START. Introduce yourself and your project, where are you come from, and what you do.

My name is Miso. I’m 23 years of age and I was born in South Korea. I lived half of my life in England. I am an aspiring music producer. I also like sing and write lyrics, which I incorporate in my music as well.

INNER CITY. Tell us about the city where you live and the spot you love the most. Also, a good music/record store, a good place for clubbing, and your favorite shop.

 

 

I live in Seongnam, which is a city in South Korea. My favourite spot would have to be a small coffee shop near my home. I make a lot of ideas, drafts there with old macbook pro and mini size midi keyboard while sipping on some good drip coffee. There aren’t any record shops in my city but we there’s a cool instrument shop just 2 minutes away from where I live. I like to go there sometimes and have a look around. A good place to hear some dope music would be The Cakeshop in Itaewon. A lot of cool people like STWO, Esta, Canblaster, Nosaj Thing, Daedalus, etc. have played there as well. My favourite place to go to would be Nakwon arcade, which is an entire area full of musical instruments, music electronics, etc.

LET’S KIDS KEEP DANCING. What was you first “dance” love? The one that took you away from whatever you were listenings to and brought you to what you listen to and do now. Do you still love it?

 

My first dance love would be Brandy, Mya, Aaliyah, Run DMC etc. followed by a bunch of other 90s artists. As a kid, I remember just dancing along to all of the now-old tunes with my friends. There was a short phase where I really enjoyed rock music — like the hardcore stuff. I still listen to it sometimes but i’d say I listen to more hip hop, jazz, that kind of genre these days. And I sometimes still listen to 90s music because it makes me feel nostalgic!

 

ELEMENTS OF LIFE. What’s your favorite spot for relaxing, where you can find yourself. Just a weekend or a vacation, near or far.

My Favorite spot to relax would have to be my bedroom. It’s where I can be alone, listen to all the music I want and just chill you know.

 

NOW&FOREVER. Track and/or album that you never get tired of listen to.

The track I never stopped listening to would be AFTER HANABY by NUJABES and album would be Guru’s Jazzmatazz.

 

CAN YOU FEEL IT? What’s your relationship to the “classics”? Do you like to revisit music from the past 3O years, just for inspiration or do you feel you’re doing something totally new?

I would say I get a lot of inspiration from the music of the past. There’s just something special about sounds from the past that makes me feel “alive.” Old or new, whatever I feel like works in the track i’m making, i’d put it in.

 

IN THE END. What does music gives you? Job? Emotions? Does it bore you sometimes or is it an important part of your day?

 

Music gives me the motivation to do something crazily exciting with my life. Listening to music is something I do on a daily basis. There is not one day I don’t listen to music like even when I go out to the store to buy a drink, I need music to accompany me on the way. Being able to make music is on another level. I’m really grateful that some people like what I make. I truly appreciate that.

O’ TIMES. What are the signs of these times? Which do you like and which do you hate?

 

 

 

I guess the main sign of these times are as you mentioned, the advancement of communication and social media. I saw in one video that shortly in the future, books will be gone and “ebooks” will take its place. Sometimes it feels like we rely too much on technology to make our lives more comfortable but at the same time, we tend to sometimes forget the importance of things. I still have a friend that we exchanges letters with — which is really nice and heartwarming. You can’t compare that to a conversation on Facebook.