Music has always been part of my life. As a baby, I’d wear out cassette tapes of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
My tastes in genres evolved into rock in middle school, as I formed a terrible band which broke up after two weeks. My interest in rock was mainly to be rebellious and influenced by Guns n’ Roses and AC/DC. Our band was formed in an attempt to be famous and popular like the bands we listened to, but also an attempt at making our own music. A primary reason the band broke up was due to our frustration about not actually creating enough of our own music, but rather playing famous songs we already knew how to play.
During my freshmen year in high school, I discovered the film The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience. Watching this movie was the most transformative influence on my musical path. Through this movie, I came to understand the complexity of music production and was compelled to do so myself. After watching the movie, I reminisced on the negative and frustrating times in my middle school band. I believed that I had finally found a way to create my own music that would be new and original.
I spent countless hours after school on garage band teaching myself and watching Youtube videos trying to make music I thought could be as good as Kaskade, one of my most influential music producers. Once I transferred schools, I was lucky enough to become friends with someone I consider a musical genius. He taught me the basics of using Ableton, a music production software that was a huge leap between platforms.
It has only been in the last three years that I have taken electronic music production into my daily routine hoping I can carry the experience with me for the rest of my life.
I am a New York City based EDM DJ and Hip Hop & EDM Producer