Over the past few years, I have had the absolute pleasure of studying and learning about a variety of the unique Bass music producers that drive our underground scene out of the depths of this Bass haven of a universe. What I truly love the most about this incredible scene is the culture and variety among the producers that push the boundaries of sound on a daily basis. I really enjoy learning about the origins of any producer that I respect and admire – it’s safe to say that I have extreme joy in having uncovered the likes of Minnesota bass mongrel, FAYTE, a little less than two years ago. Tim Johnson, is a true staple in the underground bass music community, and I cannot wait to see what direction his passion, FAYTE, takes this year! Without further ado, we now present you our exclusive interview with the one, and only FAYTE!
Hello there Tim! I hope you’re doing well brother! How did you get your start in producing Dubstep music? Do you play any instruments as well?
Fayte: Hey there! When I first started producing I was making Hardstyle and Progressive House. Which I still love both to this day. The first time I came across Dubstep was watching a Battlefield montage video, and the song they used was ‘Borgore – Guided Relaxation Dub’. My father and my uncles on his side listen to a lot of Metal, Rock, and Hip Hop so I grew up with those styles of music. So when I heard Guided Relaxation Dub it immediately grabbed my attention. I never heard anything like it but it all sounded very familiar from my Metal/Rock background growing up. The eerie intro, the double kick peddles, the crash/ride cymbals, and the beautifully disgusting sounds of the basses/synths. After hearing that song I started studying many artists like Bar9, Rusko, Dodge & Fuski, Trolley Snatcha, xKore, Skism, and of course Borgore just to name a few. As well as watching countless YouTube tutorials to craft these sounds.I haven’t played too many instruments. I played clarinet and bass clarinet in middle school. I dabbled in guitars for a little bit nothing crazy. However, I’d love to learn piano the most. I’ve been studying a lot of music theory recently because it helps with producing on it’s own. Speeding up the process of writing songs, also being able to experiment with different structures of notes and being able to create beautiful/catchy chords and melodies.
Fayte: Funny enough I actually don’t listen to a lot of Dubstep/Riddim. I mean, I do. But I don’t go out and try to find new stuff as often as I probably should. Most of the time it’s ECTO showing me new music he’s come across. I’m mostly listening to Future House, Jungle Terror and anything that just sounds happy with a lot of bounce and flow. The reason why I don’t listen to a lot of Dubstep is because when I did about a year ago, I felt like I was starting to sound like everyone else. I moved away from the melodic intros, and went super simple with all of my music. It just didn’t feel gratifying to me. I grab inspiration from lots of things with different elements of my songs. For my intros and breaks I pull a lot of inspiration from Future House, and watching some Anime. I’m a sucker for beautiful/catchy melodies and chord progression. The drops I tailor to the intro, and give it a lot of flow and bounce. However, depending on what I’m wanting to make, the inspirations will change.
Fayte: Luckily the weather is fairly nice right now (to me). We often get a lot of snow in my area and temperatures sat around 23 *F. I’m really dreading the rest of January/February because that’s the time of year the weather goes into the single, and often times negative temperatures. The snow doesn’t bother me, I actually quite enjoy it. I just don’t like the freezing cold temperatures. I hate the cold the most when you have to go somewhere and in my car it’s equally as cold as it is outside, so you’re freezing your ass off for 5-10 minutes trying to drive while the car warms up.
This is a big one brother. How did the idea behind the WARRIORS crew come about?
How did each member of the WARRIORS crew get initiated? Do you guys have a special ritual or do you go to a Mexican restaurant and order mango margaritas?
LONG LIVE THE WARRIORS. What’s the story behind your new tune “Paralysis”? What can you tell us about the folks at Interval Audio?
The perfect past times! I heard Minnesota has a really nice music scene. What can you tell us about some other producers, local promoters and the events that drive musical culture where you’re from?
Who are some producers that you would like to work with this 2019?
I built a Riddim Rock temple at Phiso’s set at Lost Lands, I understand the love for this man! What’s a fun/unexpected memory from one of your shows+
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