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NAS 10 Questions with Khalil (kH)

Updated: Apr 23


This time on NAS 10 Questions we get to know Khalil (kH) an EDM artist based in Azerbaijan with influences such as the greats of dance and trance, ATB, Tiesto, Mike Koglin and many more.


The track "The Winning Theory" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.


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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.

I am originally from Baku, Azerbaijan. Traveled for the last decade the world and came back to country, so currently residing in Baku, but waiting where the destiny will take me next.


2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?

I was listening to music from my childhood, since my father has always been a music enthusiast. He always brought a new copy of vinyl record from various artists worldwide and me with my sister been checking them out. Over the years I started to build my taste in music and end up with Electronic music genres such as Trance and other subgenres. My first attempts in making my own music started in 2009, when I first explored the DAW software's, but I wasn't thinking of seriously making the music for the broader audience. Mainly because of self confidence. Just been putting together the complete music tracks and posting on social media and But never had a chance to publish my creations - only family and friends heard it.



𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?

Mike Koglin, Tiesto, ATB - are those golden three artists from whom I learnt the electronic music and my initial attempts in music making were heavily influenced by these artists.


4. What are your goals in the music industry?

To be heard by Mike Koglin, Tiesto, ATB and be played on radio shows. I would love to take part on music charts and grow my fanbase worldwide. I acknowledge that my music is quite narrow in niche, it neither considered as dance music and nor has the wider audience as rock, pop, or hip-hop. But I believe that philosophy with which I wrote my music will touch the hearts of people hearing it.


5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.

Oh, I dedicate a sleepless night to it. Sometimes it takes a day, but sometimes may take up to a week. It's definitely a creative process, time to time there is a dull moment. But in most cases I might be somewhere outside, combing up with the melody in my head, then suddenly I catch myself rushing to my computer to captured in to the music.


6. What is your all-time favorite song?

ATB - Gold. It's simple melody and lyrics just perfect.


7. What is the best advice you have either given or received in terms of music? 

Don't even get bothered with it. :) I was warned that if you do this as hobby it is fine, but do not depend on earnings, as the big whales are eating up a huge chunk of the market share. The reason why I find this as best advice? Because its triggering me to do the opposite and I am fully in to prove this theory wrong.


8. Proudest accomplishment?

Releasing my first album in 2024, and declaring myself as an indie electronic music artist. I've learnt so much about music promotion, publishing, the legal part. On top of this all there was tons of emotions that I experienced before, during and after my first album has been released.


9. Just for fun! What's been your most embarrassing moment so far?

Declaring myself as an artist in the corporate world where I was a part of. It is a psychological barrier I would suppose. I was afraid to be misunderstood, and cared too much on peoples opinion. But I was wrong, I even received a support.


𝟭0. Tell us about your lowest and highest points in music so far.

I wasn't making music for 3 years ( 2017 - 2020), I wasn't even thinking of doing anything at the time, just been busy doing the other stuff such as concentrating on my corporate career. The reason why I count this as the lowest moment is that I lost this time by just investing to a rat race and did not fed my soul with music.





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Thank you all for the warm words and for welcoming me in to community. Happy to be surrounded by such a talented people like yourselves and to hear your music in playlists I spin everyday.

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Nice to meet you Khalil!!! Keep sharing your art!!!!

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Apr 21

Its good to know you Khalil, this is an inspiring piece.

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How cool to meet a fellow artist from all the way over in Azerbaijan! Also to see how Khalil manages his career move - super interesting!

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Love learning about new artists! Great interview!

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