Hey Guys, I had the opportunity of doing an interview with an upcoming music artist and producer, Samii and Srs are two best friends who are looking to become the music sensation of the netherland , and they are already talking to eventually becoming an international sensation, you should probably take notes of their names.
It all started from posting a video on YouTube, now their cover of iyaz replay now has 1.7 million views in just over a month.
Hope you enjoy the interview!
Hey Guys, How are you doing?
First of all we’d like to thank you for this interview! We’re actually feeling really good. Srs just finished his final exams and Samii is going into his last year of school. Yep, we’re still in high school :)
Can you give us some background information about yourselves? Let s get to know you guys? What you guys do?
Well, where do we start. Let’s begin to say that we know each other since the age of four. We lived in the same street. Apart from being best friends, we also share the same love for music. While Sami was busy with singing and writing, Srs got involved with making beats. We started of making dutch music.
We did that because we wanted to approach people in the Netherlands, because that’s where we live. After we’ve done several things, such as performances on live television, performances for a big audience and reached thousands of youtube views, we decided to start making English songs.
How did you both get involved in music?
That’s a pretty funny story actually. When the first season of Dutch Idols came on TV, we really enjoyed watching it and we had a CD with all the performances on it. When we saw this, we both knew that we wanted to do the same as them, making music and entertaining people. We never thought that it would become so serious though.
Your cover to Iyaz replay is going crazy right now, it has over 1.7 million hits in just over a month, where you expecting it, how did you react, what did you guys do?
Well, the only thing we can say is WOW! We could never even dream about such a big number. The first day we uploaded the video it already got like 100.000 views which we thought was already crazy!! But 1,7 million views!? You couldn’t pay us to believe such a thing, haha!
You done a song called “You make me go”, what are the responses so far?
They’ve been really good so far. Listeners say that the song makes them happy. It’s so funny, we made the song when we were in a ‘’Summer mood’’. We just recorded the song, made a video and posted it up on the internet. Getting such good responses motivates us to make more songs like that.
What kind of music do you guys listen to?
We basically listen to really anything. As long as it sounds good. We prefer pop, r&b and rap, but a good rock song can also be awesome.
Who are your musical inspirations?
That would be a big list... just to name a few of them: Jason Derulo, Lady Gaga, Usher, Lil Wayne, Iyaz etc.
What are you guys currently working on, what should we be expecting from you during this summer break?
We’re working on some original songs and some new covers. We’re actually releasing a cover of Jason Derulo’s ‘’In My Head’’ very soon. We are also trying to collaborate with some other youtube-artists.
How has the journey been so far? What have been some of the key things you’ve learnt so far?
So far it’s been great. It’s absolutely a great feeling to get so many positive reactions on our music. Those reactions are really rewarding since we put so much work into our music. What we definitely learnt so far is that we need to keep focused on our music and be consistent with it.
What are you looking to do better or different now?
We’ll try to work even harder to reach our goal.
What has been one of your most satisfying moments so far?
Ehmm, I think that has to be one of Samii’s live performance in the Netherlands. Just seeing 1500 people singing along to a song YOU made, is one of the best feelings you can have.
Have you guys ever had a challenging process that almost made you guys doubt the path you’ve taken?
Sure. When we decided to built a home-studio, we expected that making music would be much easier, because it was ours and we would be the one that decided when and how long we would record. But when we got started we found out that we didn’t know that much about recording.
At that point it was pretty frustrating because we spent a lot of money on the studio and we didn’t immediately got good results out of it. It just took time, but after a while we learnt to work with it. I guess hard work pays off.
What would you like to say to anyone out there supporting your music?
Thank you for your support. You really put smiles on our faces :)
What do you guys do for fun?
We’re just teens so we like to do things that most people of our age like to do. Going out, hanging out with friends, going to the cinema and the city, playing basketball and also playing games of course, hehe:D
Where do you both see yourself in the next 5 years?
Sami: Hoping to see a song from me on the billboardcharts :) haha
Srs: I hope that I will be working together with a lot of famous artists.
Thanks for your time guys.
Thank you too!!