What first drew you into music production and big room/bounce in particular?
I’ve had an interest in music since I was 8 and started learning the guitar. Since then I’ve been teaching myself how to play a variety of instruments, as well as learning to make electronic music and to DJ. I was first introduced to Big Room when I heard Martin Garrix’s track, “Animals”. I fell in love with the genre and wanted to learn how to make my own songs. In the past year I’ve been really focused on Future House/Bounce because of its sound and its positivity in the community. My inspirations in Future House/Bounce are Jay Eskar, Brooks, Blinders, Jonth, Debris and many more.
“ANTHEM” is a very unique producer name, how did you choose that name? Any special meaning behind it?
I went through a few names first, but all never ended up catching on. One day I thought of ANTHEM, as in a song, and have been called ANTHEM since.
You released 3 tracks in the last year, any reason behind it? Can we expect more frequent anthem music in the near future?
I had been really focused on school and trying to get a job and spent less time producing. In the future I plan to spend lots more time producing and releasing more music. Right now I’m trying to develop my signature sound to be more recognizable in future tracks.
Your latest track “Apesh*t” is your best track in our opinion! From its artwork to the Incredibly powerful sound we absolutely love it. Could you tell us more about the story behind this track? Also, what is your creative process like?
First of all thank you very much, it means a lot to me 🙂 I had been listening to a lot of tracks by Brooks, Dirty Palm, Debris, and many more making Future House/Room. I wanted to incorporate the heavy aspect of future room into my track, along with the upbeat feel of future house. I also used a triplet feel in the track to make it stand out from some other tracks to be more recognizable. I like to start out with a catchy drop bass, and then add some chords following the root note and sometimes doing some 1st, 2nd or 3rd inversions to those chords. I’ll then create a melody around those chords and root notes from the bass, and make a drop melody. Once the drop is complete I create a buildup, then a drop outro. Then I copy the drop a second time, but try and do something different to make it stand out from the first (could be a melody change, feel change) and then continue to create the rest of the song around those two drops.
Your tracks are very well produced, and we can’t believe you have only started producing just under two years ago, care to share more about your journey as a producer and when you started?
I’ve been producing for about 3 years, but only seriously the past 2 years. It was super rough getting started as I had no help at all learning how to make music other than YouTube. I had lots of support and encouragement from my family and friends since and have gone a long way compared to 3 years ago. I tried making everything, big room, future house, bass house, dubstep, trap, future bass, but only enjoyed creating future house/bounce and big room since they’re both high energy genres that can match my personality.
You have only released 4 tracks and already gathered 10s of thousands of views and over a thousand followers! How does it feel to receive such a warm welcome from the community?
It feels amazing! The engagement in just the past couple of months has been extremely significant compared to the past 2 years, I love all of the positive comments and messages I receive about my music and my future as a musician, it’s crazy!
What are your goals for 2019? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
For 2019, I’m definitely going to be releasing a lot more music than I have been these past 2 years. I’d love to be able to play my music live for a crowd one day, let’s hope 2019 might be the year!
Thank you all who have been supporting me on my journey so far, it means the world to me!
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