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Interview With Hoss

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We welcome HOSS to the site for today interviews. It was a pleasure to sit down with this artist and find out a little more about him, what he’s up to and what’s next.

For those that don’t know – tell us a little bit about yourself and your
music?

I’m a producer, DJ and director of Funktasy – Record Label & Magazine. I started
my music career in 2010 and launched Funktasy the same year. In the earlier
days of my career my music was a mixture of fusion electronic and house. Over
the years, as I evolved so did my music. My music today is a combination of
commercial dance and house music with a touch of techno and tech house.

Who have been your main inspirations (both musical and in “life”)?

I’m a child of 80s and definitely plenty of 80s and 90s artists inspire me. Growing
up, I was exposed to many styles of music – classical, electronic, hip hop, rock,
blues and world music – so musically there are numerous artists from around the
globe that I truly admire. In life, I try to inspire myself 🙂

How would you define your sound?

My sound is quite rhythmic. Drums and percussion are the heartbeat of any
song. In the past, I did many shows as a percussionist so I pay much attention
to the rhythmic section of my music. I try to have catchy melodies in my tracks
too. I use various sounds including live instruments. I’m part of the hardware
and synthesizer generation so I utilize both hardware and software within my
projects.

How has your sound evolved so far – where do you see it going next?

The basis of house music is still the same as it was in the late 80s and 90s. The
909 drum machine still plays a vital role in keeping house music alive and
pumping. I try not to let my music drift too far from the essence of house music.
I love underground music but at the same time, in order to keep my career
going, I have mildly shifted towards mainstream house and have developed a
signature sound that is Hoss Style 🙂

What can you tell us about your latest work?

My latest work is totally different from my usual four-on-the-floor style. It’s a
dancehall/reggae track that features the awesome vocals of Jamaica’s Reddibo.
The track is called Faya Bun. It’s a wild one!

What other artists do you feel match what you are trying to do?
As a producer and a label owner I look up to pioneer artists in the industry that
have done both production as well as running a label. Such acts as Paul
Oakenfold, Mark Knight, the late Erick Morillo, David Morales, Armin van Buuren
and Carl Cox have been my role models. They paved the way for the rest of us
in the dance music culture.

Do you work in collaboration a lot? is that something you enjoy?

Absolutely! I love the the energy of working with various artists. Sharing creative
thoughts and turning them into music is a magical process. Collaboration is a
good way to help artists get more exposure by appearing on each others’
various social and digital platforms.

What projects are you working on right now?
I’m producing and mixing a few tracks for artists on my label such as Ayrsto,
Kiveli and 148. I have an original track in the works too. It will be released in the
next few weeks.

Where can people hear from you next?

My music production agenda is booked for the next year. Every few weeks I will
have new material. Funktasy Records is also pumping out music like a hit
factory 🙂 I will have my Funktasy Sessions video out on October 5th. It features
10 of my original tracks. I played the full set at Galerie MX in Montreal. It will be
a wicked video with professional dancers. Look out for that one!

Artist Social Links:

IG: https://www.instagram.com/hossfx/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/hossfx/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hossfx/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hossfx/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/Hossfx

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Z727NmOM8qx8f8nZ0kUJ8?si=O6YlLtHJTeWYAGf5Iab2EQ&dl_branch=1

Website: https://www.hossmusic.com/

Label Social Links:

IG: https://www.instagram.com/FunktasyRecords/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/funktasy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/funktasy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/funktasy/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/funktasytv

Website: https://www.funktasy.com/

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