Today we’d like to introduce you to Flaviyake.
Flaviyake, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am an artist, songwriter, producer, light programmer and a classically trained musician Flaviyake based in Los Angeles. I was born in Moldova, Eastern Europe, and also lived in Scotland, London and Moscow, but I never dreamed about coming to Hollywood. I came here by following signs from the universe. When I was writing songs for a Moscow record label, I felt like I needed to find a songwriting masterclass somewhere in the world. I went to a fashion store and found a dress with “LA” on it. I bought that dress, came back home and googled “songwriting masterclasses in Los Angeles”. This is how I came to LA.
A year ago I started building my electronic stage set up and got a unique custom-made controller for light programming and sound effects because I didn’t like anything on the market. As a songwriter, I collaborated with artists and producers in the USA, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Australia and Germany. My song “Because I’m a Doll” made it through a competition on BBC6 Music Radio in the UK and played on three shows in 2014. In 2018, the opening song from my album “Bad in Bed” – “So Hard to Say” – became number one on NewShine FM online radio.
I also published a book “From the G-spot to Enlightenment” and founded “Synchronicity” events in Los Angeles. And now about to start DJing.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I do music in all possible ways like playing flute and piano, singing, writing songs, producing songs, doing light programming for my live shows and other artists. Some people are concerned about doing different kind of activities, as they believe you can be great only at one thing, but I can tell you that I became a better singer through producing and a better producer through DJing.
I also have a fashion background. I used to be making and selling dresses at fashion showrooms in Moscow. And I have a Master of Science in Fashion and Textiles. This year I launched The First Collar Encyclopedia. It became an online project because the biggest book publisher in the world changed their mind on publishing this book after two years of negotiation, they said this would be a very expensive project. But this is one of my life missions, as nobody has ever published a book like that, but it is very important to have one.
My fashion knowledge helps me do styling in my music videos. I like to reinvent myself in music videos like Madonna did. Some people say an artist has to keep the same image through music videos, but Madonna would look different in every video within the same album.
My art is rather my self-expression, but my listeners always surprise me with their way of hearing the messages in my songs. Very often they hear something that I didn’t even think about. The same applies to my book.
How can artists connect with other artists?
I do not feel lonely, because I do different kind of activities, and people contact me to co-write a song or ask me to produce a song or to be a featured artist on their song. I also have amazing friends and other people, who joined us for a dinner, were very impressed. They say our friendship is like a true sequel. Through time you learn that it is very important to have a circle of people who are friends. We support each other, we can bring medications to each other if one of us gets sick, we share helpful links and opportunities with each other. Thanks to them I do not feel lonely, even when I want to.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can know me as an artist better through looking into my art book “From the G-spot to Enlightenment” that is available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/G-Spot-Enlightenment-Flaviyake/dp/0692931848.
They can find my music on all major music platforms like Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify link https://open.spotify.com/artist/3AjdpIxSeBtGhYI2f8clll?si=PCZ5-oWxSVSeKFbxoUsm5A.
They can follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/flaviyake/.
- Website: www.flaviyake.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flaviyake/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flaviya
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3AjdpIxSeBtGhYI2f8clll?si=z6GEfAcPRCu1pzTOb7mY-g
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