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What is your name? My name is Princeloo ALEXANDRE.
Where are you from? I’m from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
How long have you been making music? I’ve been DJing and remixing since 2011 and I have started producing in 2013.
How many songs /albums have you released to date? So far, I’ve released one track entitled Get Away, but more ones will be released for 2015, plus my first album which should be out by June 2016.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it? After a certain period of time observing the EDM field, I felt the desire to introduce myself in a more original way while still preserving the skills of acquiring a popular plausibility. That’s where came the idea of writing a breakup song about an indie girl kicking her boyfriend out after discovering he was cheating on her with her best friend. I made my researches among several independent women whom I know, it turned out they all seem to assert they would definitely kick a man out if they were to face such a situation (some went a little bit too far… smile).
How have you ended up in the music industry? Well that’s a good one! It turned out I had no musical background at all, but loved to listen to good music. In addition, the fact of being a basketball player most of my youth allowed me, during sport competitions, to get acquainted to the ambience of happy crowds jumping and bringing out their enjoyment and appreciation for talented DJs. This atmosphere was like a fingerprint in my memory that has never left it. Ever since, I’ve extended my skills from music consuming, to DJing, remixing, songwriting and producing. The more I learn about this industry, the more I value its stakeholders for their efforts and determination. My dream is to uniquely and valuably contribute to it while also making a name that remains in memories.
What do you think of the Electronic Dance Music industry in 2015? In my opinion, it’s a much more diversified and highly volatile industry, where the threats of new entrants are very high; any one can become a DJ, a producer or a songwriter nowadays, the only thing is that everyone will have to constantly qualify their skills and capacity of production to feed its consumers craving for good music. In sum, this condition makes the barriers to new entrants very strong and high; you have to come up with an efficient strategy, able to fuse with and adapt to the evolution and unexpected turns of this industry.
Who do you think is the most influential artist? Hm! That’s a bit tough to answer, when you compare DJs like Afrojack, Avicii, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiesto, Skrillex (just to name a few), you can’t really end up to an accurate judgment, because each one of them have grabbed a part of EDM a unique way up to developing their own sound. In terms of impact, I think these DJs and much more have all influenced the Electronic Dance Music industry, in a unique and efficient way.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career? So far, I have not yet collaborated with any artist, but I strongly believe it will happen before I drop my next album.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration? I’m open to work with and discover as much talented artists as possible. I specifically dream of working with Afrojack and Chris Brown, because of some strong similarities in the facts that define our determination in the stories behind the achievement of our dreams. I strongly believe such a collaboration will bring not only a good production, but most importantly a real and long lasting experience that merges with our fans’ desire to find and follow their unique and true path to success.
What was the first album you bought? Reggae Gold 97
What’s your favourite song at the moment? Mirrors – Bruno Mars ft. Lil’ Wayne
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw? My first album would be the one, as it is a very significant one to me; it reminds me of so many stories and hassles I’ve been through.
How do you think you differ from other artists? With all due respect for my fellows’ efforts, I would say it’s my heart, for I just can connect it to DJing and music production in a true way. I think that’s what differs us artists from each others: how deep our heart dives into the works we produce.
What is your favourite saying? “Self-competition; that’s the key”.
What other hobbies or interests do you have? Business Analysis and Development, Basketball, dance, NBA2K, comedy and dance movies and standup comedies.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Two piercings, one in each ear; no tattoo so far.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project? It’s a 12 tracks album, touching mostly my lessons learned in 2014 that I think coincide with what’s happening in everyone’s life.
What’s in the pipeline after this project? Touring will be my main focus.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making dope, fresh music.
The pleasure is mine, any time. Don’t forget to check me out on ReverbNation, Like Me on Facebook, Follow Me on Twitter and visit my Web Site. You can listen to Get Away, my latest single, which can also be acquired on iTunes or Amazon, as well as all the major online stores. Once over, thank you very much for the opportunity you offered me through this interview.