NAS 10 Questions with SovRin

[Interview Number 25]

This time, we get to know SovRin whose track "Entity" is out now. His music is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.

Link To New Artist Spotlight Playlists:

Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for SovRin!

𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?

I am a DJ and music Producer from Germany, I started music at the age of 16 when my Dad bought me my first Guitar.

At that time I played it like crazy for 4 or more hours a day. I got into electronic music at around 2008 discovering artists like Skrillex and such, and though I could do stuff like that.

So I started making electronic music around 2017 and it helped getting the ideas out of my head.

My biggest hobby is Martial Arts in the Form of mixed martial arts - kung fu.

I have been training since I was 17 but I am getting older

𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

I always liked music, listened to it. My Wife says when I hear an interesting piece I kinda zoom out, so music really gets me fascinated in all ways.

I used to be a metal head for all my youth, went to Metallica concerts and stuff.

My dad has a beautiful singing voice and he would always sing songs from John Denver. Later in life I found out there are so many different music styles that I stuck my head around and listened to all sorts of things.

Today I am stuck with Metal in the likes of Lamb of God, Post-hardcore like Memphis May Fire and Electronic Music by so many amazing artists, but with my favourite still being Savant.

𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?

When making my own music, I write everything on the piano at first. Big influences come from classical songwriting like Paganini or Bach, there are some pieces I could listen to over and over again because the melodies are just amazing.

I have been told my music always sounds a bit classical or piratey.

As being a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean and other pirate-themed films and games, especially the Monkey Island series this is definitely true.

I try to mix my weird fun musical ideas like on "Void" with "retro modern" sounds in the likes of Savant. He is a musical genius and definitely my biggest electronic influence. Apart from that I like the darker styles of Infected Mushroom.

𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?

I started at the Age of 16 with my first guitar. People always told me I had talent, and it was fun. a few years later i could play anything from Metallica, except the prince, never got that right. Later I got myself into Yngwie Malmsteen as he had that taste for classical music too.

Since I started working there is a bit of a gap as i didn't have much time anymore.

2015 I bought my copy of Fl Studio 12 I believe at that time. Just to play around and make some mixes with friends (look at my Soundcloud for Drunk Stuff)

It was all Fun until I saw my song PUBG (which is really a bad drunkenly created song) hit hundreds of plays.

I decided to give it a closer look, and started work on my first album "Match Over" Completely produced in 3 months and horrible, mixing wise.

But a Label picked me up, Big Shoutout to Industrial Parasite, they gave me enough confidence to keep going though stream numbers or buys were like for almost everyone out there with a first release, horrible.

And here I am still doing electronic music to get the melodies out of my head and sparking a little bit of joy to the people that hear it.

𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?

I would not say I would like to live from it, since I have no plans of quitting my job.

But having the hobby be self-sustainable would be nice. Someone once told me as long as one person enjoys what you are doing, please continue to do so.

And that's it. I use my music to clear my head and hopefully get someone to smile or nod their head out there.

Apart from that, I like to give advice to people who are starting out, there are a lot of beginners mistakes that you can avoid if you have someone that tells you stuff you would not learn by yourself.

If it's mixing mastering or promoting, I do everything as long as it fits my personal taste. It doesn't have to be electro, if you are a rad guitarist, I am happy to listen.

So to sum up: Grow a bit more, Help others grow.

𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?

I really don't like live performances. Since I am not a band I am a bit like David Guetta, going out there, plug in my USB stick and press play.

I do work as a DJ but almost never play my own songs, I am to conscious for that and people don't pay me to play my own songs.

What I do enjoy is being a light jockey to a band. didn't happen to often but that is really fun and I would do it anytime again.

My experience also is, I have played in front of a crowd that was 1000 people. That was awesome and weigh less nerve racking than playing in front of 50 people.

So yeah, either Tomorrowland or I stay at home :D

𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?

Savant - Melody Circus, it is packed to the brim with musical ideas, and given it's age it didn't have Serum or such back then, that dude made every sound himself

𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?

I was at a wedding once, and instructed to crush it (by groom and bride), doing scratches with the vinyl and such during their dance. Because they wanted to do an act and rehearsed a play for that.

Everyone in the room looked at me as if I was the worst guy in the world.

Since they had no clue I fulfilled my role, but that was nasty.

𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?

Becoming a part of a label that stands behind its artists and is not here to take away their hard earned money. We go with the idea of helping young artists out their to get a base of followers and reach so they don't get as disappointed as many many young ones out there who put their time and energy in there and don't even get a place in the spotlight.

Artists always said, worse than people not liking your music is, people not noticing your music.

That is part of why I am here at NAS, help people get an audience, they deserve it

It doesn't have to be a million dollars of promotion when all you need is a couple of buddies that think alike.

𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?

I can't dream of a collaboration. I use FL Studio 20 and most awesome guys I know use Logic or some stuff. I know some people like Teminite or MDK use FL Studio, but I am far far from their level of experience. They would have to tutor me first.

After that we can release a collab :D

"Entity" on Spotify

and follow his socials

You will not be disappointed!

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