Being a new face in the American EDM scene Marc Antonix is sure one to watch out for. Originally from Boca Raton, Florida Marc has been producing and honing his production skills for the past 3 years. In his freshman year(2019) Marc received well over 170k plays on Spotify for his original tracks such as “Fall In Love” and “Let You Go”. Being supported by the biggest DJ’S in the world such as Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Don Diablo and many more. A former Icon Collective student, Marc describes his music as energetic, atmospheric, dark while being euphoric and there being a cinematic emotion regardless of the genre. Nevertheless watch out for Marc Antonix in 2020 and read the interview below!
Hi Marc Antonix! How are you doing?
Hey there, I’m doing well, and thanks for featuring me today.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you find your passion for producing electronic music?
I was 15 when I first started getting into EDM. I would listen to music while playing basketball, and songs would just randomly shuffle from YouTube. This exposed me to a lot of different music other than the regular top 40 radio hits I mostly knew about at the time. One day, Zedd’s song “Clarity” came on and I was really blown away! It immediately became one of my favorites. I was so intrigued by it, that I looked up Zedd’s music later that day. I discovered “I Want You To Know” and this song created my initial inspiration to want to start producing music. After being such a big fan of Zedd, this led me to also find Martin Garrix. Martin’s music motivated me even more because he was a really young teenage DJ at the time. Watching his sets and how explosive his energy was on stage was incredibly inspiring and fascinating to me as a teenager at the time. This was a huge influence, and I still feel very connected to the Dutch house scene.
Although I didn’t have any training on an instrument, I started creating simple music on GarageBand first with free samples and sounds. I was 16 at the time, and my writing process was just based purely on my instincts. I realized pretty quickly that I needed help if I wanted to really create a professional sound. I did some research, and ended up reaching out to a producer named PURARI. He has mentored me through the process of writing music and suggested I switch Logic. During my lessons, he has also helped me mix and master tracks at a professional level. This year, I also enrolled at Icon Collective and that took everything up to the next level in terms of my productions. More recently, I draw inspiration from a producer who goes by Audien. His production style has really shaped my path in terms of style, and the direction I am going in right now.
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
I’ve been producing music on and off during the quarantine, but all the while trying to stay productive musically. Interestingly enough, I started a relationship during this time with a really special girl – so I have been focusing on that mostly. Before COVID hit – I was so laser beam focused on music, it has actually been really healthy for me to take a step back right now. Something that just dropped out recently was my guest mix for Openpie Radio in China. There are a lot of edits, remixes and unreleased tracks in here, so that was something I focused on a lot recently.
Your newest single ”All Alone” has been out a few months now. Could you share the creative process behind writing this song?
In my production class for Ableton at Icon, our teacher was making a Drum & Bass track from scratch to teach us this genre. When I came home from class that night, I tried to make my own DNB song as well. It was just for fun, and came to me really organically. I started writing the drop right away after marking out the basic composition structure. It didn’t take too long for me to complete the entire rough draft in about two nights. Later I went back and did the mix/master over the course of a week. That part of my writing process usually takes a bit longer for me. Some of my best songs have come to me really quickly and that was the case for me with “All Alone.” In other cases though, some tracks have even taken me a 1-1.5 years to completely finish. I was really happy with how “All Alone” just flowed out of me and there was no pressure to create anything. It still fit my signature style even though it isn’t in my typical house tempo. It is actually funny how this track started as an experiment really, and my uncle encouraged me to try to do something different. He was always a big fan of DNB. I also wrote this song to show him I could write a DNB track, but it really got me into the genre. This has inspired me to want to write more tracks like it, but at the same time I am also trying to balance creating a full discography of more club/festival friendly tracks right now.
Your remix of “RL Grime & Juelz – Formula” was released through Sable Valley Label. What made you choose this one song above all others to do a remix of?
My “Formula” remix was actually just released on SoundCloud as a free download on my account and not through the label. It has done super well regardless, and has gained support by Juelz himself. I remixed this one because I felt the original track was very infectious, and I loved listening to it.
Who do you hope to work with in the future, if you could name top 3 producers/artists to work with and why?
Audien, Martin Garrix and Zedd because I respect them so much for their versatility and consistent quality.
What has been your funniest or most embarrassing moment to date related to music?
Nothing yet, but we will see what happens in the future!
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
I have a really special track coming out in September, and everyone should definitely keep an eye out for it on all my socials
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