Tell us about your new single “Things Are Going To Get Better”
Well, for this one I was having a little trouble getting a new song started at first. I feel like it’s been a crazy time in the world with so many fucked up things happening, and it seems like a lot of people are going through some stuff that isn’t always fun. For me, I’ve had some fears and anxiety come up recently, which totally gets me out of my creative flow. At the same time, I’m also grateful to have this stuff up so I can face it, work through it, and also let go of it to the best of my ability. So yeah, I found the perfect vocal sample for what I have been going through, “Things Are Going To Get Better.”
Sometimes when we’re stuck in our shit, it can be hard to remember it’s only a temporary, and that “this too shall pass.” It seems like a lot of people, famous and not, have even been choosing to leave this planet sooner rather than later. I’ve totally felt stuck in a rut myself a while ago right after moving from Florida to Seattle for college. I felt like there wasn’t much more to life than what I was feeling at the time, and that nothing much was going to change. But things totally got better for me eventually, and I also truly believe things can get better for anyone out there who is willing to make some changes, and also be persistent and patient about it at the same time. So anyway, this song has more of a light-hearted and happy vibe to it with the horns, the drums, and then the fun groovy drops…and also the dirty playful beat at the end.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it? Are you able to share any of your secret tricks with me?
“Love Is All I Got” by Feed Me and Crystal Fighters because it just puts me in a good and positive mood every time I hear it.
What is one mistake you see a lot of Producers just starting out making?
I think it’s expecting your first song to blow up…that hardly ever happens! It’s fun to think that way, and have positive thoughts and everything, but also letting other peoples opinions, likes, and dislikes about your song matter too much isn’t going to be good for your creativity. If you’re getting into producing music for the approval and love of others, chances are you won’t get it at first, if ever, and probably will also give up producing before you even get decent at it. Just make music for the love of creating it, and not for how it’s received after putting it out.
Where do you think the scene is headed? One year from now? Five years from now?
It seems to me like a lot of songs and artists are going more “Pop” with their sound. A lot of “Trap” music is starting to sound like stuff I would hear on a Top 40 radio stations for the past couple decades, but with some drops thrown in. Even a lot of Dubstep artists like Excision, who is usually supper heavy, has put out some “Pop” sounding stuff on his new album. It seems to me like a lot of Electronic music didn’t use to have vocals in it unless it was just a few short samples, but that seems to be changing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and I love a lot of vocal-heavy EDM songs, it just seems to be where it’s headed in general. At the same time, there’s always going to be the non “Pop” stuff and subgenres that also appeal to many people…including myself. I also think there’s going to be more Metal and Electronic music being fused together…I hope so anyway.
What is one subgenre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
In the United States, it’s definitely “Drum n Bass” which is way more popular in many other countries, especially the UK.
If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
I wouldn’t want to be stuck in any year’s music scene…how boring would that be?!
What is it that you love about the scene? Your subgenre’s scene?
The heaviness and intensity of Bass Music and Hybrid Trap are what I love, but fused with good and catchy melodies also. I also love the journey from mellow to heavy and back again.
What is something that bugs you about the DJ scene?
I don’t like how DJs and Producers talk shit about each other. Putting other Artists down is not cool at all…I don’t care what your reason is!