With the release of 'Invictus' just upon the musical horizon, we asked Rinzla some questions about the track, his style in general and more! Let's delve into the mind of this extremely talented artist...
(Before we get stuck into the Q&A with Rinzla, make sure to pre-save the single for tomorrow's release date!) https://ffa.fanlink.to/051
Q1. Hello Rinzla, and welcome to Full Flex Audio! For those that don’t know much about your style, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into the dubstep scene?
"Music has always been a crucial part within my life. I’m a classically trained musician, with my main focus being drums and other various percussion instruments. I got into electronic music around the age of 12 after hearing producers like Daft Punk, Skrillex, and Noisia. I vividly remember hearing electronic music and being completely fascinated by its intricacy and rhythmic prowess. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I’ve been producing for around 4 or 5 years now, and I’ll tell you, it’s been a hell of a journey so far."
Q2. With ‘Invictus’ being your latest single release, what can the listeners expect from this track?
"I strive within my music to create a dark, powerful atmosphere. It’s always my goal to make my tracks sound “larger than life”, and to embody a larger, more chaotic energy than anyone else. Invictus holds true to that goal. The climax of the intro is designed to throw the listener into a devilish, deep headspace, foreshadowing the insanity yet to come. The drops contain abrasive, and vehement bass screams, paired with ferocious and “in your face” machine gun stabs, all coalescing together to create a violent tune."
Q3. What advice would you give to upcoming artists in the dubstep scene?
"Stay true to yourself. I can’t stress that enough. Make the music that you want to hear. The only person you should be worried about pleasing is yourself. A close friend once said, “make music like you’re the only one doing it.” Music is a form of self expression, and the second you start trying to please others or bend your music into a contrived effort, you lose the unique quality that makes your music yours. Stay true to yourself, and the rest will follow."
Q4. When writing music, what are some techniques that you keep in mind to avoid a writer’s block?
"Unless you are inspired and know exactly what you are going into your DAW to do, don’t open up your workspace with expectations and an elaborate plan. The best ideas come from nothing. Start fresh, don’t adhere to genre specific maxims and “rules”. If you find yourself within a writer’s block, try making a different genre of music for a change. Often, writer’s block puts us in a negative headspace, where we aren’t willing to settle for something that isn’t instantaneously viable. My best advice is KEEP WORKING ON MUSIC. Is it appropriate to take breaks? Sure. But if you are working on something for 15 minutes, then choose to throw it away, you’re doing it wrong. Things take time. Your favourite dubstep bangers weren’t made in 2 minutes."
Q5. Where do you see the future of electronic music going, especially dubstep?
"I will acknowledge how cliché this is to say, but the reality is, it’s hard to determine right now where dubstep is headed. A lot of people are trying to break us out of the “live show riddim rut” that the whole community seems to be stuck in. With us all being trapped in our homes, I think a lot of unique things will come out of this unique experience. I think we’ll see gobs of music meant to tell stories, paint pictures, and express inner truths on a scale that hasn’t been seen before. I pray that this current generation of producers moves away from the “banger” fetish, and rather focuses on more intricate and genuine productions. I’d watch out for Nitepunk and CHEE, these guys have the right idea, and are pulling out all the stops to ensure we never have to hear another purple Lamborghini riddim yoink again."
'Invictus' by Rinzla drops TOMORROW, and it will be available on all major stores!