Detrace is an American bass music producer from Denver, Colorado with releases on Never Say Die: Black Label, Disciple Round Table, DPMO, Bite This, Uplink Audio & has gained support from some of the biggest names in the scene such as DJ Snake, Excision, Jauz, Snails, Slander, NGHTMRE, 12th Planet & more.
Hi Detrace! How are you doing?
Hi, I’m doing great! Thanks for having me here to do an interview with you.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
Well I just started out as a fan! I really started listening to dubstep around 2009 and completely fell in love. I started going to shows with my friends and was hooked. I remember one day I was sitting in my car during my break at work in highshcool and Downlink’s tune Factory came on and I thought to myself “I have no clue how these guys make this stuff but I really want to try to figure it out.” So I did what most people do and started watching hours of YouTube tutorials.
For those who aren’t familiar with your music, could you describe your personal sound?
I always have a hard time answering that question to be honest. I think my sound has developed and changed over the years and still is. I guess the best way to put it would be high-energy bass music. I think I’m always trying to channel what I loved so much as a kid when I first started going to shows and I try to bring that same energy into my own music.
About your studio methods. Do you have regular habit for creating a new song and getting inspired?
I usually always start a track where the energy level is going to be the highest which for me is almost always the drop.
Your newest single “Lethal” has been out few months. Could you share the creative process behind “Lethal”?
Lethal sort of happened as a happy accident to be honest. I was in a pretty bad writer’s block at the time and had no ideas for new songs so I was just messing around with some sound design and ended up making the sounds you hear in the drop. Then I just kept running with it and it turned into Lethal!
You remixed “Tisoki – Evil As Hell”. What makes you choose one song above all for to do a remix on?
Well for that one Tisoki’s team actually reached out for me to remix the track. I was super happy to give it a go since I’ve been a huge fan of everything Tisoki does for many years now and the original was amazing!
Who do you hope to work with in the future, if you could name top 3 producers/artists to work with and why?
For my top three dream collabs I would probably have to say Skrillex, Zomboy & Excision. Those guys played a major part in why I even started making music in the first place. Sorry for the super basic answer, I’m sure all the underground fans are shaking their head at me right now haha.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
From the very beginning I never started making music for any other reason than just because I loved it so much. This being said, I am so greatful for all the opportunities that have come my way and the insane amounts of support I’ve received from my fans over the years. It means the world to me! And also major thanks to Let the Bass Get You for doing this interview with me and letting me share some of my thoughts!
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