Inspired by music
When listening to my favorite music with my headset on, I can shut myself off from the *real* world. It feels like my mind is transfered to some off-world place of paradise where it can find rest. This sounds as if I am in dreamland, and up to a certain level it is, but I'm also fully focussed on my work. It's what I call "my design zone", and it's where inspiration can take place.
Inspiration is vital, we need it in our profession, and in our life. That's why I like to put some of my musical heroes in the spotlight, because for me music is inspiration. So here is just like last year, and the year before, 5 albums that inspired me the most, together with a few quotes on what inspired the artists to create it. Rollover to buy or preview.
Music seems to be just in me and after my first album 'Uniting Music' in 2008, I wanted to produce another long-player with the aim to stay true to my particular style, however show my growth as an artist. I wanted to have real songs on it and hence worked with what I consider a dream-team of house vocalists. The reason for me to do an album is that it enables me to show my specific taste in music with a variety of different songs on one CD.
"The reason for me to do an album is that it enables me to show my specific taste in music with a variety of different songs on one CD.
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham, Take Me To My Love
Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star (Ralf GUM Main Mix)
When I say 'shadowboxing heroes', it's to say that I feel this was the album I've been preparing for all my life. Influence is a powerful thing and I've learned that inspiration always comes full circle. It is forever humbling and an honor to now work with people who I considered musical heroes since I was a young girl… So I wanted to share that story…
"When I say "shadowboxing heroes", it's to say that I feel this was the album I've been preparing for all my life. Influence is a powerful thing and I've learned that inspiration always comes full circle.
But as an indie artist, label & producer, I felt it was important to take this opportunity and also share the stories & incredible voices of some of my very favorite artists, friends and peers. I'm incredibly proud to know these gifted people, or now introduce them to you.
Jaidene Veda, Hidden Heart
Jaidene Veda, Colors Of Your Love
Jaidene Veda, Nice Day
Buy a digital copy of Jaidene Veda's Shadowboxing Heroes using the code 'duohdigital' and get 15% off, or buy the Limited Edition CD (includes immediate download of 22-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.) and get 40% off using the promo code 'veerle'.
Bruno From Ibiza
The concept behind 'Pure Salinas' compilation came from a place I used to play in Kho Samui, Thailand called Salinas Beach Club. It also makes reference to the famous beach in Ibiza called Salinas. Ibiza is my living place and my main inspiration. The music style represents the sound of Ibiza I played wherever on the radio, on the beach...
"Ibiza is my living place and my main inspiration. The music style represents the sound of Ibiza I played wherever on the radio, on the beach...
Midiman - Seduction
The Heels Of Love - Flight 707 (Jadoo Remix)
Steve Miller, aka Afterlife
I constantly look for inspiration which can come from anywhere, usually when it is least expected, I usually start sitting at my piano or with a guitar or my wavedrum. I am not influenced by fashion whatsoever. I remember also that once I was making love with my girlfriend and a bass line came into my head, it was so good I had to stop and write it down, my girlfriend understood and forgave me.
"I get my inspiration from keeping a blank mind as much as possible, that way there is plenty of space for new ideas to grow.
Afterlife feat. Lovely Laura - Saxophone
Afterlife - The Magus
I definitely find inspiration in many ways and I’ve always been very spontaneous and adventurous, staying open minded to people, places, foods and music and arts.
"To each his own, but you gotta enjoy the ride, do what you feel and be creative with your own mind!
Defected presents House Masters Miguel Migs
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