Representing a select crew of America’s new hardcore generation, Water Spirit demonstrates what it means to live extreme. Water Spirit broke free from their small-town lifestyle at 21 to pursue their calling as hard dance’s next sensation — but there’s a lot more to Water Spirit than their heart-stopping uptempo sound. At their core, Water Spirit is loud and proud about being queer and gender-fluid. As opposed to recruiting a team of designers, Water Spirit takes matters into their own hands and fully controls their project through creating their own visuals and artwork along with their heavy-loaded music. Devoted and dedicated to their craft, Water Spirit makes one thing clear: there’s nothing more hardcore than being unapologetically yourself.
Armed with bloodcurdling beats and a fierce, unapologetic approach to the industry, Water Spirit has pledged their allegiance to the hardcore life — will you? Read the interview below!
Hi Water Spirit! How are you doing?
Hi! I’m doing good I’ve been keeping myself busy during quarantine making kick drums.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
I’ve always been creative and I have always been a huge fan of EDM, I particularly love the world you can create in someone’s head using sounds and visuals as well as the emotional connection listeners can form with their favorite songs.
Your latest single ”So Hot” has been out few weeks. Could you share the creative process behind about this song?
SO HOT was a really fun song to make, I needed to get some aggression out and I made the kick while fumbling around in a vst called RAW KICK then once I had the pre drop vocal everything else was easy. It was a really enjoyable process the whole way through.
What kinda feedback you have got?
The feedback has been really positive on every platform I’m glad people dig the track!
How you ended working with Lil Texas?
So Lil Texas and I actually got connected through me making a hardstyle remix of his jersey club track named “Go Fast” this was all pre texcore era We just kept in touch after that and would send each other hardcore tracks we liked/ were working on. I’m super glad we met my life would definitely be different without meeting him he is a huge help and inspiration to me.
Who do you hope to work with in the future, if you could name top 3 producers/artists to work with and why?
There are so many people I like so it’s hard to pick, but if I had to pick 3 it would be Virtual Self, Sophie and Sub Zero Project they are all huge inspirations to my sound.
What has been your funniest or embarrassing moment to date related to music?
So because my name is Water Spirit I actually get a lot of super weird dms from extremely religious people from all over the world on Facebook. they ask me to bless them or ask me to help them spiritually in some type of way, I never respond but I continue to get a couple requests a week for me to use some spiritual power that they think I possess for some reason. It’s super strange but it’s really funny to me.
How does being LGBTQ/queer play a role in your music and branding?
Being queer influences a lot of my branding and musical identity I want my listeners to know that being true to yourself and being who you want is hardcore and brave, I also want to show that lgbt+ people have a place in the future of EDM in America and the rest of the world.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
Just be on the lookout for new music and livestream sets and real life shows once it becomes safe again and thank you for having me!
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