Praveen Yadav | Oct 17, 2021 | 0
REICK – DJ, SONGWRITER, AND PRODUCER
Reick is a globe-trotting DJ known for his euphoric melody-driven dance anthems that tell a bigger story. A native of India, the DJ born Koushik Mukherjee has gained fans across the world with his dynamic music style: bright tracks such as “Shawty”, “Slow Love”, and his new song “Good Love” featuring Jimmy Burney. Even as the pandemic severely impacts his home country, Reick has made a commitment to keep creating music that is approaching 2 million streams on YouTube and gaining tracking on other platforms in addition to being featured on Vh1, Rolling Stone, Hindustan Times, and other outlets.
Beyond his love for live performance, the Kolkata-based DJ, songwriter, and producer want his music to inspire, energize, and encourage healing. 2021 brings in more surprise as Reick releases a non-vocal deep house song “Emotions” on Sound of Soul Records. The song Emotions brings out the vibe of the phases of mood swings in a breakup. From sadness to disbelief to restlessness to suffocation o small bursts of happiness.
Here is REICK in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
I’ve been learning music and assisting in music production for the past 10 years. From internship to release of solo originals the knowledge for music grew. 2019 I decided to form an alter ego “REICK” to bring in dance music in a form that people could enjoy whenever and wherever.
2) Tell us more about the experience of having fans all around the world.
This is the best part of the trade. People love your craft, they might not understand your language but they are fascinated by the work. I personally had a great experience meeting so many people. It almost feels like I have an extended family across. I am exposed to so many different cultures which I really love to get to understand and be a part of. The world is so vibrant so many cultures yet we are tied with a common form of music.
3) Which has been your first track?
My first track as REICK was Slow Love. It’s a tropical dance track with a happy flirtatious vibe featuring the vocals of 2x Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jimmy Burney who is based in Los Angeles, US.
4) Who has been your inspiration?
I wouldn’t do justice if I name only 1 artist. I’ve been inspired to be a DJ from Fat Boy Slim. I’ve been inspired to learn music by listening to bands like Pink Floyd, Guns & Roses, etc. However, I connect a lot with Post Malone, Avicii, DJ Snake. I’m a huge fan of them.
5) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I intend to grow my music more. I did start my journey doing feel-good songs and some club songs. However, I feel it’s time I start bringing in songs with much deeper meanings to hope and change the lives of people.
To the business side of it, I’ve already been holding a residency at a club and do tours but I’d like to travel across the globe.
6) How would you describe your music?
My music is a simple feel-good which helps people connect and enjoy it anywhere anytime. There is always a very pleasant intro, a tropical rhythmic pattern, and euphoric melodies.
7) Which has been your most memorable song or project?
Good Love has to be my most favorite project ever. I wanted to do a song along the lines of Latin culture. I ended up making a crossover between a flamenco style of music with a modern-day dance-pop style. Imagine you and your love are vacationing on the beaches of Ibiza. Imagine the times spent, that was my goal in doing that song.
8) What advice would you give to the aspiring musicians?
Don’t make a song “that way” because it’s in trend. Do justice to the ideas in your head. There is an audience for all forms of music.
9) Share some of your achievements with the magazine.
Slow Love was on iTunes Charts, Emotions was #1 on Radio Marbella for a week, Slow Love aired on BBC Radio Leicester, radio interview with Radio One, Vh1, Rolling Stone featured my songs, Indian music journalist Narendra Kusnur rated my songs. My songs were largely loved both in Latin Countries, East Europe, Middle East & Southeast Asian countries.
10) How was life in quarantine?
Life was great actually. It was a huge eye-opener. My family and I were battling with Covid Pneumonia while I forced myself post-oxygen support to work on Good Love.
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