because of how commanding he is in his recordings and on stage. When killa talk u haffi listen

 

Who is  your favourite sound and why?

Stone love is my favourite sound. They have been doing it for a very long time and for them to be still relevant in 2012 is no easy feet. Hats off to wee pow and the whole stone love family they are real living legends

 

Where would you most like to perform ?

I wanna perform everywhere but I would really love to go to africa. The dancehall scene is picking up over there and I would love to c what its like plus its the mother land so I’m dying to go there

 

Who would you most like to do a track with ?

Would love to to a song with assassin. He is somebody who I realy look up to vocally and lyricaly so being on a track with him would realy push mi to out do myself. Plus I think both our styles would make for a realy interesting listen

 

Where can a fan find more about you?

Well u can find me on facebook : http://www.facebook.com/terro3000

Follow me on twitter : @terro3000

Here u can get all updates on terro 3000

 

 

Personal preference section :

 

How do you prefer your egg ? fried  boiled scrambled

I hate scrambled eggs lol. I prefer fired but if its boiled I like it soft

 

How do you prefer your dumplings ? boiled or Fried

I’m probably the only jamaican that don’t like boil dumplings lol. But fried dumplings is different thing. You have to hide them from me. I can eat a million of them

 

How do you prefer your plaintain ? boiled or fried

Fried ripe plaintain all day, everyday.

 

Favourite colour ?

Black

 

Favourite car ?

Aston martin DB 9

 

Favourite football team ?

The one and only Man U

 

 

INTERVIEW WITH FUZE


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Artist name: Fuze

Birth name: Ricardo Lopez

Age: 30

Music genre: Reggae/ dancehall

How long have you been making music? 14 years from i was 16

Who inspires you? Every artist that has mastered there craft

What influences you? The love of music

What’s the decision behind your image and stage name? My image and way of life is a Rastafarian and im called fuze because of the importance of a fuze in an electrical appliance i am the fuze for the music

What can we look forward to in 2012? More good music and more possitive messages

What provides the passion for what you are doing? Just the love for music and the challenge of mastering my craft and the love of Jah

Most memorable musical moment to date? The first time i heard my music on the number one reggae radio station in jamaica irie fm

Advice to any up coming artists? Keep it real, trust in jah and never give up on your dreams

What do you think the music industry needs ? More spirituality and more positive music

What personal musical goals do you have ? To touch the hearts of people all over the world with my music

Are you musically trained ? Yeah i have done a little vocal training and i try to play a few instruments namely keyboard and the flute

Who is your favourite artist and why?  Mavado because he came from nothing to something and he sings with a lot of soul

who is your favourite sound and why?  Stone love because i grew up listening to them the first tape i bought was a stone love tape

Where would you most like to perform ? Africa

Who would you most like to do a track with ? Movado, taurus riley or celine dion

Where can a fan find more about you?  My facebook page http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?refid=8                                                           

Personal preference section :

How do you prefer your egg ? fried boiled scrambled- Im a vegitarian i dont eat any meat lol

How do you prefer your dumplings ? boiled or Fried- boiled

How do you prefer your plaintain ? boiled or fried- Fried

Favourite colour ? Blue

Favourite car ? BMW

Favourite football team ? Barcelonia

Any other info :

Im just a god bless youth who loves life and wish the best for all mankind

For bookings contact me at 1876-427-1128/ lopezricardo55@yahoo.com

And follow me on twitter @fuzeatdem1

Jah bless!!!

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