U.S. recording artist, Sir Ivan touches down with “Get Together” – delivering another signature production that recaptures the iconic sounds & vibes of the ’60s.
We sat down for a quick chat with Sir Ivan, finding out a little more about the philanthropic causes & driving forces behind his music.
T.H.E – Welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials, Sir Ivan! How’s your season been so far?
Sir Ivan – Excellent, my latest single “Get Together” continues to be well received by DJ’s worldwide. Also, the music video for “Get Together” has been shot and is now in the editing room as we speak.
T.H.E – Congrats on your single ‘Get Together’, can you tell us a little bit about the story behind the record?
Sir Ivan – “Get Together” like most of my repertoire, is an electronic music cover of an iconic peace song from the ’60s that helped bring an end to the Vietnam War. I’m hoping that the powerful lyrics will influence the hearts and minds of potential terrorists and potential mass murderers in a positive way so we can live in a more peaceful world.
T.H.E – You’re renowned for spreading a message of peace & unity in your music, has this always been a focus?
Sir Ivan – Yes, spreading a message of peace and unity is what my musical career is all about. My late father was an Auschwitz survivor and 59 of my relatives were murdered during the Holocaust, simply because they were Jewish. Preventing bullying, violence and genocide are my priorities.
T.H.E – When it came to choosing who remixed the single, what most influenced the decision?
Sir Ivan – For this particular song, the remixers were chosen based on several things including their style, track record on charts, touring/club schedules, and their overall following.
T.H.E – You’re also known for your philanthropy, how long has this been a mission of yours?
Sir Ivan – My private charity, ‘The Peaceman Foundation’ has been in existence since 2005. The purpose of the foundation is to help find a cure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) and help those specific groups that suffer the most from trauma and discrimination, such as war veterans and members of the LGBTQ community.