Whoop whoop we're only 10 days away from our Get Buzzzed Austin 2016 Showcase!! If you haven't RSVP'd yet what are you waiting for? RSVP HERE! In anticipation for this epic event we want you to get to know a few of our fantastic artists. Without further ado we present
THE GET BUZZZED ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: PAT LOK
Q1. How old were you when you first started making music? When did it become serious?
I started piano when I was little, then I got bored of classical music and quit. Making music became more serious to me after winning this remix competition for DFA Records with my friend Cyclist, it sort of showed me that people might actually like what I wrote!
Q2. Whether it’s a remix or an original what is the first step you take when writing a track?
Usually chords, for me songs are all about finding or writing interesting, inspiring chords. A lot of the biggest hits use the same chord progressions though so maybe that's what's holding me back from a #1!
Q3. What is one of the best moments so far in your musical journey?
Whenever you accomplish your vision for a song, that's a satisfying moment that stays with you. Externally, hearing my music get played on BBC Radio 1 - as someone who came up obsessed with the Essential Mix it's a very surreal and fulfilling feeling.
Q4. What is another BUZZZworthy artist that inspires you and why?
I'm a big fan of Jarreau Vandal, a Dutch producer with Soulection who mixes hip hop and house influences with trap, grime and even Brazilian soul. I remixed a single of his recently, Nobody Else, but the original was really so unique it was a treat to try and do it justice.
Q5. Of all of your releases, which one is your favorite and why?
My favorite is so far is the next one I'll be dropping :) But since that's not out yet... Probably this one. Surprised?