10 Questions with Up-and-Coming Artist Tenaj

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10 Questions with Up-and-Coming Artist Tenaj

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Tenaj

We chatted with Tenaj on latest projects, most binge-worthy TV series, and why we listen to music.

Tenaj is an up-and-coming electronic dance artist based in Los Angeles. Originally hailing from Switzerland, Tenaj graduated from the prestigious LA Music Academy. She is best known for single “Let You Go,” and has won awards from in Media Awards for Best Emerging Artist and Best EDM Song.

She has been working with EKY Group for weekly DJ mix collaborations, an hour long special that clearly demonstrates Tenaj’s progress and growth as a fresh DJ in the scene.

Her latest release is single “Never Let Me Go,” released with Blanco y Negro this June. This is the latest addition to a handful of singles the artist has already released this year, clearly brimming with inspiration in a world that is slowly reopening. In fact, it has been just over a year since Tenaj released “Dream After COVID-19,” a motivating song for which she donated all proceeds to UNICEF to aid those affected by the pandemic.

To learn more about Tenaj, including her crystal ball prediction for what is going to sound like in 20 years, check out our interview with the artist below: 

Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you? (current or future projects)

Currently I’m working on various solo songs as well as a lot of collaborations with very talented producers/ DJ’s.  The weekly DJ mix collaboration with EKY is definitely something to check out https://youtu.be/iyN0yedTFpQ Yes, I’m slowly but surely getting into djing.

Q: What is the one thing every track must have for it to be solid?

I’m all about the bass. As a lover I need to feel it until my bones.

Q: Let's create a new festival; What would you name it, Where would it be located, and Who would be the 3 headliners?

Well I would name it Technosapiens (A new intelligent species resulting from Homo sapiens’ integration with technology.) It would be in Ibiza.  Tiesto / David Guetta and Armin Van Buuren.

Q: What is going to sound like 20 years from now?

Very futuristic with all the genres mixed into each other more than now.

Q: Why do we listen to music?

It makes us feel good and if we are sad it makes us feel that we are not alone. No matter what we go through, help us.

Q: If you could bring one artist back to life, who would it be? (Why that artist?)

Avicii. He’s an insanely talented artist and we miss him.

Q: What's your favorite smell?

Besides the smell of a festival LOL, my favorite perfume is paco rabanne olympea and the morning fresh beach air.

Q: What can you talk about for hours?

Music, Fashion and Art.

Q: Which historical figure would you like to be?

William Shakespeare- I’m obsessed with poems

Q: (Pick One) Game of Thrones, South Park, Walking Dead, or Stranger Things?

Game of Thrones

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