When two dubstep artists HELA (right in the picture below) and CYBERSEX (left in the picture) united, a couple and a duo HELASEX was born. Helasex just released an EP through Disciple Round Table and they aren’t stopping! The duo has gained huge amount of support from artists like 12th Planet, Marauda, Chime and more. I got an awesome opportunity to interview HELASEX and learn more about this lovely couple. Read the interview below.
Hi HELASEX! How are you doing?
H: We are good! Been playing lots of Animal Crossing lately haha
Tell us how it all began, how did you get into producing?
H: Well I’ve always had an interest in music. I started playing the violin in year 2 and the saxophone in year 5. Also I LOVE to sing. So there’s that. But as for producing and DJing – I’d been going to a few dubstep shows with some pals and thought, man it would be sick to be able to play my own music up there. Long story short, I entered a DJ comp with no experience whatsoever and somehow got in haha. Then i went on to go to uni for music production, but that was a bit slow so i just ended up learning from friends and tutorials.
C: I used to be a rapper and taught myself how to make beats since I couldn’t afford to buy them. So that eventually became more of a passion for me than the rapping was. Shortly after, I ended up hearing Skrillex – First Of The Year on an episode of Beavis and Butthead. So that ended up taking me down the dubstep rabbit hole. And here we are.
For those who aren’t familiar with your music, could you describe your personal sound?
C: Goku losing Krillin and going ssj1 for the first time. Melancholic, yet pretty atmospheres that build into pure rage. Light into darkness. it’s part of the reason we went with the yinyang theme. And that’s the perfect recipe for exporting internal dialogue. It’s very therapeutic to be able to translate whatever past turmoils you’re dealing with into an artistic medium. And you come out on the other side with something to be proud of.
You released an EP called “Couple Goals” through “Disciple Round Table” label. Could you share the creative process behind the EP?
H: We each have sessions of our own where we make synths and intro ideas. Then we hop on each other’s laptops and tinker until something nice happens. But most of our released songs end up being Frankenstein projects stitched together from several abandoned wips. We both have different strengths and weaknesses and just so happen to fill in the gaps the other is missing. Which is why it made so much sense to merge into one.
What is your favorite song from the EP?
H: Definitely Slayer. I love how simple yet complicated it is. The intro really sets the scene in music for me, and I think this intro is hands down EUPHORIC. I don’t think I need to mention how reminiscent the pre-drop is.
C: Replikator. It’s just the most complex, and I love all of the happy accidents happened during writing it. There are so many little flaws that add to it’s character.
What is the best or most challenging track you ever made?
C: Duality for sure. We had to go back and fix things hundreds of times before the guys at Bassweight were happy with it haha. But that experience taught us a lot. Before that we were basically just making chaotic sound design collages. It taught us to calm down and realize we’re making MUSIC so it needs to have a proper structure and flow to make sense. We still get carried away sometimes but now know to take a step back and think about it from the listeners point of view. Though plenty of our signature chaos is still sprinkled in.
We are nearing to the end of our interview but I would like to give you the change to share something with your fans & new listeners. What awaits from you during 2020?
H: Expect another EP and tons of singles this year. We have a few collabs in the works with some incredible artists and they’re sounding large! Also we’ve been working on producing genres outside of dubstep, but the heaviness will always be there. We also have plans to implement my vocals into some of our music which we are both super keen for. Love you guys!
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