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José Lucas

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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?

I started my musical career as a classical guitarist with a masters degree at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm before changing career as an artist, songwriter and producer.
With cuts in Belgium, UK, and USA to various artists including Pitbull, I finally found my call: guitar based deep tropical house.
My 1st single “If It Weren’t For Love”(WMG), released in february 2017 was charted in Europe, Asia and South/North America hitting #1 in Austria.
I also released an official remix of James Blunts single “Love Me Better”(Atlantic UK), 2nd single "Count On Me"(Sony Music Entertainment Poland) and 3rd single "Close To You".

How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?

During the past years I've been all over the place like country, j-pop, Max Martin-pop, soundtracks for motion pictures, rnb/hip-hop, boyband, house but lately its all been deep tropical house. My idol is Max Martin and by analyzing his songs I got a grip of how pop forms are constructed. My plan is to release deep tropical house music for summers but during autumn/winter I'll get out of the box by releasing pop, soundtrack & trap music, just for me to not get bored with tropical music.

What´s new right now?

Currently I'm working on 4 tracks for release during Spring 2018 with artists including Dyson and Bloke & Bird.
As a classical guitarist I'm gonna have a couple of gigs in Japan in Autumn 2018.
I'm also taking dj courses.

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?

Yes, Max Martin! Just see what he has done. Its because of him I changed my career basically. A real genius!
This is the Only person in the whole world that can get me starstruck. Always get nervous when I see him. So much respect.


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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?

My biggest mistake is that I didn't decided to become an artist or discovered deep tropical house earlier. Was scared of the idea of being an artist. You don't need to sing in order to be an artist. Watch Avicii or Kygo for example.
One big mistake I did also was when I was studying at The Songwriters Academy, I decided to continue my day job as a guitar teacher in Stockholm instead of moving to Örnsköldsvik where the Academy is settled.
Believe in yourself!


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?

Get song by song deals with labels.


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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?

Well if you got the budget, you can pay for reposts but I stop doing that now.


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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

Learning how to dj. Not yet but soon. Taking courses.


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How do you personally discover new music?

Spotify playlists, Billboard


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?

“Sharing on facebook, insta 24hour pic, snapchat


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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?

Less is more, but keep it genius and achieve more by doing less.
Practise a specific issue til you master it and develope it cuz you don't wanna do it again and start over. Save time.


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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?

Listen to music. The hindsight is out there.


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?

Worldwide reputation as José Lucas.
Releasing as many quality singles as possible during 2018. Its all according to the plan..


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