Interview with music artist IKM

I don’t know that I’m proud of just one but what I am proud of is that my first solo album “Organica” was the #3 selling Electronic Pop album on Beatport. It was totally unexpected and it was incredibly inspiring.

Tell us about your music
Growing up I was heavily influenced by post-punk and the alternative dance movement of the late 80s and early 90s. You can still hear a bit of New Order in my music but I’m constantly learning new techniques and striving for to maintain a semblance of originality. Most of my music falls into some form of House or Electronica sub-genre but my love of organic sounds and big drums is typically what sets me apart.

What do you like most about your profession?
I’ve spent my entire life in the creative arts. Whether it was as an art director or as a musician, I feel lucky to have been able to do the work I do. I love music and it has meant more to me in my life than most people. I wouldn’t trade music for anything.

What’s your favorite album from another artist?
This is very old school but two of the most influential albums in my life are The Cure’s “Disintegration” and New Order’s “Substance”.

What song of yours are you most proud of?
I don’t know that I’m proud of just one but what I am proud of is that my first solo album “Organica” was the #3 selling Electronic Pop album on Beatport. It was totally unexpected and it was incredibly inspiring.

What is the formula for success in the music industry?
Success is something I used to think about constantly. I was consumed with signing a record deal, getting picked up for a national tour, or making truckloads of money. What I found out about myself is that I just don’t care about those things. I write and release music because I love it and anything that happens as a result is icing on the cake.

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