RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AUSTRALIAN ARTIST AMRIX
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
Music for me was always a healing outlet having a rough time growing up with a speech impediment. It would just make me instantly feel better when I listen to a song I liked. I started producing because I wanted to make music that was for me and to help connect with other people through emotions and feelings.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
My name is Daniel Lopriore, I’m from Perth Australia. I’m an SAE and Icon Collective graduate. I used to DJ when I was young and that brought me into producing electronic music and then I started to produce more genres such as RNB, Pop, and Trap music.
What was life like for you before music?
My life was normal. I was brought up by a single mum, and played soccer all my life. I had a good childhood. Then I found music and then the rest was history.
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
It was Hardwell-Spaceman and Avici-Levels 2 classics
Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?
Right now I feel I’m an up and coming producer and artist trying to find my lane in the industry.
What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?
I used to Intern at a studio in Los Angeles called Speakeasy Studio for a well-known producer in the industry. He said the biggest thing is to be on time, be respectful, and grateful.
Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.
I work in a gold mine
I speak 4 languages
My height is 5’6
If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?
To play the guitar more efficiently. I can play piano, but guitar I’m trying to get better.
Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….
Honestly, I try to steer away from all that. I like to just keep to myself and make music. I see that as a distraction which I try to avoid because it has a negative effect on my writing and producing process
Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories? If not why not?
I love the conspiracies about aliens and Area 51. It’s so interesting to me
What was the worst experience on stage?
Way back when I was djing, I was in a DJ competition in Perth. And I started my set. Got through it all just fine but my headphones weren’t plugged in. I practiced my set so many I had gotten used to hearing all the changes and transitions and practiced them perfectly lol.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
I worked in a gold mine to help pay and move to Los Angeles to attend Icon Collective School for music. The job was in the middle of the Australian outback. I had to fly to work every 2 weeks. But I managed to work hard and save and attend my dream music school.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
Unique musical style and genre fusion.
Deep and thought-provoking lyrics.
Instrumental skills and innovative compositions.
Collaborations with renowned artists and producers.
Strong connection and interaction with fans.
Embracing diversity and pushing boundaries in our music.
Consistent quality and evolution in our sound.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
Yes, “Don’t Be Afraid” is my first debut single under the AMRIX brand. It’s inspired by personal experiences and the universal struggle of trust in relationships and explores the vulnerability and strength required to open up to another person fully.
Lyrics were written by Matt Miller of 2confections and the vocals were performed by a vocalist from Germany. Background vocals weir performed by Miranda Finn and rack was mix and mastered by Ruben Castro of RUSTRO
What was the recording process like?
There wasn’t much of a recording process; the track was produced on my laptop. And then I sent the DEMO to Matt Miller who wrote some beautiful vocals for it.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
For me, it is to be patient and not judge the first DEMO and the possibility of where the song can go.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No, I’m very happy with how the track came out. The mix and master sound amazing vocals crisp, I wouldn’t change anything.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
One big thing for all up and coming artists, I will tell you to be patient with your art and enjoy the journey