From: CA, United States
Genre: Dance/Electronica, Dubstep, Hip-hop / Rap
It all started when my dad had bought me my first guitar at 11 years old. A year later he bought my brother a Yamaha drumset for his birthday. My dad thought he would be interested in playing them, however I ended taking up the opportunity to learn.
I moved to Lincoln, CA on the last day of 5th grade from Citrus Heights and continued to still pursue playing drums and guitar. My dad and I actually started messing around with both of the instruments and recorded a few jams on a cassette from a karaoke machine.
Early on in 6th grade I met a kid named, Nate Bass, through his mom talking to my parents at One Life Church. He played guitar, I played drums, so of course we got together and let loose. I ended up forming my first band with him and a friend of his. We were called Returning Fire.
Over the years of members coming and going, I was finally in a stable group. We played metal/hardcore from my living room, to Nate's barn, to my bedroom. After 2-3 years of creating a set of 5 songs we still had no vocalist. We auditioned a few and none were what we were looking for. One of my guitarists' dad had shared a piece of knowledge with him that metal and hardcore wasn't the only music out there. On a day of band practice, he (Dave Ryabov) brought the thought to discussion that we should drop our whole set since we hadn't found a vocalist and we didn't know even half of the music that was out there. Yes, I WAS PISSED, but I did my best to be open-minded about the sich and continue my musical journey. After a month or so of putting together some pop/rock I couldn't take it. I was definitely still locked on the shear energy and thrill of playing metal and hardcore.
I started a new band with some angsty friends and we were called "Before There Was Brooklynn" (Experimental/Hardcore). Then I started another band with a couple of the same members called "Unlikely Alliance". Our sound progressed strictly into hardcore. New members came and went, we changed our name to "Brood of Vipers", and we started playing shows locally. In the end, I left because I realized it wasn't for me.
In the background of all this, I started being the roadie/graphic designer/merch boy of The Prestige (my very first band that had originated into a pop band).
Long story short, my parents divorced and I couldn't practice playing my drums, so I sold them for a car.
I begun working with my best pal, Pan, making the best, weirdest, shit ever called, SHITZUPARTY. We were the slap of the century. Him and I though eventually stopped writing songs and now just write mini rap songs to perform for whoever or wherever. Ask us about it sometime if we're together!
I started making my own music with a sound somewhere along the lines of Kid Cudi making sweet love to Aaliyah. Then around a year later I got into DJing and making dubstep.
Being self-taught with an unexplainable passion for music has been the best thing to happen to my life.