You may not know him now but soon you just might. Singer/songwriter and sometime fashion designer Vermex Van Croix is a multi-talented Latino, with not only good looks but a voice to match. If you attended the 1st Gooth Magazine Awards this past summer you saw him perform a beautiful rendition of “Endless Love” with trans singer Angelique Ali. A beautiful duet of a beautiful song. If you didn’t see it, you can catch his performances all over NYC.

To listen to his music, which ranges from Spanish ballads to English dance and everything in between, log on to his website to enjoy his latest single “Sweet Love.”

Samara Riviera: How was life for you growing up? Did you have any bullying issues?

Vermex Van Croix: Well, I definitely learned that I had to go through contrast to learn and appreciate life, people and have compassion. I must admit my childhood has made me who I am today. Thank you, “Contrast”!

Samara: How did you get into music?

Vermex: My father was a singer/songwriter as well. He was my main inspiration. It was always a secret wish because I was extremely shy as a child.

Samara: What kind of music do you do?

Vermex: I started doing Spanish crooner ballads and now I’m singing and writing English Soul, a mix of blues and funk.

Samara: Do you write and produce your own music?

Vermex: I write melodies and lyrics and at the moment learning how to play the acoustic guitar.

Samara: Do you think it’s about talent or connections to make it in the music biz?

Vermex: I think it’s about contacts, but then again uniqueness and talent are all a matter of taste — who appreciates you as an artist or not. But it’s definitely who you know. Connections are always a main way to get to the top, of course laying the right foundations in your career as well.

Samara: There’s speculation that some of today’s hottest artists have sold their soul to satan for power, money and fame. Do you think you could ever do that?

Vermex: Honestly no. I believe I can maintain success and as long as I’m doing my passion with good intentions toward humanity. I am completely satisfied. In life everything is temporary and the decisions you make today have repercussions tomorrow, so make the best choices. Why would you have to sell your soul? There’s no way out! I prefer to make the choice that makes me feel good at all times.

Samara: What projects are you working on now?

Vermex: I am currently working with a producer here in NYC, he is extremely talented, and we are in the process of recording an album genre Soul with a mix of blues and funk. Be Blessed!

– Samara Riviera,