Well ladies and gents, I’ve got something extra special for you all today. A few days ago I had the pleasure of asking Singularity some questions about his life, production, and music in general. For those of you unfamiliar with Singularity, he’s a prominent young producer with all the potential to be a superstar. Between being signed to Into The AM, going on tour with Candyland, entering a remix in Beatport’s “Days to Come Remix Contest”, and releasing a slew of stylish and melodic tracks, he’s strong on his way to stardom.
TNJ: So let’s start with some background info for everyone. Tell us a bit about yourself outside of ‘Singularity’!
Singularity: I’m 20 years old, and I’m from Los Angeles. Two biggest hobbies outside of music are ping pong and running.
TNJ: 20 years old, that’s incredible man. It seems so many of the up-and-comers these days are starting at such a young age. Do you find the touring/music lifestyle conflicts with your life outside of music, or do you tend to just take it all in stride?
Singularity: To be completely honest, I don’t really have much of a life outside of music. I’ve pretty much set everything else aside, so I can focus all my time and energy into making this happen.
TNJ: That’s awesome that you’re so dedicated to the music. What got you into it all in the first place?
Singularity: I grew up playing in bands all my life, and in middle school we wanted to record our first album. We had the choice of paying a huge amount of money to have it done in a studio, or just learn how to do it ourselves, so we just did it ourselves. Over the years it slowly evolved into me just making music on my own.
TNJ: Your music today has a style all-its-own. Who do you draw your influences from?
Singularity: Lately I’ve been listening to a bunch of Savant, Seven Lions, and Kill The Noise. I’m really interested in anyone who is pushing boundaries musically and sonically, cause it makes me strive to match their standard for excellence.
TNJ: It certainly shows in your work. Let’s say you’re given the choice to collaborate and produce a song with one person. Who do you go with?
Singularity: Kill The Noise
TNJ: With the pace you’re going at, I would not be at all surprised to see you accomplish that one day. Speaking of accomplishments, what do you consider your most major accomplishment regarding your music?
Singularity: I’d have to say playing EDC 2012 was one of the most defining moments for me. I just never thought that would happen in a million years, so having the chance to be up there was incredible.
TNJ: I was at EDC: Las Vegas and the energy from the crowd was palpable, but I can’t even begin to imagine the rush of performing for all those people. Now regarding your production, your sound is very original, something a lot of producers nowadays have trouble accomplishing. Since I’m sure they’re all itching to know, what program do you use for production? Any reason for choosing this program over the others?
Singularity: I use Ableton, cause it has a really fast workflow and it makes the most sense to me. It’s really a person to person thing, you can make great music with any program if you are comfortable with it.
TNJ: Now lastly, you put in an entry to Beatport’s “Seven Lions – Days to Come Remix Competition”, and it is an absolute bomb. To all reading, be sure to check it out below, and go vote for it HERE.[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/68980603" iframe="true" /]
TNJ (cont.): Other than the current contest, any other big plans for the coming months? Tours, shows, upcoming releases that you want everyone to know about?
Singularity: I’ve got a few shows here and there, but I’m mostly gonna be focusing on raising my production standards even higher and releasing a bunch of free music.
TNJ: Very respectable, any artist that is willing to release their music at no cost does more service for the culture than most people realize. Anyways, I speak for all of us here at TNJ when I say thanks for your time. We’ll be sure to keep you in the spotlight with any new releases!
Singularity: No problem man! Thanks.
Written by: @roper22 | @thatnewjam