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Cosella: Profile + Interview

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Cosella: Interview

 

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

Motivation to be where I envision my self going.

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

I’m a man with a goal and a vision who likes to eat and drink scotch

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because I’ve always been in love with music. Ever since a young age I was always surrounded by music and when I left for school to study music and audio engineering I knew that music would be my life long career.

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

Like I said above, I knew I wanted my career to be music when I applied for school. I recently graduated from Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe college, the program was highly competitive with some of the best musicians and minds I’ve ever met, but excelling in the program that led to various avenues for longevity in the industry I.e a job let me to believe that I’m in here for the long haul! I have never thought twice about it!

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

I fortunately haven’t had any very tough roadblocks to overcome since starting my career. I’m a super easy going guy so nothing really gets in my way or gets me down. It gives me motivation to do better and that’s what I do!

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

Going to concerts inspires me everyday to work on my music, and to get on there because In the end that’s my end goal. Write records, tour and perform.  Building my own personal label is inspirational as well and rewarding.

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

Sometimes I can be to much and to persistent, it lead to head butting with old management but you live and learn right!....what I’ve learnt….be patient and perfect your craft!

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

Lots of stuff actually!! I have a remix for my homies City Kid Soul coming out on All Blak Records in July. I just released a remix for Gabriel Slick called Walking In Chicago that has been getting some attention which is nice. But mostly finishing tracks! I just built a new studio so I had to take some time off of working on music but I’m back and ready to crush some tracks so expect some bigger releases and another on Kraftek by the end of 2014. Also I plan to hopefully tour a little bit within Canada

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

Just keep your head up and keep at what ever you are doing. You never know what can happen!

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thanks a lot for the interview ! Hopefully I’ll be out to Ottawa to play soon! Do check out all my releases on dj.beatport.com/cosella and support music don’t steal!

 

Cosella: Profile

 

Full name

Andreas Rizek

Age

22

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario

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

Greece, Palestine

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Producer, Label Owner, Music  professional consultant, working at SOCAN…a man of many hats haha  avid scotch drinker and vinyl collector.

How long have you been doing it?

Music – since I was mad young, but House about 4 years now

Fav Song

To tough to narrow to one!

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

I don’t think I have enough space for this! I like everyone who does it for themselves and not the material gain.

Fav Movie

It’s All Gone Pete Tong

Fav Actor/Actress

George Clooney

Fav Clothing brand

dpms

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

The Supermaniak!!

Fav Sport to watch

Soccer

Fav Sport to play

Soccer

 

 

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