Robbie Tarrant-Steedman, AKA Inf1n1te, has a firm grip on gritty, grimey dubstep, vibrantly displayed in his past duo, and current solo project. Rising quickly through the ranks of the recognized, Inf1n1te has taken the dubstep community by storm. Through the tireless hard work and dedication to this new sound and his craft, he has carved an immensely large name for himself with his original and uniquely varied sounds. There is an immeasurable level of quality to the face obliterating tracks that Inf1n1te carefully composes, all of which rightfully speak for his limitless skill and mastery of his art.
1. So Robbie, you’re working solo now. How has the transition from RealTalk to Inf1n1te been?
The transition from being part of RealTalK to starting my own thing with Inf1n1te has actually gone way better than I thought it was going to go. Leaving RealTalk was a really big choice for me because it was something that I had really committed the last year of my life to and I know how long it took to get the fan base we had and establish ourselves in the genre. I’ve had my new alias going for just under a month now and my page has nearly gotten to the same point the RealTalk page had been and my plays and downloads on my Soundcloud are pretty much higher than I had the last year. I’m still really shocked how well people have accepted the new stuff and how many people and blogs have helped me by sharing everything new I’m putting out. Could not be more stoked with how the switch has gone and where things are sitting right now.
2. How did you get into producing music?
I got into producing electronic music near the end of high school-music was always the most important thing in my life and I tried to get a couple bands going while I was in school but they never worked out. It was tough finding other people who had the same drive for music and wanted to seriously get stuff done. I had never actually listened to any EDM until one day my friend showed me a tune by Ganja White Night and I was hooked right away. I never went out much in high school because I got bullied quite a bit and never really wanted to go to parties and other social functions. One night of googling how dubstep was made and a couple downloads later I was “producing” haha.
3. What genres or bands influenced you?
As far as influences go, I tend to use anything and everything I can. I’m definitely not influenced exclusively by EDM. I listen to a ton of hardcore bands and a lot of the time will take stuff they have in their songs and try to incorporate it into my tunes, the same thing goes for other electronic music- I just listen to what I think is cool and try to incorporate elements of it into my stuff. The list of names who influence my style would be endless haha, a few who I for sure try to take ideas from in dubstep are Au5, Rekoil, Diamond Pistols, Phantasma, and Symbiotic. They’re all guys who I talk to pretty regularly and are all the same age as me and creating awesome stuff.
4. Name the top 5 played songs in your Itunes
Haha, not one electronic song in there…
1.) Of Mice & Men-Second & Sebring
2.) Close Your Eyes-Empty Hands
3.) At The Skylines-Turbulence
4.) Sleeping With Sirens-Do It Now, Remember It Later
5.) Mayday Parade-Jamie All Over
5. What is your favorite type of EDM?
I don’t even know how many genres there actually is in EDM now haha, I guess I would categorize my favorite type as “bass music.” Dubstep, drum & bass, electro, etc.
6. How long does it take you to produce new tracks?
That varies every track for sure- I’m usually curious about that myself so I’ll actually look at my project info and see how long it’s been when I finish a tune. From all the times I’ve looked, it usually varies anywhere from 10 hours to 30+
7. How do live shows feel like?
Live shows for me are the funnest things I ever get to do. I’m generally a fairly low key or even shy person, but when I play out my goal is to make sure that everyone in the crowd gets how much I love what I’m doing by being as energetic as possible. It’s an unreal feeling playing stuff you’ve created to packed venues, it also feels really rewarding for me-it’s like… you put in countless hours at home making your music-showcasing them live is the payoff for all the work put in at home.
8. How did you decide on your artist name?
When I was trying to think of a name for my new project I really had no ideas haha. I have a big cork board in my room of things my girlfriend and I both like just all thrown up on it- she’s really into literature and a phrase from one of her favorite books was on it a couple times. It said “we are infinite,” and ‘I feel infinite.” I just thought about that for a bit and linked it to music, or anything creative really- through being creative in any way there’s infinite possibilities of what you can or can’t do… felt like a really cool concept to me. I altered the spelling to “Inf1n1te” just because it felt like a fairly common word and I didn’t want to ever run into copyright issues later down the road.
9. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Having a career in either music or some kind of audio. Being able to tour full time is definitely the dream but I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket for that to happen. I plan on going back to school in a year or two for radio imaging depending on how well my music is going at the time.
10. Best advice you ever got?
Haha, I felt like quitting making music and uploading it for other people a few months ago-I got a fortune cookie that basically told me to keep going with the dream. For whatever reason I read this fortune cookie and completely changed my mind lol.
11. Three things we don’t know about you?
1.) I work at a Sawmill 44 or more hours a week.
2.) Almost all of shirts have cats on them.
3.) I have mad OCD with just about everything
12. Any words for your fans?
Just a huge thank to you everyone who listens / has listened to one of my tunes and showed someone or hit me up to tell me they like what I’m doing. I think it’s unreal that it’s that easy for us to connect over the internet now and it’s amazing to have people enjoying my stuff. Thanks a ton for doing this with me, WompWorthy ! <3