I interviewed one of the artists from Be Happy Records called GDLK (GODLIKE). He’s making gritty wobble music to humans and aliens. He also did an awesome guestmix for our Soundcloud page
Hi GDLK! Take us back to the beginning, how did you get into producing music?
I started producing in high school, originally I wrote sheet music for the band and then they introduced a music technology class. That all culminated to an album worth of really experimental beats. After that I just never really stopped.
You were nominated as “2015 break-through artist” by Universal EDM. Do you feel it helped you to get to the point where you are now at?
The nomination helped a lot and I never truly got a chance to thank those guys for that. But yeah it absolutely helped, at the time I tried my hardest to capitalize on that momentum and it led to some pretty amazing releases and a tour. Even today, I am working on bigger projects with some friends at Be Happy that I would have never believed I could have worked on if I didn’t get that confidence and “clout” boost from that nomination.
Having your own sound is important in the music field. How would you describe your personal sound?
My sound is probably best described as gritty and heavy, or at least that’s what I think most of my tracks sound like. Even on the lighter more upbeat songs, there is usually grimey wobble in there somewhere.
How was the song “Thank You Letter” born?
“Thank You Letter” was a funny project because it started off with a completely different vibe to it. The drop was originally much more bro-steppy than the final mix but it didn’t feel right. Rico nailed the vocals so well that we actually had to remake the instrumental to match the emotion he had put into the feature. But the production of it all started the same way I generally start my projects; I build from the ground up. Usually I will either start with the chords, drums, or bass line depending on what I want to be the focus of the track.
Be Happy Records released “Thank You Letter Remix EP”. Could you tell us what we can wait from that EP?
The upcoming “Thank You Letter” EP is going to be a very eclectic mix and I’m so excited about it. The Be Happy crew nailed the production on this, I was really blown away by the remixes we got back. USBsLAve / A. O. T. / Scruler / M!krodose are all going to be featured plus we are going to add a VIP in there as well. But because it is a massive thank you to the fans, we also wanted to do a giveaway as well, details of which are still being worked out.
Let us dream a little bit.. if you could choose 3 artist to work with who would you pick?
Dream artists to work with: man there are so many that inspire me! It’s hard to narrow it down to 3 because I truly love making all kinds of art and can see myself working with all kinds of artists. If I had to make a bucket list of sorts I would say my top three are: Festivillains (who I had a chance to work with back in 2016 but I backed out because I felt I wasn’t ready at the time), ATLiens, and NGHTMRE. I am still REALLY trying to get Whipped Cream to message me back for a collab but she’s just so DAMN busy from killin the game.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let The Bass Get You?
As for future projects, we are always working on something and as a matter of fact, are in the midst of reviving one of my older projects for the hardcore GDLK fans. I really hate hyping projects up but I think you guys are going to like these. If you want a preview of what we are cooking up, check that featured mix, you might find some goodies!