Not-So-Sexy with The Algerian One, Losez
From learning about scientific theory to working on his debut album, we get intimate with the musician on his creative process and how he’s navigating these pandemic times.

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Not-So-Sexy is an on-going series on Miilkiina.com profiling creatives around the world and their real, raw and “not-so-sexy” work-from-home experiences. 

This week, we chatted with Losez, a musical creative who just released his debut album, ID. Working with his producer, $lushyy, he was able to double down during the summer and craft together what has become his first full-feature project. Weaving in beautiful melodies and his generation’s style of music, Losez’s ID is a galactic trap paradise. We caught up with him to learn about his inspirations, quarantine activities, and what’s next for the new artist. Keep reading to learn more about Losez.

What does your space look like?

My space moves around and changes a lot, sometimes it’s my computer, earphones, and a mic and it could be anywhere. When I have longer sessions, I have better isolation and some stereo speakers, and it’s usually my room where I work on my desk, or at my friend’s apartment and the set up there has more of a trap house vibes, the surroundings there are more inspiring for making music.

Where do you find inspiration for your music?

My inspiration comes from everything and everyone that surrounds me which is my friends, my lifestyle, my background, and my identity. However as wide as it can be, I always have periods of my life where one theme affects my writing more. Recently I’ve been really curious about Astronomy, and the knowledge I got from that shows a lot in the music I made. For ID, it was more of a time where social interactions were limited but it also created very strong connections elsewhere and it was also a time where I couldn’t travel and I missed Algeria a lot, and I still do.

How did your last project come about? 

During quarantine in March, I started releasing a series of Drill Freestyles on Instagram, and the audience really saw me as a Drill Artist which I didn’t fully relate to. I set myself the goal of completing a project during that time. I didn’t know what exactly it would be but I knew I wanted to show the different sides of my music, what I can do, and what I like to do.

When I started making more and more songs to be able to get to the sound I was aiming for, I knew I was creating my musical identity and that’s what I wanted to deliver through the project. ID came up for the first time here. After I finished selecting the songs, I kept working on the whole communication and branding of the project which was aimed to be odd but also very attached to the project’s mindset and idea.

Do you have a favorite track from the album? 

2000 is my favorite. It was the last song I wrote and recorded, and I really felt like it was the missing side of me on ID.

What kind of musician are you? Do run through a lot of paper when writing your music? Or are your digital?

I’m very attached to some of the ways music was done in the 2000s, but when it comes to my sound, from the beat and instruments to the harmonies and voices, I really try to be as creative and unpredictable as possible. A few years back, I use to try to be ‘old school’ and use paper mostly, also it was easier to write on a paper or on my books during classes. I still use paper sometimes but it’s so much easier and more efficient to just pull out my notes on my phone at any time and write whatever goes through my head.

How do you feel during the recording process?

I usually feel excited because I write a lot late at night and record the next day, so by the time I’m recording I have the song idea in my head and I get excited to put it together.

When did you start making music? 

I started to write and rap in 2011, and my first track as Losez was made in 2019, but if you dig well enough on the internet you can find my first few recorded songs from 2014/2015 on Soundcloud or Youtube.

Do you have a new daily routine? If so, walk us through it.

During the creation process of ID, it was summer, so I would wake up and straight up start recording for a few hours. Due to COVID, I would be at my friend’s house till night, and then the late-night would be for gaming, some zoom sessions with my producer, $lushyy, and top-lining & writing.

losez

Favorite producer?

Worldwide, my favorite producer would be Stromae but to work with, $lushyy has been one of the most influential producers on my sound and my music as a whole. I’m a big fan of his work and we really share the same vision for the future of our music.

What do you dress like when you’re recording?

When I’m home alone I usually won’t really dress up, a hoodie and sweatpants are good enough; however, when I record outside, I like having a nice outfit, because it really gets me in this half fun, half work mood where I feel like it’s easy to make good music.

One thing that has brought you peace of mind amidst the current crisis?

As a lot of us did, I really meditated and worked on myself and my growth as a person and an artist. Music was there all along. I started working on my sound and my craft to have something to focus on and put my mind and energy in; but with time, it just kept becoming bigger and bigger.

How do you like to unwind and pass the time?

I watch a lot of Astronomy and Science videos, I really enjoy science fiction, scientific theories about space and time. Lately, it has been affecting my music a lot. Also, I play football frequently now but with COVID once again it’s mostly courses, music, and not much more.

Favorite day or memory since quarantine started?

I think there’s so many of them but one of the moments that I’m the most nostalgic about is in 2008 when I use to go with my family to the beaches of Zemmouri in Algeria, we would have bbq’s, tents, a ‘disco’, playing dominos, pool or baby-foot in the café. I feel like this moment generated a lot of inspiration in general in my life.

Not-So-Sexy with The Algerian One, Losez
From learning about scientific theory to working on his debut album, we get intimate with the musician on his creative process and how he’s navigating these pandemic times.

 losez

 

 

 

 

Not-So-Sexy is an on-going series on Miilkiina.com profiling creatives around the world and their real, raw and “not-so-sexy” work-from-home experiences. 

This week, we chatted with Losez, a musical creative who just released his debut album, ID. Working with his producer, $lushyy, he was able to double down during the summer and craft together what has become his first full-feature project. Weaving in beautiful melodies and his generation’s style of music, Losez’s ID is a galactic trap paradise. We caught up with him to learn about his inspirations, quarantine activities, and what’s next for the new artist. Keep reading to learn more about Losez.

What does your space look like?

My space moves around and changes a lot, sometimes it’s my computer, earphones, and a mic and it could be anywhere. When I have longer sessions, I have better isolation and some stereo speakers, and it’s usually my room where I work on my desk, or at my friend’s apartment and the set up there has more of a trap house vibes, the surroundings there are more inspiring for making music.

Where do you find inspiration for your music?

My inspiration comes from everything and everyone that surrounds me which is my friends, my lifestyle, my background, and my identity. However as wide as it can be, I always have periods of my life where one theme affects my writing more. Recently I’ve been really curious about Astronomy, and the knowledge I got from that shows a lot in the music I made. For ID, it was more of a time where social interactions were limited but it also created very strong connections elsewhere and it was also a time where I couldn’t travel and I missed Algeria a lot, and I still do.

How did your last project come about? 

During quarantine in March, I started releasing a series of Drill Freestyles on Instagram, and the audience really saw me as a Drill Artist which I didn’t fully relate to. I set myself the goal of completing a project during that time. I didn’t know what exactly it would be but I knew I wanted to show the different sides of my music, what I can do, and what I like to do.

When I started making more and more songs to be able to get to the sound I was aiming for, I knew I was creating my musical identity and that’s what I wanted to deliver through the project. ID came up for the first time here. After I finished selecting the songs, I kept working on the whole communication and branding of the project which was aimed to be odd but also very attached to the project’s mindset and idea.

Do you have a favorite track from the album? 

2000 is my favorite. It was the last song I wrote and recorded, and I really felt like it was the missing side of me on ID.

What kind of musician are you? Do run through a lot of paper when writing your music? Or are your digital?

I’m very attached to some of the ways music was done in the 2000s, but when it comes to my sound, from the beat and instruments to the harmonies and voices, I really try to be as creative and unpredictable as possible. A few years back, I use to try to be ‘old school’ and use paper mostly, also it was easier to write on a paper or on my books during classes. I still use paper sometimes but it’s so much easier and more efficient to just pull out my notes on my phone at any time and write whatever goes through my head.

How do you feel during the recording process?

I usually feel excited because I write a lot late at night and record the next day, so by the time I’m recording I have the song idea in my head and I get excited to put it together.

When did you start making music? 

I started to write and rap in 2011, and my first track as Losez was made in 2019, but if you dig well enough on the internet you can find my first few recorded songs from 2014/2015 on Soundcloud or Youtube.

Do you have a new daily routine? If so, walk us through it.

During the creation process of ID, it was summer, so I would wake up and straight up start recording for a few hours. Due to COVID, I would be at my friend’s house till night, and then the late-night would be for gaming, some zoom sessions with my producer, $lushyy, and top-lining & writing.

losez

Favorite producer?

Worldwide, my favorite producer would be Stromae but to work with, $lushyy has been one of the most influential producers on my sound and my music as a whole. I’m a big fan of his work and we really share the same vision for the future of our music.

What do you dress like when you’re recording?

When I’m home alone I usually won’t really dress up, a hoodie and sweatpants are good enough; however, when I record outside, I like having a nice outfit, because it really gets me in this half fun, half work mood where I feel like it’s easy to make good music.

One thing that has brought you peace of mind amidst the current crisis?

As a lot of us did, I really meditated and worked on myself and my growth as a person and an artist. Music was there all along. I started working on my sound and my craft to have something to focus on and put my mind and energy in; but with time, it just kept becoming bigger and bigger.

How do you like to unwind and pass the time?

I watch a lot of Astronomy and Science videos, I really enjoy science fiction, scientific theories about space and time. Lately, it has been affecting my music a lot. Also, I play football frequently now but with COVID once again it’s mostly courses, music, and not much more.

Favorite day or memory since quarantine started?

I think there’s so many of them but one of the moments that I’m the most nostalgic about is in 2008 when I use to go with my family to the beaches of Zemmouri in Algeria, we would have bbq’s, tents, a ‘disco’, playing dominos, pool or baby-foot in the café. I feel like this moment generated a lot of inspiration in general in my life.

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