What first drew you into music?
My parents had always made me do piano lessons from a young age, so I always had music around but the moment music really got me was when my dad bought me my first album which happened to be Avril Lavigne’s debut album. I remember thinking her music was the coolest thing.
Your track “Ruin You” is absolutely amazing! How did you achieve such a great signature sound in such a short time? Also, what is your creative process like?
I had ‘Ruin You’ in my head for a while before I wrote it. I knew I wanted it to be a dark hip hop song so I started with a dark sounding sawtooth synth, then started adding the beat from there. The chorus was written first and came pretty organically, then it was just a matter of getting the verses and bridge to fit in with it.
Going over your Soundcloud we can tell you love experimenting with new sounds. Can you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favorite plugins/instruments?
My studio setup isn’t very extensive, I’ve got my laptop and my DAW Logic Pro X which is where everything gets put together. I use Massive and Sylenth 2 a lot to create synth sounds and kontakt as well for sampling drums/other little things. The Sound Toys pack is my main go to for effects. Decapator and Little Alter Boy I use for a heap of things. Decapator is one of my favorite distortion plugins along with Camel Crush, which I use often to bring more energy into my drums.
Your music sounds very organic and authentic. Do you play any real-life instruments?
I do play some real life instruments. As I said my parents had me doing piano lessons from a young age, being a kid I never appreciated it but now I’m super thankful they did. I learnt guitar when I was 13 off YouTube and carried on with it hard throughout my teenage years. I still play instruments but my main focus now is electronic production. In the future I really want to incorporate more electric guitar into some of my songs though.
What are your musical goals for the future?
My musical goal for the future is to create as many songs as I can with an interesting idea behind them. I want to achieve a certain type of success where people hear a song and they’re able to tell it’s my work, I want to achieve a sound that’s unique and known as mine.
What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
I have an album I’ll be bringing out later next year, I’m really excited. I’m trying to be pretty selective with the songs I put in it, I don’t want it to just be another album… I know people say that a lot *laughs* but that’s what I’m aiming for. I want people to listen to the album and feel like they can relate to the songs and also come away from it feeling like they know me a bit better.
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