NAS 10 Questions with Deeks

[Interview Number 51]


This time, we get to know Deeks. His track "Only for You" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.


Link To New Artist Spotlight Playlists:

https://www.newartistspotlight.org/playlists

Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Deeks!


𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?


I am from Raleigh, North Carolina and my hobby is doing anything creative such as watching animated series, playing video games and watching sunsets. Listening to music I love is also one of my favorite hobbies.


𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?


Early on in my life around the age of 8 I started playing the piano, guitar, drums, and saxophone. Although not taking more than a few lessons, I was always able to play instruments by ear without sheet music.


𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?


Juice Wrld, Lil Uzi, Post Malone, the Weeknd, Future. Those are definitely my top 5 influences when it comes to the music that I make and also listen to.


𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?


Summer of 2020. I started making music when I quit my job this summer. I had more free time on my hands to express my feelings and my life through music. I started making music with a set of iphone headphones as my mic and my ipad as my daw/interface.


𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?

I want to one day potentially sign a deal with a big record label so that the world can listen to my life, my feelings, and my thoughts through my music.


𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?

Los Angeles, CA. For me that’s the dream. To be performing a show of your own music in front of thousands at a big event in Los Angeles. Especially with people that really vibe with my music.


𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?


Hand Me Downs by Mac Miller. I’ve had a lot of songs that could probably make a run for this one but when 2020 started I reached out more with my music creativeness and really took the time to listen to Mac Miller’s posthuman album “Circles”. The moment I first listened to the song “Hand Me Downs”, I was blown away and in another world almost vibing to that song. It brings pure emotion and realky says a goodbye to all his fans and loved ones.

𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?


My most embarrassing moment is probably when my engineer messaged me asking what equipement I used to record my first selection of songs that he was mixing and mastering. I reply saying, “standard apple headphones and an ipad” and he goes “yeah change to a legit setup ASAP”. I listened quickly to say the least.

𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?


My proudest accomplishment in music so far in a short 4 month career is to say that all the music I have released so far has been overachieving whether it comes to numbers, other musicians reaching out to potentially work with me, etc. To be able to release my first official project in which got over 11K streams in a month was a great feeling.

𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?

I have a lot of dream collaborations, but my #1 dream collaboration would be making a song with Internet Money and performing the song alongside some of the artists that are signed within his label.


"Only for You" on Spotify


https://open.spotify.com/track/040vtNWSVNwPVjgmmbODbo?si=UhYOz9KnROi0DbSTJh1QVw


and follow his socials


IG: http://www.instagram.com/deek5_


You will not be disappointed!


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