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Find out who is Sabai and what are his plans | EDM Nations Interview !

I have no idea how many songs got turned down but probably close to 15 songs. I also have a few songs that I’m very excited to release in 2021. A few of them are collaborations with artists that are bigger than me whom I really look up to. I’m honoured to have an opportunity to work with them. I also get a lot of southeast Asian fans from Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines.Looking forward, what do you hope for 2021? Can you tell us who you are and what you’ve been up to musically? Follow us on socials I will admit though that by working at the label I learned what a record label usually looks for in artists they’d like to sign. It is the last chapter of the love cycle from Where It All Began.You work at the Monstercat label which must be a dream job for a music producer. Because “Sabai” is a very common Thai word a lot of Thai fans reached out to me to confirm whether I’m Thai or not. I wanted to give as much attention to each song so I put them out one by one over eight months. He came to my class to talk about Monstercat. Hi Sabai, welcome to EDM Nations. I’m part of an operations team so I help with hiring, onboarding new hires, creating company cultures, managing office experience. With my role, I get a chance to interact with every department so I gain a wide perspective of how a record label runs because I get to see how all the pieces fit together.What advice do you have for our readers who might want to work at a music label too?It depends on what you want to do but I think networking is one of the most important skills you can have if you want to get into the music industry. I believe Future bass is starting to really pick up in Thailand recently.Apart from the temperature, what are the biggest differences between the two countries?The cultures between the two countries are completely different. It took me 4.5 years with me sending demos to the music team. In Thailand if you are younger, you usually don’t challenge or disagree with the elders as much. I don’t think either one is right or wrong, it’s just different. I made sure to use that knowledge to close all the gaps I was lacking as an artist. This year, I’ve released 4 songs with Monstercat under an EP called Where It All Began. But in Canada, you can always challenge the elders if you don’t agree with them on something. You will then have unique values about yourself that make people want to keep working with you. We exchanged our contact details after class and we kept in touch. How did you get the job?I met Ari Paunonen who is a co-founder of Monstercat during my last semester at the audio engineering school I went to. Things that we wished we could’ve changed about ourselves sooner to be a better partner but now it’s really too late. My manager and I will set goals that we want to achieve within each quarter and I manage my own hours. Everyone is very supportive of each other & we have an awesome work culture here at Monstercat. When his old executive assistant quit, he reached out to me for coffee. You’re from Thailand – why did you make the move to Canada?My parents believed that Canada would be able to provide a better opportunity for me.  Back in 2008, Canada was looking for more pharmacists. Was it easy to get your music signed to Monstercat because you worked there? Hoang & Claire Ridgely) that have almost 12m on YouTube and close to 3m on Spotify so far.  

Tell us about ‘Memories’, your last song on ‘Where It All Began’ EP…Memories is a song about regret that happens when a relationship has ended. Since both of my parents graduated as pharmacists in Thailand, they were able to come here as skilled workers. The trend seems to be three to five years behind what we have in North America. I also believe that you should try to find one or two things that you are good at and really work on them until you become an expert in that area. My day to day job is not related to music at all. Hey, this is Gene AKA Sabai, a Canadian/Thai producer from Vancouver. All the songs in this EP represent a full cycle of a relationship I’ve had. It’s not just music but everything as a whole. However, I’m glad that I’ve lived in two different countries because I gained a bigger perspective on things.Do you get a lot of support from Thai music fans?I do!! I really love Canada!What is the Thai electronic music scene like?The EDM scene is slowly getting bigger in Thailand. If anything, it made it a bit more challenging for me to get signed because I had to show the whole team that I was serious about it and that I was ready as an artist. After I get off work, that’s when I will hop into the studio to work on music. There are so many things that are different but one example is the idea of respect for the elders. I think he knew that I was very passionate about music and wanted to give me a shot so he hired me to be his executive assistant and I’ve been working at Monstercat ever since.What happens on a usual working day at the Monstercat office? What’s your favourite thing about your job?My favourite thing about my job is the opportunity to talk and learn from other team members. I hope the COVID situation will be much better in 2021 so I can start playing shows. The first song that really gave me a lot of exposure was Million Days (feat.

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Lockwood Publishing launches 3-day concert in Avakin Life fronted by DJ duo Lucas & Steve !

We’ve always been committed to creating rich experiences that our community can enjoy and benefit from and the concert with Lucas & Steve is just one example of the power of social gaming and how we can bring the thrill from physical experiences into the virtual world.”Next week’s event follows a series of music events as part of Lockwood’s Spinnin Sessions, including the opening of a brand new in-game music venue, Apex club with previous concerts from Firebeatz, Carta and much more. Tune in to see them here. A special area has also been designed within the concert arena for the Avakin community to meet and socialise, helping to provide more opportunity for people to develop meaningful connections in a social gaming environment.Lucas & Steve said: “This year has been incredibly challenging for us as well as the broader music industry. Not only does it keep us connected, but it also breaks down barriers and in the process encourages the world of music towards greater inclusivity. Lockwood Publishing, the award winning team behind the popular mobile game Avakin Life, has announced a 3-day in-game arena concert with DJ duo Lucas & Steve, with the opening night launching on Friday 6th November. The concert will feature four of Lucas & Steve’s most renowned tracks, including Another Life, I Want It All, Letters and When You’re Alone which will be played on loop by exclusive Lucas & Steve Avakins created specifically for the show. As part of a wider series of live music events in the game called Spinnin Sessions, the concert aims to bring the best of physical events into a virtual environment so that audiences all around the world can still enjoy and benefit from all that musical talent has to offer, despite challenges thrown up for the industry by the pandemic. Users will be able to attend the single concert as many times as they like completely free of charge, and receive an in-game reward every time they do.For those seeking an extra special experience, they’ll be able to purchase a backstage pass to the exclusive meet and greet area and enjoy all the perks that come with it. And now that the lights have been dimmed indefinitely in so many venues across the world as a result of the pandemic, we wanted to recreate that feeling in Avakin Life. That’s why it’s so incredible for us to have a platform to virtually play our music and meet with our fans across the world. Follow us on socials From posing with Lucas & Steve’s Avakins for selfies to receiving a signed virtual poster that’s only available for the duration of the event. Hopefully it’ll also inspire other artists to think creatively about ways they can benefit from virtual platforms to foster stronger bonds with their audiences.”Halli Bjornsson, Founder of Lockwood Publishing said: “We all have memories of our first concert and that incredible atmosphere that always leaves the crowd wanting more.

By Alex Cristian – November 4, 2020 2 0

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AVIRA RECONNECTS WITH FANS THROUGH FIRST TRACK OF UNPLUGGED SERIES: ‘MIRACLE (AVIRA’S UNPLUGGED MIX)’ !

Those places were the perfect spots for artists to connect with fans until the shadowside of 2020 kicked in. Cultivating a sense of wonder with every turn it takes, the Unplugged Mix of AVIRA’s ‘Miracles’ brings to light some of the most amazing qualities electronic music has to offer in a way that doesn’t require dance floors. “I’ve always been a huge fan of music that you can listen to in the car, at the beach, at night, and so forth”, AVIRA continues. That seemed like something we all really needed this year. “The dance floors are where the magic energy of music lives, and 2020 has disconnected artists like me from their fans”, AVIRA explains. “Something to set the mood and give you a chance to breathe. “I guess you can say we’ve been quite literally unplugged, as there are no sounds or lights. It’s been eerily quiet on dance floors for a while now. And to reestablish that connection, AVIRA emerges with the first track of his Unplugged series: ‘Miracle (AVIRA’s Unplugged Mix)’. That’s how unplugged was born, and you can expect a lot more music to pop up within the scope of this project.”

Follow us on socials A disconnection occurred, causing the music that previously enriched the lives of both creators and fans to suddenly get lost in translation. Telling a compelling, heartwarming story through warm vocals and delicate guitar touches, this record perfectly mirrors the marvels of life and the comfort it brings. I wanted to find a way to connect with listeners in places besides the clubs with something that still holds the essence of my records, but with a twist.
By Alex Cristian – November 4, 2020 2 0

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Marco Deleoni delivers a massive trap hybrid !

Definitely a tune no trap lover should miss out on, so go check it out now and let us know what you think! The track has a minimalist feeling and composition, focusing the most attention on the bass drops and vocals. The mixdown is excellent and the transitions and build-ups feel natural and are really well executed, building tension and energy for the release of the drop. Take an infused trap beat and hip-hop vocals on the breakdown and pair it with a powerful hybrid bass house drop and you’ve got a banger on your hands, which is exactly what Marco Deleoni did on his latest tune. Follow us on socials
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