With the release of his Colossus EP on Never Say Die: Black Label, Graphyt took the time to have a chat with us, where he spoke about the tracks, his start as an artist and also gave us some exclusive intel regarding a very exciting upcoming colaboration
Wide Future [WF]: As an artist, what were your first inspirations to proceed a career in bass music?
Graphyt: I’ve always loved music , I started with acoustic music when I was young, around 7 years old. At 15 years old I discovered electronic music and that you can produce it on your own with a computer, and from that moment I knew that I would do it for the rest of my life. My influences at the time were mostly hardcore and electro trash / complextro with artist like Far Too Loud, Angerfist, Space Laces to name a few.
[WF]: What plugins do you like to use when producing? What kind of tips can you give to anyone who is starting their production career?
Graphyt: I’m working on Fruity Loops since day 1. I mostly use FL native plug ins, but i also love the Fabfilter and Izotope plugin suite.
My top 3 tips would be:
1 -Work as hard as you can, because there is a lot of stuff to learn before releasing a professional track
2- Try to learn how using the plugins by reading the notice or checking some tutorial on the internet
3- Take some time to choose your sample/plugin, don’t go to fast.
[WF]: Now, regarding the EP: What is your favourite track and why?
Graphyt: My favorite track from the EP is probably “The Awakening” because it’s a blend of a lot of style that I love. There is some heavy drum and bass resses, high dubstep/trap synth layering, the voices on the drop who remind me electro.
I’ve also had a lot of fun designing and playing the intro pad / chords, so yeah it’s definitely my favorite.
[WF]: The last track, “The Awakening”, takes us down a different path than we should expect with your music. Tell us how you came up with the ideas for that song.
Graphyt: Yeah I wanted to change a bit on this one, and give people all the electronic music style that I love in one track. Even if its 100% dubstep, there is a lot of influences in the sound design and the patterns.
[WF]: Being in Europe is not always easy, especially regarding bass music. What do you think the community has to do to overcome the difficulties that come up?
Graphyt: I don’t really know to be honest, I think we had a lot of great parties in Europe, especially in Paris. I think that we have a real public, but the clubs don’t want bass music, it’s mostly techno, house and minimal.
If the club’s bosses were more open minded, the promoters would have the possibility to create more parties and keep the scene alive.
[WF]: What is your dream festival to play at?
Graphyt: Bass Canyon at Red Rocks and EDC.
[WF]: What can you tell us and the fans about upcoming releases and collaborations?
Graphyt: I have a lot of releases planned for the end of the year and for next year already. I can’t tell you everything right now, but I can already tell you that I will release a collaboration with Figure, for his 10 years album in October.
[WF]: Your fellow countryman, Samplifire, signed with Disciple not long ago. Do you believe that would be something you would like to do one day?
Graphyt: I dont know that’s a rough question haha, for now I’m working with Never Say Die so I’m not thinking at Disciple for the moment, but who knows maybe one day.
[WF]: Looking at the future, who do you believe will be taking some of the up and coming talents rising in the bass music industry? And who do you think will make the biggest mark?
Graphyt: If you’re talking about labels there is some good one who believe in new talent like Bassweigh Record, Odio Records, Crowsnest, NSD Black Label, Disciple Round Table. They all making big move so I dont know who will make the bigger mark
If you talk about artist, TRVCY et Leotrix are going to blow up next year for sure.
[WF]: Tell us some of the objectives you have for the future. Labels to release under, collaborations to be made, maybe a tour?
Graphyt: My first objective for the next year is to get the USA visa to be able to make a tour.
I will continue to release my tracks on NSD. I have also some heavy collabs planned, but you will know more soon.
[WF]: Thank you so much for your time!