#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Frankmusik (2017)


   

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It’s been nearly 2 years since we first interviewed the incredibly talented Frankmusik (see our previous interview here) and with the first release of his 2-part record, SS17, due out on June 17th (pre-order here), we thought it was about time to catch up with him.


Hey Vincent, how’s it going?
Very well thank you.

What have you been up to since our last interview with you?
Working on a two-part album. SS17 + AW17.

So, I love your recent singles ‘Going Under’ and ‘WYG’, is the rest of SS17 going to be similar?
Absolutely.

Have you written or recorded with anyone interesting recently?
Yeah, quite a few right now actually. But don’t want to single anyone out incase I forget to mention someone. You know, like no favourites between children type of thing. 😉

Which track on SS17 are you most excited for people to hear? Why?
The title track ‘June 17th’. I worked on it with Lindsay Lowend who co-produced the track. But really all of music excites me. So it’s kinda like picking favourites again. Maybe I’ll just say this, you’ll know why I picked ‘June 17th’ when you hear it. 😉

What made you decide to do 2 EPs this year? And where did you take inspiration to theme them along the lines of the fashion industry?
I decided to make a 2-part record because I wanted to shoot a music video for every track. Providing that amount of video content required me to split the music work load into two parts of the year. I got inspired by the fashion industries way of splitting collections by seasons from working with Anya Hindmarch. I’ve been creating the soundtrack to her runway shows since late 2015 now and really loved the idea of taking my music in a sort of ‘collection’ based release. There will be one mood for the summer SS17 + one for the winter AW17.

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So does that mean that every track on both SS17 and AW17 will get their own music videos? If so, how has it been developing videos for each of those tracks?
That’s the idea. We’re going to try our best to shoot videos for all the songs. It’s been great. I’ve been making music for 10 years, I wanted to broaden my horizons. It’s been a big learning experience. Every video we learn something new.

Can you see yourself releasing like this again next year?
Potentially… It’s also because I produce music for so many other people it’s tough now a-days to dedicate a large portion of the year to just my personal project.

If you could do a collaboration with anyone, who would it be and why?
The Lemon Twigs. They’re about the only thing that really stood out to me this past year.

If you had to cover a recent chart song, which song would it be and why?
I like the production on Zedd’s Stay’, so maybe that one?

If someone else was to cover one of your songs, who would you like to hear do it and which song?
Justin Bieber – any song would make my day.

If a film were to be made about your life, who would you want to play you and why?
Daniel Radcliffe cos he’s hilarious.

Are there any plans to tour the UK soon?
Not right now.

Lastly, if you could be any chocolate bar, which one would you be?
Mars Bar, cos that’s my favourite.


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#ThrowbackThursday: Holly Valance – ‘Kiss Kiss’

 


   

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Has it really been 15 years since Holly Valance released ‘Kiss Kiss’? Well at the start of May 2017, the song will be 15 years old and boy has time gone quickly for this track!

‘Kiss Kiss’ was Holly Valance‘s debut single after breaking away from her acting career in the Australian soap, Neighbours and it quickly rocketed to Number 1 in the UK charts. As a result of this, Valance had a string of hits and a couple of albums during the early 00s but since then, has been relatively quiet on the musical front, instead concentrating on being an ambassador for Disability Rights International.

What a great song and a brilliant blast from the past! Please share this post and re-live some memories 🙂

What are your thoughts of this old-school pop classic? Got a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘Kiss Kiss’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/kiss-kiss/id372326348?i=372326351


#Two4Tuesday: Frankmusik – ‘Going Under’ & Disciples – ‘On My Mind’


   

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Frankmusik – ‘Going Under’

As you probably know by now, we’re big supporters of Frankmusik (check out our interview) and if his latest single (‘Going Under’) is anything to go by, that’s not going to dwindle any time soon.

The electronic artist has been going it alone, without a label, for some time and he’s still producing incredible music, growing and developing his sound with each and every release. The singer’s latest track is very different from his previous releases and has a much for edgy, underground vibe to it, but it’s epic – the instrumental drop is sick beyond belief; I defy anyone not to start skanking out to it!

Bring on the new music and the first of 2 EPs this year, SS17, on June 17th 2017!


‘Going Under’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/going-under-single/id1220779282



Disciples – ‘On My Mind’

Our second track today is ‘On My Mind’ by London-based trio, Disciples (consisting of Nathan Vincent Duvall, Gavin Koolmon, and Luke McDermott).

The trio’s deep house song, is somehow relaxing yet at the same time, danceable. It’s got a late-night summer feel to it. It’s the kind of track that would keep you going well into the early hours especially with the combination of harmonised vocals, repeating, “On my mind” – it’s truly quite entrancing.

This is a fantastic song; one I could quite happily listen to on repeat, for hours!


‘On My Mind’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/on-my-mind/id1203282773?i=1203283073


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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Frankmusik (2015)


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*** Read our latest interview with Frankmusik (2017) – here! ***

I can’t believe that only 4 months in, we’ve already done our second interview and this one is with none other than the incredibly talented Frankmusik! Vincent Turner (aka Frankmusik) came onto the scene back in 2009 with the release of his debut album, ‘Complete Me’ and has since gone it alone, releasing a further 3 albums!

Since his last release, ‘By Nicole’, in 2014, Frankmusik has been working on the release of a follow-up album. I have had the immense privilege of hearing 4 demos for this upcoming album and I can tell you that there are some real corkers there already! It’s a definite return to his former ‘Complete Me’ days but with a new air of maturity about it. I’m very excited about this upcoming release, ‘Not Right Now’.

Vincent was a real pleasure to chat to; he’s often known for his honesty with fans (in his updates) and his sense of humour and honesty came through perfectly, in person, during our interview.

Continuing from the tradition set in our Zebrahead interview, we asked Frankmusik to take part in a game of ‘Would You Rather…?’ with 3 different levels; #WYRtame, #WYRawkward and #WYRwtf.

I really hope you’ll enjoy this interview as much as I did filming it and please, please share this video on your social media accounts!

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#Two4Tunesday: Dappy – ‘100 (Built For This)’ & Frankmusik – ‘This’

It looks like we’ve come full circle from our very first #Two4Tunesday post, when we previously featured these two epic artists (Dappy & Frankmusik), but they’ve both recently released new songs and now I can’t get their latest offerings out of my head! I admire these two guys greatly and so it’s only right that I support them again and share their incredible talents with you, once more!

When we first posted about these two artists, they both showed their support by re-tweeting the post, which was amazing! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that they like our latest writing about them.

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Dappy‘s latest song, ‘100 (Built For This)’ is a more somber offering than his previous release but its chorus is hard-hitting and genuine. N-Dubz may be no more, but Dappy certainly doesn’t need them, he’s smashing it on his own, and deservedly so…the man’s a lyrical genius and a monster-hit songwriter!

This song is set to feature on his long-awaited second album, ‘Miracles’, which is yet to see a release date, but we’ll keep you posted on this.

Dappy – ‘100 (Built For This)’



‘100 (Built For This)’ is due for release on 17th July 2015. You can (and should) pre-order it on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/100-built-for-this-single/id997791445


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Meanwhile, Frankmusik has recently offered us a new song, ‘This’ which he states is from a new album he is working on!

Frankmusik should be admired for his honesty (as a person – he always updates his Facebook with his inner thoughts and feelings and puts his heart on the line with this…not many artists are like that!) and constant desire to develop and grow, as an artist! He consistently tries to adapt his style and sound, and this is evident each time he puts out a new album.

This song sees him move, yet again, in a new direction and sound, and I personally can’t wait to hear his new album, whenever it may be released.

Frankmusik – ‘This’

Happy Two4Tunesday to one and all! Which 2 songs will you choose to share? Please share this link on your social media accounts.


‘This’ can be downloaded off iTunes right now. Please show him your support – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-single/id993689296


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