Vas Leon Started his music journey from LP Krossover. And now he is about to release Krossover Deluxe. Let’s have a chat with him about his journey in between.
Twist Online : Please introduce yourself to our readers.
VAS LEON : I’m VAS LEON, I sing, rap, and I guess I produce my records too. I was born and raised in London…
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
VAS LEON : To get into the music industry itself it was just the vision to change the way people think and to teach people about what is important. To spread the message that music is not all about one thing you know. People don’t really like to discuss what I do, and I wanted people to know that positivity is a big thing to have in their life and that we can share the same emotions. Different experiences but same emotions. My mother helped a big part in inspiring me too. She is such a strong and powerful role model. Her positivity has inspired me with everything I’ve done really.
As far as musical inspirations I have quite a few but the most important ones that stood out to me were the ones I used to listen to growing up; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Common, 3T, B.I.G., Tupac, Mos Def, and even NSync! haha.
Twist Online : Your debut LP Krossover performed exceptionally well. you must be happy with the response ?
VAS LEON : Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to it. That means a lot. I am quite happy with the response really. Everyone who has listened to it has given me great feedback, all positive. Hearing that it changed some people’s lives is amazing and lifts me up. I’d like it to hit a wider audience, to make more people aware of my sound and my message, and not to be caught up listening to the “same old thing” over and over on the radio. I believe it hasn’t got what it deserves… yet! Thats where Krossover Deluxe comes in!
Twist Online : Tell us about your upcoming release “Krossover Deluxe”?
VAS LEON : Something different! Six more tracks than the original. The sound is much more epic, and I never really use that word unless it something special! haha. It’s like the continuation of the story but also leaves you in a completely different place than the standard version. It takes nothing away and only adds more power.
Twist Online : What are your expectations for this release?
VAS LEON : Hopefully a much bigger reception as before and just a chance for people to hear it who haven’t!
I’ve priced the pre-order at £4 to give people the chance to get the full story for cheaper. I mean, to me it’s more about music and not money. If I could do it cheaper I would have!
The plan is to get this everywhere! I mean everywhere. Lets see if we can get this in peoples hands, Jay Z and Beyonce maybe? haha.
Twist Online : What do you enjoy more performing on stage or working in studios?
VAS LEON : Oooo! That’s a difficult one. But I must say performing! I love seeing peoples reactions and vybing with the crowd. Creating something is amazing, so in the studio its a great feeling. But then experiencing people enjoying what I created and feeding off the energy and just connecting with the audience… It’s just inexplicable.
Twist Online : Are you influenced by any particular music genre?
VAS LEON : Not really influenced by any particular music genre really. I do listen to older music though; from the 90s, some 80s too, but I just pretty much listen to anything ‘musical’. Music with chords and progression, that’s my vibe! I stay active to that music!
Twist Online : You performed with a number of artists, what’s your best performance so far?
VAS LEON : BEST performance I’m not sure how to answer it, I try and make every performance my best! BUT, one of my most memorable ones was for fat boy slim at the o2 in Brixton… was amazing… One of my most favourite gigs to play at. The atmosphere was crazy. The reception, man, the crowd went nuts and they listened to every word. That meant the most. Its between that and a show I put on at Dogstar in Brixton. I have so many people that I love at that show, and to see their reaction to me performing songs I’d never performed before, it felt like a dream to see their eyes light up.
Note : Krossover Deluxe will be out on 16th Feb 2017 and you can download on the following link
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