Episode 007 : NGHT OWL
Updated: Dec 17, 2020
Friday, October 30th, 2020
CLINIK: What is the significance of the name NGHT OWL?
NGHT OWL: Honestly I never really sleep that well and I am always up at night, and as weird as it sounds I love how calm and quiet the nighttime is and so I just kind of came up with it!
C: Why did you begin creating original music?
NO: In 2016 I downloaded ableton live 9 suite illegally and started to mess around with it. Then I found out about Icon Collective and told myself once i was done with highschool I would go there and learn how to create music professionally.
C: How has your hometown of Denver, CO influenced your music?
NO: Yes, a bit. There is a lot of underground heavy bass music here and so I have tried to find my own lane as a artist to flourish in. Lol, I am not there yet.
C: Your track "Black Rose" blew up on Soundcloud with over 70k streams. Were you trying to make a hit when you began creating this track? Why do you think this song resonated with people so much, and what does the song mean to you personally?
NO: Ahhh "Black Rose". This song was so fun to make. I was messing around with some of the sounds and wanted to make a spaced out future bass song and it kinda just became what it was and holy smokes did people resonate with it. That song has such a vibe like when i finished it i knew it was special it was the first complete non dubstep song i ever made and to me it means sit back and watch the stars go right on by as if you were in space itself. It's crazy you will never really know what blows up but for some reason people dig it and so do I.
C: Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to?
NO: Pixel terror, skrillex, rezz and alot of my local friends such as bassgalaxy. All amazing artists.
C: What are some of your favorite video games? How did you get into gaming?
NO: Gaming has my heart and soul. It is an escape for me to the places i wish to be. I started on SEGA actually and now I own almost everything I can get my hands on. There is something about a single player story that I crave. I love being able to dictate my journey how I want to.
C: How do you pick cover art for your tracks? Do you have any artists that you like to work with in particular?
NO: My boys over at illustraight designs help me with my logos and I do my own cover art based on the vibe I feel and what I want the song to represent.
C: Where is one place in the world that you would like to perform a live set?
NO: Red Rocks is my dream venue. When I was 14 I saw Skrillex mothership 2014 and since then I've dedicated myself to my craft.
C: What is something that you want people reading this to know about you?
NO: Yo honestly - Hi guys, I love all of you thanks for taking the time to support me it means a lot. My music is a reflection of my life and each song is so important to me as I don't just spit out a volume of tracks each one took a very long time with lots of emotions that I hope carry you away! I just want to show people to never conform to anything unless its your dream.
C: What can readers expect from NGHT OWL for the rest of 2020?
NO: New music and lots of shows!!!!!