The Story of BAZEN

I think it was 2003 or 2004. Those days my only tool to make music was my keyboard. I could only make use of its own memory card to record songs which I could lose with an electricity cut. How difficult these things were back then!

However I started discovering softwares (such as Sony Vegas Pro) with more technology and internet in our lives. This is how I started to make music on adigital platforms.

In this sense BAZEN is not actually my first song. As soon as I started testing, I wrote a couple of songs, one after another. Those times myspace.com was very popular. So I opened a profile there and immediately uploaded these songs.

Shortly after this, I received an e-mail from an independent internet radio channel in the US saying that they were willing to play three of my songs on their channel and they needed a written agreement signed by me if I agreed. It was obviously easier to reach this type of promotion channels those times.

Whatever, back to the story our song. BAZEN was born on such conditions. I was so motivated by the radio thing that I decided to enter an online song contest held by Nokia. I had one more song besides BAZEN, which was suitable for this contest.

SCHIZOPHRENIA was a song in English. While BAZEN was a very calm song, SCHIZOPHRENIA was quite electronic and extraordinary. I eliminated BAZEN after having listened to the other entries. Eventually I didn’t get any successful result from the contest but saw that BAZEN stayed as the most listened song on myspace in the following years.

After almost 15 years, by the end of 2019, I decided to release an album in turkish and to add BAZEN to this album. It’s one the most important and touchstone songs for me with its music and lyrics. Certainly the music was not like this originally. I had to rewrite it on Garageband on iPad.

Today what you are listening to is it’s new version. I also made a remix version. I wish I had the original one also so you could see the difference. Eventually today we have two BAZENs quite different than the original.
…those which land on each note of my song like the petals of a rose… (from the lyrics of BAZEN)

Listen to BAZEN on Spotify

Listen to BAZEN REMIX on Spotify

My Official Artist Channel on Youtube ✅

Just as the title suggests, my official artist channel on YouTube is live. Honestly I notice that I am a bit ignorant about this, as after I applied for an official artist channel on YouTube, the next day it came with my new and previous songs made as automated videos and they have been added in the channel already, without me doing actually nothing. They are certainly nothing official but the music itself, visually accompanied by the cover of the album. Certainly I am planning to make videos for my songs in the (near) future but still you can subscribe and turn on the notifications so as to be notified when I upload a new video. Just to make it clear, this is not the same channel that I have the Spanish videos (Good Times). This is only for my music, albums and singles. So please subscribe and turn the notifications on. There goes the link for my channel on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvT56GQdusfpW8an2L6_bbw

¿He roto con youtube?

Desde hace mucho tiempo (más de 3 meses) no he estado grabando vídeos para mi canal en YouTube (Good Times) Pero tengo razones. Primero, ha habido unos cambios de reglamento que interesan a los youtubers. Para que tú ganes dinero por su canal de YouTube, ahora necesitas un par de condiciones, como la cantidad de los suscriptores, el tiempo de watchtime etc. Y como un principiante, esos números no es tan fáciles alcanzar.

Además, he tenido una experiencia de 5 días en el hospital. Era algo aterrador. Ahora estoy bien pero me afectó mucho. Por ejemplo tenía que dejar de fumar (eso es una buena cosa de todos modos) y mi dieta cambió totalmente… ya consumo alimentos mucho más saludables… muy muy bien pero en este periodo, no podía hacer nada de vídeos.

Pues la respuesta de la pregunta (mira el título) será “no”. No he roto con YouTube. Ni YouTube ha roto conmigo. Sin embargo me tenía que tomar mi tiempo, para recuperarme, para recopilar ideas para nuevos vídeos etc. Y yo volveré. Seré mejor. Salvo no sé cuanto tiempo más necesito. De momento podéis ver los vídeos anteriores AQUÍ.

Listen! Buika – Jodida pero Contenta

I am actually making a new collection and planning on setting up a playlist on Spotify. I’m coming across with new people especially after having moved to Barcelona. Obviously music has been one of the ice breakers on making conversations with these new people. I ask them to make a small list of artists or bands, along with a few songs of theirs that they like. The only condition is that these artists or bands shouldn’t be worldwide famous. So no madonnas in the list. In this aspect today’s song is from O&E from Turkey.
Buika – Jodida pero Contenta

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INFO:

María Concepción Balboa Buika (born May 11, 1972) known as Concha Buika and by the stage name Buika, is a Spanish singer. Her album Niña de Fuego was nominated for the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and La Noche Más Larga was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. MORE INFO
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