FPTW: So, Things have picked up quite a bit since we first spoke back in early April when you sent over your remix of D.I.Y. You’ve moved to LA, Signed with Into The AM, your Glitch Hop track is skyrocketing up the Beatport top 100 charts, and Played at the EDC Discovery stage in Vegas. What has it been like being thrust into the spotlight?
Singularity: The last few months have just been absolutely incredible. I’ve met so many awesome people that I never thought I’d have the chance to meet, and every day seems better than the last. I’ve just been trying my best to stay focused on the music, and let everything else work itself out.
FPTW: What has been your favorite moment from the last 6 months?
Singularity: Without a doubt, the best moment was playing one of my original tracks to hundreds of people at EDC while the fireworks were going off in the distance. It honestly felt like a movie to me, and I’m so grateful that I got to experience something like that.
FPTW: You recently moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Which do you like more and why?
Singularity: They both have their perks, but I definitely prefer Los Angeles. I grew up here, so maybe I’m a little biased, but the fact that I can go outside in a t-shirt is huge for me. Plus, the EDM scene here is just blowing up, and there are so many more places that regularly book electronic artists.
FPTW: Before you were making waves in the EDM scene, what were your plans for the future?
Singularity: To be honest, I never really had any plans. I don’t like setting up expectations, cause then I get disappointed if they don’t work out. The only thing that was going through my head from day 1 was that I never EVER want to have a 9-5 job, and if I spend enough hours working on what I love to do anyways, I might be able to make this my career. It’s been really awesome to see all this work start to pay off, and I’m super excited about the direction it’s moving.
FPTW: What is the day to day life of Singularity like? Most Producers are night owls and don’t get up early in the morning. Are you one of those?
Singularity: I usually wake up around 2 pm, get something to eat, check out what’s going down on the interwebs, and then get back to work on my super secret EP. I work a lot better at night when I’m alone, so I would definitely consider myself one of the night owls
FPTW: What does your studio look like? What are your main VSTs? and What is your DAW of choice?
Singularity: My studio setup is super simple. I’m all about software, so my studio literally consists of my computer and a midi keyboard. I use Ableton Live both for production and my live setup. My favorite VST’s right now are definitely Sylenth1 and Massive. It’s amazing how much you can do with a few plugins and a lot of time.
FPTW: One of your latest originals, Nanox, is gaining huge traction on Beatport, can you tell as more about the track, what inspired it, etc?
Singularity: A few months back, I heard this track called “Jump” by DCarls, and I was honestly blown away. I had never heard anything like it, and it totally expanded the EDM landscape for me. Up until this point, I had been making tracks around the usual 128 BPM tempo range, so I decided to slow it way down and see what this whole “glitch hop” thing was all about. Literally 24 hours later, I finished the track, and decided that “Nanox” was a pretty fitting title.
I love trying new approaches with my sounds, and I’m just really glad that other people dig it too.
FPTW: So what is in store for Singularity in the months to come?
Singularity: I’ve just been working on this EP for Ultra, and I’m SUPER excited to finally share it with everyone. I’ll also have a lot more time to play shows once it gets released, so it should be a good time.
If you’re in the Bay Area, check out Singularity at Temple SF on June 29th with Fista Cuffs.