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Goldstripes: Profile + Interview

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Goldstripes: Interview


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

Dreams, Discipline and Focus. I just know that inspiration fuels my life and passion is the driver. Strength to me sounds like confidence which is my GPS.

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

A guy aspiring to inspire and looking for inspiration. Always ready to learn and open minded to new experiences.

Why do you do what you do?

To become the best version of myself and enjoy the journey.

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

It's destiny; Music chose me! I would play basketball then go home and make beats. At some point I realized I wasn't going to make the NBA. The rest is history in the making.

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

My own doubts and fears. It's crazy, in the business world your own insecurities will be amplified by powerful adversaries who will use it against you. So it was about coming to terms with who I really was and what I really wanted.

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

You have to be a special type of “self-motivated” to follow your dreams without any outside inspiration. I'm not that, I strive from inspiration. I get really inspired by watching anime. First 'cause them folks are hella creative. Next, I identify with the hero, and I always imagine what amazing experiences he must go through to become the hero he is.

I'm sure I’ve inspired people, they have told me themselves.

Fulfilling to say the least.

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


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

I'm currently working with a bunch of talented Local Artists. A lot of them are releasing EPs and Projects that I have worked on. I'm also in talks with many talented designers about creating clothing lines, a website and mobile APPs. More than anything I just want to become a better musician. I practice consistently and I want to perform a lot more this year, and the years to come. I'm working on my own music as well. Now its just about creating content, creating a platform, gaining influence and learning.

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

Let go of  time and don’t compare yourself to other people. We get lost in what we think we're supposed to do depending on our age; We trap ourselves to  the expectations of the “Status quo”. I say strive for win-win situations. Learn and be confident. Keep a positive perspective.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Objects in motion tend to stay in motion! Namtalmbout!


Goldstripes: Profile


Full name

Daniel “Goldstripes” Desir



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

First Language?

French - but I left the motherland mad early so for better or worse, I'm more fluent in English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Music Producer/Songwriter

How long have you been doing it?

Making music for 14 Years

Fav Song

Stay Inside – Raleigh Ritchie

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Kanye West

Fav Movie

The Matrix

Fav Actor/Actress

Will Smith

Fav Clothing brand

The Escape Movement

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videograper

Creations of LA

Fav Sport to watch

Playoff Basketball

Fav Sport to play





Let me know how you guys like this post at  -Amir :)