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

Hi Sergio, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
As a musician, you need to be authentic in your music. It doesn’t mean that you can’t rap because it’s too trendy or you can’t play gypsy punk because you have no gypsy blood. Music is out of time. You record your song and people will be able to discover it in 100 years from now. So make music which will be exciting to discover even then, put your soul into it.
So my idea is that outsiders are copy-pasting style, sound, performance and image of someone else. And totally lose their identity.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Okay, my journey starts in 1996 when I was just 4 years old and my mom brought me to our local choral studio. I ended up there studying music theory and singing for almost 20 years straight with some time outs.
Our choir did numerous music tours around Europe and across our country (Russia) being well known boys choir with broad music repertoire.

During teenage years I was attracted to heavy music such as punk rock and hardcore and gathered few bands to play on local gigs and develop punk community. It wasn’t only music, but also charity work, activism and social work.

Long story short, I started to broaden my music taste, found out that I love funk, ambient, bachata and even post rock.
However, only in 2017 when I was traveling around Great Britain the idea of solo music career came to my mind. The idea of making music my profession.
I wasn’t good at music theory and solfeggio and my composing skills was kinda mediocre at that moment. But melodies started to appear in my head and that was pretty surprising for me. It was just the first step.

So I started to record my melodies and ended up with dozens of drafts which needed to be transformed into songs, but it wasn’t as easy to compound lyrics as melodies.

To be honest, after few professional records of my drafts and some covers I needed course correction to understand what I want my music to be.
In January 2021 I got a whole new set of equipment and instruments. Looper station was among that kit. And I loved it. It made my composing process so much easier and faster. Now I use it everywhere to perform live and to compose my material using all kind of instruments and, of course, my voice.

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.
I live in Long Beach and I absolutely love this area! So first of all, we would discover DTLB, Pine avenue with bars and bistros. My favorite is Crab Shack on Broadway. I will definitely bring my friend to Alamitos Beach and Long Beach state beach to cruise by the beach on skateboards or bikes and check out The Lions Lighthouse. Since it’s pretty close to Orange County, we would rather go there first and visit Seal Beach for french cuisine (Bistro St Germain) and Huntington beach for surfing!

In LA county we would go to Marina Del Rey and park our car over there to walk to Santa Monica Beach and spend the whole day in that area doing sports, getting tan and swimming in the ocean. There’s a great place called BIBIBOP with authentic korean food.
The other day in the evening we will come to Manhattan beach and skateboard to Redondo Beach where’s the best fresh seafood straight from the ocean. We will get some oysters, grilled shrimps and smoked salmon.

Of course on a sunrise I will drive my friend to Mulholland drive and we will hike to Griffith observatory through Griffith Park with spectacular Hollywood views.

If there will be a request for shopping we will stop by Melrose avenue and hop into Oasis on Melrose which represents local designers.

For immersive experience I will definitely take my friend to one of Heart Vision LA private events. It is an immersive psychological experience dedicated to heart opening and increasing sensitivity with your eyes closed. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Andreas Jones made me believe in myself as an artist and helped me to discover my identity in music. Being musical genius he travels to unexplored lands of musical fusion connecting such opposite styles as mantras and techno, ethnic, tribal and electronic.

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Image Credits
Daria Khazhinov, Sergio Wild

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