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Deniz Yildiz Interview with Muzique Magazine

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Deniz Yildiz Interview with Muzique Magazine

Honestly, I am not coming from art or music. I was playing basketball before I played guitar for the first time. My main inspiration is Yngwie Malmsteen but I watched Efes basketball games before i watched Yngwie. So it is like I am making music with the mindset that I learned from sports. I have some guitar heroes etc. but my mentors are Roger Federer, Ergin Ataman, and Aaron Jackson. I have this mix of sports and music and I feel like I can be successful if I will have the right people around myself and friends that supports me no matter what happens. With my song called ‘ Lonely Life’ I am starting to my music journey.

I have been recording music with different musicians since 2019. It’s been a long journey but I finally found my way. If you want to have a global level top quality sound in your songs, it is like a puzzle. You need to find the musicians that fits to your music. Trick is it is not only about their skills or how they match to you. They still need a high quality studio to record a top quality track. If you didn’t find the sound engineer that matches to your music, the sound still won’t be there even tough you found the best musicians. So it took me 5 years to have this kind of a team around me but finally I am enjoying my Music.

In two years I want to play my music in the whole world. Playing in the biggest rock festivals. This is my biggest motivation. Nobody made it to that level from Turkey but I am gonna do it. It seems almost impossible but I grew up with watching Ergin Ataman. He made a lot of things that people said it is impossible but he found a way. I’ll lead my life and I’ll do it in my  way.

(for my song called lonely life)

I wrote the music and lyrics. I made the arrangement too but with out the team I have It could be impossible to have this sound. I have to thank Marcello Vieira, Caroline Joy, Felix Lehmann, Manuel Morais, Hector Ruano, Vesislava Todorova and Serdar Öztop. For the art cover and the lyric video I’d love to thank Akın Baran Eren and Gürkan Dener.

Just do what you like to do. Everything comes and goes in this world. Make sure to have some fun too!

About The Release

Deniz Yildiz, a rising artist in the rock scene, unveils his latest masterpiece, “Lonely Life.” This captivating rock ballad is a sonic journey that blends raw emotions with heartfelt strings and a captivating arrangement.

Yildiz, the song’s composer, arranger, and guitarist, delivers a powerful performance alongside the impressive vocals of Marcelo Rivero and Caroline Joy. “Lonely Life” seamlessly fuses rock and indie influences, interwoven with classical elements for a truly unique listening experience.

From the first note, listeners are drawn into a world of vulnerability and yearning. As the song progresses, the energy builds steadily, culminating in a powerful crescendo featuring a soaring guitar riff and driving drums. Through “Lonely Life,” Yildiz not only showcases his musical prowess but also establishes his distinct style, reminiscent of the 80s with a modern twist.

The track features the talents of Manuel Morais on keyboards, Hector Ruano on bass, Vesislava Todorova on cello, and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The entire piece is expertly mixed and mastered by Serdar Öztop.

“Lonely Life” is available now on all major digital streaming platforms, leaving listeners eager for more from this up-and-coming artist.

About Deniz Yildiz

Deniz Yildiz, a Turkish guitarist, arranger, and composer, was born in Antalya on April 15, 1994. His musical journey began at the young age of seven with the guitar. Yildiz honed his skills at the Mediterranean University, specializing in Fine Arts and Music.

Drawing inspiration from legendary guitarists like Yngwie Malmsteen and bands like Scorpions, Yildiz strives to create a modern sound with a foundation in the iconic music of the 80s. His compositions weave classic influences with contemporary flair. In 2022, he released two singles, “I’ll Lead My Life” and “Back To The Ocean,” showcasing his unique approach.

Yildiz’s talent has garnered recognition beyond his native Turkey. In 2016, he triumphed in the Riffwars Hard Rock Hall of Fame challenge on Instagram. His impressive skills further materialized in 2023 when he shared the stage with Mark Boals, former vocalist for Yngwie Malmsteen, and Felix Lehrmann, drummer for Sarah Connor and Martin Miller, during two live performances in Turkey.

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Tinker Talavera is a music lover, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.


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