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Muhammad Hasyim Bin Mushuri, an 18-year-old Singaporean producer who goes by the alias ZEHLO, has been producing and releasing electronic music for two years. He hopes to spread positivity through his music and would love to perform on a big stage one day.

Tell us more about what you do!

Hey! I’m an 18-year-old producer who goes by the alias ZEHLO on music platforms and I produce electronic music. I have been doing so since I was 16. I do not have a musical background so everything that I have learned so far was through the help of online tutorials. I mainly make house music, but I plan to delve into more mainstream/pop genres as well.

What inspired you to start doing music?

When I was 14, I started becoming a really big fan of Martin Garrix. He had a multi-episode documentary of his day-to-day life on YouTube, titled The Martin Garrix Show. Seeing how he had his first hit single “Animals” at just the age of 17 was super impressive to me. He did all that while juggling music school as well. I was also in love with electronic music as a whole and that, coupled with the documentary, inspired me to learn how to produce electronic music

Have you faced any challenges so far? How did you overcome them?

I do face producer’s block from time to time, which basically means that I am unable to come up with new music ideas. When this happens to me, I usually feel that all I need is a short break from making music to do something else in the meantime. Whether it’s playing Valorant or just watching Netflix, it helps take my mind off music and recharges my creative energy.

Juggling school with music has also been tough as I have to focus on schoolwork on the weekdays, which leaves me with just the weekends to focus on music. However, this has led to me having decent time management, so I wouldn’t say that it’s a bad thing that I am juggling school with music as long as my school grades are up to par.

If you could share one piece of advice with your fellow youth, what would it be?

To cherish your time while you’re still young. Time passes so fast and you may not even realise it. As I look back on my life, things were simpler back then and I wish that I wasn’t so hesitant about doing many fun activities that I could have done with my friends.

What is your hope or plans for the future? What do you want to see or perhaps do?

I would love to see my music career grow and eventually learn to DJ for events and clubs. I just recently hit the one million total streams milestone and that’s mind-blowing. I would also love to be able to perform on the big stage like Ultra, Tomorrowland, and more, at least once in the future. But for now, I will focus on just releasing more music and having fun while I’m at it.

This article was published on Feb 5, 2022

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