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Episode 029 : Resonant Bass

Friday, September 17th, 2021


CLINIK: What is the significance of the name Resonant Bass?

Resonant Bass: I went through a couple Dj names before I landed on Resonant Bass and what's so significant about the name is that it was a fresh start under a new alias and i wanted this one to be special by using it as an outlet to express myself through music and to provide a safe environment/place for those who attend my sets or listen to my music. I want to build my community to be a family, uplifting and supportive of each other and most importantly kind to one another.

C: How has Long Island/the NYC bass scene influenced your outlook on music, if at all?

RB: The Long Island and NYC bass scene has had such an impact/influence on my outlook on music. I’ve met some of my close friends in the bass scene and we support each other with our projects, it's just so inspiring to have a creative group of friends who have the same dream as you.

C: What initially inspired you to produce original music?

RB: My first festival EDC New York in 2014 that weekend really inspired me to pursue a career in the music scene. I knew after that experience, I wanted to learn more about the music scene and how to DJ and produce music and how to brand/market myself. I started out by learning how to DJ and once I got comfortable with that then started to learn producing about 2 years ago.

C: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

RB: If I had to describe my music to someone it would be dark heavy bass, low end frequencies, experimental bass, up tempo broken beat drums and a lot of bass.

C: How do you typically choose artwork for your releases? Your artwork typically ranges from funny (ie - the screenshot of Andy from “The Office” puking) to downright trippy.

RB: I love choosing cover art for my songs/mixes. Usually for my songs I'll choose something trippy or psychedelic to keep it looking official. When it comes down to my mixes, I like to keep them funny and simple. My buddy Ben (@bf.dzn) is my guy who I usually get most of my cover arts from, he's such a talented graphic designer.

C: You recently performed at your first festival, Luminescence. What was this experience like, and how did this opportunity come about?

RB: Yeah, Luminescence was my first gig of 2021 & festival I’ve ever played. Luminescence Festival was such an amazing experience. I've never played on a rig like that in front of my friends, it was such a great feeling to finally show everyone what I've been working on. I was very proud of myself. The festival itself was a whole vibe. Everyone was so kind and friendly from the attendees to the staff and the other artists. I enjoyed my whole time there and the HENNYS were so mint (chef’s kiss). It was also really cool watching a bunch of homies play throughout the weekend and crush it. It was very inspiring. How I came about playing was there was a mix contest over on their Facebook page and I sent a mix in. I didn’t think I was going to win but I kept thinking to myself “what if” and when I received that text message that I was picked as one of the winners. I was beyond stoked

C: What is your preferred DAW and why? What are your favorite tools to use for sound design?

RB: I use FL studio right now, I started on this DAW about 2 years ago because it was the cheapest DAW I could get at the time but it was one of my best purchases. I’ve had a lot of fun messing around on this DAW and learning as much as possible to expand my own music. A couple of my favorite tools for sound design are serum, and vital but I mostly use serum. Eventually I would like to convert over to Ableton, but it’s just a foreign language to me right now.

C: When you’re not busy creating, which artists do you like to listen to?

RB: When I’m not creating music, I listen to a lot of Joker, Tsuruda, Kanye, Pretty Lights and Daily Bread. I think Kanye West might be my favorite artist of all time though, he’s got such a sick flow and his beats are always on point.

C: Where is one place in the world that you would like to perform some day?

RB: IIf I could perform at one place in the world it would be at Shambhala Music Festival over in Canada. I’ve always wanted to attend ever since I watched their 2017 aftermovie on YouTube so to play there would be a dream come true. The festival just gives off the best vibes from the festival grounds to the stage set up.

C: What are some goals you have for the rest of 2021?

RB: So some of my plans for the rest of this year is to release some new music. I have a DNB collab I'm waiting to release with my homie Hexxum and a couple tracks of my own I’m messing around with still. I’d also like to play as many shows as I can and really get my name out there to prepare for 2022.

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