There are many amazing music minds out there. These special people have music constantly floating around their head. The tough part is finding a way to get that music out of the head and into the atmosphere for others to hear. But an artist has a duty to find a way to get as much of his music into the world. Our recent discovery Mou5ZyZZ (and alter ego Mou5EmO) is doing his best to share his gifts.
Born in Los Angeles, California, music has been a big part of his life since childhood. Maybe even a passion. Andrew Niman has skills all over the map. He is a Producer/DJ, Drummer, Guitar player, Dancer, Surfer, Singer and Writer. He has been ghost producing for many years and has been known as Mou5ZyZZ and Mou5EmO depending on the release.
The latest single by Mou5EmO is the powerful “Lonely Drive.” The energetic beat attacks right from the top. There is no let up as sounds come in from every angle. Your mind will take turns following each sound down its own rabbit hole. There is joy, anger, and prettiness all blended into one mass trance experience. There is no way not to get sucked in deeply.
We had the opportunity to chat with the artist as well and get a little deeper into why and how he does what he does. Enjoy the interview:
First off, where did the name Mou5ZyZZ come from?
Mou5ZyZZ was born from a combination of my other artist name “Mou5EmO” and my late friend Bodybuilder “ZyZZ”. “Mou5” and “ZyZZ” combined turned into “Mou5ZyZZ”. I am all about “Determination & Will” to keep moving forward in a positive light. When I was a kid I was made fun of and picked on because of my size being small compared to average kids my age, until I hit puberty I grew into a Man. I think of Mou5ZyZZ as “Mighty Mouse” (Pure High Energy Motivation).
How would you describe your sound?
I make all Original Sounds “Electronic Dance Music” is my specialty. I’ve been producing my own sounds since 2004, Ghost Producing Since 2006, Mou5ZyZZ music is all genre styles of music since July 31st 2019, and “Mou5ZyZZ” alter ego Mou5EmO “Mouse EmO” was born again September 22nd 2022 making only Trance Music all genres within Trance scene (Mou5EmO went into hiding in 2012 pulling down all his/my old sounds when I he went into hiding). All my music is full of “High Energy” and “ORIGINAL”.
Which artists have had the biggest influence on you?
ATB, DEFTONES, LIMP BIZKIT, SENSES FAIL, TJR, KORN, and DEADMAU5.
How does a song come together for you? What is your songwriting process?
I usually start with making a drum beat, then I compose a Lead line with Bass line, create some chords add a ton of instruments, Add Samples & Effects, create an arrangement and Master a High Quality “24BIT-ULTRA-HD.WAV” file. I spend a lot of time creating sounds because it helps me mentally.
What drives you to create music?
My current driving force behind why I make so much music is my desire for LOVE. I got divorced from my EX Wife 4 years ago May 31st 2019 because she became addicted to Drugs and Abusive. She was my best friend and I Loved her more than anything and she got to see many of my biggest Ghost productions I created for this world during our honeymoon time. Since my divorce my desire has increased to a level beyond levels because I remain single until I find the right woman to LOVE. I honestly Love knowing I am creating sounds for this World as Mou5ZyZZ and Mou5EmO which I Love creating for other Humans and Beings of this UNIVERSE.
What do you hope people take away from Mou5ZyZZ music?
I hope people understand I create music out of pure Love. I honestly don’t make money creating music under my Artist names currently, because I spend all money on promoting my music to the world Freely. I do this because I genuinely “LOVE CREATING” for this World. Maybe one day my music will reach a Level which will pay my bills. Currently I work creating sounds as a Ghost Producer to make up for the difference of money I spend promoting Mou5 Chee5e Records.
Share some advice for other artists creating their own lane in the music industry.
If I could share any advice for other Artists is to be true to yourself and never give up. I started “Mou5 Chee5e Records” because even as a longtime ghost producer for many Huge record labels over the years when it came time for me to reach out to them to sign me as an artist, I was told “NO ALL THE TIME”. I got tired of trying to sign to record labels and decided to create my own record label and design all my own Album covers. I Love having full control over my idea and who knows maybe one day a Big Record Label will offer to by me out or collaborate with me and Mou5 Chee5e Records, but that’s not what I’m looking for. Honestly I just care about creating “ONE OF A KIND” pieces of art for this world to enjoy freely.
What is on the horizon for Mou5ZyZZ?
What’s on the “Horizon for Mou5ZyZZ” is “1000” Yes “ONE THOUSAND OFFICIAL RELEASES” for Mou5ZyZZ. This is a goal I came up with recently in my mind something is telling me to aim for One Thousand tracks I want to create for this world. I’m not sure how long it will take me to make this a reality, but it’s a serious goal I have on my mind. Lastly I’m always chasing Love in my mind and hopefully I’ll find a woman to Love till the day I die, but either way I still plan on making music forever in this life of mine.