Artist Interview: “I Like It” by Joey Paradis feat OMMIEH

Q: I’m always curious about the artist’s backstory. What made you get into music? 

JOEY: My mother was an active Singer-songwriter Guitarist in a band while I was in her stomach, haha, weird when I think about it.

Q: You killed the production throughout the whole body of work! What was the inspiration behind “I Like It”?

JOEY: As long as I remember I was really into music. I really found something special in mainstream pop around 8 years old which was in the 80s so it was an upbeat time with the likes of M.J., Prince, and Modanna to name a few ultra icons that still resonate today. How I was impacted in those years by electronic 80s music and my current love affair with Deep Tropical House.


Q: In your own words, how would you describe the music that you typically create?

JOEY: I try to make what’s missing in my library and tend to push for a future sound where the acceptance of hybrid angles take from many influences that work within a danceable electronic feel. I am a die-hard House Head and really tend to find a way to have the tension of the House in my overall feel. This track brings the Tropical House vibe but with a more upbeat reggaeton angle. I intend to energize my underground fam and keep it on replay for the worldwide pop armada.

Q: What has been one of the most significant moments of your musical journey so far? 

JOEY: Arriving at a place and time where I can create invisible enchantments to inspire people like I was when I was 8. That time is now and it’s been a minute since to get here.

Q: What do you do when you AREN’T working on music?

JOEY: I am an athletic type so I tend to have a rigorous daily exercise schedule. Rotating running and Bicycling along with daily gym routines. Constantly learning something surrounding online ventures. A lot of prepping before creation kicks in as well.

Q: What would you like to tell your supporters out there?

JOEY: Music is life/life is Music DM anytime for unreleased drops and mixes!

Interviewed by Alina Tran




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