Episode 028 : rvnti
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
CLINIK: What is the significance of the name rvnti?
rvnti: The name rvnti happened without too much thought into it. it just felt right. My friends in university used to call me Ranti since my last name is Rantisi and it stuck to me so when I started putting music out I decided to use that name as my alias as it felt the most personal.
C: How have both Vancouver and Palestine influenced your outlook on music, if at all?
R: I just moved to Vancouver a year ago so I am still getting to learn about the scene and meet new people and artists, but it has been inspiring so far. As for Palestine, it influenced a-lot of my music. Being born and raised there, I find myself always pulling inspiration from the memories and the time I have spent there when creating.
C: What initially inspired you to produce original music?
R: I got into producing music by accident. When I went to university in my first year me and a friend of mine would always share music with each other. One day he got logic pro sent to him on airdrop from a guy on our residence floor and he asked me if I wanted it. So he airdropped it to me and I kept on messing around with it until I realized I really enjoy producing original music, so I went and bought ableton and have been producing ever since.
C: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
R: I would say its a-lot of ambient melodics combined with bass music and trap drums, I try to not tie my sound to a specific genre and I focus on creating a story with sound instead.
C: Your track “heartless”, which appeared on the arcadium project compilation, is an impressive track. What was your process for putting together this song? How did the opportunity to be a part of this compilation come about?
R: Thank you! I have been friends with the Arcadium project group for some time now so they asked me to do a track for their compilation. The process of putting the track together was very smooth, it was one of those tracks that just happen without overthinking it. I have been really enjoying hardwave music lately and that inspired me to create the track. I wanted to create a powerful drop that is melodic and euphoric. Wrote down the melody and the flow just picked up from there. It always excites me when tracks come together this smoothly.
C: What is your preferred DAW and why? What are your favorite tools to use for sound design?
R: My preferred DAW is definitely ableton. I have been using it for 4 years now and I love the workflow and organization in it. As for sound design I use serum for alot of my bass sounds and some leads but one of my favorite things to do when it comes to sound design is resampling. It allows me to randomize things which makes producing more exciting, and the possibilities are endless.
C: When you’re not busy creating, which artists do you like to listen to?
R: Hex cougar, Knock2, Remk, Willix, Teneki, Juelz and Sublab
C: You always drop knowledge on your twitter page, giving off a genuine and passionate vibe. What is your philosophy on being so open, vulnerable, and honest on social media in today’s day and age?
R: I just feel like in today’s age life can easily become anxiety inducing. All this social media and technology made us compare ourselves to each other more and took away from our ability to freely be ourselves sometimes. So I try to just be myself and say what truly resonates with me without overthinking it or feeling like I have to put on an image that doesn’t exist. Especially when it comes to my music and the rvnti project, its me sharing my life experiences through sound and to truly be able to express myself I need to be open and vulnerable with my art. I treat it as my space to be fully me without any restrictions from the outside world.
C: Where is one place in the world that you would like to perform some day?
R: It would be a dream come true to play at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago. It was the first festival I have ever been to and that experience had a huge impact on my love for making music, so I would love to perform there one day.
C: What are some goals you have for the rest of 2021?
R: My goal for the rest of the year is to work on a 3 track EP, this year has been very tough on me and I want to create something to reflect on those times. Also, hopefully get to play some shows!