Stay tuned to her beautiful sounds and keep posted! ~ Ms Rexti
Style: Rap/Hip-Hop (with a funky sound)
Current Base: Dallas, Texas
Facebook - http://facebook.com/TheMohicans
Music - http://soundcloud.com/The-Mohicans
Mixtape - http://themohicans.bandcamp.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/MohicanMusic
**In 2011 Dallas Observer awarded The Mohicans with
Best Rap/Hip-Hop act in Dallas.
With some super fly lyrical deliveries to the lightly funky soundwaves, mixed in with some dirty south flavor of course, this duo gained my fandomness since 2011 when I purchased their first musical release, Uncas. My fav songs on that compilation included :: Tracks 2, 3, and 5. The others definitely also had me moving and jamming so lets not get anything twisted. Currently they still perform at local shows in their neck of the woods and are currently preparing for their upcoming EP release quite soon. Check out my interview with them below as I picked their brain a bit.
Ms Rexti: Yaaay!!!! I have The Mohicans on the phone.
David & Devan: Hahahaha….
Ms Rxt: Yeah, I'm such a fan of your music. So, when did you officially discuss working together?
Devan: We met at an event off campus….
David: Yea, like after the event he hit me up on Facebook talking about he makes beat; he liked what I did and I liked what he did and it went from there.
Ms Rxt: How about the discovery for each of your talents for the music?
Devan: As far as making beats, I kind of began doing that junior to senior year in high-school. So I guess I realized that I wanted to music professionally in 2007
David: I didn’t even know I had a talent for music; I just always liked music in general but not like making music. It wasn’t until I met Devan, then I realized I could do this for a living because it came so naturally. So I’d say around about 2009-10 I made that decision.
Ms Rxt: Where do you guys hope your music would be—do you have a target goal for say the next 5 years?
David: I’m hoping everywhere.
Devan: Of course I want it to get as big as possible. Everything happens at the right time and I care to put out and make quality music. I am concerned with the time frame, I keep that in mind but keep the focus more so on putting out meaningful music at least for what I’d wanna to hear.
Ms Rxt: I believe you guys do that, it makes sense why you sound so dope. It sounds like you’re not just putting rubbish out there, it’s thought provoking and well mixed.. It’s some good music!
For example, my current obsession is ‘Iniuriam’. How? I mean, who’s idea was that and how were you each inspired to deliver the lyrics about it?
Female bass player and vocalist
Style: Indie rock/with a R&B twist.
Current Base: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Connect: with her on facebook and reverbnation.com/joieflare.
I met Joie Flare back in 2009 while in Las Vegas and quickly fell in love with her beautiful sound. Her vocals appeal to me like a raw, sweet yet light timbre with a little tinge of huskiness to complete it. Imagine listening to such a beautiful sound paired with some thought-provoking lyrics about life experiences and you've got Joie, the sort of musician who's pieces I'd have on replay all day long. To top all that off, she's got personality for days, the refreshing sort too. See for yourself below!
Ms Rexti: All right, let’s get this party started. First of all, what did you do today?
Joie Flare: Hahaha…
Joie Flare: … What did I do? I like um, I juiced (Spinach, pear, banana, a lime) what else? ..Oh and also some oranges. And what else did I do, oh I practiced some base today.
MRxt: Oh that’s awesome! And how did that juice taste?
JF: It was great! Pretty tasty.
MRxt: When did you discover your talent and creativity for music?
JF: My mother would say when I was like three, I’d make up songs…
MRxt: ooh nice!
JF: But umnm, I say I wrote my first song when I was about five. It was about teachers..
MRxt: Hahahaha, teachers?
JF: Hahaha, that was a funny one, it was very short and very corny, but it happened.
MRxt: Aww, that’s exciting! I love that, hahahaha. So, since you started so early, who were your musical influences at that period in time?
JF: Ah, let’s see.. Earth, Wind and Fire, um Oooh, a lot of jazz musicians so like Sade at that time, Charlie Parker – I’d always listen to my dad playing his sax, he’d always practice to Charlie Parker’s music a whole lot.
MRxt: Nice! So who are your current musical influences?
JF: Currently, I would have to say, this band called Company of Thieves who now the lead singer, Genevieve Schatz started her own project. She’s really awesome, I’d say as far as female musicians go she really inspires me and my music. Jamie Cullum also…
MRxt: ooooh Yesss, I love him! You put me on to him actually. Aww, I’m in looove with Jamie Cullum and all three of his albums I have thus far. Talk about repeat overkill on my radio play! His music just helps me to calm down and chill while reading on the train with it in my head piece or just lounging around the crib doing nothing.
JF: hahahahah… yes! I love Jamie Cullum, and honestly like outside of his music, just his whole energy, the way that he plays is really cool, like his whole youthful thing about him; he puts on a great great show! Umm let’s see another, Third Eye Blind, hahahahahah
Yes, I have so many influences, oh my goodness, with influences I feel like any artist that you devote your ears to with years of listening time would become an influence. Usually, its whoever I spend a lot of time with
MRxt: What motivates you to keep striving toward your musical career goals?
JF: Honestly, people would ask me in the past why didn’t I go to school for music—and It was like a combination of reasons, but one of it is I always knew that I would play music, like yeah I went to school for film and am I gonna make films? Yes, but I know I’m always gonna play music. …There are always other options for me to do other things, but music is one thing that I’ll always do.
MRxt: Indeed indeed. So, now what advice do you have for young people or anyone aspiring to get into a musical career path?
JF: Honestly it will sound corny, but work hard and do what you love. Recently it feels like --this is gonna sound so cliché and ridiculous…
MRxt: We embrace ridiculous here hahaha…
JF: I feel like greatness is upon me, I don’t know if that sounds ridiculous, but its like every where I’ve looked, something is telling me like... I mean this is just like day to day things. I mean here’s something my dad says, “there will always be opportunities, you just have to make sure that you’re ready for them.”
So I’d say that to anybody that’s pursuing an art form, you’ll have many opportunities, you just have to be prepared for them, by putting in your time to really work on your craft. Honestly, if you don’t work hard at something, you’re gonna always gonna be subpar. And even if subpar is better for some people, I feel like you should get better for yourself.
MRxt: Well said, thank you for that. I believe you made such significant points and people will gain something from your advice.
MRxt: Now, Let’s talk fashion. As a fashion lifestyle blogosphere, we want to learn about your take on fashion and style -- What’s your favorite color?