An Interview With Musician And Music Business Owner, REGI MIRI!
Posted On 17 Apr 2018
Myrix Media Group and soul singer Blez’ team up to bring forward more than candy BUT “Man Crush Everyday”! A sexy 80’s throwback touch of classic wonder, MCE is sure to make summer heat come in a little early! Already a veteran in the music industry, terms that come to mind when saying the name “Regi Myrix” include: Incredible, Humble, Talented, but most of all…CAPABLE!
Regi Myrix, a native of Willingboro, NJ, has birthed Myrix Media Group, an independently operated music production company with the mission statement that sums everything up by providing professional, reliable music production and multimedia services to major and independent artist and other entertainment professionals.
Myrix is no stranger to success with a string of artist production credits with Kim Tibbs’ Soul!” an Official U.K. Soul Chart Number #1 Hit; Noel Gourdin’s (No Worries Remix with Hil St Soul) a Number#2 Official U.K. Soul Chart hit; Lina’s, “Who To Love” #10 Official U.K. Soul Chart and (DIP), as well other productions with Lenora Jaye, John Michael and LUnique. Myrix is also an in-house producer for Soulside Productions.
Bléz, a native of Washington, D.C., hit the music scene full force with the release of, “Love Me Baby,” in 2015, followed by her smashing hit, “Black Girl Magic” as the second, in 2017. She is currently working on her debut album Love, Life, Emotion Vol. 1 The Experience, which is expected to be released sometime in spring 2018.
Together the two are cooking up more than a crush but a single that spells desire, magic, and heat all wrapped into one!
For more information about Myrix Media Group, please contact Regi Myrix at email@example.com.
Myrix Media Group CEO and music producer Reginald L. Myricks aka Regi Myrix has always had a love for music. His father played the guitar in the household and at age 14, he took up the guitar where he played local gigs in New Jersey. As a child, he often heard sounds and beats in his head, imitating things such as birds and drum patterns with his mouth, way before beat-boxing was widely popular.
After high school, Myricks enrolled in the military where he was involved with Operation Desert Storm for six months during the Gulf War. After that, he was stationed in Germany, but never too far away from the sound of music, as he played in jam sessions with is fellow soldiers, booking many gigs while stationed there. The exposure eventually led to the opportunity to play in backing bands for bigger artists, one band being the real voices behind the group formerly known as Milli Vanilli. In 1992, Myricks returned to the U.S., this time as a civilian and still playing the occasional gig. As a starving musician, he decided to enroll in Lincoln Tech Institute where he got into a software engineering career.
While a steady day job is good, music still called. In 2006, Myricks got back into music as a producer, starting the label Infinity Worldwide Music with his brothers. The company allowed him to create music for artists he signed, some opening for large acts such as Beenie Man. After two years, in 2008, the company’s focus shifted to only music production where he would sell and lease his music online.
In 2017, Myricks and his brother Art Myrix launched an offshoot of Infinity Worldwide Music called Myrix Media Group (MMG), expanding into acting and modeling coaching services. This summer 2018 marks the launch of the interactive website that will sell/lease music instrumentals and client acquisition. This June/July 2018 will also mark the release of Myricks’ compilation project titled The Mind of Myricks, a six-track EP that will showcase his production range. Just like his range of production in various genres such as rock, R&B/soul, and pop, there’s something for everyone on the set, ranging from 70s soul, to the 90s New Jack swing sound harkening back to Jodeci, to the sound of today’s contemporary R&B such as Bryson Tiller and Daniel Caesar. The first single from the project is titled “MCE (Man Crush Everyday)” feat Bléz features the smooth sounds of neo-soul.
Learn more about Regi and his music in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! So where does this interview find you?
First of all, I would like say I am very excited to be doing this interview, it’s a real blessing!! Its been a long journey to get where I am today. I am very busy at the moment getting ready to go to the studio been living there in the evenings it seems these days.
What’s on tap for the rest of your day?
I will be in my home studio trying to finish up work on my latest project an album entitled “Supernatural Love” by the artist Lina.
Overall, how do you think 2017 was for you and your career?
I would say the last 2 years (2016-2017)have been real break out years for me as a Producer. 2016 I started working with Kim Tibbs and we released in Dec 2016 the singles “I Need You For Your Love” and “Soul”. To our amazement both singles went straight to #1 on the UK Soul Chart. This gained us a lot of recognition and a record deal with the major UK label Expansion Records. We then released her album entitled “KIM” which drew critical praise and also went to #1 on the UK Soul Charts. This album also got a lot of airplay on the BBC and opened a lot of doors to some great opportunities for me and Kim.
What are you most excited about for this year?
This year I am extremely excited about the response to the music that I have released and the upcoming releases.., also promoting my Music Production company entitled Myrix Media Group which will be up and running in June or July of this year.
What is one big goal you have for 2018?
My big goal this year is to get a lot more exposure in the US (UK has shown me massive love and I am so humbled by this), also to launch my Music Production Company Myrix Media Group.
Growing up, did you ever think that this would be the kind of life that you would have?
No, I actually thought I would be a DJ or a starving artist somewhere traveling the country in my van with guitars and an old dog named Betsy. I actually am a Software Engineer and I am just starting to get back into music as a producer,. The response has been just amazing!!!
Has music always been a big part of your life?
Yes music has always been there, both my parents love music and there was always music playing in the house. My father played guitar and my grandmother played piano. In my early days Saturday was clean the house day, and we would play music while we cleaned, I was kinda in charge of that. I think that’s when I first wanted to become a DJ, cause I saw how I could put on a record and change everyone’s attitude in the house. In other words, I saw how powerful it could be.
Can you recall your first ever musical experience?
Yeah we always had a piano in the house. That’s what I started trying to make my own songs, then at around 14 moved to guitar.
How do you think growing up in your hometown has influenced your sound and who you are as a musician?
Well I am an Army Brat so every few years we moved from place to place., so my influences are wide and varied. I have influences in Rock (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jazz (Crusaders, Miles Davis, Coltrane), and of course R&B/SOUL (Marvin Gaye, Al Green etc..,) I play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards but never was able to get into the horns. The guitar is my main instrument, but I am not a virtuoso at any instrument but I can play what I hear in my head. For me its more about sounds then it is about mastering a genre or trying to sound like someone. I have different sounds I hear in my head and put them together and sometimes it works.
Let’s talk about your newest single, “Man Crush Everyday.” What was the inspiration for this song?
I produced the music for that track about 2 years ago and presented it to several artists before Bléz and they passed on it. It actually was Blézs second choice out of all the music instrumentals I sent to her, but when she sent me back her vocals to see if I approved, I was blown away LOL!!, I knew the instrumental had finally found someone who clicked on it and the way she sang to it was exactly how I envisioned, just like pieces that fit in a puzzle.
What was it like working with Blez on it?
It was pretty awesome! I heard her first on a single she wrote called “Black Girl Magic”. Her tone and note choice and singing cadence inspired me to reach out to her to do a collaboration. I sent her a couple of instrumentals and she chose the ones she wanted to write too. She really vibed too and within 2 weeks it was done!! We both knew this track was something special! I would like to send a shout out to my engineer DK who mixed and mastered the song. He was the icing on the cake.
Are you currently working on other music?
Yes I am currently finishing up a new album entitled “Supernatural Love” by Lina, hopefully will be completed and released by May or June. Then I am also working on my own compilation EP of six songs (which will include MCE). I hope to have this done by Jul/Aug. There is a new young artist who I am grooming as well and may release something by the artist later this year as well.
I would love to know more about your company, Myrix Media Group and what was it like first starting it with your brother Art last year? Where did the idea for this music production company come from?
Myrix Media Group (MMG) is a transformation of another company we (Me and My brother Arthur) had called InfinityWorldWideMusic., MMG is more tailored to music production and servicing artists where InfinityWorldWideMusic was relatively a record label. We streamlined are services to focus more on selling and licensing royalty free instrumentals to artists who have heard my production work and interested in incorporating my sound into their works. MCE and the EP compilation are sort of my business card for artists to hear my work and for people in general looking to work with a producer who is actually a musician as well. I get a lot of requests also from college kids looking for instrumentals to study too, newlyweds looking for wedding songs., so we will be catering not only to artists but to people in general needing musical instrumentals. Once we get the MMG site up it will detail all the services being offered.
Can you talk about some of the artists that you have been able to work with over the years? Who are you excited to represent and collaborate with as party of Myrix Media Group?
Over the years I have worked with Noel Gourdin, Lina (Grammy Nominated), Hil St Soul, Lenora Jaye, Kim Tibbs, Maurice Smith, Nolan Porter, Bléz and many other fabulous artists!! I am excited at the possibility to work with several artists still in talks, but its looking very good. I am also currently working with LINA who is just an amazing Singer/Songwriter and great person to work with on the new label Venture Music Group (VMG).
We are living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious how you think being a musician gives you the most joy in life today? How do you think that music is going to reflect these challenging times?
Music has been a great escape for me, it can be like solving a puzzle and when it all comes together it can be overwhelming almost the joy it brings.., believe me I know when it comes together cause it is a feeling of completeness that I get and that feeling is almost like none other. I really want my music to be an escape for people from the day to day hustle and challenging times we live in, when you listen to it you forget for a moment whatever problems or hassles goin on. I want everyone to feel vibrations that take them to a higher level of being and happiness through the music.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
For me Jimi Hendrix is one of my favorites more so for his daring to be different and creativeness, then probably Marvin Gaye then Prince. I would love in the future to work with Bruno Mars or even Mary J Blige, because I feel what they are doing they know how to bring out emotions.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music?
At the end of the day I hope that they find my music to be soulful, something that brings about positive vibrations and good feelings. But mainly want people to feel the music again in a soulful way I think that is what is missing in a lot of today’s music, the soul, and I want that to be felt again!
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about yourself or your music?
Only that I do this mainly for the love (would be nice to get some ROI) it is in my blood and I hope that my music touches peoples hearts and minds in a positive way and frees people from the day to day stress or hassles they may be goin through. Keep watching out for Regi Myrix and Myrix Media Group, we are going to be the one to watch in the next 2 years!