7th Heaven Q&A With Edwin Vazquez

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Indie Singer/Songwriter, Edwin Vazquez, has been making his mark around the NYC art scene for quite some time now, electrifying audiences with his spiritual song lyrics that touch the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Although he is of Puerto Rican descent, (and has been featured on Telemundo’s El Show de Jackie – one of the largest Latino networks) his music reaches out to Africans, Caucasians, Latinos, Indians and Asians because of his universal messages of love, forgiveness, and compassion for all of humanity… Isn’t that the way to tis the season!

For the Holidays, we asked this gypsy soul singer to answer 7 questions so that audiences can get to know the man behind the music.

  • We know that you carry yourself as a Conscious Artist because your songs carry messages of peace and divine truth. But everyone has favorites. Name 3 of your songs that you feel carry the strongest or most important messages.
  • Which major Artists have you collaborated with in the studio or on stage? Describe the synergistic experience.
  • How do you infuse your music into other forms of Art? Example. musicals, commercial jingles, movie scores, birthday parties, etc. What were some of the creative ways you cross marketed with those companies?
  • Do you have Christmas songs? And what is (or was) your religion? How do you personally feel about the Holidays?
  • What is your new years resolution? Where do you envision your career in 2015?
  • Tell us a little about your manager and band members. How do they inspire you and keep you going.
  • What advice do you give to other musicians? And do you believe that we should all be conscious Artists?

Dj Ace House Nation – House Music Veteran

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“The joy that comes out of me is unbelievable when I’m spinning records,” says DJ Ace House Nation, Host of ‘The Cookie Jar Show’ on www.prepartyradio.com. “I like to make people dance, and when I’m playing music in a club, I recycle the energy that people give me and return it back to them ten fold.”

This is just one of the many positive statements coming from a house-head in the house music community. In case you’re wondering what “house” is, it’s a genre of music (mixed with Afrocentric, Latin, and European rhythms) that fall under the umbrella of world wide ‘Dance Music’. In fact, every time an American mainstream song hits billboard charts, (from stars like Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey) they’re label reps will call a house music producer to make remix versions in order to reach more audiences. Yep! That’s right! Even the biggest, most famous and richest stars have turned to house music to keep their buzz alive! As this trend grew more popular, mainstream decided to just put out dance records all together, which is why we have Rhianna, Katey Perry and others. Yet still, the deep, soulful, house music singers with original house music are still being played worldwide although they do not have the funding that goes along with the larger record label corporations such as SONY MUSIC, etc.

Nevertheless, it’s Dj’s like Ace House Nation who keep the original genre alive and has been doing so since the 1970’s.  For those who don’t know, house music derived from the disco days, back when Dj Ace House Nation was better known as Dj Crazy Ace, battling other Dj’s and dancers in schoolyards of the L.E.S. “Back then, we referred to battling someone on the dance floor as ‘burning them out’,” says Dj Ace.

As a teen, Dj Ace taught himself how to Dee jay with his older brother and dear friend, Hector Cruz, (who passed on from diabetes in 2006). In honor of Hector, Ace decided to rename himself “Dj Ace House Nation” because Hector called himself “House Nation.” And there we have it again – the name “House”.

“I’ve seen people cry on the dance floor”, says the 49 year old Dj Ace House Nation. “I’ve seen them smile, I’ve heard them chant, and I’ve witnessed them catch a spirit. When I play house music, I can tell by the way they’re dancing, that it’s therapy for the soul. The rhythms and sounds get them dancing in a way that becomes a healthy exercise, pumping their heart and making their blood flow faster. If there were any mental or physical blocks before, house music definitely releases their stress and restores joy.”

Whether or not you’re already a house head, check out the station, PreParty Radio, that plays house music to a world wide audience. Not just because it’s on the web, but because they truly do have a following in places such as Amsterdam, Spain, Tokyo, Italy, Thailand, L.A., NY, Chicago and more. To hear Dj Ace House Nation on “The Cookie Jar Show”, click on www.prepartyradio.com every Thursday  from 6PM – 9PM

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The 49 year old Veteran house head DJ ACE HOUSE NATION (Host of ‘The Cookie Jar Show’ on www.prepartyradio.com) talks about his love for house music, and why this musical genre is therapy for the soul!

Tune in every Thursday from 6PM – 9PM Special extended listening session every LAST Thursday of the month from 6PM – 1:00AM