(Intro Paragraph by Karen McKenzie)
Uness recorded his first demo on an old double deck radio he owned. He recorded a melody into one deck, then switched tapes and recorded the harmony. Although the quality was mediocre to say the least, to his surprise, that tape was passed around for months at his school and he never got it back!
Uness moved to Canada (Montreal) with his family where he currently resides. It is here he developed his craft and did a lot of home recording. The internet was also a great tool for him to connect with likeminded individuals across the globe.
Today, Uness has an archive of songs that he has written and recorded. But he feels what matters the most is not how many songs there are, or how many number 1 records one has. Rather, “its the ability to create our own personal universe through music and writing, which almost always, represents an ideal alternative to reality. In these times of hardship and deception, escapism seems to be our best option to stay alive.
I love performing. I try to do it as much as possible. Sometimes with a band, a Dj, or just acoustic. My plan is to hopefully go on tour this year.
2- Your vocals and harmonies are typical of someone with training in advanced vocal styles. Do you
have any formal or informal music training? (ie. college, university, private lessons, self-taught)
I just did a lot of practice on my own. Patiently trained my ear with time to pick up more intricate patterns in the music. It's a never-ending learning process though.
3- Your philosophy seems to be one of deeper substance, what are your views on the sometimes overly
materialistic subject matter of modern urban music? Is it all in good fun or do you think it serves to cheapen the sub-genres within?
I believe that music is music, regardless of literary content. I come from a country where English is not the first language (Morocco), and where people rely more on melodies, moods and rhythm to get their fix of music. Whatever makes you dance I guess.
4- Your production value seems very high. It's apparent that you worked with other musicians, but did you collaborate with other
producers for this album as well, or was it mostly a solo project?
The aim while making this project, was to involve other producers and creators. We worked with up and coming producers from Australia, Germany, Miami, Los Angeles, Montreal etc... Nowadays, the internet is opening new doors for genuine collaboration between people, we didn't want to miss the opportunity.
5- What are your short term goals concerning promotion and
distribution of D.O.A.?
There is a possibility we might publish a series of videos by mid spring, that will eventually be compiled into a short film. It's a first for us as we only recently established our Film department.
6- What are your long-term plans for your music career? Are you working on any other projects for future release?
I'm currently recording a new summer project scheduled to come out late spring 2013. I think all real urban music fans will appreciate it.
In the long run, my goal is to build the best music team the world wide web has ever seen!
7- Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians or producers trying to break in and stand out in the sometimes over-saturated
popular music market?
Best advice I can give is, don't try to do it all yourself. You'll get exhausted and consume your health. Build a good team of people that you can trust and make as much progress as you can. Sharing and achieving together has great virtues.
8- Is there anything else you would like my readers to know about you or your music?
We encourage anyone out there that wants to collaborate in any shape or form, to reach out to us and join our team. Let's build together.
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You can learn more about Uness at his official website, www.uness-music.com
You can follow him on Twitter at @IamUness and @UnessFans
You can 'Like' him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Unessmusic
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