Music Gear News
Comfortable pop star Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal used to think of "pop" as a "dirty word".
The British rapper - who emerged onto the pop scene from a background of underground raves and pirate radio station appearances - admits his opinions about pop music have changed as he has progressed in his career, and believes it is not easy to make a catchy song.
He said: "People who act like 'pop' is a dirty word think that writing pop music is easy.
"I used to think that too. But the fact is it's harder to make songs simple but still have a broad appeal. If it was easy then everyone would be doing it."
The 24-year-old Londoner also claims to think of himself as an entertainer, a label he enjoys.
He told the Times newspaper: "That's what I am: an entertainer. I do love the sight of everyone's enjoyment. I want to get as many people involved, from young people to traffic wardens to cleaners. Everybody."
He also claims he has cut down on his partying past since becoming more mainstream.
He revealed: "I drink a lot less. Not even for my image, but just to have the energy to get through this s**t. It's not like I've ever been an outrageous partier or anything, but I've partied a bit. Now I try and stay on the ball."Posted on 12 Jul 2010 07:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.
Recent Music News
Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses
Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality
Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.
Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.
Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.
The Sonzera series consists of a 50W combo, 50W Head and 20W combo.Used by Black Stone Cherry and Snarky Puppy, expect professional grade tone right off the bat