Interviews


Now Entertainment Magazine – China

LILY: Let’s just get this out in the open- What is the craziest thing that has happened to you in your music career?

ADAM ALDAMA: I have had the chance to do a lot of things that the average person has not, like doing a song with Latin rap legend Kid Frost. That whole process of flying to Los Angeles and recording at the studio where Baby Bash, Frost, Chingo Bling and many more Latin rap stars have made music and staying the night at his house and being introduced to great people was fun. I was one of the opening acts for Paul Wall & The Game at the Woodland car show. The more I get to know people through my music, the more wild and fun things get.

LILY: Your song ’I Don’t Wanna Go Back’ is receiving a positive listener response on radio. What was your initial reaction when you first heard your song playing on radio?

ADAM ALDAMA: I was really excited. I couldn’t believe I was hearing my music on the air! It felt good to have such a positive response from all the radio programmers and listeners out there to give the song and video so much love.

LILY: What was the inspiration behind your radio single?

ADAM ALDAMA: When I wrote the song, I started with the melody and I was like, ‘Man, this song is going to be one of the strong tracks on the album.’ Sometimes you can just tell right away when a song will be stronger than the other songs on the album.

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College Underground Radio

CUR: What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

SIZZLE: I perform & write R&B and Pop music with a little mix of hip hop and elements of electric guitar. My sound has smooth vocals (because of the tone of my voice) laced with grooves and melodies that are catchy and fun to dance to. I try and emulate my idols (MJ, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, & George Michael) when singing, but it always has my own flavor to it. When rapping, I like to listen to my favorite rappers like Baby Bash, SPM, Clyde Carson, N2deep, & Jaytee. I favor their rap style, structure, phrasing and how they approach each song when rapping.

CUR: How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

SIZZLE: I made it up when I pursued Hip Hop earlier in my music career. Rappers all had a name that meant something to them and I wanted one as well, so I thought up a name that could coincide with hot music and putting together a hot show, so I came up with the name Sizzle. I wanted to generate a name that let people know that whatever product I put out, it was going to be hot! People that know me and my music don’t call me by my first name, they call me Siz or Sizzle.

CUR: What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

SIZZLE: My musical influences have always been Michael Jackson, Prince, George Michael, Lenny Kravitz, Avant, R. Kelly, and Joe when singing. When rapping, Baby Bash, N2deep, Jaytee, Lil Rob, all the bay area and H-town greats.

CUR: What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

SIZZLE: I am working on a new album. I want this album to have a New Jack swing feel to it. Kind of like Bruno Mars’ song Finesse and all the old school greats like Bobby Brown, BabyFace, Bel Biv Devoe, Johnny Gill, etc. When those songs are finished, I will be working on new music videos to follow up to help promote the album.

CUR: What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

SIZZLE: I’d like to be a mainstream artist and work full time making music. My plan of action is to keep doing what I’m doing (because I already work very hard on my music and promoting it) and maybe it will catch the attention of someone or company that can make my music a much needed commodity.

CUR: What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

SIZZLE: I enjoy performing “She Got it”, when I perform my original music. “She Got It” has a nice motion of choreography along with harmonies that mix so well with the music for the audience to experience. When I perform cover songs, I typically favor Bruno Mars’ music such as 24k Magic and Uptown Funk. Those songs always get me going on stage and they are full of energy.

CUR: What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?

SIZZLE: The biggest challenge is staying consistent. It’s very hard to continue and pursue something when there are minimal rewards. The reason I keep at it and don’t give up is because music and performing are a passion of mine and they make me happy. If creating music and performing on stage didn’t make me happy then I would have given up a long time ago.

CUR: What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?

SIZZLE: When making new music, I have to have the music/instrumental already created for me and then I build around it with melodic lyrics. The music/instrumentation let’s me know what kind of subject to make the song about and how I should create it. Sometimes it just flows right on out, then there are times when the process isn’t as smooth because of word blocks or loss of interest in finishing the song. I have hundreds of incomplete songs that either have just a chorus or verses with no chorus.

CUR: How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

SIZZLE: I try to stay true to who I am. A lot of artists do their best to keep up with the latest fad or what is sounding current right now, but most of the time it just doesn’t fit their style from when they first started their career. Social media is a great outlet to let people know what is going on with my music and when upcoming shows are. Social media plays a big part in free promotion for me.

CUR: What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

SIZZLE: My playlist right now consists of Bruno Mars, Prince, The Weeknd, Baby Bash, & Maroon 5.

CUR: What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

SIZZLE: I pursued fine art (drawing, painting, pen and ink). I now work in the graphic design field.

CUR: Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

SIZZLE: My advice to all artists is to stay consistent and if you are really going to pursue a career in music, be true to yourself. Try not to be negative and hate on other artists. They are trying to get out there just like everyone else. Instead, concentrate on the positive side of things.

CUR: What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

SIZZLE: I would like to see more artists use live bands when performing their music with lots of choreography. I always enjoyed watching shows that MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, and Paula Abdul would do because they all had heavy choreography in their shows. If you are a performing artist, then engage the audience and wow them by putting on a show. To me, that’s very rare nowadays.

CUR: How Do You Feel About Originality?

SIZZLE: If you look at artists throughout time, in some shape or form they are influenced by a previous artist that touched them or inspired them. Everyone emulates at some point in the music business. It’s really a compliment to the other artists.

CUR: Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?

SIZZLE: You should know that if you come see me in concert that you will definitely get your money’s worth.


iMoveiLive

Sizzle Has His Eyes on You

iMoveiLive : Why did you select this song as your current single?

SIZZLE: I Selected that particular song out of all the songs on the album because I thought that it was strong as a single. When I heard the music for that particular song, I knew right away that the music alone was a hit by itself! All it needed was a catchy hook and a smooth melody to move the song along. Also, the lyrics came easy when I wrote it. If something like that comes out fast and easy and you like it a lot, when you are in the creative process mode, then it can only be good.

iMoveiLive : How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?

SIZZLE: The song is great for the album because it can work as a standalone track, or it can be amongst all the other songs on the album to have a smooth transition between one another. The album is filled with “cat and mouse” lovey dovey type songs, so this song goes right along with the theme of the “Love Potion” album.

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Rude Boy Magazine

Delivering Hot Shows: Sizzle Exclusive Q&A

RBL: What is the meaning of your name Sizzle? How did you get it and what is the significance?

SIZZLE: I used to hear rappers use the word “sizzle” in their raps and I liked the way it sounded. I always deliver a “hot show” when I am on stage! I give it my all. My friends would also ask me to spit a hot verse so I just stuck with the name Sizzle.

RBL: Can you tell us about the music scene in your area? How is it like? How are the other artists?

SIZZLE: The music scene in Northern California is pretty hot. There’s a lot of hidden talent in the area.

RBL: How did your friends and family first think about your career?

SIZZLE: My younger brother, Alex Aldama, says, “I didn’t expect him to take his music career seriously growing up, but now that he’s actually doing it and it’s going alright. I’m proud of him.”

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Rude Boy Magazine

“I keep going. You have to persevere and never give up if you really want it.”

Adam Aldama, Sizzle, was born and raised in Sacramento, California where he has been performing since he was a child. He has a natural talent for music, singing, and performing. As a young child, he loved to sing in the choir at church with his grandmother. Her encouragement sparked his interest in singing professionally. His main musical inspiration was Michael Jackson. Sizzle emulates a lot of Jackson’s style into his songs and show performances.

Sizzle began writing his own music when he was 13 years old and has been recording for years. Each song is filled with catchy lyrics and smooth vocal melodies. Sizzle, with a smile that never fades, is the happiest when he is sharing his music with you. He performs all over and is bringing new music to the world.

With his family friendly mentality, Sizzle says, “I write music anybody can listen to. I got some tracks for the rollers, some tracks for the clubbers, and I don’t even cuss that much so you can bump it with your mother.

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Hood Critic Magazine

Interview With Adam Aldama aka Sizzle

HCM: When did you start making music and taking it serious?

SIZZLE: I began writing my own music when I was 13 years old. I started recording in 2006. My grandmother had a huge influence on me. Ever since I was a young child, I loved to sing in the choir at church with her. She was the one to spark my interest in singing professionally. She helped me to believe in myself and my music. I knew I wanted to achieve something big with it.

HCM: Who do you feel are the best singers? Why?

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College Underground Magazine

Interview With Adam Aldama aka Sizzle

College Underground Magazine: What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

SIZZLE: My music genre is Pop & R&B. My sound is very melodic and danceable.

College Underground Magazine: How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

SIZZLE: I used to hear rappers use the word “Sizzle” in their raps and I liked the way it sounded. I always deliver a “hot show” when I am on stage! I give it my all. My friends would also ask me to spit a “hot verse” so I just stuck with the name Sizzle.

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Marquix Global Netowkr

Interview With Adam Aldama aka Sizzle

ALEXIS: Let’s just get this out in the open – what’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you in your music career?

ADAM: I have had the chance to do a lot of things that the average person has not, like doing a song with Latin rap legend Kid Frost. That whole process of flying to Los Angeles and recording at the studio where Baby Bash, Frost, Chingo Bling and many more Latin rap stars have made music and staying the night at his house and being introduced to great people was fun. I was one of the opening acts for Paul Wall & The Game at the Woodland car show. I got the opportunity to be a part of Sacramento’s number one cover band that has a huge following. The more I get to know people through my music, the more wild and fun things get.

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