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Fast Five: McGuire



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I was 12 years old when I created my first song using an old Casio keyboard. I recorded all the drum patterns, piano, strings and bass on 8 track. I was listening to The Beach Boys, Aerosmith and The Beatles so I was into layering a lot of vocal harmonies which took some experimenting with an 8-track. I got bitten by the creative bug and never looked back since!

How would you describe your music?

I guess every artist says they are inspired by the world they see around them, and for me it’s true. People adapt to their environment to survive. The past 3 years I have been a bartender, serving cocktails into the early hours. My music mirrors this lifestyle with a nightclub dance vibe mixed with edgy rap content. It’s cool to see the transition from my older un-released stuff to now and exciting to see what it evolves into next.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I’ve been flying back and forth from my home in Dublin, Ireland to Atlanta, working with some really cool people. I put out a single called ‘SuperNova’ on iTunes with a music video on YouTube to wet the fan’s beaks while I’m working on my EP. I think the new stuff is going to blow people away in July!

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

There’s so many! Matthew Bellamy from Muse would be an interesting collaboration! Kendrick Lamar is stirring rap up right now and I always wanted to see Daft Punk play around with the genre more since Kanye’s ‘Stronger’ record.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

It would be between Aerosmith’s “Nine Lives” (So under-rated yet perfectly produced) and Eminem’s “Marshall Mathers LP” (The original is timeless!)