Interview – Harrison

By: Remington Fioraso

Harrison is a producer hailing from Toronto, Ontario.  He released his debut album, an EP, entitled Colours in April 2015.  A remix for his track You’re Light was made by Star Slinger. I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with the singer.

What inspired you to pursue music? 

I just wanted to make people happy.

How would you describe your shows to individuals who have yet to see you? 

It’s more like a fun DJ with some weird transitions and lots of dancing!

How has the reception been for your EP, Colors? 

It’s been great. I’m extremely grateful. I honestly didn’t except it to be so great.

How did you begin working with Maddee? 

Her older brother showed me that she could sing. We did one song just for fun and it sort of snowballed from there.

What have been the responses so far in regards to the new Star Slinger remix of You’re Light?

Star Slingers fans are pretty loyal and they love it. So do I! I think it’s fricken awesome actually.

On your Facebook page, you asked “What does music mean to you?”  What is your response to this?

It’s honestly my life. That’s pretty much it hahaha

Who are your favourite Canadian artists? 

Deebs, Purity Ring, Alvvays, Ryan Hemsworth that list could go on forever

What is your favourite movie? 

Whatever Works

What songs are currently on repeat for you? 

Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays

What was the first show you went to? 

Onra I think

What is your favourite thing to do in Toronto? 

Sit near the beach

Finally, is there anything else you would like to say to your fans? 

Just keep trying and you’ll get there.

 

Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley's Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, "What is the relevance in the real world?" Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists - Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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