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Rising Stars: Meet Defonix

Today we’d like to introduce you to Defonix.

Hi Defonix, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My name is Defonix, I have been actively pursuing my music career since around 2010 but have been creating music since 2007. I began by writing poetry and singing then shortly after full songs and bodies of work began to solidify. I have been traveling and doing shows all around the nation since 2008 however recently in the past few years a lot of traction picked up and is beginning to hit on all levels.

I am very grateful for this as it has not been an easy road. Of course, all artists know the struggle in some way, at one point I had lost everything ended up in an institution, and became homeless for a time, all behind chasing this dream of mine. Life has taught me a lot these past 10 years definitely great things to this point. As of the past few years, I have been focusing on polishing my music and other content as well as perfecting my stage presence and overall just how I move in this business. I am trying to continue to build my following so that my message can stick and reach more people.

I am working on building a big enough platform where I can help make some change within the communities by working with different organizations geared towards helping the homeless. Currently, I am building up my brand: POWER N LOVE as well as helping launch a multimedia and lifestyle brand called MVNIFVST. It is midwest-based however it is expanding quickly. We help bridge the gap for all types of artists and assist them in bringing their creations and ideas to life. I really live this life and have been gradually preparing and building myself up for this current level and I will ascend higher and become sharper in the years to come.

I have two more projects that are dropping before this year is over which will put me at three projects dropped for the year. I am always focused and always working. I appreciate you guys reaching out. Check me out on all social media and music streaming platforms: @defonix

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Not at all! There was a point a few years ago where I lost everything behind this dream. I ended up in a mental institution and during this time period became homeless. It was a big learning experience and it took a lot of karma correcting to turn my trajectory around. I was living out of a car and sleeping outside places, the cold was brutal.

Other than that just the long process of learning how to move in this industry and who you can and can’t trust became a long road one that I feel as if now I am getting better at navigating. However much of this industry is intertwined with risk so sometimes you have to just take a chance and make the best of it. The biggest obstacles came for me in the form of overcoming my internal trauma and taking care of the aspects that needed to be tended to within myself so that I could prepare my energy and myself for the next steps in my journey.

As I said, when we don’t take care of ourselves things can quickly spiral out of control. Anything uphill is worthwhile, so I just stayed strong through it all, but all that pain into my passion, went hard, and never looked back.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an artist/singer-songwriter I create music to help people discover true life as well as help them through the hard times. All real experiences with life gems within the music. I also have a brand I just recently launched entitled POWERNLOVE where I connect with the fans and help them assess if needed correct their balance and direction in life. I am most proud of the passion and heart I put into my work and my message overall.

The meaning behind what I do and the music I create is much bigger than me just being an artist. I will make global change through my message one day as I have always intended to do and try to correct the mindsets of self-love within people. I plan to get out and work within these communities as the platform grows.

I think what sets me apart is my elevated level of awareness and definitely the effort and passion I put into my work you can feel it in my music and my content it just hits different.

Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
I live each day taking risks. In this field, it is all about taking calculated risks having faith, and giving that risk all you got. You win some and lose some but overall every time I have taken a risk on myself I have never regretted it even if it didn’t turn out how I expected it to.

Nobody will believe in you or what you are doing until you take a chance and it is scary definitely makes you vulnerable but great things were never accomplished by playing it safe. One life so takes the chances you will end up creating what you put into the universe.


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