Our spotlights series keep surprising us, it's such a blast getting to know our tastemakers better, hear their take and learn from their experiences when it comes to getting music out there.
This time we put the spotlight on a multidisciplinary artist, podcaster, businessman and dad(!) - Fermi, with whom we got to talk music, podcasts, and money. check it out!
Tell us a bit about yourself: How did you start making music, your blog and your podcast? I’ve always been in love with the process of making music, writing songs, and producing tracks. I started producing music at age 15 after studying a bit of piano and then being exposed to a lot of the hip-hop of those days. In my neighbourhood I was known as the kid who could make your songs come to life and a bunch of guys would be over at my mom’s house recording album upon album (back then we still burnt CDs) and it’s kept evolving from there.
I look at music as both therapy for me as well as a way to connect people across many boundaries, borders, and backgrounds. Music can inspire and elicit deep feelings like nothing else. Music can bring unusual people together all in an effort to craft a beautiful piece of artwork.
My podcast launched earlier this year all in celebration of that. I want to highlight my love of music and how many great artists are out there who deserve a little more shine in this content heavy day and age!
What kind of music do you listen to and where do you discover music?
I listen to all kinds of music. A lot of people say that, but I really mean it.
I have these odd routines: car rides with my kids means classical music from the radio, workouts mean time exploring old and new hip-hop and EDM, and bike rides commuting to work are my time to consume podcasts. I primarily listen to music with Spotify but it’s not unusual to see me browsing Youtube, Instagram, Beatport, and Bandcamp all to see what artists are popping up.
Name 3 music platforms you can’t live without.
Three platforms I can’t live without… definitely Spotify, IG, and I have found some dope artists as a playlist creator throu