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TheUmutmusic Explains How He Makes Music

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Umut Gundogdu AKA TheUmutmusic produces, sings, mix & masters his own songs in his home in New York City. Umut is a talented and endlessly creative artist whose life experiences took him from Turkey to The Netherlands to New York. After he graduated from high school, listening to Michael Jackson, Notorious BIG and Tupac he was looking for a path for himself and became a member of his brother’s R&B – Rap group. Working with rappers as an R&B singer, was an interesting experience that shaped his early music career. In 2011 he moved to The Netherlands and started to produce and learn more technical aspects of making music.

In 2019, Umut moved to New York City to grow his music career. Umut released 3 music videos within a year. His latest releases are a 4 songs project, and he’s shared online that he is going to release Chapter 2 “In My Zone” in November and Chapter 3 “Poison” in January 2021.

Umut explains how he’s making music in his home studio. He says he has used almost every DAW that exists in the music industry such as Reason, FL Studio, Cubase, Studio One, Ableton, Garage Band, Pro Tools etc. But he feels most comfortable in Logic Pro. When he makes music he doesn’t know where and when motivation can strike, sometimes in the middle of the night at 1AM, sometimes when he just woke up in the morning. A lot of times when he remembers a melody or lyric he just grabs his phone and records the melody and later he makes it in Logic Pro.

Umut says he recorded a lot of melodies or drum doing beatbox on his phone. If he doesn’t have a melody in his mind then he just opens the DAW, checks the sounds and if he has motivation to do something he definitely ends up creating a dope beat to write and sing on. He says he likes to chop samples and create new music from them too. He says he has a lot of beats that he created with his own samples, for those he is looking for dope rappers to collaborate!

When we asked Umut what his style of music is, he says he does modern R&B pop vocals on hip-hop beats. Since he worked with rappers for a long time, he likes to create hip-hop beats. He likes some Trap or beats with 808 bass kick and is open to exploring every genre of music. On his current 4 songs project he uses more 808 bass sounds and the songs have more MJ type of vocals on them. He records his songs by himself. After a lot of self-study and workshops he is now able to mix and master his own songs too.Umut saves his last words for other indie musicians who are struggling to create music, ‘’believe in yourself, you don’t need a million dollar studio and equipment, what matters most is your talent and your trust in yourself. And don’t try to be a perfectionist coz it will delay your career. Just create and publish all the time because one day someone will hear it as you do.’’

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Los Angeles Rapper King Musa Releases New Project “A Superstar”

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“It ain’t where I’ve been, but where I’m bout to go!” – King Musa

Born to Egyptian migrants, King Musa was raised in the rough Mar Vista Gardens Projects in Los Angeles. His parents, seeking a better life, escaped poverty in Egypt and moved to LA to provide opportunities for their loved ones.  Seeking a distraction  from the challenges of his neighborhood, Musa fell in love with the game of basketball and became skilled, eventually playing high school at Venice High, college at Cal State Northridge from year and semi-professional for the San Diego Surf Basketball Club of the American Basketball Association (ABA) from year 2013-2014 season. After finishing his career, Musa transitioned into the corporate world. While working in the business world, he began to elevate but quickly realized he was working full-time as a professional yet seeking something greater. That something greater” turned out to be music, and Musa has dived in full force by recording and dropping his first project called No Nights Off in 2015.  He went on tour performing at icon venues such as the House of Blues in LA. He quickly manifested a unique sound, infusing the culture of his Egyptian heritage and Los Angeles upbringing into a modern sound perfectly constructed for turning up and having a good time.    

While Los Angeles, CA rapper King Musa dedicates late nights and early mornings on his future, his unique career path differentiates him from a large sector of the hip-hop scene. The former basketball player turned successful entrepreneur made a sharp turn in his career trajectory and shifted focus from the corporate industry to the music industry. With a special blend of LA swag and international flavor, Musas style reaches wide, and he looks to share that sound in his 2020 single, You & Me. Most recently he has cracked over 15 thousand streams on his hit single called ‘Want it All.’ Now he doubles back with a 6 track LP titled “A Superstar” which features MB Salone, and RogWill to name a few.

Combine his energetic sound with his unbridled passion and unique journey to becoming a recording artist, and King Musa has the foundation to become an international star and an icon in the music game.  He is immensely inspired; he wont stop or give up until he creates music that inspires, influences, and has a positive creative impact on the world, respectively. That is his biggest focus, and as he often quotes, “… where the focus is, the results will flow”.

For more on King Musa, follow his instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kingmusaofficial/

Listen to ‘A Superstar’ here: https://g.co/kgs/UEzY1U

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