You recognize him for his rap however are you aware what gadgets he can’t do with out? We chatted with DIVINE on the backdrop of his As we speak at Apple session and right here’s what we came upon.
At a time when live shows and meets and jam periods all stand cancelled, on-line periods like As we speak at Apple provides artists and followers an opportunity to return collectively and chat about work, classes and a lot extra.
The As we speak at Apple periods began in 2017 and had been initially held within the Apple Shops the world over. Come March 2020, they had been moved on-line as a result of pandemic.
Apple kicked off the periods for India with Indian artistes on October 22 this 12 months and these periods have introduced on large names like AR Rahman, Raja Kumari, DIVINE, Prateek Kuhad, Aditi Ramesh, Lisa Mishra and photographers like Siddhartha Joshi Avani Rai Anurag Banerjee Prarthna Singh and Hashim Badani.
After chatting with AR Rahman, we bought to meet up with DIVINE and listed here are some excerpts from our conversations –
1. How was the expertise being part of the “As we speak At Apple” session?
It was an excellent expertise, I haven’t been capable of do too many fan interactions this 12 months, specifically with no touring nevertheless it was fairly comforting to speak about my course of, my new album Punya Paap and off beam take up fan queries!
2. How have you ever used expertise otherwise now and thru the pandemic as in comparison with up to now?
Effectively I positively wasn’t large on video conferencing and video assembly earlier than the pandemic however like numerous others that’s turn out to be a traditional a part of life now! Aside from that I labored on my music and manufacturing abilities so much which helps when working with my collaborators and co-composer when creating one thing new.
3. Has your work been affected/made higher with expertise now?
Oh completely. It makes issues a lot simpler, I really feel expertise performs the position of a levitator with artistic concepts!
4. What are the three gadgets and three apps you completely can’t do with out?
I believe my iPad, my AirPods and my cellphone go along with me in every single place. By way of apps I’d say the Notes app on my iPad, all of the video assembly apps (there are such a lot of of them!) and YouTube as I’m all the time discovering new and thrilling artists by means of that. There are much more, nevertheless, these ones can be my main ones proper now.
5. Work-wise, what are you trying ahead to in 2021?
Effectively my second album releases finish of December so we’ll be doing numerous issues round that going into 2021, there are a couple of remixes and collaborations which can come out subsequent 12 months and likewise a couple of movie soundtracks that I’m part of.
Aside from that I’m trying ahead to all of the music that’s going to launch from my fellow artists at Gully Gang together with MC Atlaf, Aavrutti, D’Evil, Shah Rule and Karan Kanchan who all have main tasks lined up for the subsequent few months.
It’s been nice to see the music that’s popping out of the impartial ecosystem in India total and we hope to contribute to that in an enormous means. It’s been a troublesome 12 months for everybody however I’m longing for the brand new 12 months and offcourse I can’t wait to tour as soon as it’s protected to take action!
6. What’s your best piece of tech or system (even when it hasn’t been invented but) that you simply’d want to get in 2021
Unsure if there’s one thing that involves thoughts for myself however positively have my hopes on medical expertise to uplift many throughout the globe so we’re higher protected at a person degree towards the present pandemic and anything that the longer term may need in retailer for us.