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Miles Burton was born in New York City but raised in Jamaica. Miles Burton always loved music ever since he was a boy and had dreams of becoming a singer. During the eighth grade, Miles Burton was encouraged by his guidance counselor to become a member of the choir. Classifying himself as Pop artist Miles Burton has aspired to be a great songwriter-singer. Aside from his personal Miles Burton met an interesting guy was an established artist Arthur Malim. Arthur Malim was born and raised in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Arthur Malim attended Pocono Mount West Highschool with aspirations to become an artist. Arthur Malim always had musical influences throughout his life because his father was a music producer who produced music overseas and for movies. Before becoming a singer, Arthur Malim had originally created a rap group but after meeting Miles Burton the two decided to create a pack and called themselves Nine Wav. This is their story. 

Why did you want to make music?

Miles: Growing up people always encouraged me to sing, but the music was something I never decided to do. I was in eighth grade when I joined the choir. We started to perform and I would get this feeling every time and it felt so good. I begin to watch other artist perform and sing and realized that they were doing the same thing as I was and my love for music grew more and more. I learned how to play the guitar and the piano. I met Arthur, and he was actually doing it and wondered how he started doing it. He then told me that he was making a group, and I joined it and from there Nine Wav. Was born

Arthur: I wanted to make music because it expresses me, a lot of people find different ways to cope with things and I find that music is the best outlet for me.

Nine Wav. Was basically created from Stroudsburg’s zip code 18360. We took the sum of the last three digits and added it together and you get nine. Wav. As in a wave file, we tried to incorporate the sound of Stroudsburg which is a very ethnically diverse area. In our music, we try to make all genres, all-inclusive pop and try to incorporate the sound we feel the town is like.  

What is the name of your group? What does it mean?

Miles: The first song we wrote was called “thinking about you” which has never been released.


Arthur: what we tend to do is bounce our ideas off of each other or if we're going through a certain situation I would come to him with an idea like “yo I’m going through this.” We then figure out how to create a melody for the song. 

As a group what was the first song written and what inspired it? 

Arthur: I would say anything that we are going through, life and all genuine situations because I can’t really make things up or force a feeling just to make a song. That tends to be the easiest way to write when expressing yourself.

Miles: This might come as a shock to some of you, but GIRLS defiantly play a part in the writing process. I’m not saying that because every song is about a girl, but different relationships different experiences. We hear the beats and we sit and one of us will sing something and the other person will either relate or not. That will determine whether we have a song or not. 

What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?



Arthur: a lot of our early songs been played with close friends especially our close friend Samad who produces and engineers a lot of our songs. 

Miles: I play my music for my family the second I get it and get feedback. 

Who gave you the support to keep writing in the beginning? Who did you play the early songs for?

Miles: I would be a psychologist or a police officer. 


Arthur:  I don’t know honestly music has been in my life since I was young. My father is a record producer, so he would bring me to the studio and he would play music all the time. Music is the thing that is keeping me going right now. 

What job do you think you would be doing now if you didn’t have your music career?


Arthur: Just start don’t think too much about it because what people have to understand is that what you create is you. Don’t be influenced to create something that is not a representation of you. At the end of the day, people are either going to like it or not like it. 


Miles: you have to find what works for you, personally I was talking to a friend once and he was saying to me that he would like to start rapping but he can’t. He is never inspired but for me, I make the best music when I am going through something. When I’m in my bag, I write hits and the emotion and feelings just flow. 

If you were to give someone advice on life or how to start songwriting, what would you say? 

“Don’t be influenced to create something that is not a representation of you”

Arthur: A lot of it is because the genre we make is POP! and that is just a lot of melody and catchy phrases. I would suggest that people be happy and positive, enjoy life and get up and dance. Just embrace yourself because life is to short, good vibes only. 


Miles: I have always been a weird person, so I want them to feel the power to be whatever you want to be. People think we are white because of the music we make, and I told him before people assumed that, that those kinds of people are going to love us. We want people to feel like the world is theirs and they can do and be whatever they want in it. 

How Do you wish to inspire young people with your music?


How is your music different from other local artist? 

Arthur: I feel we all come from the same niche but as far as and we tend to create music that is more upbeat and more commercial. It is really hard to explain. 


Miles: I half agree because there is an aspect to our music that it just sounds like us. I use to be a big one direction fan and I would hear the song or the beat and I would automatically know it's them. So, when you hear our song, you’ll know its nine. Most people nowadays want to rap and become rappers I barely meet another singer around here. So, when we perform a lot of people say were so different because we sing while everyone else is rapping. 

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