Ace Aura is an American bass music producer and DJ, best known for his heavy, chord-driven take on dubstep often referred to as “melodic/harmonic riddim”. He grew up in a Protestant household in McKinney, TX and grew to be a passionate Christian at a young age. He began producing and uploading faith-influenced EDM songs to YouTube under the name “Ace Aura” in 2012 and has unashamedly continued down that same path ever since.
He has received a great degree of attention in recent months for his unique style, garnering support from the likes of Zomboy, NGHTMRE & SLANDER, Zeds Dead, Flux Pavilion and many more. Read the interview below!
Hi Ace Aura! How are you doing?
I’m doing quite well! Just released and EP titled “reset_environment” and I’m super excited to see that people are enjoying it and connecting with the theme behind it.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you find your passion into producing electronic music?
When I was in 8th grade, I was in the cafeteria eating lunch when my friend Steven pulled out his phone and earbuds and told me that he had a song to show me. He pulled up the Dirtyphonics remix of Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites and I instantly fell in love. I then, through lots of googling and YouTube-watching, used the demo version of Pro Tools that I got for christmas to attempt to make dubstep. The rest is history haha!
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
My productivity’s been very up-and-down during quarantine. At the beginning I wasn’t making all that much music because I missed my friends and girlfriend, but over time as I got used to it I started making the best music I’ve ever made, in my opinion. Running consistently every weekday morning kept me in a good state of mind to create throughout the day.
You released an EP called “reset_environment” through Disciple Round Table. Could you share the creative process behind this EP?
I wrote the tracks about a year and a half ago but didn’t finish them for a while because I really wanted it to sound cohesive and wanted the theme to come across strongly. This EP is inspired by the book of Revelation in the Bible, particularly the concept of a “new heaven and new earth“. That has always given me a sense of wonder and awe so I created a futuristic-themed EP behind that concept.
What is your favorite song from the EP?
That’s really difficult, but I really had fun bringing the theme of the EP to life in the collab with Heavy Pulse titled “Hypersonic (re_sound)“. I recorded the vocal at the end (which is a passage from Revelation 21) and put lots of effects on it so that it fit the futuristic theme, and I hadn’t really done anything like that before.
Your reset_environment EP includes collaborations with Myki and Heavy Pulse. How did you end up working with these names?
Myki is an IRL friend of mine that I met going to shows in the Dallas area. He’s an amazing dude and producer, so it was a no-brainer to make something with him!
The Heavy Pulse one was interesting… he put up a clip on instagram of an idea he made trying to emulate my style and he tagged me in it. I listened to it and really liked it, so I asked him if he wanted to collab, and that’s how Hypersonic was born!
This quarantine period has been hard for the music industry so now it’s time to support and support, any interesting new producers you would recommend to follow?
Papa Khan, Voltra, Myki, Skybreak, SpaceYeti, Millennial Trash, and Heavy Pulse are all killing it and deserve way more attention than they currently have!
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
Be on the lookout for Ace Aura drive-in shows in your area 😉
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