“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Hoshin

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…
Come get to know Hoshin the amazing Artist and Nylon Trax Family member!

Jaymz Nylon:  Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…
Hoshin:  Born in Montclaire, NJ. I was raised mainly on Whidbey Island, with three beautiful years in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. I moved to Seattle to study music at Seattle Pacific University. I’ve been here ever since.
Jaymz Nylon:  What are your short and long term goals?
Hoshin:  Short term goals: to utterly and completely enjoy each day. Long term goals: to build a body of work in music and fine art.

Jaymz Nylon:  Passions and/or interest aside from music?
Hoshin:  Painting has always been an interest of mine. I’ve done several large abstract paintings, and intend to make many, many more. I am also interested in natural medicine, and am exploring a career in Structural Integration and body work.
Jaymz Nylon:  Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…
Hoshin:  I’ve been inspired by so many female musicians, and I’ve learned so much from them… I love Erykah Badu for the authenticity, personality, and style that is so infused in her art. Sade has been a picture of unwavering excellence, elegance, and poise. Nina Simone’s untamable spirit and raw emotion just fills me up. I love female musicians. There’s something about them.

Jaymz Nylon:  What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?
Hoshin:  Let music educate you, make you feel, and help you live, but remember that you are the most dangerous, most victorious, and most fulfilled when you live into who you are, not who you think you should be.
Jaymz Nylon:  Would you say that you lead a well-balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…
Hoshin:  I love to grow. In growing, balance looks more like flow; it looks like movement and steadiness in chaos. My faith does that for me. Right now I’m learning to capitalize on mornings— to create routine and habits that set me up for the rest of the day. That means that I’m eating well, listening to my physical body, and allowing the processing that I’ve done in my sleep to manifest on paper so that I can move on.
Jaymz Nylon:  Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced/written tracks. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
Hoshin:  I work exclusively in collaboration with others. I love it. Here are a couple of my favorite tracks that I’ve co-written:
The Cellar Door- “Clockwork Heart”
Cold Water Theater- “Never Have to Worry”

Jaymz Nylon:   Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by others. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
Hoshin:  1. Hiatus Kaitote- “Laputa” Flying Buddha Records
2. Robert Glasper Experiment- “Afro Blue” Blue Note Records 3. Little Dragon “Constant Surprises” Peacefrog Records
Jaymz Nylon:  Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area) etc…?
Hoshin:  As someone who grew up on an island, surrounded by sea, forest, field, and marsh— I want it all. I cherish the time I had on Whidbey… I enjoyed the beauty of the land, and the city was just an hour away.
Jaymz Nylon: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?
Hoshin:  The sharing— it makes the music come alive. Art needs witnesses. Artists need witnesses.

“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Izzy La Vague

“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Izzy La Vague

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…
Come get to know Izzy La Vague the amazing DJ/producer and Nylon Trax Family member!

Jaymz Nylon:  Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…
Izzy La Vague: I was born in 1987 in a very small and beautiful town of Kwa Zulu Natal (Matatiele),I now live in Midrand (Gauteng Province)
 South Africa.

JN: What are your short and long term goals?
ILV: Well,my focus is to build and ignite a very unique music that people will relate and enjoy all the time.Solid projection for future.

JN: Passions and/or interest aside from music?
ILV: I don’t know whether to combine all of them but I’m more focusing on running my own music digital shop and also looking to be a successful business man.

JN: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…
ILV: Coming to that…Khaya Magumela has inspired me big time,He is so young and intelligent man when it comes to business. I respect him,period.

JN: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?
ILV: I would tell them to buy what you like. Even if you come across free copies buy something. If artists don’t get paid they stop creating. They feel unappreciated…like their work means nothing. At todays prices buying a copy or three can mean a world of difference between an artist feeling like their work is appreciated and them disappearing and taking their talent with them. In a world where anyone can put out music irrespective of talent this is important
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JN: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…
ILV: Yes,I do…Good sleeping is the most important instrumental I always make sure I do so that I can be productive in every work I engage daily.

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
ILV: 1. Izzy La Vague – My Mother (Vialocalrecords) .2. Izzy La Vague – Open Your Mind (Original) Nylon Trax 3. Izzy La Vague – Profound Feel (unreleased)

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
ILV: 1. Henrik Schwarz – Walk Music 2. Sabb – One Of Us feat. Forrest (Dennis Ferrer Remix) 3. David Anthony Feat Beverlei Brown – I Don’t Know (Manoo Remix)

JN: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?
ILV: Miami…It has the vibe I love most.

JN: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?
ILV: Well I think it is twofold…if you are playing out consistently and on quality systems then I say the format. If not then I say the sharing. I know artists take a hit with this happening but people do still buy music. With the saturation of the market in the right hands the best stuff gets heard and in many cases you rely on people with tastes similar to your own to hip you to things they think are banging.

 

“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Ray Seiler

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…

Come get to know Ray Seiler an incredible producer and a great addition to the Nylon Trax Fam! 

Jaymz Nylon:  Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…
Ray Seiler: Born in Point Pleasant NJ. Raised and still residing in Plainfield NJ (home of Parliament Funkadelic – huge influence)

JN: What are your short and long term goals?
RS: One of my short term goals within the next six months or so is to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Some of my long term goals are buying a house, doing lots of traveling and starting my own record label.

JN: Passions and/or interest aside from music?
RS: Hiking, mountain biking, photography, reading, good brews.

JN: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…
RS: My Grandmother, Vincent van Gogh, Maya Angelou, The Doors, Bob Marley, Carl Craig, George Clinton to name a few out of many.

JN: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?
RS: Thanks for your continued support !

JN: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…
RS: Aside from occasional lack of sleep from being in the studio as much as I can I have a pretty well balanced life. The hiking and reading help me when I need to get away from it all. Kind of like meditation for me I guess.

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
RS:

  1. Ray Seiler – Don’t Tread On Me – Deep House Records
  2. DeepQuest & Soulful Joao – Soul Therapy (Ray Seiler remix) – Soul Deep Inc. Reocrds
  3. Ray Seiler featuring Chris Drew – Modes – Nylon Recordings/Trax

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
RS:

  1. Nuyorican Soul – It’s Alright, I Feel It (M.A.W. 12” Mix)
  2. Theo Parrish – Feel Free To Be Who You Need To Be – Sound Signature
  3. Harvey Sutherland – Bermuda – MCDE Recordings

JN: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?
RS:  San Francisco/ Sausalito CA. I visited once and didn’t want to leave.

JN: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?
RS: Sharing. Each one teach one.

“Conversations” w/Blames Brown

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but lies the in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…

Introducing Nylon Trax veteran and amazing Artist/Producer  Zē a.k.a BLAMES BROWN.

Jaymz Nylon: Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…
Blames Brown: I’m Zē a.k.a BLAMES BROWN originally from Augusta Georgia.. The oldest of three . I currently reside in Atlanta ga. I relocated here in the mid 90’s

JN: What are your short and long term goals?
BB: I’d have to say in the way of short term goals , currently myself and my new group effort ( Electric Kollextive Groove) is to gain as much awareness as possible for our debut releases.. As far as long term I’d like to have a major distribution deal in place , a robust promotional budget and all facets in house ie; ( film, mixing mastering , graphic design , staging , sound , and lighting..) 60 acres , solar panels, 1000 free range chickens, 2 fresh water lakes stocked,10acre all organic farm.. Etc:-)

JN: Passions and/or interest aside from music?
BB: I’m an artist across the board. I initially attended college for graphic design and fine arts.. I have worked professionally as a chef .. I have a passion for food preparation and am very interested in organic farming and film production

JN: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…
BB: I would have to say I was most influence by the likes of James Brown , that is in part because he represented my home town world wide influencing all popular music to this day and because this proves it doesn’t matter where you’re from but what what’s in you and what you have to give.

JN: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?
BB: I would have say first respect the craft and the sacrifices those who create it have made in order to do so . There are a lot of artist who have shared their talents with the world sacrificing their personal lives and the personal lives of their families only to meet their demise depleted and unfulfilled ..second realize that everything depends in everything , so the listeners’ support is Imperative.

JN: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…
BB: I’d say for the most part I’m one that lives by moderation . I don’t eat pork, red meat , no liquor, no cigarettes , I run weekly, push ups and pull ups daily ,And I generally stay away from soft drinks. The other half of my balance comes from the mutual love and adoration of my two beautiful daughters.. They give my life purpose.

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks or releases. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
BB: My 3 favs are as follows;
1.Love it when .. Off my debut on Nylon recordings .. Feat. Jaymz Nylon and Jay Rodriguez
2. Atlantic Deep by Zē! And Jean Dovy on Nylon Recordings
3. Fallen’ ( Electric Kollextive Groove ) on Hipacambus Recordings

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
BB: My 3 favs from others are as follows😊 ..
1. Kove ” love for you” more than Alot records
2. Rudimental ” spoons” Asylum records
3. Tourist feat. Will Heard ” I can’t keep up” Armada (4) promo

JN: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or
Rural(Farm Area)?
BB: I’d love to live in Brasil on a ranch that has direct beach access .. With that special someone .. And all the live stock and organic fruits and veggies..because where most desire fame , cars etc.. I desire to be independent . To me that has the redeeming qualities .

JN: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?
Blames Brown: That’s a tuff one.. Because I believe that the thing that makes the sharing of music special is that it is best shared from a physical perspective rather than a virtual one. ” LONG LIVE VINYL”

 

 

 

“Conversations” w/ Johnny Blackouts

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but lies the in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…

First up we have Johnny Blackouts  aka Adam Warped in support of his freshman release on Nylon Trax “Jark Dazz”.

1. Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…

Johnny Blackout: Born in Flint, Michigan in the beginning of the Disco era and weaned on my father’s psychedelic rock records as well as my moms funk, soul, and disco 8-Tracks. Currently living in Austin Texas by way of San Francisco and via Brooklyn.

2. What are your short and long term goals?

JB: Short term -to increase my studio output and get to touring
Again. Long Term- interested in scoring films and music supervision

3. Passions and/or interest aside from music?

JB: I’m a total foodie, collector of bad tattoos, and whiskey aficionado.

4. Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…

JB: I received a Jaymz Nylon mixtape in the early 90’s (perhaps from the store “House” on the lower east side, I forget) that completely turned me on to a life long love of proper deep house music. Big musical inspirations also would be Hardkiss, The Idjut Boys, Prince, Chicken Lips, Wicked Crew, The Chocolate Factory NYC, etc.

5. What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?

JB: Open you mind, challenge yourself, grow!

6. Would you say that you lead a well-balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…

JB: I should hit the gym more often.

7. Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks or releases. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

JB: Johnny Blackouts “Broken” Whiskey Pickle
Johnny Blackouts “Down The Hatch” Not So Fast
Johnny Blackouts “The Ballad Of Heaven Hill” Degrees Of Separation

8. Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by others.  Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

JB: A Certain Ratio “Be What You Wanna Be” A&M
Future Sound Of London “Papua New Guinea” Jumpin’ and Pumpin’
Chicken Lips “He Not In”

9. Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?

JB: I’d like to live some where on the coast of the Mediterranean eventually, it’s gorgeous and the food is amazing and healthy.

10. What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?

JB: The music is most the important, format is just a mere formality of delivery. I support whatever it takes to deliver the music be it vinyl, digital, or even carrier pigeon.

11. JB: I feel like I should add that I like both kinds of music both
Country and Western 😉