For centuries tales of Monster Dragons have been told in folklore, art, and in the last century, motion pictures. As kids, we believe Dragons are REAL! They seem like giant fire spitting creatures with bulging eyes — unbeatable. But as we grow older, we realize they aren’t real. Monster Dragons are made up, and they lose their magical power of us.
I took a hard look at why, and realized, overtime, when I thought of chasing my own dreams, I saw dragons. A dragon that said, “You aren’t good enough.” A dragon that whispered, “You have a good paying job, don’t throw that away.” Dragons that arose every time I had a chance to pursue my dreams. My Big Dragon? My dad’s voice telling me I was too lazy, and I was never going to get anywhere in life if I spent all my time playing music. I know he meant well and wanted me to have a good secure life, but that dragon breathed fire and fear into my spirit every time I thought about going for a songwriting career. Songwriting was too risky. At least a recording studio had real clients who paid the bills: big companies like ad agencies. And I worked around the clock to prove to myself and my dad I was not lazy!
It took me another two years to slay my first Dragon- write five songs, record them, and play them for a publisher. To my shock, the publisher loved my songs and wanted to hear more. With that victory came a glimmer of confidence, and I began to mow down Dragons with a vengeance! Five years later, at the young age of 25, I had my first of three #1 songs! I still find that, each step of the way on this journey, there are more dragons, but now I know they aren’t real. My creative Dragons are made up tales in my own mind. Today, I have cleared the path to create.
Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with more than 15 years of experience in music production, mix and mastering, recording engineering, live sound designing/engineering, lyrics writing and music arrangement. He has produced more than 800 and written more than 2000 published songs to-date, including some major hits in international scale.