Exclusive interview Teri Miko: 'Every day is a new chance'
Apr 21, 2017
Ukranian artist Teri Miko releases her brand new single 'Kolavo' today. We caught her for an exclusive interview, talking about the track, her biggest inspiration and transforming into a ball of energy.
Hey Teri Miko! Your new single 'Kolavo' is out now as a free download through Spinnin' Premium. What can you tell us about this track?
"Every song is an expression of your feelings, your thoughts, your emotions and Kolavo is a great example of it. We all have different sides of us. And my music is an expression of a deep, dark side of me, which not so many people are aware of."
What does this new record say about your musical evolution as an artist?
"As an artist I am evolving every single day and always trying to experiment with my sound. But the fact that my track got appreciated and signed with a giant label like Spinnin' Records is proof that I'm heading into the right direction."
If music wasn't your priority, what would you be working on instead?
"Honestly, I would see myself as an owner of a restaurant. I don't cook but I love to eat and most important that I love to see people enjoying their food. But I don't think my restaurant would survive without music, so avoiding music is never an option for me."
What has been the coolest thing in your musical career up till now?
"The coolest thing is the fact that I discovered a different me. In my daily life I am just another girl, but when I hit the stage this ordinary girl transforms into a ball of energy that you cannot contain. As someone once called me a 'Hurricane from Ukraine'. And turning into a producer gave me more options to express this extraordinary person in me."
What inspires you the most when creating music?
"For me the biggest inspiration is my team, cuz all of us are very creative and after spending time with them, I come back home with so much inspiration, it's like my third eye just opened. And of course one of the biggest inspiration for me is always Skrillex."
What do you think is the most interesting development in dance music these days?
"Dance music has taken over the globe now. It's booming and it's crazy to see the biggest names in pop culture (and I don't only mean music but fashion as well) collaborating with the DJs and producers. I think electronic dance music is at its pinnacle at present and DJs/ producers are the new generation pop stars themselves."
And finally, what would you advise the upcoming stars on our Talent Pool?
"As I always say: giving up is never an option, you have to keep pushing yourself harder everyday towards your dreams. And if today you're lost and frustrated, tomorrow your music can be discovered and your life will change forever. What I like about a music career is that every day is a new chance."
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