Artist Interviews

It’s funny how things work sometimes. I love promoting independent artists, I love doing interviews, to get them ‘out there’! That was also the mindset I had with Bex. I wanted to know more about the lady who went from theatre to electronic dance music.

But her star is rising, and it’s rising fast! The day we concluded our interview, I heard her on Z100, the Top 40 station of New York City thru my iHeartRadio app. And while working out our interview, her new single ‘What You Are‘ hit the American Billboard Dance chart at #19!

Mad props to Bex, ’cause she shows it can be done. Independent artists can still break thru with hard work and determination! Seems I’m just in time to find out what makes her tick and I have to be honest, I love it :)

The Dutch Guy (TDG): Can I borrow 20 bucks?

Bex: Depends on if this is a borrow, loan, or give situation…

TDG: Can you describe yourself in one sentence?

Bex: Fearless female from NYC who views life like it’s a big fat fabulous party.

TDG: What are your roots?

Bex: My background is in theatre; musicals, plays, experimental. It’s made me very comfortable bringing out different essences in a character, and very at home on stage. I’ve been a dancer since I was 2, so it’s like rhythm runs through me at all times. Stillness is much tougher for me than movement, because I always feel energized and kinetic!

TDG: Background in theatre & musicals, that’s totally different of what you’re doing now with Electronic Dance Music (EDM). How did you go from theatre/musicals to EDM?

Bex: There’s a lot that is so different, but much more that is really similar. Same skill set. I was finding I wanted to do something where I felt more creative and in control, and for me, that meant creating my own music, writing, and developing a brand and an image. Those skills I wouldn’t have been using working in theatre.

It was an organic transition for me, happened to meet a couple of producers who invited me to collaborate with them, and I fell in love with the process. I loved creating something from nothing! It felt to me like pulling a song out of thin air that was was silent, but you grabbed it and let people hear it. That was it for me, I dived head first into learning as much as I could about the process of making music, the quirks of the music industry, marketing, etc. I don’t think about it much, but there is so much about EDM that is theatrical…the technology, the over-the-top visuals, major stage shows, but most importantly, connecting with your audience/listener and getting them to feel.

TDG: How would you describe your sound?

Bex: Playful! I don’t like to take myself too seriously, and I think that comes across in my original music. A lot of the lyrics are sung with a twinkle in my eye. It’s really clear in ‘Life Of The Party‘, there’s a lot that’s light and funny in there. Although ‘What You Are‘ is darker and more serious overall, there is playfulness and teasing in the lyrics that is really subtle.


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