We spoke to daniel aron from the daniel aron x babapiros x HALOSARA trio to chat about the music industry, advice for other artists and what comes next. The trio are making waves with their take on ‘psuedo-gospel’ music, and released their debut single ‘Heaven Sent’ on 28 June 2024 via Théque Records. The track also premiered on acclaimed publication EARMILK.

The trio is made up of Budapest-based artists daniel aron (Daniel Varga) who is a multi-instrumentalist, babapiros (Geri Háló) a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, as well as singer and keyboardist HALOSARA (Sára Háló), the sister of Geri Háló. While daniel aron has been able to mould a unique space in the music industry with his collaborative projects in new wave jazz and hip hop, babapiros is a touring musician whose former band Mongooz and the Magnet received global success with their song ‘Never Know’ which featured on the lauded US TV show Shameless. HALOSARA appeared on the latest mïus album, which received support from the likes of CLASH Magazine and Rinse Fm.

Stream/ Download: daniel aron x babapiros x HALOSARA – ‘Heaven Sent’

What are four words you would use to describe your music?

Thick, versatile, post-genre, emotional.

What was the first album/CD you ever bought?

I don’t really remember. It was probably an album by a New York jazz saxophonist, maybe Greg Tardy. But, I remember my first vinyl. It was either Fleet Foxes’ self-titled album or MuteMath’s Play Dead. I bought them at the same time.

What album do you know every word to?

I am not so good with lyrics, since I consider myself mostly an instrumentalist. However, melodies stick with me and leave a bigger impact. The deepest ones for me could be Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’, MuteMath’s ‘Odd Soul’ and Kenny Garrett’s ‘Songbook’.

As a musician, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?

That’s a hard question. I would like to delete social media and let the music, the band, and their fans’ connection speak for itself. I feel like TikTok and even Instagram fame are just like balloons full of air. Fast fame and a short career span – if you hit the algorithms right, you can fill an arena once or twice, but putting out valuable albums and music more than once is very hard work. Balloon-like musicianship will just deflate and disappear. So, I would love it if the industry didn’t measure a band’s value by the number of followers they have on social media. I’ve seen reports of empty clubs because of this, and have also experienced sold-out gigs with no social media presence.

Share some advice for other bands/artists creating original music?

Don’t worry if it takes time.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

That’s a very good question. I should save or keep those responses in mind because I know I’ve received some really good ones, but I can’t really bring any to mind. Sadly, those memories are foggy. They shouldn’t be. My goal is always to make people calm and bring them to a better place, so when people tell me they experienced something similar while listening to my music, that always makes me happy. I probably can’t remember well because I am always very bad when people compliment me, and I just black out or start thinking about my next project or how the show could be even better. I don’t know. I should work on this too.

If you could create your own radio show, what kind of music would you feature and why?

All kinds. I love almost everything. It just has to have meaning, a message, soul, some kind of value. I listen to everything from old-school jazz to hardcore, to hip hop, to lo-fi, to CCM, to R&B, gospel, classical, contemporary brain-storming music, ambient – a lot of genres. I love to be touched by music and art in general. If it has that thing I’m looking for in the moment, for sure I would play it.

One last nugget of info you can’t wait to share with your fans?

Soon we will be releasing a new single with babapiros, and then an EP of mine which is almost done. So there will be more…soon.

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