We had the good fortune of connecting with Cyazon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cyazon, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
To never quit making music, even at your lowest points in life. I recently went through one of the most difficult times health wise in my whole life. I was on the verge of quitting because I did not see any enjoyment or fulfillment from making music a few months ago. Now that things are a bit more stable health wise, I can slowly get back into making music again. What has helped me is taking one day at a time as well as doing one thing at a time. I have found that there will always be moments in life that set you back. It’s a matter of how quickly you get back up and running again. The process of getting back up has already begun for me.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Hey it’s Cyazon. I’m an electronic music artist/DJ. Some of my musical influences are Nero, Xilent, and Au5. Everything about Cyazon, the music, the visual aesthetic, revolves around futuristic/cyberpunk movies such as Bladerunner 2049 or Tron Legacy. Recently I watched Jupiter Ascending so that’s another movie that now inspires Cyazon.

I believe what sets me apart from other music artists is what I mentioned earlier in terms of the visual aesthetic and music. Bladerunner 2049, that movie is my main source of inspiration for me. I took the storyline and combined it with other storylines from movies such as Tron Legacy to create my own futuristic city based in Los Angeles. My music uses similar sounds from Bladerunner as well as from the artists Nero, Xilent, and Au5 like I mentioned before. You can call it an EDM hybrid genre. I mainly focus on Midtempo within the electronic music genre so it makes experimentation very fun.

I’m most proud of my Monstercat release, Neo Soul. That track with Essenger jump started my whole career last year. I’m most excited about my very own radio show that’s about to launch in the next month or two.

In terms of how I got to where I am today, it was not easy at all and it’s still not easy haha. For me, there was and still is a lot of self-doubt wondering if it’s possible to make a full-time income from being an electronic music artist. I recently had a medical health scare at the hospital too so I almost feel like I’m at cross-roads in life. I still plan on continuing Cyazon. I thought I would point out some examples of self-doubt. But to answer the question better, I have been doing music for almost 8 years now on and off. I started Cyazon in 2015 so that’s 6 years. When an artist is not making any income or partial income, you can expect there to be thoughts of quitting. So it was very hard to motivate myself at times to continue my musical journey as Cyazon. I was able to overcome all of that from positive affirmations, thinking things would be better in the future for Cyazon and my personal life. Cyazon (me) is heavily inspired from those movies I mentioned, which are based on the future. So that helped inspire me a lot in the past during that time.

One major lesson that I learned along the way is to never be very hard on myself when times are difficult. It’s a very cliche thing to say usually from anyone, but it’s true. In terms of goals and aspirations, I learned I can’t be hard on myself when I’m not feeling my best physically or mentally. The music will always be there when one is ready.

What I want the world to know about me as Cyazon. I did an interview with VoyageLA before this one that talks a lot about me as a music artist, my brand, and my story. So I would recommend checking that out if you want to learn more!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Favorite spots in Los Angeles. I’ll be fast about this because there are tons now since I recently moved to West Hollywood haha.

Eat/drink – Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood, Zinque at the Westfield Century City Mall, Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills, and 1212 in Santa Monica.

Visit/Hang out – Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, walk on Rodeo drive in Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Westfield mall in Century City.

The most fun, interesting, exciting places and things to check out are definitely what I said about where I would take my best friend to hang out. Some other places worth mentioning are definitely Avalon nightclub, Exchange LA, the Hollywood Palladium, and Space Yacht at Sound Nightclub when shows/concerts open back up soon.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my friend/acquaintance Xilent. He has always provided me guidance and advice since day 1. He helped make my Monstercat release happen for me. I’m very grateful to have him be a part of the journey and growth as Cyazon.

Icon Collective College of Music. They have been an incredible support system and community. I’m grateful to them because they have given me the confidence, knowledge, and tools needed to really succeed in being an artist.

Last shoutout to my friend/acquaintance Au5. He has been another artist who has provided me with advice and guidance since we first met as well. He also has helped me with understanding how to mix/master and produce music. He also is always there to chat as a friend.

Website: https://cyazon.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyazon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyazonOfficial/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyazonofficial/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJU08ypZ1S07tHp7G_bxNw

Other: Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yiGQoPOHVrr5LGKf5VwP8?si=br80tyUJSCe6mgtBjdgSog
Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/cyazon/1448195483
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/cyazon

Image Credits
Gail Garberg

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