Greatly influenced by big guitars and big synths of the 80’s and 90’s, Paris Radio also brings an electronic element to his music. Tony Aguiar a.k.a. Paris Radio, formally of the Los Angeles band Voxhaul Broadcast, spends his time living, writing and playing music in Los Angeles. Moving between Echo Park, Silver Lake and now in Highland Park. Tangled Shadow” was written and recorded at Tony’s little home studio and mixed by James Reynolds (Calvin Harris, Kodaline, Tiesto).
“I really got to indulge in the straight up rock n’ roll style of playing which I loved for a long time,” says Tony. “As the years passed, and after Voxhaul Broadcast broke up I was really starting to find myself musically. I began to love listening to music with heavy synth sounds and electronic elements. When I began writing the songs for Paris Radio I really wanted to incorporate my love for all of those musical elements.” “Tangled Shadow was I song I wrote after spending an amazing night with a special lady…all the nerves, all the anticipation but loving every second of it. It’s about that falling feeling. I knew I was falling way too hard for her and that I somehow had to keep this one. She’s my wife now!”
Meet – Paris Radio
for those unfamiliar with your music, can you can you give us a little of your back history
Paris Radio is a pretty new venture for me I started up last year. Before Paris Radio I played guitar in LA band Voxhaul Broadcast for many years until we broke up in 2011.
who would you list as your musical influence?
The Smiths, The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana were the early loves of my life.
What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you since you started up?
Last summer I was flown out to London to record some new tunes. I had a session with the band Prides and producer Richard X, both I really enjoyed. I even got to write and record a song with my favorite current band Zibra.
what are your hopes and dreams as a musician for the next few years.
Touring and getting my name out there.
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
There are some many ha! Definitely that Jaime XX album that came out last year, the latest New Order album, The Operators, Caribou and I really really love that Leon Bridges album too.
Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
I embrace it. It can be a pain in the ass because there are so many things to keep updated but even with that said it allows small artists to share and spread their music or art and interact with fans in ways that wasn’t possible before social media.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
When I was in Voxhaul Broadcast we definitely had to ignore bad reviews. Luckily I’m pretty new so I haven’t had to hear or read anything too damaging yet but I think you have to be able to shrug off negativity and have thick skin because there will be people that are not fans and everyone gets bad reviews.
If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go.
I would love to play in Tokyo one day.
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Thanks for listening!