“Most of the people don’t believe me when I show them my work”. The 30-year-old Germany-born producer said. Having success overseas is something that people have to work for really hard.
After graduating college, Simon took over as the CEO of his own label Gentlemaniacs Records, and transformed it into a successful music company signing his first own artists. He started by signing Maine-based Singer & Songwriter ILLijah.
Let’s rewind 15 years to the year 2005 where Simon started creating his first melodies. He used his father's computer and software called Magix Music Maker, a software that lets you arrange pre-made samples to create your own compositions. A short time later he got himself a copy of Fruit Loops - a software that every music producer in our time knows.
Simon attributes his success to his work ethic at a young age. While most 20-year-olds were playing Call of Duty or Rocket League after school, he was working on his music career.
“As you can imagine my first productions were horrible”, Simon tells us. “But giving up was not an option”. It took him a few months to learn the basics of music production and music theory but the results got better. He then recorded his first own songs with friends from school. Most of his musical contacts developed through the internet and platforms like Myspace and Instagram.
But his story didn't end there. Simon attributes his success to his work ethic at a young age. While most 20-year-olds were playing Call of Duty or Rocket League after school, he was working on his music career. He started to work as a DJ in clubs to play his productions there and gain some attention. In a city with a hundred clubs and twice as many DJs, it wasn't an easy task to master. But here, too, the persistence paid off when the first international shows followed at ZRCE Beach in Croatia in 2019. Simon had the chance to play in two of the top 100 world clubs (NOA beach club & Kalypso beach club).
Two years later the world is caught in a pandemic. All clubs and bars in Germany are closed. Most of his DJ coworkers have to look for another job in order not to go broke. Simon however decided to stay in the music business.
His entrepreneurial skill helped him to earn money through his musical productions even during the COVID-19 when a large number of artists were not making any money. Here, his 15 years of experience in music production greatly helped.
Even during the pandemic, Simon Blaze worked on music releasing a single every 3-4 weeks. This helped him with a steady income and growing his fanbase.
Simon Blaze has carved out a place for himself in the remaking of songs. He was influenced by some 90s and 00s R&B vibes and achieved massive success with recreating the vibes of past decades. His remake of I Need a Girl Part 2 by Diddy has almost hit 3 million streams on Spotify and charted Top 10 in the DJCity charts. DJCity is one of the most important platforms for today's DJs and decides whether or not a song is successful.