What’s Poppin it’s ZAKDARN, an INT’L IR!S artist.
1 - Was there a pivotal moment when you decided to follow your path?
It's a long story!!! Many elements came together like the seven crystal balls: OWNEY WAD, in-the-music-studio-for-the-first-time-at-8-years-old, FL Studio 12, the decision not to regret anything anymore.
2 - Can you tell us about the process of making your work?
Mmmmh... first I produce instrumental or I'm listening to instrumental, then I recognize if I feel the vibe and if it speaks to my different senses. Melodies come into my head and I start singing some melodies with my voice, I keep the melody in mind and write the first lines, which will inspire the rest of the story.
Then I start recording my voice and mixing it. I let my ear rest for a day or two and then, if all goes well, I master all. And voila!! The cake is ready!
3 - How do you know when a piece of work is finished? What’s your number 1 working-tool?
My number one working-tool is paper and pencil, which I use until a story is created. For me, I feel it. It's not really explainable, during the creation process I say to myself "Less is more?" if I feel that I do, then the work is finished.
4 - What drives and inspires you?
Honestly, I have built an unbreakable discipline with time and mistakes. There are 3 things that motivate me and give meaning to my life:
- The people I love
- My health
5 - What are you thankful for?
I am filled with gratitude every morning for the fact that I can breathe clean air, that I can eat everyday, and that my left arm is 100% valid.
6 - Do you interact with the digital world/technology in your work?
A LOT. Since I was six months old they've been educating me about technology. So I can clearly say it's been an integral part of my life.
7 - How does your daily routine look like?
In a nutshell:
- WAKE UP
- DEFINE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY
- MIRACLE MORNING
- ACHIEVEMENT OF OBJECTIVES
- MOMENTS WITH MY FAMILY
8 - What advice would you give to your younger self following your steps?
“Derrière les plus grandes peurs se cachent les plus grandes récompenses.”
"Behind the greatest fears lie the greatest rewards."
9 - Why do you love what you do?
Because it allows me to always continue to surpass myself and to create new links that I wouldn't have been able to do otherwise.
10-How do you get in contact with the ROU / What does this movement mean to you?
I discover the ROU movement at the Garey Godson Tha Juice Music Video Premiere in Berlin October 2019. I discover the high frequencies & the positivity of Hannes Schurig, a great guy, very talented and with a heart of gold!
What should people be ready for in 2020?
I've just released my first album "AMOK"
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