This is ZenAware‘s 5th track track with phuture collective & no stop is in sight for this veteran of the phuture collective family. With a recent release on So much is ahead for this artist that we won’t even spoil you, we’ll let you see for yourself.
Our interview with ZenAware was curated by The Flourish of the phuture collective team.
Interview with ZenAware:
phuture: Hello there ZenAware! We’re more than happy to have you here with us. Would you mind telling us a little bit about you?
ZenAware : I’m sixteen but by the time this interview is posted I will be 17 (August Third). I make sounds and stuff. I was always that kid that was chill with everyone but only had a few close friends, i rode BMX and longboards, and hung out around town. Now I’m just known as “ZenAware“. I used to make really amateur sounding dubstep, and during the midst of that i somehow figured out how to make some really pretty synths and it took off from there.
phuture: What makes an album that can be repeated over and over again? Flume’s self titled album is one that comes to mind for us personally, can you relate?
ZenAware: Oh boy flumes debut album… I think what makes a good album is a story that is told through each song, pulling you in and keeping you reading. I think a good album is made by putting your entire heart in to it. Flume really changed the whole scene with his first album.
phuture: What’s the weirdest sample you’ve ever turned into something you have released?
ZenAware: In my song “Where Am I” the entire drop is recordings that i re-sampled, like me screaming and smashing things on my desk. Even some burps and stuff if i remember correctly.
phuture: What are your goals when it comes to music? Where do you wish for it to take you? Why?
ZenAware: I just want to do it as a career, and travel the world. I would love to live music, but right now im totally fine with just doing it as my hobby.
phuture: Who are some of your inspirations behind your sound/style?
ZenAware: My biggest inspiration actually is not Flume :). It is Seven Lions. Seven Lions music made me think of music differently and thats what lead me to future bass music. Of course i also took inspiration from Flume and Mr. Carmack, and old boombap hip-hop
phuture: I really dig your chords ! Do you make them yourself? If so, what synthesizer do you generally use to create them?
ZenAware: I do make my chords! I could make all of my chords in any synth because they arent too complicated but i generally use Massive or Sylenth
phuture: What can we expect from ZenAware in the coming months and 2017?
ZenAware: Higher levels of production quality, more vocal based songs, more collabs, and more live stream vids cuz those are fun af.a
phuture: What do you do when you get writers block?
ZenAware: Cry. Contemplate deleting myself from the internet. Cry some more. Drink coffee. Sleep. And then try again.
phuture: When you start a track do you know what you want as an end result, or do you just keep experimenting until you find the right vibe?
ZenAware: I just kinda see where it takes me, if i try to have a plan i get stuck
phuture: Any word on a ZenAware album soon?
ZenAware: I mean I have no idea. I have enough material for one but i couldnt give you a release date or anything.
Watch the video created by Soba – “Easy” by ZenAware on YouTube