A brief introduction to yourself.
Hi, I’m Mark Wolf. Born in the city and raised in Brooklyn, I’m currently starting up a music career as a solo artist and building a media outlet entitled “Daily Earcandy” which releases video coverage of the hottest new danceable music 5x a week on Facebook. I spent a year working at a marketing agency, wrote over 120 posts for various media outlets, and hopelessly rely on caffeine.
Describe your relationship with music. What music do you listen to?
Music is my favorite art form and primary source of entertainment. I’m a huge proponent of Spotify because it’s so seamless. As much as I love hearing the newest hip-hop on Apple Music and finding underground gems on Soundcloud, Spotify remains my go-to for all of today’s relevant contemporary music. In no particular order, here’s what I’m into at the moment:
Downtempo Dance Music (think Cheat Codes, Snakehips, and CADE)
New-school Hip-Hop (think Blackbear, Travis Scott, and 21 Savage)
Throwbacks (90’s Hip-Hop/R&B, 00’s pop-punk, and the classics)
What brought you here?
Learn how to DJ with Serato.
Describe your experience.
I enjoyed it because of it’s calming, relaxed ambiance that made new learnings approachable. This was crucial for me because I’m easily intimidated by technical information.
Who/what’s your creative inspiration?
Life’s negatives and positives. I know that I’d run faster when a lion’s chasing me than I would when there’s a lavender-scented hot-tub bubbling away for me.
So here are some negative inspirations:
Proving doubters wrong. Ambitions to a career in the arts are one of the easiest targets for people to project their own self-doubts onto, because of where it falls on the hierarchy of needs.
Envy and jealousy. I don’t hold successful people in higher esteem than I hold myself, they’re also made of flesh and blood and driven by hopes and desires. So yes, I’ve fanned the “if they can do it, so can I” flame.
And here are some positive inspirations:
To earn the respect of people I look up to.
To feel the high of creative achievement.
To make my family and inner circle proud.
To be like the greats. Anyone who’s risen above their circumstances by virtue of creativity and self-interest has been the most motivating inspiration because they’ve shown, not told. These include the Bransons, Hefners, Geffens, Weintraubs, and Dylans of the world. Of course, the list goes on and features your 3rd-grade swim coach.
Recently you just launched two remixes as a collaboration with our very own Foxgrove Studio. They've been getting great responses, congrats! Tell us about them.
These two remixes started out as quick edits for my DJ sets but have quickly taken on a life of their own, thanks to emerging platforms like Audiomack and Facebook Video. David from The Foxgrove helped elevate the sound of my productions to a professional quality that can stand up against other major remixes online.
What’s your future musical plan?
Go all in. I just signed with a DJ management company SET, I'm playing regular gigs in NYC each week.
What else do you love?
Staying fit, practicing water sports like swimming and skimboarding. Staying on-trend with NYC’s vibrant style scene.
One unknown thing about you.
I tip-toe around my apartment like a literal ninja after 11 pm because my downstairs neighbor loves to barge in and complain about the “noise”. The lady has the ears of a bat, and at 80 years old, I’m afraid she’s grown too powerful and will soon start to hear my thoughts.
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