Lyve x Aion Clarke – Celebrate LifePOSTED ON:
Aug 06 2018
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
LYVE: Lyve, 1/2 of Lyve x Aion Clarke, producer, writer, DJ and all of the above.
AION: Hi I’m Aion Clarke one half of Toronto band Lyve x Aion Clarke. I sing a little bit…
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
LYVE: As a youth, I would always find some way to create the rhythm to anyones performance, from banging on table to beat boxing to DJing.
AION: Well I thought it would be appropriate to put Lyve’s name first because his beats created the atmosphere of the songs we put on the upcoming album.
HHO: Where are you from?
AION: I don’t know about this dude but I’m from Toronto lol…
LYVE: Scarborough, Toronto, ON
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
LYVE: Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Puff, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Dr Dre, Organized Noize, J Dilla, Kanye West, Just Blaze.
AION: I’ve had a lot of influences growing up from gospel artists like Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin to 90’s era legends like Blackstreet, D’Angelo and Mary J Blige. I must say it was Lyve who put me on to Detroit producer Jay Dilla in like Grade 9 and it was at that moment I said “I want to make music”. Real talk.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
LYVE: The Infamous, Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, The Chronic, Doggystyle, Ready To Die, Midnight Marauders, Jewelz, Dah Shinin’, ATLiens, Aquemini, Fantastic Vol 2, Welcome To Detroit, College Dropout, etc.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
AION: The single we have our right now is called “Slow Mo” and it’s our second single of the year. We just shot a video with an incredible director by the name of @ShotBy3rdEye on instagram. Check him out.
HHO: How did the record come about?
LYVE: Dope beats inspires dope melodies and lyrics.
AION: Well Lyve decided to send me a couple beats he had in the stash and I believe I recorded themelody idea during the first listen. Then I put the lyrics in and we reached out to our bro Chris Ak who recorded mixed and mastered everything! The rest was history…
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
LYVE: Currently producing a dream project of mine, which is THE GREY AREA, with Aion Clarke.
AION: I just had one with UK grime artist Stormzy but I would love to also work with Kanye West
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
Aion: We do a live series called “An Evening With” on the first Tuesday of every month at an aesthetically beautiful venue of our choice all over the city of Toronto. Follow us on Instagram to keep up. Once the album is out we will be coming to a city near you worldwide!!
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
Aion: Our consistency as a team putting out new Music, Enjoy Apparel engaging our core following has lead to a quick influx in spins on all platforms. We know we are becoming more impactful every release and we appreciate the DJ’s !! and Fans !! for hitting like, sharing our music and enjoying our the energy!
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
Aion: Marvin Gaye, Johnny Cash, Radiohead and Biggie.
HHO: What are your plans for 2018 What are you doing that others are not?
Aion: Our plan is to establish ourselves as a Top Toronto lifestyle brand and independent recording company. We are tapping into our “Scarborough in the 90s” energy but translating it to now in order to inspire creativity and good quality art.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
Lyve x Aion Clarke:
You find us on Instagram @enjoymusicgroupinc @lyve @AionClarke @JasonAllenJohn @iamChrisAk @ViaLinez @Aristocracymgp
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
Lyve x Aion Clarke: Shout to everyone supporting the movement!!!