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Charles Cozy: Profile + Interview

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Charles Cozy: Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My main passion is and will always be music. I have to listen to it constantly. It’s what keeps me going everyday. It inspires me, motivates me and follows me everywhere on my journey.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

First and foremost, I would define myself as a people’s person. I have been told I have this way of connecting and getting people together. I am also a music enthusiast and connoisseur. 

Why do you do what you do?

I love spreading new sounds to people. Seeing folks vibing to my selections, or asking me “what song is this?” is very rewarding. I discover new good music almost everyday and I want to share it with the world.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

My father was a DJ and plays a couple of instruments. He still has a band to this day. I always was around lots of vinyl, music instruments and musicians. It was really natural that I would pursue music with the environment I grew up in.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Aside from Djing and making beats, I just graduated from the University of Montreal. I feel it held me back a bit these past years because of all the studying, reading and the exams. I was always the guy doing things behind the scenes, now I finally feel free and in a good place in my life to go out and get it.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Special shout out to my father for all the different music he showed me over the years. I grew up on a healthy dose of 90’s rap music so a lot of these cats inspired me. My friends are the ones who inspired me the most.   Recently my oldest friend, beatmaker Fruits, told me I showed him how to make beats when we where 13. Shouts to him (laughs).

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Not having a healthy lifestyle. I changed a lot of things over the past two years. I can definitely say that I feel better now and that I have more energy then ever. I also refused to have internet at home for the past three years in order to focus on school. I realize now I missed some stuff but now I’m back with so much more music to spread.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

A long overdue collab beat tape with the homie Fruits. I’m also looking for a new studio space where I can focus on my beats and mixes. I have lots of shows booked for this summer. The Mural Festival, The Osheaga after party, a gig at Le Centre Phi and at Picnik Electonik. I got a bunch of others shows too.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Always stay positive and keep the stress levels at a minimum. You should always be creating stuff (art, music, photos) even if it’s just for you. It’s a good way to keep a sane mindstate.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Shouts to everyone who’s pushing the Montreal scene forward, with whatever artform they chose. One love to my family Alaiz. Shouts to TTT, to Nick Wisdom, Pomo, Noo-Bap and Amaris. Also S/O to SJU. Catch me at Blizzarts on St-Laurent every Thursday night for Melt and look out for me in different bars all over the city this summer.

 

Charles Cozy: Profile

 

Full name

Charles Cozy

Age

25

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Saint-Sauveur, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Montréal, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Montréal, Canada

First Language?

French

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

DJ / Introvert Beatmarker

How long have you been doing it?

8 years

Fav Song

Erykah Badu – Back In The Days

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

D’Angelo

Fav Movie

The Rules Of Attraction

Fav Actor/Actress

…Not sure

Fav Clothing brand

Illest

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer

Jean Jullien

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey (Shouts to P.K)

Fav Sport to play

Basketball

 

 

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