Derek Hanke


A Paradigm Behind is a minimalist music project started in early 2018. Every song and album is composed entirely with an iPad using programs such as Korg Gadget and Cubasis. Artists that inspiration is drawn from include The Whitest Boy Alive, The Gorillaz, and The Postal Service. Synthesizers used include popular names such as Moog, Novation, Korg, and others.







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

Music is a form of expression that gives me freedom. While making music, I feel I can do anything.

What is your music dream?

To become a published musician by finding a record label.

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

If I could change the world, I'd start with making people more aware of mental health and society. People can be judgemental of others, especially when they are going through rough times.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sugar Ray's song Every Morning is the most prevalent song in my memories of younger years.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Gorillaz, Postal Service and Whitest Boy Alive.

What inspires you to make music?

I'm inspired the most by stories I have read, life experiences and my desire to help others.

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

Even though life can be difficult, it's okay to express yourself and be who you want to be.

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

Haven't done a live performance yet but I can feel it coming.

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

It's hard to become successful as a musician, though I feel if you try hard enough, it will come to you.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm new here but already see the potential in this platform. Can't wait to see where it goes!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Dissonant chords or vocal takes that are off key. All personal things that I must endure to release music.

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

If you count the internet as a local scene, than yes. I love listening to new artists and giving feedback!

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

Positivity, Optimism, Respect for others and Perserverance.

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

The Milk Carton Kids, Jon Brion