Influences & Inspirations

From hometown beats to personal heroes, there’s a story behind every track.

  • Body Positivity

    Why?  The ominous question that circles through our heads.  “You have to find your ‘why’” people are always saying.  Your reason and intention in the things we choose to do with our lives. But sometimes a why that once dripped…

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  • Underneath Xander

    Producer and vocalist Xander is a testament to perseverance. Exploring new-found confidence through the lens of musical creation, the rising musician talks about anxiety, family, and work ethic. Raised in a small town surrounded by farm-like scenery, Xander garners influence…

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  • Fluidity Talks

    Growing up in a suburban town, I’ve always had the privilege of relaxing and getting away from the loud city noises. In my current room the trees are directly outside my window, where pretty flowers bloom and birds wake me…

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  • Love Letter to San Pedro

    We come from San Pedro, a small town just outside of Los Angeles where everybody knows someone that you do. It’s part of LA county, but it feels like a different world. It’s made up of people who rarely leave…

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  • Trusting Yourself As A Musician

    As an aspiring musician, the act of trusting yourself and your vision is not as easy as it seems. We face so many different outside influences that pull us in so many directions that it becomes difficult to cancel out…

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  • Becoming Uni The Fly Pilot

    Before I even knew what I was doing, I put myself on the piano at three years old. I was a really expressive and sensitive kid and I tried to show that in every form possible. Music and film influenced…

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  • The Sinner’s Guide To Solace

    Moving an introverted artist into the city is a bit like dropping a lamb into a lion’s den. The artist, drenched in all their idealistic naiveté, oozes easy pickings. It’s a mind and soul ripe for the taking. Or a…

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  • Midnight in Montreal

    It took me weeks to settle on a topic for this article. The eureka moment came in the form of reminiscing about a simpler time and place in my musical journey — back when and where I was just starting…

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  • Yin & Yang: Balancing Music & Mental Health

    My connection to music and mental health is really dynamically intertwined and is probably the healthiest thing in my life. Both have such a deep impact on the other. Music has pulled me out of difficult times, especially with mental…

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  • I Don’t Really Know What I’m Making & That’s Okay

    I wouldn’t say music is something I’m exceptionally good at, I mean I never studied music theory or anything of the sort. However, I can confidently say I’ve developed a particular perspective of music within the confines of my own…

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