RELEASING HIS NEW SINGLE ‘LIVE IT UP’ I CHAT TO SPEED AUTOBAHN ABOUT THAT AND MORE 

What is your name? 
Speed Autobahn
What is your genre of music?
I would consider my style a fusion of electronica dance and Hip Hop musical genres.
Give us a little bio about you.

Growing up I always had a passion for writing and doing music but never serious until I was in college. In college my passion and skills improved to the point, I decided to pursue a career in music. In 2009 I released my first project “The six Boro mixtape” under the artist name “Fardaru”, Using aspects from my life growing up in Far Rockaway queens, and the struggles of living in New York city as the muse for this project. Later I met and teamed up with producer Danny Switchblade in 2010, where I continued to develop my musical sound and experiment with fusing electronica dance and Hip Hop musical genres. It was at this point that I change my name from Fardaru to “SPEED AUTOBAHN” to reflect my fast pace/ high energy musical style. 

What made you go in to music?

Growing up i always had a passion for writing and doing music but never serious until I was in college. In college my passion and skills improved to the point, I decided to pursue a career in music. i was inspired by the drive and passion to create music that people could dance, party and groove too, but at the same time deliver a great message. 

Are you a signed?

 right now i’m a unsigned indie artist 

Your brand new Single ‘Live It Up’ , whats the meaning behind? 

My song “Live it Up” is one of the singles off my new album “E.N.S” (Earth Need for Speed). E.N.S is a high energy sci-fi theme project that will make you dance and party all night. The Single “Live It Up” is a special song that I dedicated to a friend of my mine that passed. He would always say “Live everyday like your last”. 

Will we see a EP or album by the end of the year? 

I recently released my new album “E.N.S” (Earth Need for Speed) this month (July). E.N.S is a high energy sci-fi theme project that will make you dance and party all night. I really enjoyed creating this project and so far the album has been receiving a lot of great feedback.

E.N.S album: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/sets/ens-earth-need-4-speed
Will you be doing any gigs or tours? 

I currently in the process of promoting my new project, a few radio interviews in the states, performances and appearance in different summer festival events in NYC (for dates check Speedautobahn.com). I also in talks with a few show promoters in Las vegas and trying to explore some performance opportunities in the U.K. 

You met Fat Joe, did he give you some advice? If what was it?

 I was introduced to Bronx NY rapper emcee fat joe earlier this year and provided advice on music. Advice “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”

 Do you play any instruments?

I wish! i’m strictly a vocalist and song writer, but i have some skills on the studio engineering side. 

Who are your influences?

Growing up being from queens, Nas was definitely my first musical inspiration and later artist like T.I, big L influenced my writing lyrically and uptempo flow. More seasoned artist like James Brown, Prince, Michael jackson, David Bowie, David Guetta, kid Cudi, lady gaga and Chuck barry influenced me to become a greater entertainer and search for my own cool diverse sound. Bands like the Beatles, phantom, imagine dragons also help shape my sound. 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I get muse from everywhere. walking down the street, driving, watching people interacting and my own personal life experiences. Thats the greatest gift as a artist to be able to capture life experiences and create music based on it.  

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

i hope to continue growing as a artist and god willing, I become a more successful music artist that is recognized worldwide. 

You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come together?

About a year ago, I was exploring different music pr companies in the UK and I came across Quite Great PR. I started emailing them and inquiring on their services and was very impressed with their team. Plus seeing how my music was getting alot of love and attention from a broad, it only made more sense to start working with them. 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

i’m very big on physical fitness, which include activities like weight lifting, running and boxing. I also enjoy a watching movies, traveling, partying and hanging out with friends. I’m a person of positive energy and vibes.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
 Now thats a hard question! So many songs that have influenced and inspired me. Here are a few old and newer songs on my ipod playlist that i enjoy listening too. 

Nas “If I ruled the world”
Bob Marley “redemption song”
prince “when doves cry”
T.I “castle walls”
Asap Ferg “strive”
College “Real hero”
Chris brown “dont wake me up”

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 I was introduced to Bronx NY rapper emcee fat joe earlier this year and provided advice on music. Advice “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

Try your best to stay consistent and never get discouraged because of delays or failures. It’s not going to be easy, but if strive to get better everyday and doors will open. 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 The race is not won by the swift but by the ones that endure

Best place to visit in Manhattan?

NYC has a ton of cool spots to visit. The best advice for anyone visiting, get a subway map and start downtown and work your way up. Always something to going on in soho, West 4th, lower east side, meat packing district, mid town, Harlem, etc.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

 1) my D.J ( I perform live with a D.J)

2) apple computer
3) wear something comfortable beacuse after 30min-hour set, I find myself drenched like I jumped into a pool.
4) i always have a few guest performers to make the show more exciting and spontaneous.
5) 2 shots of Jack and ginger before I get on stage (relaxs the nerves) and a bottle of water while performing.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow? 
 

website: Speedautobahn.com 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Speed-Autobahn-Fan-Page-293420584009339/

 

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn

 

E.N.S album: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/sets/ens-earth-need-4-speed

 

Snapchat: Speed Autobahn

Instagram: speedautobahn
 

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