You can find it on the usual platforms: Itunes, Amazon, Tidal… He plays all instruments, sings lead and backing vocals, makes the arrangements and the production. He has performed in many concerts and Festivals in France, Europe and Africa. Hosny Bronx's new tracks are broadcast on more than 1500 radios around the globe: USA, South America, Jamaica, Europa, Asia. Hosny Bronx is also recognized internationally by professionals in the music industry and by a very wide audience throughout the world. Sending us a real artistic vibe – he's a true Rastaman with music who fights for peace and love between all peoples in the world.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Reggae Music is my music man, I've been doing reggae for a long time, Rastafari Music, Roots Rock Reggae Music. My music comes from Jah Kingdom. It’s a music for all peoples, to give them love and strength. It's a music that brings a good feeling, a good vibe. It’s a music of peace and love, to bring people together. It's lucid music, it's not utopian lyrics. We fight to save the earth, the world, humanity. I've been doing Reggae since I was a kid, it's deep inside me, like the sea and the mountains are deep inside the earth. I work for God.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Hosny Bronx because it's my name, it's me who creates everything and plays all the instruments on my album, I sing lead vocal and backings vocals.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
My musical influences are mostly Jamaican and American, a little English too, a lot of different musical styles, you know.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
First of all, I just released my new album "New Moment”, I worked a lot on this album, it was an intense and very positive work at the same time. It’s true that my life is hard, that I work very hard but when I make my sound, I really like it, I always thank Jah for sending me this sound that comes from his Kingdom. This makes me happy. I mixed and mastered this album in Jamaica with my brotha Mario "Syantis" Lawrence, I played everything on this album.
Otherwise, I already made three albums with the Wailers, the musicians of Bob Marley.
Today this new album I did it alone, but I find it much stronger and more powerful than my other albums, because I understood, even if it was a mountaineer's work climbing a mountain, that the roots music is in me.
I just finished a single "Give Me the Fyah Jah Jah" and "All over the world" with Jamaicans, which will soon be released in Jamaica, in the US and then in the world.
I'm also working on my 6th album, which will be much stronger than what you've heard until today. And we have just opened live bookings around the world.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I’m looking for an international contract because, today, my business has moved to another level more than superior in the world. We receive with my team many messages from fans and media from around the world. Currently, I'm doing the cover of a magazine in NYC and at the end of the month the cover of another magazine.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Dance as a Lion because this song has a very direct roots impact and people really feel this song. It looks like a track of the 70s, it’s besides a tribute to all these great artists of this time who inspired us and allowed to become who we are today.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Having made this album alone, what you listen to, it's me who played everything. It was a long and difficult job. I created all this music, all these melodies and I can tell you that it's a hard job man, a lot of job. You know man, I make my music but I'm interested in many things, and there are a lot of people who impress me and do extra things such as painters, sculptors, inventors, people who create, researchers, sportsmen, and so on. I think everyone faces challenges in his life.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I’m a rasta, I create naturally, I have inspiration all the time, I work all the time. Sometimes I create the music before the lyrics, sometimes the lyrics before the music, it depends.
It all depends on how the light came, I like to work all the time, and if I have any advice for anyone who will read this interview, it’s to follow their objective and not to let go, with of course a discipline.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
We are in a new area of music, we must adapt, we are here so live it.
We are in our time, it’s the time of today so accept it and try to make sure to be able to better pay the artists, but it’s not the case today. Only the strongest will remain.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I listen a lot of different sounds, from Reggae to Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Blues, Rock, I listen to many styles of music, I'm very open in music, but very difficult in taste.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I lived in my ghetto, I did a lot of odd jobs, but you know I started music when I was a child, I always had that to help me get out of the ghetto atmosphere. Music was my Kingdom, where I felt good. When you live in the ghetto, you live a strong destiny. It’s a very difficult life that many people live in the world live.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
I tell them never to listen to anyone and work very hard. They must believe in themselves, in what they do, what they create, in what they are and always go forward, regardless of what others think. It's a very difficult environment where you have to persevere. I also advise them never to think that they are stars, because the stars are the stars in the sky at night.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
If I were A&R or record label boss I would start by signing myself with a big multi-million dollar deal because I'm worth it. When you analyze and when you stick your nose in my business, you realize that it weighs very heavy, whether you are a record company or not. What I advise record companies is to build poles of retails analysts to have more analysis and more reflections on the artists who can be signed. It should not be just a listening of an A&R who can make a decision that can harm the sovereignty and enrichment of a record company because only one artist can make it very famous but also very rich. A record company can’t miss a business just because of the mood of an A&R. I have not seen any A&R to stay in any record company, I really think that the decisions and the obstinacy of some harm because they think much more about their careers than to serve the record company. For the poles to work, the poles must work together, they are there to serve the business, and not want to be the center of everything and nothing. What I advise them is to put forward their musicologist. I think there are also A&R who are very good at their work and their choice. You can’t just do financial figures, you need quality and financial figures. And that is already happening in some record companies and I congratulate them. The statistics are really important in all the companies and they should also make use of external opinions like recognized and unrecognized musical consultants, and not to trust simply social networks, because social networks are not real customers but rather volatile customers that are unreliable; Even if my team and I use social networks, I understand their importance, but I prefer to rely on real business record label, that is to say to pick the client city by city, because the concerts, the radios, the TV which are in the cities are real direct media, which will look for the customer where he is. Internet is more than important, and it really made me know world-wide, I don’t just talk about the audience but thanks to the internet, with my team, we were able to contact and build all our international press.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I think my music is original. It looks like no music in the world, it's mine, it belongs to Jah. Everyone builds his art. We can’t say that Michel Ange looks like Rodin, or Basquiat to Picasso. Everyone is unique. That's how I conceive art.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?:
I wish in advance a happy Christmas and a happy new year 2019 to all students and to everyone, a year of success and I wish you to achieve your dreams. And thank you for this interview.
You can check out my music, all the information on my website www.hosnybronx.com and on all my social networks.
Websites or Social Media Pages:
Youtube: Hosny Bronx / thereggaerockworld