Exclusive Interview with TheBiocide

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    1. What made you first realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?

    I’m not entirely sure when I started producing music “seriously” but it always has been, and always will be for fun. Honestly, I’m not even sure if I’ll ever be able to call my music a career – I’d love to, but I suppose we’ll have to see where it goes from here ;)

    2. What do you love most about producing?

    I love the freedom! Not only in the sense that I can explore any genre I want, whenever I want, but the fact that there are endless ways to go about it. Sounds cliché, but its amazing what technology can do for us these days.

    3. You’re from Baltimore, Maryland. What is the EDM scene like there?

    I’ve actually got very little clue. Hahaha! I’m out of state to go to college in Lancaster, PA and unfortunately, I didn’t start getting into the “live” side of things until I moved there. Although, I do know of a venue called ‘The Recher’ about 45 minutes away from my home in MD that gets some pretty big names every now and then. I know Baltimore native Rekoil has played there – probably a number of times.

    4. Where do you draw your influences from?

    Gaahhhh, there’s so many, it’s hard to narrow it down! Lately, I’ve really been drawing inspiration from Lets Be Friends, Koven, Joe Ford, Kill the Noise, and Kill Paris. I’ll also definitely go with Far Too Loud and Space Laces being some of my biggest influences – and I’d be lying if I didn’t say Spor. Neurofunk was actually my original true love, so I’ve got a shit-ton of DnB producers I’d love to list as well. But I’ll try to keep it simple and go with Receptor, Aeph, Noisia, Billain… fuck. This really is a hard question.

    5. Any loves other than music?

    What else do you do besides produce? Visual art – like illustrating – has been my passion ever since I was a beansprout. I’ve literally done it my entire life. I went to a High school where art was the primary major and now I’m in an art college. It’s scary to think about turning it into a profession, but that’s what I’m aiming to do!

    6. How does your fan base affect your music?

    Very little and very much at the same time. Very little because the people that enjoy my music have never pressured me into making something I wouldn’t normally make, which I wouldn’t do anyways. I’ve always made music I want to make and I’ve not once received shit because of it – which is more than some producers can say, unfortunately. My followers also affect me very much, in the sense that they give me something to work for. There have been a number of times where a little positive feedback has given me the drive to really go to work on a new tune.

    7. Have you performed live? How do you rate your live performance ability? Do you prefer performing live or in the studio?

    Sadly, I have never played a single live show :’( I’ve practiced mixing plenty of times, and I’ve made mixes for school events, but I’ve got jack shit in terms of equipment… However, if someone were willing to book me, I’d be more than willing to invest in some decent stuff!

    8. What would you do if you found out the world was going to end in one hour? How would you spend that time?

    Hahaha! Throwin me a curveball, eh? I really haven’t the slightest idea how I’d spend it… I’d love to travel the world, but fat chance of that happening in an hour. Hahaha

    9. Have you ever had to deal with negative feedback/publicity? How did you handle it?

    Definitely! I always try to handle any kind of criticism, whether positive or negative, with a positive attitude. Fortunately, people are usually pretty cool when it comes to leaving me feedback. I’ve never had to fend off trolls or anything like that.

    10. Who would you say is your role model? In the music scene or just in life in general?

    Musically, xKore’s a hell of a role model. One moment, he was just a kid on Newgrounds, the next he’s on UKF, touring with the big boys. Fucking nuts how fast he moved up the chain. My role model for life… I’m actually not sure if I really have one. Jackie Chan’s probably the closest thing I’ve had to a role model. Hahahaha, as odd as it may sound. He just seems like a genuinely great dude.

    11. When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    These days, it’s much easier to tell when I’ve got a track to a level I think is acceptable. To me, it all depends on the track and how many ideas I can come up with for it. Once I’ve got all of my ideas down and when everything’s all EQ’d properly I’m usually ready to call it finished :)

    12. What are some of your pet peeves?

    Fortunately, it takes a lot to get under my skin… but people with big egos definitely irk me. I’m having a hard time thinking of other things – but I guess that’s a good thing, huh?

    13. What can we expect from you this year?

    As of now, you guys can expect to see a track from me on the next Ammo vs NFG talents LP, an EP (or two… or three) on DUSTLA, and possibly some stuff with High Intensity Recordings. And of course I’ll be giving away freebies whenever possible! Hopefully, I’ll get many more opportunities to work with various artists/labels as the year unfolds. I’m really excited to see where 2013 takes TheBiocide!

    14. Who would you want to tour with?

    Space Laces for sure! I’ve heard he’s a really down to earth guy, plus his music is up there with my all time favorites. I’d bet touring with Pegboard Nerds, Kill Paris, and/or KOAN Sound would also be a hell of a good time :)

    15. Any last comments?

    Fo sho! Thanks for the opportunity, guys – I love talking about the music I enjoy so I really appreciate this! And thanks to all of my supporters as well as anyone that’s given this a read! Cheers!

     

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