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[Exclusive Interview] A Mash Up King - Tae K

Name: Tae K

Age: 23

Location (Country): Washington, DC

What age did you start dancing/singing/etc?

I remember in kindergarten, i was in a play called the "Three Piggy Opera". I played the piggy who built the straw house, so basically i was the star of the show... ok nvm.

I first started remixing songs when I was in high school. It was kind of a spontaneous thing. I don't really remember what triggered it, but i remember going to an Electronic Boutique and asking the guy there what computer software was good for editing music. He recommended this program called Acid DJ, and i bought it and took it home to mess around with. I guess i just kind of got into it after that.

Do you dance/sing/etc for fun and/or as wanting a career out of it? Why?

It has always been a hobby since i first started. I'm a HUGE fan of all kinds of music, and i really just started making remixes as a means to make some new kinds of hybrid-genres and hear some new sounds... however music has always been a passion, and making a career out of it would be AMAZING... so if anyone reading this knows somebody... or knows somebody who knows somebody who's friends with somebody...

Who influences/inspire you about music?

It's hard to say because i get inspiration for everything i do in life from many different little things all over. But when it comes to my remixes, I would really have to put Dangermouse (and the Grey Album) up there on the top of the influence list. I had been doing remixes before the Grey Album came out, but had always kind of kept them to myself as a private hobby. But after the success of the Grey Album, i realized that a lot of people were open to remix/mashups as a genre, and I started putting my stuff online.

Sample of your work?


You can hear alot of my stuff on my youtube channel at:

You can also stay up to date with any new tracks at my blog:

Anything else you will like to add:

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this listening to my music. And a special thanks to Coco for putting my interview up on this blog! I hope everyone has a good time in whatever they're doing, and at the very least has some good music in the background!


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1.) Your name, what you are called, and/or alias? 

Ronnie Icon, although Ronnie Scholtes is my real name. 

2.) Where you are from, where you are active? 

I'm from The Netherlands, and I'm mostly active on Youtube. It's my way of being international. :) 

3.) What age did you start?

I started writing songs when I was about 10 years old, but I didn't go to music college until my 22nd. I started my Youtube channel early 2015.

4.) What's your inspiration? 

Anything K-pop, really. Before I found out about K-pop, I'd been drawn to American pop artists like Jesse McCartney, but also artists like Bjork. Then I came across K-pop and my entire field of reference changed. I first got into EXO, but gradually I started learning all about other artists as well.

5.) What's your style?

K-pop inspired songs, remixes and covers. I like to think that, as a European based, K-pop inspired artist, I blend a little of both worlds. An EDM inspired sound mixed with the pop music I now listen…