FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: Player2

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What genre would you describe yourself as?

I would describe my genre as a chiptune-fused future house, elements with tight bass and 8-bit leads!


Tell us something that you’re doing now and are excited about.

Every day working on new music, whether it’s an original or a gaming remix, but more importantly just building the brand. I’m opening up for Chocolate Puma this month as well, looking forward to that!


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If you were stranded on a desert island, what album would you have with you?

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

What is your proudest moment so far? (blogged/signed/etc..)

Getting a #1 release on Beatport and had a song featured on Sirius XM; it’s such an insane feeling when you see support from bigger artists!


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What DAW do you use? 


Ableton

What are some of your favorite plug-ins? 


Nexus & all of the Native Instruments Komplete series

What is something you cannot leave home without (besides keys, phone, wallet)?

This is a toughy. There are definitely days I’ve left home without my phone intentionally to disconnect from the internet world. I could leave with nothing and be satisfied!


Long days and nights in entertainment can take quite a toll on your body.  How do you stay healthy?


I am a HUGE runner. I run every day that I can so long as the weather permits!


If you had to do something else (outside of music), what would it be?

I’d definitely be a meteorologist or an astronomer - I love weird things like thunderstorms and space and understanding the world we live on!

-What is something that makes you stand out as an artist? 

My style of music is very simplistic, while still being complex. I watched a documentary on video game soundtracks and the #1 thing I took away from it was that “every soundtrack in a video game needs a melody that is short, yet catchy - that’s why the Super Mario Bros theme gets stuck in your head.” and I was like, “yeah I’m gonna steal that” -  gotta make sure my tracks are simple and catchy!



What’s your current favorite show (tv/Netflix/etc…) worth binging? 


Psych. Hands down. Funny, suspenseful, amazing.

What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you while DJing?

Fog machine mis-fired and went straight into my face instead of the crowd, almost lost control there!

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What is a quote or phrase that you try to live by? Why?


“Less is more” - can’t stress that one enough

Is there anything else you would like to add?


I can solve a Rubik’s Cube!