MUSICIAN DAR.RA TALKS TO BRONWEN KERRY IN THE FIRST EPISODE OF AN EXCITING NEW GLOBAL SERIES: ‘DISCOVER MEDIA DIGITAL INTERVIEWS’

Dar.Ra is a songwriter, musician, author, producer, healer… and earned his stripes with hits for EMI and 21St Century Artists when he set up the Kusha Deep Label in the 2000s releasing his first solo Album in 2009, called ‘Soul Hours’.One of the tracks ‘Haunted Dancehall’ featured in a Hollywood film staring Hilary Duff and ‘Snakes On Planes’. His EPs ‘Now Is Now’, ‘Live For Love’, ‘Cease Fire’ and the soundtrack to film documentary ‘City Of Hope’ have also had millions of streams and inspired his album ‘New Kinda Normal’. This Irish rockstar chats to music journalist, radio presenter, publicist and lover of music Bronwen Kerry talks in the first episode of an exciting new Global series ‘Discover Media Digital Interviews’. Watch here: For more info about Dar.Ra, go to:Youtube: youtube.com/KushaDeep7 Twitter: @kushadeepFacebook: kushadeepInstagram: dar.ra.brady

MM Spotlight: Artist Interview with ‘Smash’

How did you get to where you are today ? I have a degree in animation but then I discovered music production and audio engineering and gravitated towards it in my mid twenties. My journey has taken me to living and training in the Caribbean, starting off as a studio assistant and then working up to being a producer and engineer. After 4 years abroad, I’m no residing back in the UK running a studio and also Lecturing at the Academy of Contemporary Music teaching music production and audio engineering. Where do you originate from? I was born in England, my mother is from Trinidad and my dad is from Mauritius. When did you start a career music? I have always been into music, that transformed into DJ-ing in my teens, but it was just a hobby. After obtaining my BA in Animation thats when I started to get into music production and I started taking it seriously. How did you first get into music ? After graduating with my degree in animation I was doing a freelance Job in Brixton. It was in a complex that housed many offices and studio spaces. A lot of then were occupied by […]

Exclusive interview with rising star ‘Cybele’

How long has music been a part of your life and how did it come to be a part of it ? Music has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. My earliest memory is of being in music class. The story, at least by my parents, is that when I was around a few months old I hummed a tune in perfect pitch based off of something I heard on the radio. My mom began hosting music classes and I loved clapping my hands with other children, muttering unintelligible words that were failed attempts at nursery rhymes. Music lit me up and I would take any opportunity possible to perform in front of people. My earliest music inspirations were ABBA, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. I also fondly recall begging my mom to take me to multiple clubs around our neighborhood and ask if I could sing “Dancing Queen” for their clients. Of course, I was rejected each time but I developed that resilient attitude towards pursuing music from that point forward. If you had the opportunity to collab with any artist of your choosing, who would you choose ? If I had the opportunity to […]

Glastonbury 2014 – independent weekend review

2014 festival shows how diverse cultural roots are inspiring pop mainstream With 200,000 people, or a veritable city, airdropped into a huge farm in Somerset, promising performers of all persuasions were going to attract a crowd. Acknowledged As acknowledged by Sophie Ellis Bextor, pop and disco have once again found their places at Glastonbury, allowing audiences and acts to bond over some classics to sing along and dance to. Eager faces of all ages could be seen lip-synching to every word along with Ellie Goulding, Bryan Ferry, Caro Emerald and Dolly Parton. It was wonderful to see the return of lighter mainstream genres, popular for good reason that they are great to let your hair down to, singing and dancing along, rekindling happy memories. Fans can be themselves Compared to some harder dance genres that have dominated the charts, pop and disco say “I like this whatever you think” and are free of the occasional self-consciousness of rap or hip-hop while leaving fans to be themselves without prescription dress, moves and lingo. Evident this year was the rise of the DJ to rock star stats, as Sasha, DJ Pierre, David Morales, Shy FX, Above and Beyond and many more entertained […]