Earlier this month I put together a piece on a beautiful new Dubstep banger from Calgary, Alberta based producer INF1N1Te, who fuses soft vocals with heavy bass drops to create a truly memorable, tasteful, and addicting single called “Wait For Me.” I was so impressed with the energy and dedication put into this song, that I reached out to Robbie INF1N1TE about doing a potential interview
1. Nice to meet you Robbie! Here’s a question we’ve been dying to know. Even though you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, you look like you’ve been in a metal band or two before getting into Dubstep production. Or are we dead wrong?
2. Where did the name INF1N1TE come from? It looks like the most fire gamertag of 2008 to ever come out of Calgary.
Hmm interesting question, never been asked this before! I’ve actually never been to Nova Scotioa and I’ve only been in Manitoba two days for two shows I’ve flown out for in the past, haha. I definitely think the stereotypical ‘Canadian’ culture is true in alot of ways… Everybody for the most part is really nice, everybody is always trying to get a coffee at Tim Hortons, everyone says ‘eh.’ Hahaha. It’s definitely a really dope place to live in terms of everything as well as in terms of music, bass music specifically. We don’t have a huge a market out here as the US but the crowds out here are always really solid and people really put a lot into supporting events & festivals when they come through.
Hahaha… yeah, there’s absolutely zero reason for that. It’s completely unnecessary and serves no purpose. It’s just something I started doing almost every track I’ve written and released over the past year. It’s just something I do for fun that can remind my listeners who listen the whole way through that it’s DEFINITELY an INF1N1TE track. It’s just something I do for fun and maybe make someone laugh at the end of a track.
7. When did you start diving into the world of music production? Who were some of the musicians (bands, producers, rappers) that gave you a lot of inspiration to want to explore music production?
Grade 11 of high school is when I kinda started messing around with production… never took much of it seriously until I was about 19. Then I started doing things properly and learning more. Guys like Datsik & Excision were some of my biggest inspirations at the start and are still putting out some of the dopest bass music. They really got me into wanting to make these ridiculous sounds I was hearing 6 years ago and had no idea how they were made.
8. What are your favorite venues in your city? What about throughout the rest of Canada?
There’s a huge venue here in Calgary called ‘The Palace Theatre’ that’s really cool. I’ve played there a couple times. I actually just played my first show at home in years a couple weeks ago at this smaller venue called ‘Distortion” as well but I think we packed like 400 people in there and it was the dopest time and a really cool vibe. Alot of the older really cool venues for bass shows have been shut down over the last few years unfortunately.
9. Who have you shared the stage with, or gone back to back with in the United States? I was talking about you to Crowell and he said you two have played together once!
I’ve actually only played in the States ONE time, unfortunately. (Cries)
I played in St. Louis last year with my homies Midnight Tyrannosaurus, JPhelpz, Boombox Cartel & Crizzly. It was a killer time!!! One of my best friends in this scene, Rekoil actually had a show last year in Edmonton and we got to go b2b with my other good friend Subject 31. That was a ton of fun.
Yeah! I played with Crowell last year in Paris. Show was mental and he was a wicked DJ and a dope dude.
Skrillex, Tyler Carter, & Halsey11.
Subject 31 is my good friend from Edmonton. Dude has nailed his own sound SO hard and has been making some insane stuff over the last few years. Mark Instinct & Woofax are another two friends of mine who are living in Calgary right now who are insanely talented guys. I look up to them alot… They’ve both done alot of stuff I’m aiming to do so they have alot of knowledge to offer for sure.
Honestly I’m a sucker for Five Guys. Haven’t really found a better burger.
As far as steak goes, there’s this place called ‘Smugglers Inn’ my parents have been going to for like 20 years or something and have raised me on. Their steaks and prime rib is insane.