This time, we get to know DataBass. Her track "Sirenum Scopuli" is now featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I am from Indiana in the United States. In addition to producing, I'm actively involved in community musical groups; I am a part of many bands and choirs from my area, in both jazz and classical styles. Aside from music, I enjoy photography and exploring nature.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I've always been around music; both my parents are music teachers, so I began taking piano lessons at a very young age, probably around age 7.
I joined the choir and band in elementary school, but I always felt so confined to the music in front of me. I decided to start writing something that had special meaning to me. I loved being able to create depending on how my emotions felt with no boundaries and no limits; so because of this I began creating music in 6th grade. I didn't get serious about it until my freshman year of high school, but once I started getting feedback about my music, I started creating in all of my free time.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences are probably Hans Zimmer, Mike Shinoda, and Thomas Bergersen. They all produce very different styles of music, but I love the emotions that they put into each production. Each sound is there for a purpose, and isn't put just to fill space. They also expand past just their own genre and explore sounds that wouldn't generally be found in their genre of music.
4. What are your goals in music?
My goal in the music industry is to inspire other young kids to start producing, and also to be a role model for those who think it may not be entirely possible due to age or gender. When I was young and just starting to explore the world of music, I didn’t have any role models that were similar to me, and I really wanted to have a role model that I could relate to. I hope to be that role model for others who are just starting out with their ideas.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
I don't necessarily have any specific location, but I would love to play at a large venue in my home state so my family and friends could all come to support me.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
That's an extremely tough answer, but I'd probably have to say "Into Darkness" by Thomas Bergersen. When I first heard it, I was amazed that he mixed such beautiful classical style melodies with a rave style bassline. It inspired me to mix classical styles with electronic sounds, much like the style that I love to create today.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
Well, I haven't really had any super embarrassing moments yet. I've had the occasional instance where I forget to send files to a collaborator, but that's the most embarrassing moment that I've experienced so far. Let's hope that's the worst I'll ever experience!
8. Proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is simply releasing my music onto streaming platforms. I went back and forth many times over the past few years, considering whether or not I should release my music. Eventually, of course, I did release it, and I'm now very proud of the fact that I did, because I've had so many great experiences come out of that one decision.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I actually downloaded FL Studio with the intentions to create dubstep! Of course, I was 12 years old and didn't understand how to create sounds electronically, so I instead created through physical instruments and sampling different sounds that I could create and record. I actually never ended up making any dubstep… Maybe one day!
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would probably be with Thomas Bergersen. I love the emotion that he puts into each track, and I would love to learn the process he uses to create his music. I take a lot of inspiration from his music since he creates in a similar style as me (mixing electronic sounds with symphonic sounds), and it would be amazing to discover the hidden secrets that he adds within his tracks.
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