What are you doing at this very moment [besides this interview]?
Just laying back eating a family sized bag of swedish fish, being lost somewhere in Reddit and playing with Snapchat filters.
What part of the world are you from and what’s the music scene like there?
I’m from Scottsdale, Arizona where basically no artists ever tour. The EDM scene is almost nothing where I am compared to other places in the United States but hey, if you like Rihanna then this is the place for you. Other than that alt rock is pretty popular here.
Apples or Oranges?
Apples. Who wants to get all that nasty orange ectoplasm in their nails.
What DAW do you use? Favorite plugins?
I’m using Logic X right now, but I recently stopped using Logic 9 which I started with. Obviously Massive is one of the favorites, but I’d have to say the OTT compressor gives me a lot of satisfaction.
Why do you produce and what keeps you going?
I produce trap, but my main project is dubstep based. It’s that basic metallicy stuff that everyone loves to comment “sounds like Zomboy – Terror Squad” on.
Where would you go if you were given an all-expenses-paid trip to anywhere in the world?
I’d probably have to choose St. Lucia or Jamaica. But on my way home I’d go to Ibiza to party it up with Tiesto.
Thoughts on the law of attraction?
It’s a conspiracy that was created by Richard Nixon to cover up the Watergate Scandal. To be honest though it’s a cool theory and seems logical.
What’s helping the music industry and what is hurting it?
The fact that there are 13 year old kids making killer tracks is really good for competition and the future of the music industry. I think the easier it becomes to make your own music because of new software and knowledge, the more innovative music will become. On the other hand there’s way too much beef in the industry. Kids need to stop worrying about who sampled what and appreciate the quality and genius in every song. That would help the industry (especially the EDM part) tremendously.
Who are some up and coming producers that we should check out?
First I’d say this girl Madi Walsh who goes by madi on SoundCloud. I met her over the summer and she sings and produces her own future tracks. She’s been killing it recently with some huge tracks she’s being featured on including “Slow” by Felix Snow. I’d also recommend Iceman but definitely check out his side-project alasen. It’s getting huge quickly and everything he puts out bangs.
What four songs have been the most influential to where you’ve gotten today?
As far as old songs go, definitely “IDGAFOS” by Dillon Francis, and one of the very first EDM songs I heard, “Big Boss” by Doctor P. I think of at least one Dillon Francis song every time I produce. The main songs that have influenced my work right now are “One For All, All Four One” by Virtual Riot and Razihel, and for trap “Poison” by Mails.
What is in store for us to look forward to? An album perhaps?
For my side-project Oslo I have a ton of stuff ready to be sent out. Definitely expect more stuff like my first release “Silver” and maybe some future like my release on issue four sprinkled in there.