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Elated


Read the Elated Interview below and share it on social media.


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


My name is Graeme Knapp, known as Elated in the Trance world. I am a producer/DJ living in Victoria BC Canada.


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


I have many artists I look up to including deadmau5, Armin van Buuren, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL and most of all Ferry Corsten. When I was only DJ'ing I was heavily influenced by pop and EDM. As I picked up producing skills, my taste in music changed dramatically. I entered a remix contest from Assaf & Jeremy Vancaulart's record label Black Sunset Music and it changed everything for me. Trance became my calling due to the emotional melodies and fast driving bass lines.


What´s new right now?


I have my first record deal coming out on Emergent Music's sub-label Emergent Skies. I teamed up with singer/songwriter Jessika Dawn. This release will be a 3 track EP consisting of the original and 2 remixes, including the labels own A&R Derek Palmer. I am currently booked for 2 festivals in the summer, more details to come about that later.

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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?



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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?



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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?



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



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



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How do you personally discover new music?



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



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



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



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.wefeelelated.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/wefeelelated

http://www.facebook.com/wefeelelated

http://www.twitter.com/wefeelelated

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