We had the good fortune of connecting with Ziggy Moon Karraa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ziggy Moon, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I would say by far, consistency. Even though I absolutely love music and what I’m doing, there are still days where I just don’t want to do anything, or days where everything I do sounds wrong. But I’ve learned that if I can push through those days, and still manage to do work even when it’s the last thing I want to do, I end up growing and learning from it. Being consistent has definitely helped me to get where I am today.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m currently a 20 year old musician and music producer from Los Angeles. I think what I’m most proud of about my music/art is the fact that I do everything myself. I write all of my songs, play all of the instruments, do all of the editing, and I try to handle some of the “marketing” of my music as well when I have some free time. This is both the most rewarding and most difficult part of making music for me because it can become rather mentally taxing to do all of those things alone. I’ve had to learn to trust my own opinion and most importantly, accept that not everything is going to be perfect on the first try. I would say that’s the most important lesson I’ve learned through all of this: nothing is going to be perfect this first time around, and it is much better to create something to completion than it is to obsess over every little detail and never really get anything done.
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.
Oh man if my best friend came to visit LA, I think we would have to go to Little Tokyo. I’ve been obsessed with Japanese food lately so we’d probably go hang out there and get some sushi. I’m a huge baseball fan so I think we’d go see a Dodger game as well and hopefully hang around East LA for a bit. Other than that, I think we’d have to track down the Kogi Beef truck for dinner at some point and go get some Mexican food at La Fogata by my house in the Valley. Food/dinner is probably my favorite part of the day so I think a lot of the trip would be a food tour of LA haha.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate the story to my Dad. He was the one to get me into music in the first place and has helped me through all of my hardest times.
Milan DiLeo (photographer) — People in the photos: Sam Patrick, Andrew Coda, Hans Kampani, Grifin DiNardo, John Nutt, Zander Rodriguez, Elliot Rick, Phil Mardirosian, Hank Fisher