Tell us about yourself and your music
VishnuExpress goes by the legal name Vishnu Nathan Quao, a Ghanaian afro reggae dancehall spoken word artist now residing in Finland.
Apart from recording music and music performance, VishnuExpress is a tailor, better known as a fashion designer in the cloth-making industry of which he has developed a concept called Musiclothing, a channel he showcases his unique talent and creativity.
VishnuExpress won’t make it this far if not because of his unique creativity, his first music album Trustworthy won him a record deal with a Germany record based company New-globe art factory, which also awarded him ambassador status as the founder and president of global new generation Ghana.
VishnuExpress has been very consistent with is musiclothing project since he moved to Finland having singles and two album release under his sleeve, (Musiclothing VEMUnit. Finnish House Of Afro Music) he has also worked with names like S-Molli, Juuski, Snäfä, the stage with names like Mikidi & Gaiaf and many not mentioned.
On the International scene, the artist has worked with The Prince Of Weed, Bart Brothers, Alvin Music, Tuno, Roni Kurkijávri, Doberg Official, Surge El Cheko.
Talk to us more about your latest release
VishnuExpress latest music album release is titled Finnish House Of Afro Music, it is a unique blend of different languages and different cultural perspectives.
The whole project is like making it out of the storm, coming from an oppressed and slaved culture, and observing the land of the free, which on the real is not free, where everyone seems to be losing themselves and confuse by identity as a human being.
The album expresses the awaiting joy, seeking acceptance by find understand, a blend of different music elements generating an afro hip hop classic rhythm, a dance feel that will keep dancers and audience on the dance floor.
What inspired you to write this release?
People, place, happenings, society, VishnuExpress life, things seen, read, and heard inspired VishnuExpress to compose is latest released.
Describe the writing and recording process
Before the release of Finnish House Of Afro Music, it was very challenging working with some Finnish local Musicians, it was a disappointment after the other, mixed with flimsy excuses until decided to learn how to compose my own beats.
Through the process, VishnuExpress dropped Musiclothing. VEMUnit album, a six months evaluation project in beat making, after the evaluation project released, decided with Roni Kurkijávri who is my teacher in beat composition, mix, and mastering to release the Finnish House Of Afro Music, which is basically experimental music and a report on human observation.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, of course, It is every artist’s dream to hit the road, share their creative moment with their audience in terms of gigs and touring.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
VishnuExpress is known as VEMUnit. Musiclothing. which implies we are into Music and cloth production, our clothing line is not limited to a printed T-shirt but the tailoring of clothes.
Our music stands out against the rest due to our dynamism and versatility, easy to adapt to any kind condition, and durable to withstand any form of weather.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Osibisa, Bob Marley, Tupac, NWA, Ebo Taylor, Ben Brako, SnoopLion, DrDre, Timberland, Jay Z, Gentleman, Buju Banton, Surge El Cheko, Wolf, Shatta Wale, Stonebowy, Master P, Jukka Poika, Puppa J, Jukka Nissinen, Chaga, Doberg, Jumanjical, Rico Banton and the list won’t end, Popcaan, Dre Island, Bennie Man.
Who are your biggest influences?
Osibisa, Bob Marley, Tupac, NWA, Ebo Taylor, Ben Brako, SnoopLion, DrDre, Timberland, Jay Z, Gentleman, Buju Banton.
Tell us about your passions
Composing music and sewing clothes is the biggest of all, one is my highway and the other is my excuse.
What else is happening next in your world?
Shadow expression, thoughts that one can’t see.
We are still on our journey to complete the final image for VishnuExpress. VEMUnit Musiclothing.
Thanks for an awesome interview, VishnuExpress
Connect with VishnuExpress
Website: https://vishnuexpress.wordpress.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vishnuexpressgh/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vishnuexpress/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vishnuexpressLastFM: https://www.last.fm/music/VishnuExpressYoutube: https://youtu.be/SyJLMsBRtxALinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishnuexpress/Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vishnuexpressReverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/vishnuexpresstfm