This weeks Artist Spotlight
Where are you based?
I am based in Madrid, Spain
How did you first get into music?
I have always been singing and dancing in my room, but I first started recording myself around 2010 or so. I discovered that there were a lot of people on YouTube who would create their own "K-Pop/J-Pop Labels". It was these huge online groups run by one or a few teenagers, where you could audition, be given a part for a girl or a boy group, and then each of the singers would record at their own home. Then the parts would be sent to the organiser, who would mix it all together and upload a video. It was really technically advanced stuff looking back! Especially considering we were all a bunch of teenagers recording with different microphones (I recorded on my webcam back then!) all over the world. Somehow it was all very organised and taken very seriously. Funny enough, though my equipment has gotten a lot better by now, it taught me how to collaborate with people and be resourceful with your space and equipment. It's a time I really cherish!
Do you play any instruments?
I learnt to play some piano when I was younger so that I could accompany my singing, although I've forgotten most of it by now. It comes in handy for inputing MIDI into the computer while producing though!
Describe your music style
That's really hard! I had a lot of musical influences growing up as my father had to travel often for work. While on trips, the people of those countries would introduce him to music from the area, and he'd always come home with new CD's, so that's really shaped how I build melodies. I love to mix those folk influences with more modern, sometimes gritty sounds, and make music that takes you into another world. My fans have described my style as ethereal, but as for genre? Anything is fair game as long as it makes me feel something.
Who are you favorite artists?
Some of my current favourites are Grimes, Kerli, Veela, Rosalia, Rina Sawayama, HANA and Kalafina.
Who would your dream music collaboration be with?
Right now it would be hard to choose between Grimes and Rosalia. They are both extremely skilled at fusing genres and making it work, and very experimental, which I really admire.
What are your favorite VST / Synths or programs in general to use when producing your music?
I use Cubase 10 to record, and Izotope Nectar 3 has really sped up my workflow when it comes to making my demos and drafts sound good enough to send over. But my favorite to play with has to be Valhalla Supermassive. I love making huge, otherworldly harmonies with a ton of reverb.
What interests or hobbies do you have outside of music?
I have a French Bulldog called Chew Borker who I am obsessed with. I love to snuggle with her on the couch and watch other people play videogames on YouTube or Twitch (right now I'm going through a Jerma985 phase, but for about 7 years I was only able to fall asleep if Northernlion was playing in the background). I also really love playing videogames myself, especially co-op games like Overcooked or Terraria. I also love make up, board games, going to new restaurants, and anything crafty. Recently I picked up Posca pens and writing letters, and it's really helped me relax and de-stress.
If you have not heard Miyoki’s music yet then we highly recommend Avalanche and Losing Faith and if you like what you hear please give Miyoki a follow on social media https://www.bassrebels.co.uk/Miyoki
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