INTERVIEW WITH KOZMOZ

From destructive bass drops to inventive melodies, Kozmoz captures two sides of the dubstep coin within his unique approach to production. His vision symbolizes a distant alien lifeform’s journey to Earth, and his music reflects the spirit of a futuristic journey that’s both luminous and grimey. Releases on Subsidia, Halcyon, Disciple Round Table and Bassweight Records, he’s positioned at the forefront of modern bass music. He’s received support from Slander, Dirtyphonics, Antiserum and Marauda, and has collaborations with BAINBRIDGE, Oolacile.


Hi Kozmoz! How are you doing?
Hey, I’m doing good! Just really busy with tons of projects.

Take us back to the beginning, how did you find your passion into producing electronic music?
It was funny how I stumbled across EDM actually. Back in 2011 when I was in high school. A buddy of mine showed me Skrillex (Kill Everybody). At first it freaked me out and gave me anxiety. After a while of listening to it, it started to really grow on me. I eventually gained an extreme love for Dubstep & EDM. I soon started to research how it was made and picked up a download of FL Studio. It took me a very long time to figure out how it was made. So in the beginning I was mostly making bad hip hop beats, while experimenting with Dubstep on the side.

You released an EP called “Dystopia” through Halcyon. Could you share the creative process behind about this EP?
Yeah! So it’s actually surprising to some of my listeners when they go back to my old catalog of music. Before I really started pushing the Heavier Dubstep sound, I mainly was releasing Melodic Dubstep under another alias. So with this project I wanted to go back to my roots and show my emotional melodic style. With the new wave of Future Riddim/Color Bass. It has really inspired me a lot, so I wanted to put my own spin on it. Actually a few of the projects are from years ago which I never got to finish.

Your “Dystopia” EP includes collaborations with Oolacile and 2SCOOPS. How did you end up working with these names?
Sure, I have been friends with both of them for a while. Since Oolacile is from my hometown, we had some mutual friends in the scene. He has helped me a lot through my career and with him launching his new label. There hasn’t been a better time for us to finally put a song together! Same thing with 2scoops. I think most of my collabs come from my friendships!

What is your favorite song from the EP?
Akira
or Autonetic!

How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
It has been great for me! I have been able to really focus on my Sound Design & Mixing. I feel like this year my skill has improved drastically. Without the pressure of trying to put out music to get shows and get further. I am able to focus on making the best art I can, while sharpening my skills along the way.

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?
Tablood
, Muray Dubz, MARGWA, NUU$HI, Zempra, Bainbridge, High Zombie, Faytal, Sora, Cherney, TRYPLE, Cyclops, Jiqui, Automhate!

Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
I have been internalizing the story of Kozmoz for the past few years and it’s now gone into production and I can’t wait to show you a new world in 2021!


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