Telica – Another Day Another Blessing [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

My Sound in 3 words – Jazzy Summer Grooves. (if you want to get more sonically/technically descriptive then – Electronica Jazz Guitar)

Tell us a few things about your new work “Another Day Another Blessing”.

“Another Day Another Blessing” is a song with the main message being that of enjoying the moment, celebrating life and embracing the NOW and embracing the being alive, being inspired and focusing on our craft despite all possible struggles and issues of the modern world. It was born as a result of jamming in our home studio with the record’s producer Teo Marangon and the rapper PDRO and a result of improvisation and just vibing happened to translate into a very dynamic and lively track. I think the main thing is that this track perfectly illustrates our personal and artistic direction on thought – jazz infused hip hop and a message of getting your goals and enjoying the process. “Tonight we don’t worry bout a thing” becomes a motto of sorts.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

I am a musician/ composer and producer so had to redirect that question to the rapper of the record PDRO, who said this:
“You call the tune yours, you don’t even own the rights to it?

They tell you what to say. I wouldn’t even write to it.”
For him it symbolises the passion of being an independent artist and having complete creative rights over your music and over your process.

Do you think there is a true underground hip hop sound today?

This is a very good question. Short answer – a 100% genuinely believe that the answer is a strong YES. To elaborate more outside of my work experiences as a producer, session guitarist and a music artist I am also heavily involved in music data and data strategisation. I have been analysing the hip hop scene from various different angles and the answer is always the same: the introduction and rise to prevalence of digital streaming platforms created a situation where all different underground spaces and ecosystems get the right and an opportunity to continue establishing itself onto the scene. NO matter what subgenre or a niche sub section of hip hop it might be – places like Spotify allow artists to meet their respective listeners and continue cultivating the relationships within that underground community. IN my particular case -modern jazz hip hop, lofi hip hop, jazz/chill rap etc. are all examples of niche spaces within the hip hop genre that are actually various variations and adaptations of a take on the “underground” sound. So for sure there is a big VARIETY of underground interpretations that are all growing and establishing their presence. IN the world of hip hop it can be especially observed with a melodic/ nostalgic type of jazz underground rap.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

I think Hip Hop is a perfect genre family with respect to fusion and blending of various other genres and influences. Obviously any song and genre is always about adapting influences etc, but in the case of hip hop it’s even more special. For me personally hip hop does symbolise this mix of influences to create something very energetic and dynamic without losing the melodic and instrumental aspects. From rap and sampling to virtuoso instrumental hip hop jazz, this genre family symbolises the energy of fusion and experimentation.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

Good question, as out catalogue is not wholeheartedly the same, I will focus on the song in question. State of mind could be different, but generally the state of mind of party, enjoying the moment, positivity mindfulness, BUT also just enjoying the jazzy and funky grooves to complement a summery weekendy vibration.

One last thing we should know about you?

One last thing you should know about us is that we are a team of 2: Myself(Pavel Telica) and Teo Marangon who is the main producer and engineer. We are the same people behind a jazz lofi duo “Doctor Gosso & the Samplers”, currently moving onto release more original music from the Telica profile. there is a looot more to come.

Thank you!

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