What first drew you into music production?
Back in 2017, when I attended Mira Mesa high school and I was a senior at the time. And I was like I don’t wanna waste another 4 years in college and literally doing nothing in there. Therefore I decided to choose something to do that I felt much passion about and being a music producer actually the first option came to my mind. So I was like cool. Let me give it a shot and see how it goes.
You are one of the best up and coming Trap/Bass producers we have encountered on the internet! And your latest track “Where Are U ?.” is one of our favorite tracks this month! Can you tell us more about its creation process?
The track “Where Are U ?.” is a very simple song that I produced a couple months ago. It might be the track that had one of the least amounts of plug in and sound that I ever produced. I start off this track with a vocal chop I found on Splice. I tried couple differences vocal for a track and it’s kinda trial and errors process. Eventually, there is one that actually works which you heard on the song. Then I started laying down the drum, percussion and everything else to make the beats sound fuller. Overall, it’s really simple.
Your bootleg of “Like I Do” is another great example of how capable you are as a producer! The mixing is on point and the melodies/ideas are out of this world! Could you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favorite plugins?
My studio setup is really simple. Nothing crazy or super expensive. Just an Asus laptop, two Yamaha HS5 monitor and an audio interface. I had the subwoofer underneath my desk, though. But whenever I turned it on my neighbor gonna hit on the walls like nuts so I had to mix on my HS5 and it took me couple months to know how to mix the sub correctly on these two monitors, haha. My go to plugins would be: Nexus, Serum, and Sylenth1. Nexus is one of the best plugins that I ever used. The preset was crafted perfectly by professional and they’re ready to go whenever I needed it.
Your signature sound reminds us of the sound of some of the greatest Trap/ Bass producers in the world (Marshmello, Whethan, etc). How did you manage to achieve such a professional sound in such a short time? Can you tell us more about your musical background?
The key to sound professional was simplicity, and less is more. I learned this tip from The Chainsmoker interview on Future Music. They mentioned that every element in their song have to do different things and they never layer anything. For example, the intro might have a piano chord going on and then in the pre hook they started to introduce an arp or some melody which not gonna conflict with the piano chord. Basically, that’s how to make song sounds professional and clean all the time. And the second question was about my musical background. To be honest, I did not learn anything about music theory before I started to produce music. I was in violin band when I was a freshman in Grossmont High School, however I didn’t learn much theory from that class due to the language barrier I had at the time. When I first started to produce, I bought a book called “Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques” by Rick Snoman. This book explains how Avicii made his melody on Levels so catchy and memorable, along with a bunch of music theory and scale. Overall, it was an awesome book that taught me a lot of theory and how to produce dance music.
You have only started putting up music on Soundcloud a month ago and we can’t believe you have only started making music that recently. Could you tell us more about when and why you started producing music?
I started producing music when I was 18. And I was interested in Trap/ House music at the time and I think being a music producer or even DJ would be super dope. Also, I was super excited about the facts that I was being able to control all the sounds, and interpret all the ideas from my mind into finished products. Plus, I loved being creative and original.
What are your goals for 2019? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
My goals for 2019 are dropping a new EP which I worked really hard for the last 3 months and this EP features songs that extremely heavy in 808 and very aggressive synths. It also features a song that had vocalS in it but I don’t want to talk much about it at the moment. Overall, I hope this project would open doors for me to meet new producer and talents and chances that help me get more exposures in 2019.
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