Oknata

 

 

 

Exclusive Interview 

 

 

BIO  Born in Montreal, Toronto raised, currently living in Los Angeles. Cosmic Revolutionary. Astral Illusionist. Purveryor of Lucidity. 1. First and foremost Flying Lotus. His influence on me cannot be overstated. The world could use more Flying Lotus. J Dilla. Not much can be said that hasn’t already been said but J Dilla wrote the book on sampling and beat making and we all follow in his footsteps. Hans Zimmer is also a massive influence on me. I saw Gladiator in theaters and the soundtrack changed my life forever. Teebs is another huge influence on me. You know when your listening to a Teebs song. His style is really unique and enlightening. And last but not least Erykah Badu. I grew up listening to Erykah and I find ber to be an endless source of inspiration. Shoutout to RZA also.

 

New Projects?  I just dropped my first album Lethe which you can find on any streaming service or on my SoundCloud. Ill be dropping a couple more tunes by the end of the year along with at least another music video. You can expect my sophomore full length project early in the new year and Ive got a couple more irons in the fire that Im excited about that will have to be kept under wraps for now.

 

What got you into music? Well first and foremost my mother who has been as supportive as anyone could be. I owe her everything. Ive been makig music since I was little kid and back then I used to come up with my own movie scores for my favorite films on my piano. Ive always loved every genre of music so I think thats really helped me. When I was in high school and university I was wrapped up in the moment chasing teenage dreams and all of that fell to the wayside but as I got into my early twenties I had gotten all of that out of my system and started to put everything I had into music and I havent looked back since. Those formative years helped me put things into perspetcive and helped define my music.

 

Anything to say to your fans? If you never try, you’ll never know. Look both ways before you cross the street and make sure you have enough mana before you challenge any mage to a duel.

 

Goals for 2017? Well my goal for this year was to get my feet wet and release my first project which I did in late July. I just filmed my first music video and that was a whole new process that I enjoyed very much so Im looking forward to doing more of that and releasing another video by the end of the year. I just moved to Los Angeles this month and thats a huge opportunity which im very excited about and Ill be looking to get my feet wet in the world of film scoring and setting up some live shows so theres a lot happening and I very much look forward to the rest of 2017.


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