on... Kevin Follet
Focus on... Moodssupply
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From now on, every month on HomeCooking Share , a regular user artist will be presented, put forward. In addition to his music, which can be found everywhere on the site, this is an opportunity to get to know each other better! For this new episode, focus on Moodssupply
HomeCookingShare: To begin, who are you?
Moodssupply: Moodssupply is a Dutch Studio Experience Extravaganza, using musicians from all over the world to create songs. Through soul, funk & disco influences, Moodssupply gets constantly inspired. If it has groove, we dig it. My artist name is Mike Chandon, a nick name I got from friends when I lived in Dubai. I produce all the music, write the lyrics and perform the male vocals on the tracks. The team is completed by a friend from Rotterdam who is a music engineer and who is taking care of the mastering for the last year now. I’ve started to work with female singers to make the music even more diverse. The latest release, “Hold Your Breath”, is the first example of that. Iris Verheij, a Dutch Jazz / Bossa Nova singer, created the Portuguese lyrics and delivered a sweet vocal performance. This will be the way forward and I am now working with a Soul singer from Paris for the next release.
HCS: How would you define your music?
Moodssupply: Still figuring that out really. The releases to date have been a broad mix of various influences. The only constant is that its soulful and moves from Retro Soul all the way up to Nu-Disco / Indie Dance. For now, I just call it Groove Music.
HCS: What made you decide one day to embark on this musical adventure?
Moodssupply: I’ve always created music, from the age of 17, and used to sing in bands up to my late twenties. Then suddenly it stopped due to work. 5 years ago, I started missing it too much. I knew that playing in a band would not be possible due to my work life balance but then I discovered the digital world in music creation and that opened a whole new door. I stepped in and don’t want to get out anymore.
HCS: Your influences?
Moodssupply: That’s not an easy question. I am a typical omnivore when it comes to music. My number one love however is soul/funk/disco. Classic influencers would be Johnny Guitar Watson, Bootsy Collins, Hall & Oates to name some and for the more current artists, I really enjoy listening to Jamiroquai, Jean Tonique and Mayer Hawthorne as examples.
HCS: If you had to leave on a desert island with 3 discs: which ones?
Moodssupply: Fresh Outta “P” University by Bootsy Collins, Mothership Connection by Parliament, A Real Mother For Ya by Johnny Guitar Watson
HCS: The perfect track to cook?
Moodssupply: Seven Days in Sunny June by Jamiroquai.
HCS: Small technical point: with what material do you work?
Moodssupply: Apple MacBook with Logic-Pro, my library filled with over 50.000 instrumental loops that I purchased so far and my CAD Condenser Microphone.
HCS: Not easy to break into the musical jungle, even with talent ... what do you think about it?
Moodssupply: It is what it is. I read somewhere that currently 40.000 songs per day are being published. That’s mind boggling and a result of the digital age that we are in, I guess. The competition is fierce, yet I am only grateful that technology has put me in a position to create quality music that can compete.
To continue in music the discovery of the artist, here is his latest track uploaded : "Hold Your Breath"
To be continued... next month!