Ediem: It all started in 2003 with egg crate foam in a closet, a web of cables strewn through a bedroom, and some big aspirations. This was the birth of Paradox Productionz.

The Albany, Oregon based hip-hop production company was founded by Eddie Mangan and Nate Hammond. Over the course of several years, Paradox grew steadily in technique, musicianship, talent, and reputation. Mangan served as the primary composer and sound engineer, creating a collection of over 50 finished hip-hop compositions that were regularly performed by Paradox or one of the many local artists associated with them, including Pynt and Yung Royal.

In 2010, Mangan moved to Illinois and spent a period of time quietly adding to his musical arsenal. His style, at first pure hip-hop, was expanded as his interest and appreciation for other music genres grew. Within any composition he creates, you will find a blend of interesting spices ranging from dubstep and EDM to jazz, grunge, trance, and blues. The arsenal is ever expanding.

What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

I mix it all together and use intuition to guide. I do what FEELS right.

How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

Ediem is my name. EDDIE M. Seems

What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

My mother is a writer and musician. It was in my blood. I attain inspiration by studying genres and adapting them to my repertoire.

What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

I am in the midst of releasing over 3 songs in the next 3 months. Continuously uploading instrumentals as well. Ediemmusic.com is a great site to visit to stay up to date on the latest!!!

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

To be self sufficient. I do not aim to attain a record deal. If it happens... it happens. Till then being self driven in todays market and hitting the right avenues... connections TODAY can make a self made artist and music company. This is my goal.

What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

All of them :)

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

Patience. Mastering my craft to make it tasteful for the ever expa ding audience.

What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?

Feeling. Go WITH WHAT FEELS RIGHT. Music is a feel. Its a language. A clear mind can channel the inner most meaningful songs. Self reflection and the obligation to provide insight to valuable listeners of all demographics.

How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

Massively. I plan to attack the net head on.

What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

I listen to a lot of Hybrid, Pendulum, Tech N9ne, and various other artists that provide a message  can relate to or empathize with.

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

I am a salesman. A businessman. I have been a video spokesman for products... owned my own label... and currently sell cars to fund my music!

Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

Take the steps necessary to achieve your goals. Follow your heart and give it your best. Respect the music of others and learn from the world. Be you?

What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

How it is. marketed and exclusive. Yes. We want to make money right? We put a lot of time into our craft. But make it the right way? Spread a message to the world that has a positive impact!

How Do You Feel About Originality?

It is the pinnacle of importance today. People don’t know themselves . They find it in others. YOU DONT NEED TO. You are your biggest rival. Overcome yourself.

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