Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Jakubovic.
Daniel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Born and raised in Israel, March 13th, 1982. Grew up with a professional, super musician father who worked with the greatest local musicians and artists so I grew up in studios and on big stages experiencing and taking in the vibes and talent since I can remember myself existing. When I was ten, I started playing guitar and drums, bass and keys, and wrote songs and sang them, had access to the best studios and was lucky to always have a place to record at. My dad basically saw that I am positioned with music so he set me up so I can work and develop my craft. My family support was and is always beautiful and right.
When I was 19, I moved to NYC, where I lived for 15 years, learned a lifetime and world of music, people, experiences, etc. came to sunny/beautiful/psycho LA five years ago, it’s been a crazy experience here. As sunny, relaxed and gorgeous this place is, it’s just as much – crazy! Met fantastic people here and have my core of close friends.
Usually, always creating music, no matter what happens, that I can tell you for sure. It’s some kind of default I have since I was a kid. By always, I mean not every single day. And yes, there are times I don’t feel like doing anything but I mostly have to say what I feel or think in my music just to feel that I exist.
Has it been a smooth road?
Smooth? Who wants that?! Who has that?! nothing is smooth when you are an intense, emotional, passionate, caring human. You feel you love, you get hurt, you react, you hurt, you fuck up, you learn, you become better as a person if you’re lucky enough to care about being better, and you keep going. Nothing is smooth unless you are living inside of a selfie.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I am a musician, songwriter, producer, mixer and multi-instrumentalist. I play guitar, drums, bass and keys as a first instrument and I sing. I have a ton of albums of mine as well as albums I produced for others.
I do gigs, local and national, I also play guitar for the past few years in the British band “Modern English” which we usually tour once or twice a year nice long summer tours and sessions, always.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
How many times, on a regular Instagram stroll, does someone come across a profile of a good looking girl, posing half-naked in about 1000 photos on her page, and then when you look at the bio, it says “occupation – musician?” all the time! That’s what happened to music. There is art out there but it’s underground and is not affection the population. That’s the problem.
The only thing I will say is, I miss music that doesn’t sound like a selfie being taken.
I love the human side, musicianship, talking about important things or anything with imagination. And I miss hearing people sing with their own voices and not the pretend trend of voices everyone copies from each other.
Learn from talented, unique geniuses, not from people with many likes.
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