1. Please provide us with a brief bio of yourself and your background.

Who is behind Kike Ega? My name is Enrique García and I am a Music Composer. In addition to composing I produce my own compositions and as an instrumentalist I play the Guitar, the Piano and the Low Whistle.

Born in Madrid (Spain), since I was little I showed a great interest in music, an interest that increased when at the age of 11 my father gave me my first guitar. Since then this instrument has always accompanied me.

From an early age I have liked composing music but it was not until 2012 when, after more than 15 years of compositional absence, I decided to take it up again and under the pseudonym "Ega" I published my first album called "Spaces". It is an album of instrumental music Chillout / New age that was a great personal satisfaction. Later in 2016 I published my 2nd album called "New Day", an instrumental Rock music album where electric guitars are the protagonists.

From that moment I decide to start a new musical project under the name of "Kike Ega". It is here where I am trained in Mixing and Mastering as well as other disciplines and I set myself the goal of achieving my own sound. This new project sees the light in 2022 with the publication of the album "The Secret". This is instrumental music characterized by powerful percussion and classical orchestral instrumentation.

My music has been used in many audiovisual synchronization projects, especially in advertising.

2. What led you to become a talent/artist/influencer/performer/current profession?

Since I was little I have had a passion for music. I have always liked writing and recording songs, and listening to all kinds of music. Listening to Mike Oldfield's “Amarok” Album was what motivated me to compose instrumental music.

3. Tell us more about your studio/company/academy.

My project as Kike Ega is the result of many years of effort and dedication, and why not say it, also fun because I wouldn't make music if I didn't have fun. Currently I am focused on New Age music, Chill Out and orchestral music. My goal is to continue including my music in audiovisual synchronization projects. Composing music for the cinema is something that attracts me a lot.

4. What skills have you learned that will help you in your result and/or performance?

First of all, learning to play different musical instruments, knowing the rules of harmony and learning to improvise melodies on a harmonic basis is essential for me when it comes to composing music. Second, learning mixing and mastering is essential to getting a good sound. For a song to be attractive to listen to, it must not only be a good musical composition, but it must also sound very good, the production must be excellent. No less important is listening to a lot of music from different musical genres because you learn a lot and it gives you new ideas to develop future projects.

5. What is your own definition of an impressive performance/show/masterpiece?

When what you hear reaches your heart, that's what makes the difference.

6. What is your creative or ideation process like?

Generally I always start with the harmony, I select chords that are attractive to me. On this harmonic base I begin to improvise melodies and that is where the magic is done.

7. What has been the best performance of your career so far?

Musically I am very proud of the Chill Out / New Age genre compositions that I am currently making, especially the Album "The Secret", as well as my orchestral compositions that I will publish next year. On the other hand, being recognized in different international Awards and being selected to put music to audiovisual projects are achievements that satisfy me a lot.

8. Describe the worst performance you have seen. What would you change about it?

I usually enjoy live music but when the sound is not up to par it is very unpleasant. It is useless to have good musicians playing if the mix is disastrous. The work of the sound engineer and the equipment of the room play a very important role in live performances.

9. Congratulations! As the winner of LIT Talent Awards, what does it mean to you, or your team, to receive this honor?

It is a great satisfaction and a great motivation to continue advancing in music. Receiving awards after many years of effort and dedication is something very gratifying because you think you are on the right track and in a certain way you are rewarded.

10. How has winning an international awards help promote you and/or your masterpiece?

International awards increase the credibility of any artist for future projects. They make people more interested in your project and take you into consideration.

11. What are the challenges, for your winning entry, that you faced?

The main challenge I had is to get a good sound. Learning mixing and mastering was fundamental. Other artists compose and then use sound engineers for recording, mixing and mastering, but independent musicians must teach ourselves these other disciplines and execute them. That was the main challenge I had and currently very happy with the result.

12. What advise you will give to those who are in the same industry and/or are interested with your craft?

My best advice is make music if you like and enjoy. Make it your goal to compose and record the music you want to hear (that's what I do). And train in all the disciplines that make you a better musician.

13. Who inspired you in your life, and why?

In my life my greatest inspiration has been my father. Unfortunately an illness took him from us years ago, but the memory of him is always with me and guides my path.

My father has always been an example for me to follow: a good, hard-working man who wants the best for everyone, who works well in all his actions, who is always there when you need him, the person you always want to have by your side. . Without a doubt my greatest inspiration and example to follow is my father.

14. Who do you admire and what did he/she do that motivated you?

I will answer this question referring exclusively to music: Mike Oldfield and Michael Cretu (Enigma) are possibly my great teachers in instrumental music, but not the only ones. There are so many talented musicians that I admire that the list would be endless.

15. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

I would like to collaborate in any project that touches my heart, this is the main thing.

16. What is the key that made you succeed? Any parting words of wisdom?

Discipline, perseverance, effort and love for what I do.

17. What is your upcoming masterpiece, that you’re currently preparing, about?

Orchestral music that will be released next year.

18. If you could change anything about the entire industry, what would it be?

We live in an exceptional moment in which musicians can publish our music without depending on a record company. But on the other hand, we do not have the strength that the companies that finally decide what music will be played on all the sites, what music will be included in the main Spotify Playlists, what music will be played on the most important radio stations, continue to have. etc… which artists will appear in the mainstream media. Independent musicians continue to be complete strangers, and even more so when it comes to instrumental music, this should change.

19. Do you have anything else you would like to add for the interview?

I just have to thank you for this opportunity so that you can get to know me a little better and remind you that you can listen to my music on the main digital platforms, you just have to search for me as "Kike Ega".

I will be happy to collaborate with my music in audiovisual synchronization projects, you can see examples both on my
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@kikeega
and on my website: https://kikeega.wixsite.com /kikeega/

Winning Entry

LIT Music Awards  - Salve Regina

Winner/ Winner's Company

Kike Ega


LIT Music - Best New Age Music

LIT Music Awards  - Gold Winner