- How would you describe your music/artist name “SMAS Nasty”? and what emotions do you like to bring out in your fans?
Ever since I started producing music my motive has always been to make people dance like crazy & party hard on the music that I make . I want them to feel connected to it and be able to relate to it in any way possible, be it through the melody or the vocals or the beats . Hence the name SMASH Nasty because I like to smash the dancefloor nasty .
- How did you get inspired to start this journey?
I have been producing music for a long time now. I am self-taught . I started after one of my friends introduced me to FL studio . He was working on a track and wanted me to check it out ,so I ended up hearing it and checking out the software. I was extremely fascinated by the fact that I or anyone else could make any kind of music by programming a computer software. After that I went home and downloaded FL studio and when I met the same friend the next time after a week or something I made him listen to my track .
- Tell us about your EP, “Drop It/ Right” now? Where can people get your EP?
I just released my new 2 track electro house EP “Drop it/Right Now” on Complex Drop Records which is a sub-label of Digital Empire records based out of South America. It’s available worldwide for download on Beatport , Itunes, Juno Downloads and various other online music platforms .
- What your favorite song in your EP?
I love both the tracks, but I am a little partial towards “Drop it “ since it was the first track that put online.
- What is the complete process of making a track from scratch to mastered?
It really varies for me with every track. I sometimes start with a beat, or the melody or the vocals , then I move on to form the basic structure of the track and arrange it. After that, I finalise the sounds selected and played. Then I move on to mixing and eating, after which I master the track before I put it out.
- How do you compare the audience of different cities in India?
I think Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa have a bigger party scene with regular party goers, music listeners and top festivals happening regularly. Cities like Indore, Udaipur, Jaipur have it coming up as more and more people and getting introduced to dance music.
- What are the challenges that you face in India?
It’s hard to get gigs on the basis of talent itself. Organisers & promoters could act more professionally in their dealings. Clubs, pubs ,bars etc.should focus as much on the music they offer as they do on the food,drinks & clientele and should not compromise on it to cut costs . Artists should collaborate more often and be more open towards the thought of it .
- What has been your craziest fan experience?
I was playing at this place in HKV and I had to play the last track for the night so I decided to play one of my bootlegs of Summer by Calvin Harris . The place was packed and the only thing that separated me from the crowd was those steel barriers with the tape strips . I played the track and since it was the first time I was testing it out in a club I was really just focusing on the sound quality while it built up to lead to the drop. As soon as it dropped and I looked up at the crowd to see their reaction I realised 2 girls had jumped the barrier and were dancing around me. That was quite a crazy reaction to the track and had never happened before.
- What has been your biggest achievement so far?
The fact that I am a self-taught musician and managed to release and sell my music worldwide,play gigs through it, make people dance on it and travel because of it is my biggest achievement .
- What is next on your agenda?
I have a lot of new music in the store, just planning on how to go about releasing it because of the various genres I am working on . Other than that I keep giving out free bootlegs/remixes regularly through my Facebook page.
- Tell us some of your Muses ( the artist that inspire you)?
There are so many artists who inspire me to make the music I make that it’s really hard to choose. To name a few Mord Fustang, Wolfgang Gartner, Deadmau5 , Skrillex, Diplo, Dr. Dre, Buku, Kygo, Avicii.
- When and where can we hear you performing your EP Next?
You can hear me drop my EP next at Showshaa the new club in town at the Kingdom Of Dreams on the 28th of November 2015.