When I was growing up, productivity was never really an action that I could do well. Maybe it's due to the constant distractions of being Young, but ever since I started college productivity, (unless I was super into the topic) was just painful. The ability to focus on something that wasn't about my everyday life caused me a lot of frustration and it lost my interest in a matter second; it wasn't until I started to study at a university when my productivity increased. What changed? Nothing Really, except for the music I was listening to while studying. I didn't change the times I studied; I didn't change the length of studying I didn't even change the amount of caffeine or coffee I would drink. No, I traded the music. In my second semester at San Francisco State University, I took a class called the music of John Coltrane.
For Dvwn, music is all about passion: "I hope I don’t lose my initial passion for music. For me, that seems to be the most important ambition of all. Instead of being influenced by money or being swayed by popularity, I want to pursue my initial passion,” the singer says when quizzed about his ambitions under the KOZ (King of Zungle) Entertainment banner. And, with recent contributions involving working on songs such as Eric Nam's "Love Yourself" and Lay's "Mapo Tofu," it's plain to see that Dvwn's passion for this art form has allowed him to be as versatile as he is talented. Borrowing from a wide array of soundscapes, the former SoundCloud artist allows himself to seamlessly weave genres together perfectly, allowing for a more modern, inclusive musical outlook.
After attending my first Creators Live event on the 29th of Nov 2019 I realized that Creators Live has become one of the fastest growing networking platforms for all creatives in South Africa; and dare I say the rest of Africa and soon the world. Creators Live has become the evidence of success in an industry that fails to recognize its young and upcoming artists and creatives, as South Africa has a difficulty in accepting and adapting to the new world of entertainment and creativity.
1. A song you like with the color in it.
When I was six years old, whilst most people my age were listening to Disney, I was listening to, you guessed it, Dido. Her 2003 Life for Rent album was the soundtrack to my childhood, and still stands as prominent in my life today.
For most people (well, most mainstream white people, anyway), twerking seems like a random dance craze that exploded onto the pop culture scene in the years 2012 and 2013. With celebrities like the Twerk Team rising to positions of Internet fame, the move being prominently featured in music videos such as Diplo's "Express Yourself," and the coverage culminating in the infamous Miley Cyrus Video Music Award Performance with Robin Thicke, twerking looked like something that had sprung up overnight.
Well, 2019 is almost coming to an end which means it is also the end of the 2010s decade. Next year will be in the year 2020, and this start a new decade. Looking back, we think about all the moments in our pop culture including food, trends and music. I’m looking at which music artists ruled this decade. So much great music came out and has shifted the music world forever. I personally think each year a artist capitalized and made their mark on the music world and stood through all the rest. Here’s a look at my list and see if you agree.