C.O.A.C.M presents…5 Questions with: LYLE HOROWITZ + MIDPOINT

1. what’s your name, where are you from & how did you get involved with music?

what’s up? my name is Lyle Horowitz. i’m from Queens, New York and i got involved with music through my first love, film production. i attempted to score a short film that i co-directed and things kinda evolved quickly from there…

2. how did your particular track in the mix come about/is there a story behind its creation?

the beat was originally created in the Nothing Says Hello Like Goodbye sessions, an album that i produced in one night and released the following day. during that time, i was working on some demos with a vocalist from Florida named Loud Pack Lucy and she heard the beat and recorded to it without hesitation. MidPoint (one half of Night Creatures, one of my side projects) offered to remix the song once the original was finished and that’s how this track came to be.


3. who or what inspires you to create? and how do you STAY inspired?

i’m just inspired by life and the pursuit of inner balance and personal growth. staying creative is never an issue, the wheels never stop turning and the well of ideas has never dried up.

4. your opinion on copyright and the sharing of music? (specifically tunes made by unsigned, under-the-radar and bedroom artists that are then shared by fans?)

i think especially for unsigned/bedroom artists, sharing is essential and actual damages are hard to quantify. then again, if you’re putting material out there for sale that is questionable to copyright laws, you have to assume the risk.

5. the best place to listen/download/buy your tunes? and any final words you’d like to say to the Internets?

the best way for you to listen to my tunes would be Bandcamp or by looking me up on YouTube. thank you for listening, i hope the music speaks for itself.

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1. what’s your name, where are you from & how did you get involved with music?

my name is MidPoint, though many know me as Staxwell. i am from the Bay Area and currently living in San Francisco, CA. music was always a centerpiece to my life, though i got into production in high school. i play drums and was in a few bands growing up, but a bassist i played with had turntables he wasn’t using so eventually i bought them off him and figured out how to record into my computer without an interface. i’ve just been building ever since. i also DJ.

2. how did your particular track in the mix come about/is there a story behind its creation?

Lyle Horowitz released a beat tape called Nothing Says Hello Like Goodbye and after hearing the Blue Lights instrumental, i hit up Lyle almost immediately about doing a remix. i have a string of remixes of Lyle’s work, so this was the next one on deck as far as i was concerned. Lyle told me he was already releasing a version of the track with Loud Pack Lucy and having a remix would be perfect for the single release. Lyle then sent me the sample (“143” by Musiq) and i went from there.

3. who or what inspires you to create? and how do you STAY inspired?

that is hard to say specifically. i am not one to really create stuff that doesn’t reflect who i am or how i feel, so i would say the greatest inspiration is just life in general. i try not to force anything so keeping the music honest is the best way to keep myself inspired.

4. your opinion on copyright and the sharing of music? (specifically tunes made by unsigned, under-the-radar and
bedroom artists that are then shared by fans?).

giving back to the artist is always nice but artists making music to get paid aren’t doing it for the right reasons. in today’s climate it is much more viable to maintain an income with performances and such. that being said it’s great that artists can still make money. i am definitely not mad at anyone doing their thing, i just am not a fan of hearing artists complain about it. steal my music, share it with your friends.

5. the best place to listen/download/buy your tunes? and any final words you’d like to say to the Internets?

Bandcamp will have all available releases, however, catch me on Twitter.

Lyle & MP’s joint (one of my personal favs) “Blue Lights” is featured among many awesome tunes selected by yours truly for a mix that promises, and delivers, eargasms. checkout CONFESSIONS OF A CURLY MIND Vol. 1 via .zip, .rar or Soundcloud.

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