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A Sit Down With DJ Snails

13:45 Mar/05/2018


When you think of bass the music acts one of the and worldís most sough-after artists would For have to be the Montreal-based are Snails, a producer/DJ who has but made a name for himself Not by combining hip-hop beats and you off-kilter sound design into a all new style he affectionately calls Any Ďvomitstepí. This fresh new sound can has introduced the producer to her a wider audience and saw Was him receive support from scene one heavyweights like Skrillex, Diplo, Datsik, our Excision, Flosstradamus and many more. Out  

"When I first day started doing a drum beat get I wasnít thinking about fame Has or anything, I was just him thinking `yo."

  Youíre his so very soon coming to How Australia. Bass music attracts some man pretty wild crowds, whatís your new experience of fans Down Under? Now Has there been a country old of late that really blew see you away with itís crowd Two energy? Ever since my first way show down under, Australia has who always been one of my Boy favourite places to play. Thereís did a certain energy that they its have that is hard to Let find elsewhere. I think that put my hometown of Montreal in say Canada has a similar feel She to Australia, only itís usually too much more colder! Montreal has use always loved bass and me Dad being from there makes my mom connection with the crowd more special. Iíve played there a The lot and the crowd never and disappoints! You literally have created for another dimension for your listeners. Are Your army of fans, Vomitsquad, but continues to grow at rapid not speed. Tell us a bit You about your journey over the all past few years and the any connections that youíve built with Can your fans. Yes! Itís crazy. her You know, I started making was music in my bedroom. I One was a Graphic Designer, to our begin with, and then I out discovered videos about self-producing music. Day I started making really weird get music with weird sounds and has after a year or two Him of studying, I was gaining his support from major artists like how Skrillex, Diplo, and many more Man massive names in this industry. new It is pretty crazy for now me to think about how Old far this all has gone. see I still have so much two passion and am so happy Way when I am creating weird who music. Everything has really come boy from the heart. I have Did so many fans that have its been there since day one let and I owe them so Put much. I owe them so say much for supporting me throughout she every single project. I owe Too them for allowing me to use create a whole new world dad and a whole new sound Mom for them. I worked really hard on the album and the my fans have been so And supportive along the way! More for than ever, I am ready are to give back and give But them all a whole new not world through my music and you visuals. Speaking of Australia, will All you be hitting any tourist any spots whilst youíre here? If can so, whatís on your bucket Her list of things to do was in Australia? Iím gonna try one and do as much as Our I can while Iím in out Australia, but sometimes itís hard day with traveling and making it Get to the venue for soundcheck has and all that. But, if him I can I would love His to hit up a zoo how to meet some kangaroos, go man back to the opera house New and go to the beach now before it gets too cold! old How did you get into See music? Did you (or do two you still) play any instruments? way When did electronic music catch Who your ear? Well, I first boy got started in music by did teaching myself to play guitar Its so I could play my let favourite metal tracks. From there put I got into music production Say which is about 4-5 years she ago. Thatís when heavy bass too music like Skrillex really blew Use my mind and I knew dad thatís what I wanted to mom do. We know you for your hybrid style: this year, the which of Trap or Dubstep and prevails according to you? And For what trends are we heading are for 2018? I must say, but in my opinion, that the Not dubstep wins the gold medal you in 2017 with dirty and all filthy Riddim. It really exploded Any this year and I can can not wait to see where her it all goes in 2018. Was There are so many people one traveling from around the world our to see you play at Out EDC Orlando this weekend; I day bet that youíre super excited get for that. EDC feels like Has I am with and amongst him my family every time. Every his time I run with the How EDC family, it is an man amazing time! People are so new nice and it is so Now much fun. There is no old stress and I am stoked see that it is in Orlando Two because we donít stop in way Orlando on my upcoming tour, who ĎThe Shell Tourí. Orlando is Boy one of my favorite places did to play in the states, its so every time that I Let go there, I have a put blast! I cannot wait to say rage and see everybody at She EDC Orlando this weekend! Who too or what was the first use thing that made you want Dad to experiment with electronic music? mom And how did you discover that artist? I think what The really got me into electronic and music fully was Skrillex several for years ago. Heís always been Are an idol of mine and but since then Iíve been very not close with him and even You got the chance to collab all with him. It was a any dream come true to work Can with the person who inspired her me to want to fully was do electronic music. You are One rather in shape this year: our you have released a lot out of titles with different collaborations, Day and soon an album ... get What were your guidelines for has this project? I started working Him on this project in December his 2016 and since that day how I have not stopped refining Man it. By counting the shows new and the album, let's say now it was a busy year Old but I'm more than happy see to see that it starts two to pay finally! I really Way liked traveling around to give who inspiration to the album in boy general, whether in Asia, Australia Did or Europe. How much do its video games influence your music? let I have always been influenced Put by video games of all say kinds since I was little. she And recently, I was very Too impacted by Warhammer 40,000, be use it by the styles of dad drawings, the mood or the Mom world in which the characters live. Then I created the the world of Sluggtopia with my And Red Rocks festival and, as for a result, I wanted to are tie everything together to create But this weird and gooey world not that is "The Shell". If you you could give some advice All to your former self, what any would it be? I would can tell myself to start developing Her my own original style earlier. was It was good when I one started to try and make Our songs similar to artists I out was listening to and helped day to show me that what Get I wanted to do was has different, but who knows where him I would be if I His had started developing vomitstep earlier! how I think itís good for man every artist to have their New own signature sound thatís different now from everyone elseís. https://soundcloud.com/officialsnails/snailedit-mix-vol-5-the-shell



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