Allan Dean AKA - SOLARCITY

SOLARCITY

SOLARCITY is the name i use for fronting my music. So who is SOLARCITY then? The man behind the music of SOLARCITY is Allan Dean, hailing from Scotland / UK. My musical past is now very varied and i have over the last 20 years had a lot of tracks over various music hosting sites, to date i have roughly 6,500,000 plays and downloads in total which I am chuffed with as it means my music is getting out there and obviously listened to, which is my goal. I like a lot of styles but usually prefer the electronic / synth genre and listen to anything from Kraftwerk / Tangerine Dream / Andy Pickford / Synthetik / Gary Numan / Vangelis / JMJ / I also like classic C64 SID chip tunes from the masters like Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway etc, right up to modern cult artists like Armin Van Buuren, Daniel Kandi, Super8 & tab, Above & Beyond, Rank 1 and Ferry Corsten, the list is endless!!!....all these bands have influenced my musical style and approach greatly. SOLARCITY's vision combines the driving forces of trance / electronic / synth music and shakes them into the ultimate electro cocktail with hard, fast and kicking basslines and drums with soaring lead lines and melodies................ all of these elements when combined make the tracks memorable and foot tapping at the same time! (I hope...lol. As for the future I look forward to seeing what this brings sonically both professionally in what i buy / listen to and amateur production wise in what i create, all the best everyone? I feel that musically I have had to make a transition as I lost a lot of data and sounds due to a computer crash, because of this I have new sounds and a new vision, who knows what changes will happen?? My Doctor Who remix which was done for a bit of fun has had a huge amount of exposure. Here is the link for the track: http://whomix.windbubbles.net/api/remix/download/262.mp3 To date i have had 7 tracks signed to 2 small euro labels as SOLARCITY and have been featured on iTunes, Audiojelly and Junobeats etc, but as for the future who knows??....this so far has definately been a hobby more than a career aspiration, my love of music comes first before all, enjoy the ride? Here is a link to my YouTube page, this one takes you to SECOND STAGE, but from there you can access all of the uploads, cheers!!!! http://youtu.be/aL4fNdjnqIM

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my escape, when reality can sometimes be cruel then escape into music and shape it into what you want.

What is your music dream?

To have others hear and enjoy my tracks, money is not the objective, pleasure is.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Poverty is something nobody should have to experience, having to scrimp and save just to survive in this day and age........no!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Ooohhhh, so many, probably The Model by Kraftwerk.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Gary Numan, Synthetik, Andy Pickford, Translunar, JMJ, Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Corporation, Edgar Froese, John Carpenter, Mark Shreeve, Merge, Maxthor, Night Drive, Scandroid, Rank 1, Paul Van Dyk, System F, Ferry Corsten, Daniel Kandi, Depeche Mode, Genesis, Pet Shop Boys, A-ha, Simple Minds, Sash, Oasis, Delerium, OMD, Yazoo......the list goes on.

What inspires you to make music?

A tired mind that wanders into space.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

No message, just enjoyment.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

N/A.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Today there are so many people producing music, so many talented people, but so little discovered, it’s a shame, modern music for me has lost its shine, it is all about money.

What do you think of Drooble?

It is a good site, I only struggle with the ‘karma’ side, I am puzzled as to how some artists have so much.........what do they do I don’t?

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of time, lack of funds and lack of exposure.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

N/A.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Perseverance and drive.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Translunar, Solarcity, Symbiont.