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DJ Spotlight: Meet Dj Comma

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]eattle’s own Dj Comma is aiming to build a legacy in the music industry. With four years of DJing under…

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]eattle’s own Dj Comma is aiming to build a legacy in the music industry. With four years of DJing under the belt, and one solid year of producing, he’s committed himself to excellence. “[I] Always felt a deep attraction to music, even though I didn’t have any musicians in my family,” he tells AAHH, ” but I picked up a DJ console and started mixing in my room. I never looked back.”

He started spinning at house parties then got booked for weddings, proving to him how much potential this route had for him. “I wanted to be involved in the music industry more so I started to learn to produce,” he says.

Get to know Comma a little better; check out the full interview, below.

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Can you describe your sound?

My sound is very widely themed, I’d say a combination of modern music with some early 2000 feel. I am definitely still keeping my music a bit experimental but my sounds influenced by early 2000’s hip-hop and Spanish music. My family is Mexican, and I remember listening to a lot of spanish music that my parents would play when I was younger. I make music that can make people move, not just mentally but physically. Some music just has one feel to it but at the end of the day my goal is to either get your mind thinking deeply or make you get in a trance, but I usually aim to do both that’s what pulls my music apart from other people.

How did you get involved in music?

I got involved playing my music at house parties when I was in High school. Everyone would ask me to play music all the time. Like an annoying amount of times. I remember not even showing people the music I liked to listen to then I realized I had a goldmine in my playlist of music nobody has heard before. Then people got to the point of asking me to get my music playlist ready for the football games and practices.

After I graduated, I didn’t even think about taking DJing to the next level. Instead, I went to school for graphic design in Seattle, where one of my roommates known as Sayu Beatz–a good and committed producer–told me that I should be a DJ after listening to a lot of music I would have playing that he had never heard before. Coming from him, that really made me think about my career path. He brought it to my attention, after all, I was still trying to stay involved in music. I remember going to SXSW to promote my graphic design to artists, but I felt like I had more potential than just that.

Who were some of your influences?

I was influenced growing up by artists like Kid Cudi, 50 Cent, and Enrique Iglesias. Kid Cudi influenced me to be creative every album sounded completely different and included a lot of emotion. 50 Cent music has hype, and he is always motivated and active outside of music, and his music also keeps your eyes open… like people out there struggling but still grinding. Enrique Iglesias was an international artist, sings in English and Spanish I remember my mom would always play his music when I was younger, and I started to listen to him as well as I got older.

Released: I have released one single called Make Em Mad featuring two artists it is on Spotify, SoundCloud, Itunes, and Tidal. It relates to peoples reaction to your success. I had met two artists that I knew had potential to make a good song off my beat. I sent it out they liked how it sounded, and we got to work.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on an album Expected to be released fall of 2018. Have been in touch with big-name artists for some features… More details will be released spring of 2018. I have been working on more content, I have been producing a lot and am send my beats out instead of keeping everything I make for my album.

Biggest achievements so far: I am 20-years-old and created a clothing brand on my own it is being invested at the first drop is expected spring 2018 with a website. I have played a variety of shows from houses to weddings to venues more than the average person of my age which has made me have great crowd control.

What are your goals in this industry?

My goals in the industry are to have the best live performances; I have been building a strong team to help me out with my performances. I also want to be in the music industry for many years creating the best content, and I start it all with my first album dropping fall of 2018. I also want to open people’s minds with deep meaning in my songs and maybe influence some people to do the same as well.

What’s next for you professionally?

I have been booked overseas for a Hip-Hop Festival the month of June in 2018. I am also working on getting on a tour with some big name artists to help me out, then go on tour after my album drops to promote it more. A lot more is coming my way, and you can check out my single in the meantime!


Check him out on Spotify!

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MGM MIKE MIKE – Stupid Genius

Recently Gulf coast rapper MGM MIKE MIKE dropped his project, Stupid Genius.  Emerging from a wide open Hip-Hop scene rapper, MGM MIKE MIKE has broken through…

Recently Gulf coast rapper MGM MIKE MIKE dropped his project, Stupid Genius. 

Emerging from a wide open Hip-Hop scene rapper, MGM MIKE MIKE has broken through with a new take on what’s going on in the world today .

Having made appearances on Shade45 via Kay-Slay and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Radio – 94.5, MGM MIKE MIKE is prepping for interviews to take things to the next level. 

With his family being from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the Mississippi area, MGM MIKE MIKE has roots in the South that run as deep as his music.

“I spent the majority of my life in Mississippi which is different because of racism and just being at the bottom of nearly every statistical category such as education, obesity, teenage pregnancy, wages, etc. So anyone who makes it out, I feel like owes back to tell their story to help the up and coming youngsters make it out,” MGM MIKE MIKE said. “My brother set me up with a producer named Heartbeatz, out of Hattiesburg during a time that I was put in the middle of some BS. And I made my first song called Takeover, I created No Sleep Gang (NSG) And the rest is history!” 

Inspired by the late Nipsey Hussle, MGM MIKE MIKE maintains a constant connection to the streets. 

“I used the oxymoron just, based on who I am, for example, Malcom X is a stupid genius. Genius in so many ways. Speaking. Leading. Inspiring. But then the same person still put himself in a situation that allowed people to kill him.  Nipsey Hussle is another example,” he said. “NinoBrown305 gives his reality of the streets on two different songs on the project.

Combining the efforts of different producers like Heartbeatz, First Class Rossy, C-Sick, Richie Hardo, NFL Bigg Boy, Burns Beats and more, MGM MIKE MIKE says this is, “timeless music.” Combined with the efforts and work of well known manager and music businessman Smit BDM CEO, MGM MIK MIKE is creating timeless music that will reach the masses. 

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K’Coneil – “Quarantine and Chill”

Today rising Reggae and Dancehall artist, K‘Coneil releases his new single, “Quarantine and Chill.” As the world remains on shutdown…

Today rising Reggae and Dancehall artist, K‘Coneil releases his new single, “Quarantine and Chill.”

As the world remains on shutdown with concert venues and clubs across the world closed, artists like K‘Coneil have retreated to their homes to create.

Emerging with his aptly titled song, “Quarantine and Chill,” this Jamaican born artist has a hit on his hands and the world is responding via social media. As part of the promotion for the song, K‘Coneil got his fans involved making sure everyone followed social distancing guidelines for the Edwin Escobar Films edited visual.

“The single is called Quarantine and Chill is about being stuck at home with your girl and enjoying each others company physically and mentally. The video captures an array of beautiful females dancing and enjoying themselves while being quarantined, so it’s just one of those song so many people can relate to,” K‘Coneil said. “The song is produced by a few of my friends Keyz and Crooks and I wrote the song myself based on personal experiences living through COVID-19.”

Raised in a small town in the Parish of St. James, K‘Coneil grew up only four miles from Montego Bay in what he calls a “small poverty ridden area of Jamaica.”

“Back home the music is all about Dancehall, Reggae and Gospel. There’s lots of young talented singers aiming to be a big star one day just like myself, but I’m from a singing family so I have been in music since birth. When I started recording in 2010 I fell in love with making music and it’s been a journey since,” K‘Coneil said.

While K‘Coneil is used to being on the road performing and making appearances on radio like Hot 97 and Jams 99, he’s still determined to meet the fans halfway by continuing to release music. K‘Coneil added:

“Despite being unable to travel and perform for my fans ,I’m committed to continuing to release new music to keep everyone engaged in the meantime! Stay tuned for new music and videos. To your Success!”

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Mike Spitz – “Saginaw, Michigan”

Today Michigan rapper Mike Spitz drops the visual to his track based on his Midwest hometown, “Saginaw, Michigan.” The track…

Today Michigan rapper Mike Spitz drops the visual to his track based on his Midwest hometown, “Saginaw, Michigan.” The track is taken from his upcoming project, Best You Never Heard set for release in the coming weeks.

One trip down I-75 in Michigan and you will come to small town named Saginaw. Known for violence, basketball and failed economic hopes Saginaw is a struggling part of America’s decaying rust belt, yet Saginaw is a place called home to many who love the city like Mike Spitz.

“It is a look into my world,” Mike Spitz said of his new song about his hometown.”This song tells you about myself and where Im from. The video was shot at an early 1900’s mansion in Saginaw that’s believed to be haunted so the video is a little bit crazy. But isn’t everybody?”

According to Mike Spitz, Saginaw brought out the unique raw emotion and real life lyrics in his music. This is the first video of four that will come from Mike’s project, Best You Never Heard and is directed by Fresh Rich Visuals.

The album features production from Cory “Co-P” Peterson and also Mike Spitz himself along with some guest appearances from Jelly Roll, Rikk Reign, Woody Gates, and guitar by Shawn Yancer.

I’m actually shooting 3 more videos in the next month and I’m working on my follow up album right now. It’s gonna be a 10 song story completely produced by Scattered Brains (Struggle,Jelly Roll,Adam Calhoun, Waylon & Willie) at his studio in Tennessee,” Mike Spitz said. We had a lot of stuff planned but then this f**kin Coronavirus shit hit. Everything keeps being cancelled. My state is on complete lockdown. So I’ve been just writing and shooting as many videos as possible. I’m just trying to take advantage of the world shutting down. Probably never happen again.”

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Zairah – “Quien Como Yo”

Today Latin Trap/Reggaeton artist Zairah returns with a fiery new single “Quien Como Yo.” The single is taken from her…

Today Latin Trap/Reggaeton artist Zairah returns with a fiery new single “Quien Como Yo.” The single is taken from her new album Daddy Dura set for release on May 22, 2020, and follows up her recent support from a host of media outlets including Remezcla, The Breakfast Club and The Source to name a few.

“Quien Como Yo is one of the singles off of my new album Daddy Dura and we shot a dope visual to it. Honestly, it’s pretty crazy watching it back now ‘cause it was filmed right before the pandemic hit and I had also just had abdominal surgery. I think I did a pretty good job at hiding it on set but I definitely felt it and couldn’t move like I can now,” Zairah explained. “It’s a cool memory everyone involved can take with them into quarantine. And it’s a true representation of feeling like a badass bitch and owning your situation, I was standing in front of those window panes with my scar still healing going, “QUIEN COMO YO?”

Looking back Zairah knows that the music video experience with Joel Santiago of Melting Moon Films was one that won’t be possible for a long time with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the world. In the song translated as “Who Like Me?”, Zairah questions what her competition is.

“Let that b*tch try / the one that runs her mouth / She wanted my role/money so bad, now she’s not even a topic / Let that b*tch try, the one who thinks she’s better than me / the one who was such a woman that at night he asks himself who like me?,” Zairah raps in Spanish.

Dubbed “La Madrina of Spanish Rap,” Zairah is a self-proclaimed military brat that moved around throughout her teenage years, even living in Alaska! While Zairah started out rapping as half of a Hip Hop duo with her best friend who now manages her career, she hasn’t stopped expanding her sound palette and experiences to develop her music.

Drawing from around the globe for production Zairah, was able to get Mexican producer Wildkatz to produce four songs off the project, including the lead single, “Quien Como Yo.”

“So many really talented producers and artists were involved in the album from many different countries: Spain, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, United States. My favorite Spanish Trap group Afrojuice 195 featured on Tiraera, produced by Argentina’s Dabow. The homies Zwart-Wit, Niño Francois, and Nurrydog breathed life into the album with their unique production too. This album is global at its finest. I’m so happy that we were able to unite so many people,” Zairah said proudly.

Always championing diversity and inclusion, Zairah says that she represents all of those who are Latinxs in the world fighting for identity and representation.

“I represent myself and those mixed Latinxs who feel as underrepresented as I do and who question their own identity ‘cause they come from cultures that are not expected to blend or looked down upon for blending within Latin communities. We still have a lot of that hate towards one another and a long way to go. It’s a problem we don’t often talk about or address, which is so heartbreaking to someone like me who got to experience the beauty of diversity,” Zairah concluded.

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