There are demons and angels — light and darkness. And then there is BAINBRIDGE who wants to combine all these elements in his music. I personally found BAINBRIDGE about a year ago when I heard “Marshmello & SVDDEN DEATH – Sell Out” remix and right away I was sure this will be a name to remember. In a short period of time he has gained more and more attention and it was just a matter of time for something big to happen. That something could have been for example releasing his EP “Genesis EP” through the biggest labels in dubstep, Disciple Round Table. But I am sure this is only the beginning for a long journey and therefore I have added BAINBRIDGE to my “artists to watch in 2020” list!
Hi Bainbridge! How are you doing?
I’m doing great! Thanks for having me on for an interview.
Tell us how it all began, how did you get into producing?
I’ve been listening to electronic music for about 10 years now. After I attended my first electronic show back in 2012, I realized then and there that producing and DJing was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started messing around making beats on FL Studio shortly after and here I am today.
You just rebranded your Bainbridge project. Tell us who and what is
The light versus the dark, angel versus demon. This symbolizes so many things for me personally and musically.
Musically, everyone has known me to put out heavy dark dubstep and emotional melodic stuff. This allows me to continue to do so under the same name.
Personally, we all have good and evil inside of us, but it’s truly up to us what path we choose. I wanted it to go from dark to light, since subconsciously we read left to right, it would symbolize going from the dark into the light and past into the future. We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of and wish we could take back, but it’s how we choose to be better, move forward, treat others, and better ourselves as human beings throughout our small time on this earth that matters. We all struggle mentally with these choices. If you’ve ever heard a voice in your head that says “you can’t do this, you will fail”, that’s the dark, the demons. When you hear the voice that says “you can do this”, “is that really what you want to say”, or “maybe you should treat this person better”, that’s the light, the angels. See, we’ve all heard these voices, and we’ve all chosen both sides at different times. But… which side have we chosen more?
Demons – dark, depression, anxiety, sadness. It can take on many forms.
Angels – light, peace, calm, tranquility, happiness. It can take on many forms.
Someone once told me, our time on this earth is like a water drop in the ocean of eternity. But I’ll be damned if I don’t make my time count. This is a battle we all fight every day, inside and out. In a world with so much evil, we need more good. But… one cannot exist without the other. In order for there to be good, there must be evil. So… which side will you choose?
That is the short version behind the meaning of BAINBRIDGE.
For those who aren’t familiar with your music, could you describe your
If I had to try to describe my personal sound, I would say dark and visceral but also uplifting and emotional.
You released an EP called “Genesis” through “Disciple Round Table” label.
Could you share the creative process behind EP?
Genesis started when I was really solidifying my ideas of what I wanted the brand to be. I finally knew which direction I wanted to take things. The definition of Genesis is “the origin or mode of formation of something.” This was the literal beginning to the future of this project. I wrote the EP over the course of a year. I really wanted everything to be perfect and to set the stage for the story to unfold over time. The track “Immortals” is the name of my fanbase, or the armies of the angels and demons. Because of the name Immortals, I chose the vocal sample “all of my posse get trippy” in the intro with “posse” meaning the fanbase. This EP was one of the hardest things both emotionally and mentally that I’ve done in my life. There were a lot of ups and downs and I really dug deep into what I wanted the meaning and the feelings to be behind it all, and I couldn’t have hoped for a better result.
What is the best and most challenging track you ever made?
The most challenging track I’ve ever made was definitely Soul Feast. This was the track I spent the most time on over the course of writing the EP. I think I spent at least 2 months working on the second half of it.
What has been your funniest or embarrassing moment to date related to
I think the funniest moment was when my dad showed up at one of my shows super dressed up and I had no idea. My manager ran on stage to tell me “5 minutes left” and then as he was walking off the stage yelled back “oh and your dad’s here!” I was like “wait what?”, and then he was like “YOUR DAD’S HERE!” and I look over and there’s my dad standing there in a suit with the biggest grin on his face just waving casually.
This year I’m focused on a bunch of collabs, a ton of new music, and playing in some places I haven’t been to before.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get
Thank you for all the continued support and love. It’s been absolutely amazing and very humbling to see the response to the EP, the new look, and the vision of BAINBRIDGE. I’m really excited for the rest of this year. Thank you for being an Immortal!