FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: John Lynx
John Lynx is a versatile music producer and DJ with over a decade of experience in the industry. He has a huge passion for creating groundbreaking pop and electronic music, but his flexibility and creativity allow him to explore a wide variety of genres and formats.
John became familiar with music at a very early age, when he started out by mastering the piano. Some people say that learning how to play the piano can be an excellent musical gateway to many different approaches and skills. John’s deep understanding of the music production process might certainly be connected to his musical sensibilities and knowledge of notes, keys and tones.
Throughout the years, he had the opportunity to release tracks on an international basis behind the scenes, as well as working with other artists as a producer. He loves to explore of the many possibilities of genres as diverse as Progressive house, deep house, future bass, Chill, trance, pop, and many more - always keeping a very open mind.
John has recently started his own record label, Careless Records, and it has quickly grown. In under a year, Careless Records is now home to many talented producers and has cultivated an astounding amount of streams for its upstanding roster.
What genre would you describe yourself as? Why?
I produce a little bit of every genre but what I am releasing soon would fit in the deep house, progressive house category
Tell us something that you’re doing now and are excited about.
Since I have been spending so long behind the scenes I am finally getting ready to release my own music. It will finally be nice to get recognized for something you have done and can put your name on it
What artists influence you/do you look up to?
I can keep going with this question but here are a few. Coldplay, 30 Seconds to Mars,. Radiohead, Zero 7, Rob Dougan, Jamiroquai, The Weekend, so many more
What is your proudest moment so far? (blogged/signed/etc..)
Starting a record label and giving artists a chance to be happy at a label in which they can feel like they have a family and grow in the music industry
What DAW do you use?
FL Studio (I just like the interface and things you can do with it)
What are some of your favorite plug-ins?
Nexus2, Sylenth, Kontakt, I can do a ton with these 3
Long days and nights in entertainment can take quite a toll on your body. How do you stay healthy?
Gym for sure. I also play allot of basketball so playing pick up games is allot of fun. I also try to eat right (for the most part)
If you had to do something else (outside of music), what would it be?
Music is life! Not really sure but maybe something to do with sports
What was your favorite show that you've played?
I honestly am still waiting for that show to come. I will let you know when that happens 😊
What’s your current favorite show (tv/Netflix/etc…) worth binging?
I am a HUGE tv person when not working on music. Current favorite show is so hard but if I had to pick one it would be American Horror Story
What is something that makes you stand out as an artist?
I am very versatile when it comes to making all genres of music. I am not afraid to make something very different from what everyone else is doing. Working on film scores and combining that with Electronic music really helps
What is a quote or phrase that you try to live by? Why?
Treat people like you want to be treated. I am a strong believer in Karma and this quote is something I try and practice daily
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Never quit what you have a passion for in life. You may be told no by so many people, but if you keep going you will get that one person who says yes and it will all be worth that struggle in the end