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NAS 10 Questions with DJ Connery

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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