We had the good fortune of connecting with Luxrem and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luxrem, why did you pursue a creative career?
As a band I think the thing that drove us toward this career was not just the love for music, but an inescapable feeling that this is the thing that we were meant to do. Something we can’t live without and will never stop doing.
We all have different musical backgrounds and have all been playing since we were teenagers. Our singer is originally from Suriname and met our drummer in a songwriting class at Miami Dade College. The rest of us are all from right here in Miami.
Our band started out as something fun to do for a high school talent show. But over time Luxrem grew into this calling and with every new listener, with every new like, with every new opportunity we are presented with it just reinforces our will to keep pushing. We don’t know exactly when, but we all kind of came to a realization that there’s nothing in the world we would rather do than write and perform music.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are a progressive metal band and one of the few in our local scene at that. Running a band and trying to get your name out there takes a massive amount of work. Finding the time to manage marketing, social media, writing new music, recording new music and doing necessary things on the creative side such as filming music videos, it all gets so very overwhelming.
It’s very important to have a system set up within your team and find people who actually believe in your cause to help you move forward. Our PR agency and our Production team are definitely those kinds of people. It unlocks things and gives you different perspectives that makes breaking through to a larger market seem that much more attainable.
The biggest lesson, albeit a little cliche is that you are going to fail a couple of times before you get it right. But the important thing is that you have to keep researching and learning from the mistakes that you make, in order to keep moving forward.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many amazing things to do here in Miami. Creating an itinerary for that would definitely be difficult, but some cool stuff would definitely be:
A trip to Wynwood to check out the Art, Restaurants and Graffiti.
Going to one of the many beaches, I think my favorite is Crandon Park as you get to drive over the causeway and it’s not as busy or bougie as South Beach.
Walking by Bayside and perhaps getting a Birds eye view of Miami in the Ferris wheel.
Getting some brews at Lincolns beard or Las Rosas ( anywhere there might be some cool music playing).
Going walking by South pointe park.
Eating some dim sum at ohho noodles house in Coral Gables.
And lastly going to Coconut Grove.
There’s no particular order to these but these are definitely some of the things I would bring them to do.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The team that supports us: Dear Untitled and Revolt Entertainment Co ,the local bands that support us and make up our Miami scene such as Silenmara and Vagrant Son among a few and last but certainly not least our families and friends. Also a special shoutout to Readytex N.V. in Suriname who practically sponsored our first Album!
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