HOTTMT, The Love Story behind AU


The Love Story behind AU (Alternate Universe)

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HOTT MT, The Love Story behind AU (Alternate Universe)
HOTT MT , which stands for Hour of The Time Majesty 12, inspired by a conspiracies radio show, is an indie electro rock band comprised of artists, Ashi Dala and Spooki Tavi. In this interview, Love Story Creative, MJ, interviews Ashi and Spooki about their experience getting kicked out of their home studio in DTLA and facing imminent homelessness during the time they were writing and producing their album, AU. Ashi and Spooki share some of the tools that got them through.

“The depth is important because it is something that everybody goes through. It’s a thing that is very human, and to ignore it and to try and bypass it to make yourself the greatest you can be is very dangerous…”-Ashi Dala

“It can be as simple as just having a little corner in your room where you have a light and a book like the Neverending Story that brings you to where you can feel okay, and maybe use that as a jumping board for some new ideas and write some stuff.” -Spooki Tavi

Credits: Producer, Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai; Camera: MJ Zhai and Aaron O’ Connell; Special Thanks to:The Lost Lake Lounge

HOTT MT’s Creative Expressions

The Love Story Playbook: The Mystery of Love is Revealed in 3 Acts.

1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV

Act I: For Now We See A Reflection as in a Mirror

Act II: …Then We Shall See Face to Face…

Act III: …For Now I Know in Part, Then I Shall Know Fully, Even as I am Fully Known.

About The Love Story

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit publication, educational program, and production company whose mission is to inspire the broken-hearted to transform pain into a passion, choose self-expression over self-destruction, and transform your heartbreak into a love story.

To date, our organization runs on in-kind donations, volunteers, and member supported contributions. We have partnered up with various affiliate partners and 5-10% of your purchases will support producing free interviews like the one above. Thank you for your support.

Love and Blessings,


Mingjie Zhai

Founding Producer

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”-Rumi

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