THEAUSSIEWORD.COM special interview with international artist/DJ Milwin.
How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?
My music interest started at an early age, as far as I can remember music has been a big part of my life. My father has always been in a band, so growing up I got to watch him perform and rehearse. When I was six years old I started to drum on the pillows and pots in the kitchen. Then I went to music schools and played drums in different bands. After that I discovered DJ-ing and electronic music at the age of twelve which got me into producing my own music.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
As a little kid I got inspired by my father who plays in a band. After listening to rock music I wanted to be a rockstar and got influenced by the rockbands.
The first time I heard electronic dance music it really caught my attention as a young kid, I felt it was something I wanted to be a part of to express my feeling through out music. I was influenced by Avicii, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia. Now I’m influenced by all kinds of artists from all types of genres actually.
What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish?
As an artist and producer I always want to evolve and become better at my craft releasing good music and working with good musicians. My biggest goal as an artist would be looking back at my career when I’m older and being proud of what I’ve accomplished.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
I have 3 songs out at the moment which are all doing well, On My Way, No Turning Back and New Levels, I hope people will dance to my music the coming months. Unfortunately no touring until the pandemic is under control.
Tell us a bit about your latest release and how would you best describe your music?
I actually released 3 songs in 1 month on 3 different labels between mid October – mid November. Usually you want at least 4-6 weeks between each release as the label needs time to work each track and you don’t want them to compete against each other for playlist or radio support. But each label is amazing with a fantastic team behind it, I’m very humble for all the support the music has received.
Give us an insight into your creaIve process. What gets you writing songs?
It depends. Sometimes I can get inspired from songs I listen to, that can lead to a feeling I wanna re- create. Sometimes I have sessions with different types of songwriters/producers and we start writing a track from scratch or write on something I’ve made earlier. Or sometimes melodies and rhythms comes into my head and I start a new project immediately.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
No hidden meaning. I released a track called “Own Shit” with my friend and very talented singer/ songwriter Adam Benya. In the song we added a sentence in Swedish which we thought was cool.
Success, what is the secret to it?
Hard work, consistency, study your craft, be creative, think outside of the box and have a lot of fun while doing it.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
My latests release has received massive support on international radio being played on BBC1, Capital, KISS FM etc. I’ve also been booked twice to Weekend Festival which is one of Scandinavia’s biggest festivals. Im very grateful for the support.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
Theres so many… To name a few: Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Kanye West, Prince.
Are there any new projects in the pipeline?
Oh Yes Oh Yes! Stay tuned.
The music industry is constantly changing, where do you see yourself a few years?
I will still be releasing the music I love. Let’s look back on this interview a few years from now and hope thats true.
What is your favourite and least favourite part about this line of work and why?
Favourite part of this job is that I’m actually doing this everyday and can spend time on it whenever I want.
Name a few of your favourite Australian artists.
Tame Impala, Bee Gees, Empire Of the Sun, Flume, Fisher.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
It sucks. I think the music industry is too much about how many followers you have on your social media. I guess it’s still just about the money. But I need to adapt to the landscape of the industry. I’m blessed to have such a fantastic management that helps and supports me.
How will you continue appealing to the internaIonal market?
Releasing some fire music and touring the world giving them a night they probably will forgot as they got to f*ucked up haha.
Do you collaborate with others? Who is on your wish-list?
Yes I do, mostly songwriters and songwriters. Would be cool to make a track with Pharrell Williams.
What advice do you give for other artists wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Work hard, listen and learn, make a lot of music and try different types of genres, find a great team that supports you.
A message for your fans. How do you best interact and respond with your followers and fans?
On my Instagram page: milwinonline.
Any last words?
Follow my social medias to be the first to hear from me!