RHODZ & J.A.C.K - TIME OUT (VITICZ & VOIID REMIX)
Introducing the release of Rhodz & J.A.C.K - Time Out (VITICZ & VOIID Remix) under electronic label, Tasty. Combining elements of neuro-melodic sounds together with their electro background and rock influences, these two young inspiring producers have successfully created a darker remix of the original track that does not lack in energy and creativity.
GETTING TO KNOW OUR FEATURED ARTISTS PART 1 (BIOs)
VITICZ (Music Producer/Artist from Singapore, 17)
A young one with many influences for creative ideas who is also a big music-enthusiast that works on oddly electronic satisfying sound designs. Originating from the Electro Genre with it’s own individual complexity, Viticz has evolved to a level in which he is producing and experimenting with many types of music genres. The future’s looking bright for this young producer/DJ who is working hard to overcome the challenges that comes together with the industry.
VOIID (Music Producer/Artist from Spain, 22)
Self-taught artist who started making Trance beats for fun from as long as 7 years ago. After venturing into music-making for some time, VOIID discovered artists and genres that he had never been exposed to in the past, causing him to take music more seriously while diving deeper into the depths of music production.
• How did the process for this collaboration begin for you both? Were the two of you friends before beginning works for this particular remix?
VITICZ: I found VOIID after being added to a skype group from 1 of my good friend. 2 years back and we became really close after knowing few of our secrets. He taught me many reasonable things too.
VOIID: We have been friends for approximately two years, and in the past, we started many collabs before (even though only one of them was actually released) and constantly helped each other a lot.
• Out of all the songs from Rhodz’s latest EP “Fading Horizon”, what made you guys
choose the track ‘Time Out’ to remix on?
VOIID: In my case, I really loved the chords and the atmosphere of the original song. Since it’s a very chill and ‘abstract’ track, I find it easier to come up with new ideas without being influenced by the original sounds, structure or style. It was also my first time working with heavily processed vocals and I thought it’d be interesting.
VITICZ: ‘Time Out’ was one of those kind of tracks, really unique and different. like what VOIID said, it’s very chill and abstract. We had a different version of the remix on this one, too much fun but had to go with the most potential remix that could give a new different style of twist from the original.
• Share with us some artists that have inspired the both of you on your producing careers? Also, share with us some upcoming artists and producers that you feel we should be keeping an eye out for in the near future.
VOIID: About my inspirations, even though I now make completely different stuff, I have to mention Airbase and Andy Blueman (both trance artists) as two of the biggest ones, as I’m making music thanks to them. More recent influences would be Porter Robinson, Madeon, Tennyson, Lido, and japanese music of any kind: from ambient/ost artists like .que to electronic J-Pop artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu or J-Rock bands such as ACIDMAN.
For the upcoming artists, I’ve got to say Nhato, Stereocube, Anomalie, Last Island and Adam Tell. All these guys have been releasing really unique and amazing music at many levels for the past years. Forgot many, many other artists but I didn’t want to make this any longer.
VITICZ: Starting out I would go with Aimer, a vocalist I really enjoy from Japan, Capsule the legendary Electronic Pop Duo from Japan, Nhato of course, Space Laces one of the wildest in the game, SebastiAn one of my favourite french producers along with Justice. Also, I love Lenno's really fun and unique sounds, of course also not forgetting about Culprate, Moody Good, G Jones & NOISIA who are really dark masterminds. I have more to say but these are the ones I have always been listening to apart from that others that would be really nice OSTs or music somewhat unrelated to Electronic.
I would keep a look out for exactly what VOIID said and additional artist from my end includes Clockvice, Sabroi, Frison, Yunomi, Billboard, Konac, Oneeva and Bad Computer. There’s so many artist out here honestly. Just picking them out from my best opinions for now.
• During the production process, what inspired the both of you to decide on the music direction of your remix? (inspiration for sounds you both decided to use, the melodies, the flow)
VOIID: There was nothing clear when we decided to take on the remix, so we both wrote down our ideas before choosing what, in our opinion, was the best direction for the track. At that moment, if I remember correctly, we were pretty addicted to some neuro-melodic track, which inspired us a lot to make the intro and first drop. For the bridge section, since we’re both huge fans of rock, we wanted to do something reminiscent of this genre, with real (sampled) drums and an ambient, progressive rock vibe. On the last part we went kind of nuts, breaking the previous rhythm and adding a synth solo as a melodic approach in an otherwise weird, dark song.
VITICZ: We tried out funk, melodic, dark, acoustic/organic type for the remix. Then we chose one potential work in progress and it worked really well and from the description we basically brought all the tagged vibes of unfinished work of the same remix blended into one composition to create a really neuro-melodic bass track with the great rock influence.
• How did the both of you begin your journey with Tasty? Share with us a little on how you were discovered and some memorable moments along the way.
VITICZ: I was still learning the ropes of production, etc. . as I sent my first track that surprisingly got accepted by Tasty. It was a huge moment as I used to be a fan and a listener to Tasty’s Channel. I am a big Electro-enthusiast which you can see from my list of inspiration I mention earlier. After my first release, I was really glad to have one of my music up along with so many amazing artist who I can call my friends. Really, the way I got discovered by them was really a moment. I would kind of ‘accidentally’ SPAM their message inbox unknowingly and thought I would get disqualified from their demo list haha. It got so much better after that since I was also a gamer.If you’re wondering why I said that, it’s because two of my music releases, Phantom & Suffer were used by Faze clan. Really amazing to see that.
VOIID: It was actually Viticz who got me into Tasty about a year and a half ago. My first and only released track as VOIID at the time, Azure, originally came out on January 2016, on a small Youtube promo channel, but it was a failure. Luckily, that was also when i got to know Viticz thanks to some friends in common. After some time, he decided to show Mareks, the Tasty boss, my song. Less than a week later that one song had been released on all platforms under the label and I became part of the Tasty family. If it wasn’t for Viticz I wouldn’t be doing this interview and I would’ve not probably met so many great and talented people, so I’m really grateful.
Follow Viticz :
● Facebook: facebook.com/therealviticz
● Soundcloud: @viticz
● Facebook: @voiidmusic
● Twitter: twitter.com/iamvoiid
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written by: Jonathan Chew