GRISLY is a Bass music producer from Florida. He just signed and released his debut EP his “Omerta” on Florida based label Brass Knuckle Records.
Hi GRISLY! How are you doing?
Hello! First of all, thank you so much for having me here. It is a huge pleasure and I have been a fan for a while now. I am feeling great! Excited about all the different projects that have come out as well as future ones!
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
I started out DJing at local bars but it was purely top 40 radio music and hip hop and whatnot and I just never really felt like I was where I was meant to be. When I decided to experiment with EDM, I quickly realized how much of an impact you can have as a DJ and producer in the EDM world. I looked up to so many artists and since I have always been surrounded by music, I told myself “I want to do that!“. The possibilities are endless. You can literally grab any genre and add electronic elements to it and create something beautiful that people can relate to. Never looked back after that.
You released an EP called “Omerta” through Brass Knuckle. Could you share the creative process behind about this EP?
I have always been a fan of the old school italian Mafia. I don’t necessarily support the violence but I admire the whole “respect, loyalty and family” that comes with it. Since I produce heavy dubstep, and enjoy those things about the Mafia, I asked myself “Wouldn’t it be awesome to combine both and create a project related to Omertà (Code of Silence) and translate it into heavy music.” Thus, Omertà was born!
“Omerta” EP includes collaborations with Milano The Don. How did you end up working with the Don?
Thing of Ours with Milano The Don, was actually supposed to be a collab with another artist but it didn’t work out. I began to think who would be a good fit and remembered that Milano The Don, hit me up on Instagram months before. If you know, he has that whole italian vibe with crazy good lyrics and aggressive rap and once I hit him up on IG, it just worked. He knew exactly where I was going with it, and thanks to him, the track is fire.
What is your favorite song from the EP?
My favorite track from the EP has to be Snitch. It is just so damn heavy and the 808/screech blend is just so fiery. That song live hits extremely hard! True definition of Hard Trap. I look up to Lit Lords & Saymyname so I wanted to challenge myself and create something that can compete alongside their tracks!
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
I took quarantine to really spend hours upon hours in the studio and experiment and write music. I lost track of the amount of hours I spent on youtube learning new things and teaching myself. I am so glad I did that, because it is paying off! I honestly worked from home 9-5, and after I was off, I spent like 6-7 hours in the studio every single day pushing myself.
This quarantine period has been hard for music industry so now it’s time to support and support, any interesting new producers you would recommend to follow?
There is so much talent nowadays and it is really awesome to have social media to be able to discover all this new talent. I am absolutely loving everything coming out of Scafetta, Benzos, High Zombie, AG, Syn and Blaize. Highly recommend checking them out!
What has been your funniest or embarrassing moment to date related to music?
The funniest most embarrassing moment has to be when I started DJing back around 2016-2017. I had this gig and was using my controller and laptop. I completely forgot to disable “Automatic Updates“, so at midnight mid-set, my computer decided to restart and install updates. It was so embarrassing but people took it so well and we all started to sing songs as I waited for the computer to reboot. Never again lol.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to listen to my music or read my interviews. Even if it is not your thing, I thank you for your time spent. To all the producers and DJ’s that follow Let The Bass Get You, don’t give up. Your time will come, our time will come. Keep working hard, keep networking and most importantly stay humble. Don’t forget where you come from and keep creating/playing bangers!
Thank you so much for having me LTBGY!
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