With the release of 'Nightmare' by Deucez just around the corner (11th November), we asked Chris, the driving force behind the alias name, some questions related to his upcoming single release, where he gets inspiration from and much more below! 👇
Q1- Hello Chris, and welcome to Full Flex Audio! We’ll start by asking you, how’s things going during this crazy time around the world?
"Honestly things could definitely be better, but the amount of music I've been able to create has definitely been awesome! On top of that I created a website for Deucez, been able to work on merch and offer production lessons to aspiring producers!"
Q2- For those that don’t know about your style, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into the dubstep scene?
"I'm Chris aka Deucez, I am 25 years old and I've been making music as a form of expression since about 2000 under multiple aliases spanning multiple genres. I started with guitar when I was 5 and not being able to find band mates I switched to production when I was 13. That was when I created my first solo alias V3RTRIX where I made electro house/complextro which later got a name change in 2013 to Chris Blake. Finally being able to create more dubstep styled sound design I created Deucez with my best friend Trent in 2015. 2016 was a crazy year which sadly ended up with Trent and I having a falling out which in turn, left me with Deucez as a solo project. Since then I have been full steam ahead making music that I love to make because it was much more challenging than the other styles I dabbled in. If I had to credit a couple of people for inspiring me to switch styles and really start producing it would be Skrillex and WolfGang Gartner."
Q3- Is there a meaning behind your artist name?
"Yes, Deucez and the branding "Deucez Bitch" stands for leaving negativity behind and to keep moving forward!"
Q4- What advice would you give to upcoming artists in the dubstep scene, or music industry as a whole, who are just starting out?
"Create as much as you possibly can and don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do it. Never compare yourself or think you have to be better than someone else, we are all on our own journey with our own set of goals. On top of that, if you truly want something you really have to fight tooth and nail for it, sitting on your ass will not get you to where you want to be."
Q5- What can the listeners expect from your latest single, ‘Nightmare’?
"A beautifully dreamy intro that gets interrupted by an abrupt nightmare full of your wildest fears. Theme wise I really wanted to capture the vibe of a nightmare. Not all nightmares start as one, they usually start as some of the most beautiful dreams you've ever had then something glooms in the distance which ultimately takes over."
Q6- When writing music, what are some techniques that you keep in mind to avoid a writer’s block?
"Honestly for me I tend to either take breaks and play video games (Runescape or Call of Duty) or I'll watch old tour videos from people like Skrillex to get me to remember that I am doing this to inspire others and see beautiful places around the world."
Q7- What are your influences/inspirations into making your own music?
"I would honestly have to list too many people spanning from all sorts of genres."
Q8- What’s next for Deucez over the next few months?
"Tons of new music, new merch and hopefully some shows!"
Q9- Where do you see the future of electronic music going, especially dubstep?
"I see the future of electronic music slowly but surely going more and more mainstream as more people are finding new talent on a daily basis. As far as dubstep is concerned, I don't think it's dying any time soon but I could definitely see it re-peaking again in the future."
Q10- Describe your single ‘Nightmare’ in only 3 words!
"Don't fall asleep."
'Nightmare' by Deucez will be out across all stores and streaming services on November 11th, pre-save in time for the release below!