Swedish producer Bossfight first entered the scene back in 2010. His introduction began with a chiptune project which gradually transitioned into the full spectrum bass music brand we know Bossfight to be today.
After the shift towards bass music, Bossfight successively has become a household name at the Vancouver-based music label Monstercat. He debuted with the track “Subside“, a collaboration between him and Ephixa, and has released a wide array of tracks since. Over the years, Bossfight has amassed a fan following for his dynamic music that speaks to multitudes of bass heads worldwide. This has led him to gain the support of international EDM acts such as Excision, SLANDER, Kayzo, NGHTMRE, Dirtyphonics and many more. Read the interview below!
Hi Bossfight! How are you doing?
Hey! It’s all good thank you. Currently downloading a new game on Steam to celebrate my bday haha.
Tell us how it all began, how did you get into producing?
It was thanks to my dad actually. He introduced me to this really awkward software called Ejay when I was 6 or 7. When I was a teenager I started to produce Chiptunes using FL Studio and from there it kinda just transformed to where I’m at today.
For those who aren’t familiar with your music, could you describe your personal sound?
Man I don’t know to be honest. I kinda just go with whatever I think sounds good at the moment and I try to embrace that constantly evolution. Right now I’m into big, epic cinematic stuff, metal and really enjoy producing dubstep in general so I guess that’s where I’m at right now.
You collaborated with Dirtyphonics. How did you get into this collaboration?
Oh I think we started talking to each other after the played one of my tracks on their tour. After discussing a collaboration between Bossfight and Dirtyphonics with Monstercat we realized that a dark and aggressive Halloween single would be the perfect way to do so.
You also did collaboration remix with SLANDER. How did you get into this collaboration?
We played at the same event in Belgium last year and we’ve stayed in touch since then. They asked if I wanted to remix Potions and they really liked the result and got a bunch of ideas so they jumped in on it as well!
You released an EP called “Next Wave” through “Monstercat” label. Could you share the creative process behind EP?
To be quite honest, I just decided to make an EP and went for it haha. I had no solid concept whatsoever so I just started creating demos and see where everything would end up. One thing I did was to write a list with different bpm:s, genres and sounds I wanted to do but that’s about it.
What is the best and most challenging track you ever made?
That’s a difficult question. I actually think I’m working with that track right now, and it think it will always feel that way (or almost, at least). I try to make sure that I’m pushing myself and create things that feels challenging. But I if have to mention any of my released tracks I would go with Overdose with Philip Strand. Working with vocalists is still a very uncharted territory for me and I’ve never worked with acoustic drums and guitars to that extent in a production before.
Who do you hope to work with in the future, if you could name top 3 producers/artists to work with and why?
Hmm, if I can choose whoever I’d definitely put Space Laces as my #1. He’s extremely talented and inspiring. Teddy Killerz – I look up to these guys a lot as well. They have a super solid Neuro-sound and I love how they push it beyond just Drum & Bass. Soltan is another guy that’s just ridiculously talented as well. I’m really into his sound design and the huge cinematic middle eastern stuff he makes around the drops.
I’m currently trying to pile up new demos and I’m messing around with all types of genres and sounds trying to find something interesting. Recently, I’ve developed quite an obsession with Sub Zero Project and their unique take on hardstyle/rawstyle, so thats that’s an influence that might show up in some of my upcoming releases.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
Just try to stay safe and healthy out there. Although it seems like we couldn’t get a tougher start of the new decade than this, I definitely think we’ll only come of this out stronger, wiser and more connected than before.
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