FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: Player2
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!
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!
What DAW do you use?
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!
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!