Hagy Lane was conceived in 1997 with Drakka writing material from home. In 2000, 2 song demos were made and distributed through friends with very positive feedback. As time permitted Drakka continued to write and was able to enter the studio early 2006 and 2007. Drakka recorded an EP titled “In The Beginning” which received positive reviews, but due to a very young family Drakka was forced to put the project on hold. Since then he has been diligently working on a library of songs which were released October 2020. Short term goals include a full length album and web design, social media, and online store for merchandise. Long term goal would be to secure a team of professionals as well as a long term recording contract.
At present Hagy Lane is fronted by Drakka Lane as a multi instrumentalist, producer, and writer of all material. In the near future it is hoped that new recruits will be added to the roster.
How did you get involved in music?
I got involved in music at a very early age. I was learning guitar at the age of 5 yrs. old due to so many family members being musicians themselves. Once I turned 14, I wanted to learn how to play drums and did so. In Gr. 9, I began lessons and within that yr and the next played drums in the senior band at high school. Also that yr. I learned to play bass. I also started to learn by ear basics on the piano and different percussion instruments such as the bells and chimes.
When did you make music a priority?
Music became a priority when I was 17. I became involved in several cover band projects. We would rehearse in the garage and throw open the door for the neighbors to listen to. Several times we ended up having quite a gathering of people watching , especially the school age children who were convinced we were rock stars lol.
What inspires you daily to write & record music?
Life is always challenging and inspirational. There are so many social topics that can be visited and I like to share my opinions on matters involving social issues. I take this very seriously and it completely inspires all of my writing.
What’s unique about your music.. What sets it apart?
My music is unique in several ways. The most notably pertaining to style. Although nu metal, industrial, and trap beat metal is my focus, I like to listen to unique music and create songs that break the rules of genre and styles. Anything well written and unique incorporated in to a type of sound keeps people interested and intrigued. I do not listen to naySayers as the very thing they think others should do with their music is exactly why they end up playing in their basements for the rest of their lives. I believe in doing anything that feels right, not what may be contained in a small box.
What’s your favourite and least favourite part about being a musician?
My fav. part of music is the creative process. It feels so good to put together a song, finish and listen to it afterward. My least favorite thing is trying to understand the business. One day you may wake up feeling accomplished and that you understand the rules only to wake up that same week and realize there is so much more to understand. The industry is a place where rules don’t apply therefore you often get boned by new ways of thinking. Unfortunately it can affect you deeply when you are a writer.
Name 1-2 highly influential musicians that you listen to & respect?
The artists I am specificly enjoy at this time but is not limited to is SKYND, GHOSTMANE, and SUICIDE BOYS. I am enjoying producer Travis Barker. Not long ago I was enjoying Cradle of Filth especially the old albums. Skinny Puppy and Ministry.
When it comes to how the music enthusiast listens to your album do you prefer they buy or stream and why?
I believe streaming and purchasing streams is the ideal situation for my music. There is not enough demand for vinyl and CD`s from me.