Mixing Bass Music and Extreme Metal, ANSWERD is the ambitious and atypical project of Frenchman Théo Do Campo. As part of a creative approach stemming from rock and progressive metal. A true ‘one man band’, he himself provides the vocals, bass, guitars and production that made him known on the world Bass Music scene.
Hi ANSWERD! How are you doing?
Hey! Well, it’s the release day of my album, so I’m fine! Maybe a bit emotionnal.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
I was writing rock and metal tunes on Guitar Pro (if you know you know) when I was 10. So I don’t remember what it is to not create music. Later, when I was a teenager, I discovered electronic music with Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tiesto… I was a lot into extreme music and I discovered dubstep. I was making all kind of genres but decided to stick with this one when I was 17.
You have almost 5 years’ experience of working with electronic dance music. What are your favourite elements within your recent releases that still call back to/is heavily drawn from the original inspiration behind the ANSWERD project?
I would say that everything changed since my first tunes. The only thing that is still here is really the wish of expressing myself through art, without compromises.
You released your debut album called “Tales And Legends From A Fallen Empire” through Raw Audio Distortion. Could you share the creative process behind about this album?
I’m a lot into progressive rock and metal and always loved the concept albums from bands like Pink Floyd. I decided to do that with my last EP, Worlwide Eden, but it was still a huge brainstorm and I was really searching for this feeling of listening to one long track. When I started Tales and Legends from a Fallen Empire, I was already having an idea of a plan, a theme and a structure. I wrote all the music from the beginning to the end, then I wrote the lyrics and recorded it.
You beautifully mixed elements from dubstep and Black Metal. How did you ended up mixing these elements?
It started first with collaborations with guitarists and singers, then I realized that I had a mic and a guitar at home and I tried to do everything by myself. I wrote metal for a long time when I was a teenager and I was frustrated to make only dubstep until I did that. Then it came together very easily because I was just imaginating those metal parts in my song, I didn’t force the issue. I always try to write whatever I want even if the idea is weird in the first place.
What is your favorite song from the album?
There is really none. I like all the songs because they’re one whole song, which I pretty like!
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?
French producers always deserve more visibility so Azabim, Bizo, SHRQ, Evilnoiz, Dr. Ushuu are putting out some fire those times. Also if you’re into deep dubstep, I highly recommend you Roi Os!
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
I’ve been very productive, I wrote an album, I also produced beats for rappers, and I studied farming to make it my new job.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
Support music producers even if they don’t do what you want to hear sometimes! It’s important to let us be creative and enjoy what we do.
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