It’s hump day, which means it’s time for our weekly Blogger Q+A. This week we talk to Arjan of ArjanWrites. We talk about what albums he’s been playing in 2011 & what makes his blog unique from all the rest.
When, How & Why did you start ArjanWrites?
I started writing ArjanWrites.com in 2002. I had an incredible passion for new music and by writing the blog my intent was to share that passion with other people. I celebrate great and new music, and the things that inspire it.
What songs/artists/albums have gotten your attention in 2011?
Here’s a random selection of albums I’ve played recently on my Rdio.com station:
Friendly Fires “Pala”
Frankmusik “Do It In The AM”
Natalia Kills “Perfectionist”
Strange Talk “Strange Talk”
Tinie Tempah “Disc-overy”
David Guetta “Nothing But The Beat”
Very excited about new artists Kay, Dev, CocknBullKid, Wynter Gordon, Meg and CJ Holland
What do you think uniquely defines ArjanWrites compared to other music blogs?
What defines ArjanWrites.com in general is that it’s informative, introduces new music and tells the story behind the music. I take a journalistic approach to everything I do.
In your opinion, what is the best way for a new artist/band to get their music heard?
Make great music, do something unique. Share it with people online and build a scene around what you do.
What would you suggest to other music blogs looking to set themselves apart from the pack?
Find a unique voice. Be memorable.