I want to start off this short interview by thanking Mt. Fujitive for taking time in answering my little list of questions! 🙂 Thank you so much. Lets begin!
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Spotify Followers ~2,000
Soundcloud Followers ~7,500
Numbers are subject to change
“What is your real name?
[*]Magnús Valur. Have fun trying to say that name!
How old were you when you decided music was “your thing”?
[*]Music has always been a huge part of my life since i can remember myself. I’ve played bass guitar in bands and all that stuff, but not that much really. But regarding when it became “my thing”. I have to say it was around 2014 after listening extensively to beats by my favorite producers like Pete Rock, J Dilla, Buckwild, 9th Wonder, Vanilla and plenty more.
What is one message that you want all of your followers to feel when they listen to your music?
[*]Good question. I’m a very calm person, almost too calm haha. My message to the listeners is just to take it easy, breathe, relax, and enjoy themselves. No stress.
What is your daily schedule like?
[*]Wake up, eat breakfast, maybe go for a walk, make beats, play video games, meet my best friends. It all depends, really.
Is there a short story you’d like to share with us?
[*]Not really, but i can tell you that i just finished making a bunch of beats this summer that will hopefully be released on vinyl maybe around September, we’ll see how that goes.
How did you become as popular as you are today?
[*]I think a lot of it just comes from working really hard on trying to get “that sound” that i like so much.
How is it like being one of the pioneers of Lo-Fi Music?
[*]Well, to be honest. I think i’m far from being a pioneer of “Lo-fi” haha. Guys like Wun Two, F ro st, Smuv, [csd], even Dilla and Madlib. I might be a pioneer of “Lo-fi” in Iceland, but im only one of maybe 2-3 in the whole country.
What kind of music do you listen to?
[*]Oh man, i listen to almost everything, except for Opera and Death Metal… and Trap music. I love Jazz from the 30’s-50’s, classic rock like Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac. Metal from the 70’s like black sabbath, dio, judas priest etc. And don’t forget the golden era Hip Hop like Tribe, Organized Konfusion, Blackstar, Pete Rock & CL Smooth etc. The list never ends!
Do you have any advice for up-coming Lo-Fi musicians/rappers?
[*]Beatmakers: Start out by listening to a lot of Jazz, A LOT. Your beats will sound like a bag of shit at first, but these things takes time. Keep grinding and developing “that sound” you like so much. Rappers: Learn how to mix your vocals right with the beat. Try to make it blend together.
How many times a day does someone ask permission to, “rap over” one of your instrumentals?
[*]It’s kind of strange because, sometimes i don’t get any inquiries like that for days, even weeks, and suddenly i get like 2-5 of them at the same time by different rappers. But yeah, 90% of my inbox is people asking to rap or sing over my beats.
What drum kit, instrument, or tools/devices do you use to produce your art?
[*]What i use for almost everything is a software named Ableton Live 9. I also bought a SP404-SX last year too, i mainly use it for certain effects or just to do live shows.”
Software and SP404-SX Links
Ableton Live 9 Intro
Ableton Live 9 Intro Ableton Live 9 Intro DJ and Mixing Software with Sound Library
Ableton Live 9 Standard
Ableton Live 9 Standard Ableton Live 9 Standard Multi-Track Audio Recording with Sound Library
Roland SP-404SX Linear Wave Sampler with DSP Effects
*Note* will be donated to a Renewable Energy Charity. I believe that the sun can be the source for music someday. Lets get technology for it!
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