Team Mystic Jounetsu

Exclusive Interview

Exclusive Interview


Give us your bio:Team Mystic Jounetsu is a Mumbai based Chill Hip Hop Music Group comprising of Ibex (rapper), Kushmir (music producer) and Hiroko Sarah (singer).Built on the essence of love towards music and Japanese culture the band expresses their passion through hip hop being a medium.They have released their first Self-titled Single under the band name ‘Mystic Jounetsu’. This song explains their love for Japanese culture, food, music, anime, video games, origami, art, martial arts like kendo and every other aspect from the Land of the Rising Sun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeNPxxc8qw8

[Ibex]
Ibex is from Mumbai, India and has grown creating Hip-Hop & Reggae-dancehall music with a versatile style that arguably places him as the most competitive rapper.
His love for the art and passion for Rap made him pioneer niche genres like chill hip hop, grindhall etc. with a flow that incorporates different languages in his raps.

– YouTube: http://bit.ly/hiphopibexyoutube
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiphopibex/
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopibex/
– Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopibex
– Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33GxjQJ

[Kushmir]
His name is Ranjit Shankar and stage name is Kushmir.
He started off as a rapper and a songwriter, then slowly shifted himself towards making music and he makes all types of music genres.

– YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpKR9Lsa2ki28MY_aiAynqw
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ranjit.shankar.1
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kuushmir/
– Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/notorioushankar/
– SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ranjit-shankar

[Hiroko Sarah]
Mumbai based Japanese Singer-songwriter, Model and Dancer
Hiroko works as a multilingual Singer-songwriter, dancer and appearing on a TV commercial, a radio program, and a talk show.
Doing live performances of dance and singing as a bridge for exchange of Arts and Culture between India and Japan at several events.

– YouTube: http://bit.ly/HirokoSarahYouTube
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HirokoSarah/
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahhiro/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahhiro/
– Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZQA4uU

Who are your top 5 influences:
[Ibex]
Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Snow, Eminem, and Nas

[Kushmir]
A R Rahman, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Tame Impala, and 6lack  

[Hiroko Sarah]
Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Tinashe, Hikaru Utada, and Namie Amuro

When are your new projects coming out?
[Ibex]
We have a couple of projects in the pipeline and will roll them out in 2021.

[Kushmir]
Already started working on couple of tracks but most probably it will release in 2021

[Hiroko Sarah]
I’m working on several projects, one song will be released by the end of this year and others will come in 2021.

What helped you get into music?
[Ibex]
I think enthusiasm in the art of Rap helped me get into music. I remember playing and pausing my tape player to write and learn lyrics in my early days. Eminem’s ‘Superman’ was one of the first songs ever that I’ve learned using this method. The second was ‘In the End’ by Linkin Park.
Later my friend shared with me his portable MP3 disc player. Those days albums were released with a lyrics booklet. I learned quite a few songs from the booklet listening to Sean Paul’s dutty rock album.
Ever since then I just got hooked on to writing lyrics, learning music softwares, learning more about music and now it’s life.

[Kushmir]
The very 1st album and movie which got me influenced in music was disco dancer. It’s a Hindi movie which was released in the year 1982. The songs of the movie have inspired me a lot. I grew up listening to A R Rahman and back then on MTV India they had a separate show on hip hop so that’s how I got introduced to rap music. I met a friend on the internet who had a rap group so i joined the group and did live shows and also did a couple of rap songs. After that I decided to do solo. Then one day on TV I saw Kanye West performing on MPC. I was so impressed that. On very next day I purchased MPC player but the funny part is I didn’t know how to use it. Then I started watching tutorials on YouTube and started learning how to pattern drums and Chop samples. That’s how my music producing journey started.

[Hiroko Sarah]
I learned to play piano and singing for 10 years since I was 5 years old.
Began performing on stage in acting and dancing at a tender age.
Later encountered and learned various dances such as Bellydance, Bollywood Dance, and Indian classical Kathak Dance (Professionally trained under Guru Smt. Jayanti Mala Mishra, Banaras Gharana)
Music, Rhythm and Dance have always been around me since I was child, and these are my life and passions.
So it is natural that I got into music.

What is one thing you would tell your fans?
[Ibex]
Dare to dream. Dare to be different. At the end of the day what you choose to do should please your soul.

[Kushmir]
Practice, Practice and Practice

[Hiroko Sarah]
Believe in yourself

What are your biggest goals for 2021?
[Ibex]
Giving each song nothing less than 100% treatment has been my goal always whether it is music, lyrics or video. I strive for excellence and my work pushes me to do it. So my goal continues to remain the same i.e. to do my best, make great music and make more of it in 2021.

[Kushmir]
To make music which will influence other people’s life.


[Hiroko Sarah]
I wanna bring happiness and joy through my music and dance to people around the world.


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