This time, we get to know DJ Connery. His track "Give Me Your Hand" is now featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I come from beautiful Austria. I live exactly in Oberndorf near Salzburg. A few meters from the place where the Christmas song Silent Night was compiled. My biggest hobby is paragliding.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
At first I thought when I started singing heavy metal when I was 18. No, it was already 3 or 4 years old. I was given an accordion for birth. When spring came I took it to my favorite place in the forest and began to discover the music. I discovered chords.
I think 7 chords too. I remember when I got home and asked my grandfather, is 7 a special number? He asked me how I got that. Then I played what I found out for him. He just said bullshit. So it went on with Up's and Downs until, at the age of 30, I was taught the theory of beat and tone by an African, which suddenly gave me a completely different approach to rhythms. But what happened at the age of 50 at the end of 2019 is difficult to describe. I moved to the place where I live now, and I don't know what inspired and inspired me, the place or a wonderful woman I got to know, for whom I wrote almost all the songs from that time.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Oh there is an endless list. But when I was a kid, it was probably Johnny Cash that I first emulated. I think Bono from U2 is an incredibly gifted singer. But Tom Waits also makes me kneel down awesome. I would also like to mention Matt Berninger singer from The National.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I want my music to unite people in love and for the world to become a better place through my music.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
If it was my year of birth now in 1969. Then it would be Woodstock. Now, it will be a risky festival in the future that will totally change our music.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
It is impossible for me to choose a song, I simply know too many who touch me deeply or build me up, encourage or comfort me.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
It was probably at the age of 18 when I first heard a recording of myself as a singer. The sound engineer wanted to bring a friend into the band as a singer, and he kept muting my voice in my headphones. I got away from singing for many years until I understood what was happening back then.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
I am very very proud of my current song "Give Me Your Hand". It is now the best that I have achieved musically. So far, every one of my friends has enjoyed it. And I have friends who are very critical of music.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
Many things that I have already told few know. But I can't read notes. I will never learn again either. I understand the fifth circle, I understand the mods. Only the way we put notes on paper is more than old-fashioned and unnecessarily complicated. It's not true, I can do it but I have to think about it, but when I think about it I can't make music, that's the point. But I think I'm not alone in this.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
As a producer and DJ I would like to do a song with David Guetta one day because I feel that learning from him was still missing. As a singer and songwriter, it's SIR JAMES PAUL MCCARTNEY, because I believe that Paul is someone who, from my point of view, is someone who really knows the music industry and who moves with the times.
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