[Interview Number 59]
This time, we get to know Gabi Newman. His track "If I Stay" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Gabi Newman!
𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I'm from Barcelona, Spain.
I read books, I enjoy nature, walking at the mountains, the more high the better, the sea, animals and music.
𝟮. How did you get into music?
When I was 15 years old I went down stears in Pub, with no reason. I saw a woman playing vinyls and I got stock there watching her. Then I asked her if would let me do it. She say yes (obviously she was pissed off to be there). then I touch I vinyl for the first time, in a Lenco turntable, very old one. I spend there every weekend for the next 4 years. thata when I start to be a DJ after that I bought a keyword I remember was a Roland W-30 with sampler and sequencer, my first couple of sounds where make with that. No computer was invented for domestic use yet.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
I was into the heavy metal first, Iron Maiden, Accept, Judas Priest, ZZ top. Then, I smashed my brian into the New romantic with Duran Duran, Spandau ballet, George Michael, and from them to the electronic music, specially House Music.
4. What are you goals in the music industry?
I'm running my own record label now and I'm writing and producing music for other artist and companies. I want to put all the knowledge I got from many years working in the industry on my own business
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
In a small town called Kremenchug in Ukraine, with my old manager from Ukraine.
he has a Pub/restaurant now, Im going there each year, just to see him and all the friends from my tours in Ukraine. There is where I really enjoy to be DJ
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
there is many good songs in my memories, maybe Don't Give Up from Peter Gabriel...This guy knows how to get sentimental. a brilliant piece of love for humanity, thought
7. Most embarrassing moment?
Well.. In Russia, I got to visa for two gigs in Uzbekistan and Moscow. The company that did the visa, did it wrong and got only one valid entry at the country so, I got stock in a room at the airport for 24 hours. No matter what you said to them (police service) they don't believe forainers. I was luky it was two days before the gig.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Two years after my first couple of sounds with the Roland W-30 I got number one in Spain with a single called "Ororo - Zombie" was a dance version from Dolores O'brain's track (The Cambreries), that just came out. Also I had several singles in the top of the officals charts more than a year. After that Start to work with one of the most important inde records companies in Spain "Blanco Y Negro Music" as studio manager for a few years.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
well, my son is almost 18. Is hanson, happy and good people but, my girlfriend is a bit younger than me and she never had children so.... I think might be father again. that's surprise even my self.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
Anyone on NAS, there is a lot of good talent and singers in this server (family) like, Elion. Charles, Peyton, carla, chilli...to speak a few. So, hey guys! hit me back
Stream "If I Stay" now
and follow his socials
You will not be disappointed!
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