Five Questions With Maaga

Vancouver, BC-based music producer, Caleb Hardy aka Maaga is back with a brand new single, “Voices” which pays homage to one’s inner self, reminiscent of the contrasting emotions that echo the spaces inside of us.

Check out the single below and find out more about Maaga in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hello, My name is Caleb Hardy. I am a 25-year-old music producer currently living in Vancouver BC. I first got involved with music as a studio engineer/producer through an audio school I attended. Since I was one of the only students who couldn’t sing or play any instruments, all of my focus was on learning how to work the gear needed to set up, record, produce, and mix a song. Through this I got a grip on what it takes to bring music from someone’s imagination into real life, but over time I found myself feeling unfulfilled by constantly working on music for other artists. I felt I had a creative side of my own that I was not able to express. Shortly after I finished audio school, I began writing and producing music for myself. I immediately fell in love and have not looked back since. It’s all I can think about, and what I spend most of my time doing.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My music has always had a hard time staying in one lane, but that comes from being inspired by so many different artists and genres. As I listen to music I can’t help but think “I want to try that!” and then proceed to study the foundations of that style. As a new artist, I am working on developing a sound that is unique to who I am, so exploring music without limiting myself to a specific genre has not only allowed me to push my boundaries as a producer but has also connected me with audiences of different tastes and interests. I always begin writing based off how I am feeling at that time, or from the feelings of someone close to me. There are times I want to make people get up and dance, but also times I know someone could use solidarity and comfort. Music has been a very effective way for me to express my emotions and connect with other people.

Do you have any upcoming shows?

I do not have any upcoming shows, I am currently focusing on writing more music and collaborating with other musicians and producers. Spending almost all my time making music by myself, working on getting involved with other artists around me has been highest on my priority list. More shows will be coming up, and I will be sure to let everyone know!

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

I would want people to hear “Voices”. I was able to convey the emotions of being happy and sad at the same time – it’s a perfect combination for the two moods I usually float between with my music.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

The music that really inspires me to work harder is all from artists who are producing right here in Vancouver BC. There is so much talent here, and all it takes to keep me motivated is to see what the people around me are up to. To name a few, my favourite Canadian artists right now are ALTRU (experimental hip-hop jazz-electronica), DYZPHORIA (Big Wave/Electronic), and LANDYN (Trap/multi-genre. Honestly, this guy can produce anything).  Among these three artists, I can find music to fit my every mood at any time of day. I would highly suggest checking them out.

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