L.A. Artist Danjul Talks New Project “Origin of Times”, Inspirations & More [Interview]

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Danjul

By Jack Barnes

Getmybuzzup: Tell us a little about yourself?

Danjul: Hello, my name is Danjul I’m an aspiring recording artist from LA area. And I wish I was apart of the X-men! Haha

 

Getmybuzzup: How did you get started in the first place? 

Danjul: I started dancing and choreographing in high school. I started writing poems and self-taught myself how to write songs. In 2010 I met my producer his name is Matthew Nelson. And we did my first project “Origin of Times”.

 

Getmybuzzup: How long have you been in the music industry?

 

Danjul: I wouldn’t say I’m in the music industry…yet! I’m still an aspiring artist, but I’ve been doing music for reals since 2008.

Getmybuzzup: How would you describe your sound?

 

Danjul: My sound is like a pop sound with a cinematic touch.

 

Getmybuzzup: What is the concept behind your latest project “Origin of Times”?

 

Danjul: Origin of Times is my very first project ever! And is just a cinematic sounding project about my life. Took me 3 years to finish!!!

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s different about this creative process from your previous projects?

 

Danjul: This is my very first project. The creative process was very liberating and scary at the same time. I came into project very unsure but Matthew my producer guided me, and helped me in ways I’ll never forget. He taught me a lot bout my voice.

 

Getmybuzzup: Any plans on touring to promote your latest EP project?

 

Danjul: Touring? Not sure…maybe performing Ch. of love but as for a tour I’m not sure lol. Not enough people know about me yet haha!

 

Getmybuzzup: What was it like working on the visuals for the song “Chapter of love”?

 

Danjul: It was a fun experience! I styled myself for the video and found all the jewelry and look to become a vampire prince. I didn’t have a lot of money so I did a lot on my own and my brother helped be the directors assistant.

 

Getmybuzzup: Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content? 

 

Danjul: I honestly don’t know…ha! I try to make everything (beats, lyric, content) all sound great. I love telling stories.

 

Getmybuzzup: What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: better production, delivery, stage presence, etc..)

 

Danjul: Good question, I strive to always grow as an artist everyday. I’ll never stop growing..I’ve never performed live yet so making sure I don’t look stupid is a must lol.

 

Getmybuzzup: Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

 

Danjul: Brandy, Prince, Michael & Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, Max Martin, Britney Spears, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, David Bowie.

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s your all time favorite song?

 

Danjul: One of them is by Brandy titled “True” I play that song hmmm maybe 2k Times thus far! Hahahahaha!

 

Getmybuzzup: In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre and why?

 

Danjul: Michael & Janet Jackson! They both set the bar so high and paved the way for all pop artist.

 

Getmybuzzup: Who have been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?

 

Danjul: Haven’t worked with anyone….YET:)

 

Getmybuzzup: What did you with your first check off music? 

 

Danjul: I got a $600 check from selling two of my songs I wrote. I thought it was fake!!! But it was real! I thought I was rich!! I just bought me Chinese food haha! Saved the rest.

 

Getmybuzzup: What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

 

Danjul: Stay who you are. I’ll never not be me…

 

Getmybuzzup: How do you feel about the current state of music? 

 

Danjul: No comment lol

 

Getmybuzzup: What is your main goal as far as music? 

 

Danjul: To inspire and reach as many people as possible hoping people will hear pop music reimagined.

 

Getmybuzzup: Who would you say your music relates to the most? 

 

Danjul: I think my music can relate to everyone and whoever is willing to accept me.

 

Getmybuzzup: What separates you from other artists? (what makes you different?) 

 

Danjul: I’m not from Earth…I’m an alien! Jk haha. I just try to be as original as possible, I wanna bring something new to pop music.

 

Getmybuzzup: When you’re not in the studio, what do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

 

Danjul: I like going to coffee bean to write and just think. Also anything dealing with the beach I love. I’m not a party guy…I love going to the movies.

 

Getmybuzzup: If you could work with any producer who would it be?

 

Danjul: Max Martin and Timbaland! Together would be the perfect mix for my sound!

 

Getmybuzzup: What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

 

Danjul: Doing a radio interview for Iheartradio undiscovered new artist. That was cool…..

 

Getmybuzzup: What artist music are you currently a fan of? 

 

Danjul: Moss Kena and Bazzi and Cardi B.

 

Getmybuzzup: When performing live what are some of the things you do to get the crowd involved?

 

Danjul: I guess I’ll have to think of something when I perform lol

 

Getmybuzzup: When performing and the crowd is singing along how does that energy make u feel?

 

Danjul: I’m sure it’s gonna feel amazing once I start performing.

 

Getmybuzzup: What can we expect from you in the future?

 

Danjul: Performances, new music, new videos!

 

Getmybuzzup: Anything else you wanna add?

 

Danjul: Thank you for interviewing me! Stay tuned guys!

 

Getmybuzzup: Where can the fans check out for your music or follow you at?

 

Danjul: instagram.com/storyofdanjul

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