Welcome ladies and gentleman, please allow me to introduce you to a rare glimpse into the fascinating realm of “The Domain”. This new track Better Than Me plunges us into a land of thumping bass lines and soulful synth- pop songs. The song takes them through flashbacks of 80s vibes combined with modern EDM sounds. This is a soul stirring type of a music which makes one’s feet move up and down.
His musical adventure started with rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix and grew into an attraction to underrated hip-hop. His evolving sound reflects the changing nature of creativity as much as a journey through a radiant and throbbing star.
Although “The Domain” was not brought up in a musical family, he began his music career at an early stage of his life, he started to play the guitar when he was only 11 years old, and that helped in shaping his music ear, he fell inlove with rock music and gravitated towards it, yet he started to rap at 17.
this disclosure was made during a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh where “The Domain” shared more about his life and some of the challenges in the music industry.
When asked about his main inspiration, his response was mindblowing, this is what he had to say
“My main inspiration is always the brilliant artists I collaborate with. I push myself to do the best I can just to honor them and their amazing talent they’re lending to the project”
Love yourself, follow your dreams, and embrace nature’s beauty.# This is what his message represents, it reflects an artistic fever with a strong love of simple things. His pursuit for inspiration trails him as he creates pulsating beats, and leaves a message of conscious existence.
“The Domain” is not just an artist who wants to make music, he also wants to be a better version of himself so others can also benefit from him.
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What is your stage name?
Is there a story behind your stage name?
“The Domain” is an obscure reference to the Roswell Alien Interview, where Airl the survivor of the crash refers to her home Universe and her colleagues from said Universe as “The Domain”. In a cryptic kind of a way the theme of the project is “Futuristic Alien Beats”.
Another reason I chose this name is because it sounds kind of like a group, and as such it means in the future I can add
members to form a group if I so choose.
Where do you find inspiration?
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
When I was small, like 11 years old I started playing the guitar, I was loving Rock music. Things like Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, great seventies guitar heroes…
When I was maybe like 17 years old I started rapping and I was loving the underground Hip Hop scene and classic 90’s Hip Hop records quite a bit.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Definitely not. There was a complete absence of art or music of any kind in my family when I was growing up.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
For me, I was never really inspired to become famous. I just loved making music so much that it was inevitable that I would release albums.
The industry side of things doesn’t impress or excite me. Working in the studio excites me.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
In regards to production, I guess it was just getting my hands on some super dodgy old audio software when I was a kid and figuring it out.
Back in the day when I started releasing Hip Hop songs more professionally I would go to a studio for recording vocals and mixing and that was the first time I saw Cubase.
The engineer there was a legend and we did some mixing sessions and it inspired me to get Cubase and start to figure out
more mixing and mastering skills.
How could you describe your music?
This is very difficult.
Imagine you’re traveling through the Universe and you come across a great gaseous orb, and it’s pulsating and glowing purple.
As you travel around the orb you notice a blue and pink sunset.
Describe your creative process.
My process involves rapidly doing 1000 different things and trying to keep up with the inspirations coming in. I 100% am doing
sound design, song-writing, mixing, production, editing, any random thing at 1000 miles an hour in the most convoluted and spontaneous way imaginable.
What is your main inspiration?
My main inspiration is always the brilliant artists I collaborate with. I push myself to do the best I can just to honor them and their amazing talent they’re lending to the project. The guest singers on my tracks they are literally amazing and I’m so lucky to work with some of them. Seriously.
What musician do you admire most and why?
In the realm of Rock’n’Roll I would say Jimi Hendrix,
in the realm of Hip Hop I would probably say Pharoahe Monche,
in the realm of Soul music I would probably say Marvin Gaye
in the realm of Pop music I think it would have to be Dua Lipa
in the realm of Electronic music I think Calvin Harris is pretty decent, and Martin Garrix is alright
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yep, it’s changing and evolving all the time.
I haven’t stopped changing and evolving, to the point where I can’t clearly define what genre I’m supposed to be in.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I guess other producers? I don’t really follow the Electronic music scene at all so I wouldn’t even know.
What are your interests outside of music?
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Traveling in a space ship I think. Trying to find intelligent life.
Or possibly deep inside the jungle where noone can ever find me, eating mangoes and drinking ayahuasca.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
I think the biggest issue facing musicians nowadays is the issue of streaming royalties (or lack thereof)
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
It would be a meritocracy based on music alone and not Tik Tok and Instagram algorithms and skewed by major corporations with questionable motives.
What are your plans for the coming months?
The Universe makes my plans for me I don’t usually have a choice I just go with it.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
You know it!
What message would you like to give to your fans?
A) Look after yourself, don’t poison your body with rubbish just to be cool.
B) Try to figure out what you love doing. Everybody has a purpose and talents and abilities it’s just that most of us have been too traumatized
by the school system and society to remember what makes us happy.
C) Spend time in nature. Honor the natural world and all of it’s beauty and try not to ruin it.