We had the good fortune of connecting with Eloi Muhoranimana and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eloi, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Honestly I didn’t choose to be an artist. It’s like music just chose me for the fact that I was born in a family where everybody is a musician. My dad played in a band for about 10 years as a guitarist and producer. Following the same path all my older siblings are well known music producers locally. So I found myself in an environment where music was a bond/link for us as a family. My musical journey began in 2011, where I started as a producer and singer, at the age of 12. I first experimented with electronic music production in 2018. Overtime, I have developed my unique sound and have tied my main focus to electronic dance music.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Basically I am an EDM producer and what sets me apart from others, is that I come as a whole package as an artist. I mean I make my instrumentals, write and sing on them then mix and master.
I’m proud of the fact that the journey has not been easy because of my origin and the type of music I do, totally two things different but I didn’t give up. Also the connections I’ve made in the process.
It’s been a lot of hard work. People think being a music producer is something very easy but to assure you it’s one of the hardest careers one could ever choose. This is because it requires 24 hours of your day, 365 days of your year. New sounds are being discovered everyday to maintain you need to keep updating yourself as a producer. About the point of overcoming challenges you just need to keep learning and stay committed.
The most important lesson I’ve learned is that success is not overnight. I think consistency beats talent. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, if you don’t practice to improve your skill you won’t achieve the goal.
One thing I’d like the world to know about me is that the genre of music I am introducing is totally new to my community and it’s taking people time to vibe along. To understand what I am doing, it’s more of a mission for me to fuse electronic dance music in the genres that are already existing in my country by making it fun for people through festivals, events and live shows..
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There’s a place in my country known as Gisenyi. It’s a 5hr drive from the capital of Kigali. There’s nice fish and people do a lot of live shows, djing, vibing alongside the lake. We would go drink and eat at Cocobean, and visit the sports Arena in Kigali. In my view, I think the national game park is an exciting place with the big five animals such as lions, elephants, etc..
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout first of all my family, especially my dad who created the foundation for all this. He supported me where nobody else believed and that gave me more confidence in everything I did. Additionally I thank my fellow producer Piece Wise who gave me a sense of direction in the electronic dance music industry. Lastly, I wanna thank all the labels I’ve collaborated with. Such as We Are Diamond, Loudkult, Get The Sound, Spectrum Recordings and others.