Wings This Week is a weekly look at the most talked about events & athletes in the World of Red Bull. The focus this week is Ramona Arena, who along with Anish Sood released her debut single called "Wanna Be Your Only Love"
We all know her from her MTV days as VJ Ramona. More recently, you'd have seen her blaze the sands of Goa with her dance moves (Just ask Spartaque, he'll vouch for that :P) Ramona has been a busy bee working on her own music and has recently collaborated with DJ Anish Sood for her debut single. We had a candid chat with this multi-talented lady to find out what is it about music that gives her wiiings. Read on and enjoy!
1. Which musician has influenced you the most?
There's no single musician thats influenced me the most, its a whole 'mash up' - mostly based on phases I went through and moods I still experience. From classical to rock to jazz to pop I love it all. It's just hardcore rap, death metal and country music I don't particularly care for. So literally hundreds of musicians have influenced me to some extent, at various points in my life.
2. An Indian & foreign musician you really look forward to...
Susheela Raman is phenomenal - she fits both and if she's ever performing you can bet I'll be there. With electronic music, Indian act: I think Jalebee Cartel and Arjun Vagale are amazing - I always look forward to their sets. International act: Deadmau5 is one act I've been aching to see live for a while now...
3. What genre would you classify your track as?
This particular one comes under - House / Progressive House.
4. When can we expect to hear it? Is there a preview for your fans?
Better than that! They can buy it online at beatport.com - its a very simple process and yes Indian credit cards work!! If in doubt you can also buy them off the shopping cart on my brand new FB page - Facebook.com/RamonaArenaFanpage
5. Album in the works? Will it be a solo album or any collaborations planned?
Yes, lots has been planned but I tend not to talk about things until they are actually signed, sealed and delivered. It's one of lifes lessons learned. ;)
6. Best Red Bull event that you have attended & what you liked about it?
I have to say the Red Bull Music Academy with Vishal and Just Blaze. It was very interesting to hear about the experience at the academy first hand and then listen to these 2 inspirational musician / producers talk about their work, working styles, influences etc. It's really amazing that Red Bull is being so supportive in terms of music - India has tons to offer, so much talent out there, all we need is the wings to help us fly!
7. One track currently stuck in your mind.
I'm going to be shamelessly cheeky and say 'Wanna Be Your Only Love' ;)
8. A musician you would love to meet.
Bono. And then I can die happy.
Make sure to show her some love!!! Get her track, play it on repeat, dance around and make sure to tell her what you think about it. She can be reached on twitter @RamonasWorld.