SYN captivates the hearts and souls of his listeners by melding the sonic palettes of heavy bass music, metal, and hard rock. Most predominantly, his flips of Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, and more have made his music a staple at festivals across the globe. Support from prolific, genre-bending Kayzo propelled SYN to new heights releasing two EPs with his label Welcome Records as well as a major collaboration with Kayzo and Zero 9:36 titled “Breakdown“. Look for SYN to continue his campaign toward greatness in 2021.
Hi SYN! How are you doing?
Hi! Good considering I just ate water.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you find your passion into producing electronic music?
I feel like my story is the same as a lot of other producers out there; I was in a band through most of my teenage hood, and I got tired of relying on others to make music, people not showing up to practice or not taking it seriously etc then I discovered dubstep circa 2010 with guys like Skrillex, Flux Pavillon and Nero and instantly fell in love. decided to learn how to make music like these guys, and this how it all started basically!
Since you’ve been mixing a lot of metalcore and metal music, do you feel it has influenced your personal sound? In which way?
I’m in a constant state of trying to find my sound or whatever that means. I’m trying no to think about an end goal too much as I feel like artist’s sound evolves all the time, I’m more focused on the process of incorporating all of my influences into my music, I want my sound to be as genuine as possible without forcing anything and metal really helps me stay focused on that.
Where comes the name SYN?
I wanted something short & that looked cool, it just felt right!
You released an EP called “New Rave PT.2” through Welcome Records. Could you share the creative process behind about this EP?
NR PTII was always on my mind whenever I started working on PT I, so the writing on some of these tracks is almost 2 years old now, which is kind of crazy to think about. The creative process behind it was fairly straightforward, I just made music until the tracks felt right, then once the writing was done I put in the hours to polish them and make them feel like a cohesive body of work.
What is your favorite song from the EP?
I think Warcry has to be my favorite on the EP because it’s different from what I’m used to making, but it also feels right at the same time, and it’s really really fun to play this one live!
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?
On the top of my head: Nitepunk, Shadient, JAWNS, Staysick, Reaper, Hellbound, Revel, Brvmes
There are sooo many more that I could name. There’s an insane amount of talented producers out there, and it’s really inspiring to see.
Any advice for up & coming producers?
I am an up & coming producer myself, so it’s hard to give meaningful advice, but if I had to give my past self some advice it would go something like:
1. Be a fan. Enjoy music in all its forms, and have fun creating it. 2. Don’t treat music like a job or it’ll end up feeling like one. You must have some discipline, but don’t force things too much. 3. FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT. It is extremely easy to overthink everything and get stuck inside your own head, and that’s bad for creativity. Instead of using your brain, use your gut. It might sound cliche but it did wonders for me.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
I appreciate you guys for taking the time to do the interview, and for anyone who just became a SYNNER, welcome, take a seat, put your horns up, and enjoy the ride :))
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