Robert Hanžek

Rock is not just music. It's the way of life.







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

Music is simply everything. It's just so amazing that it can sound so right when the moment is right too.

What is your music dream?

Make a living out of music.

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

I believe I would start with prejudices.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Gotta be mainstream here, "It's my Life" by Bon Jovi

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

MUSE on the top of all definitely, Matt Bellamy just amazes me with his skill. That's all I have when I'm talking about favorite bands or artists. I love mostly all the rock bands, they all usually have something awesome in their style. At least I tend to find something.

What inspires you to make music?

Every day, every feeling, every simple thing around me amazes me. I believe that the world is beautiful and that's why it inspires me. But when I see or feel something dire, it makes me wanna make music even more.

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

I love chaos, world is a chaotic place but it's beautiful and people are managing to destroy it. If I make even one person feel more compassion when it comes to the world and beings on it, I've achieved my goal.

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

Nervous. Nervous AF.

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

I think that musicians should fight piracy harder. Since I started playing music and decided to make a living out of it, I'm buying music and that's the right thing to do.

What do you think of Drooble?

Kind of like it for now. I like the idea of encouraging unknown artists to do anything about their music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Commercialized music. It's feelingless, mostly without a proper message, musical value is waaay below 0... If you are making music JUST for the money, then you better stop doing it. I said I'd like to make a living out of music, but that means that I would love to express my feelings and get paid for it.

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

Yes, like I said, I buy their music and I attend as many shows as possible.

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

It's simple. I believe that if you have your own style, you express yourself honestly and you're good at what you do, people will notice it.

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

I can recommend ypu some Croatian artists like Urban, Goran Bare or Adastra, but when it comes to sharing some awesome artists out of my country, then it becomes a bit of a problem since usually foreign artists are more popular out of Croatia then they are in it.