Next up on our Introducing: series we got in contact with up-and-coming Producer Adam Slonka from the United States. After stumbling on one of his Tracks on Soundcloud and digging through his catalogue, we reached out to him to get to know more about him and his music.
Here you go!
Discover Adam Slonka:
How did you get into making music?
I got into music in a kind of boring weird way, around 2-3 years ago I bought a Novation Launchpad because I was interested in making light shows on them as something small and sort of a hobby, the launchpad came with Ableton which I didn't know too much about other than how to make the light shows function on the launchpad. I never really experimented in making music on Ableton until about one and a half years later. I started to watch YouTube tutorials on how to make music and it lit a spark inside me where I just wanted to learn more and more, and create more and more, that eventually lead to where I am now. I'm still at that stage of wanting to create more and learn more but at a higher skill level.
How would you define your sound?
It's hard to define my sound because of the many different styles I have, but I find myself making more chill beats with bouncy drums and crazy 808s, which could be perceived as "ear candy".
"My thought process behind this track was to make a really spacey beat by taking really wide synths and lots of random percussion to keep the ear interested the intentions where to feel sort of as if you were "floating"."
What is your biggest drive to create your music?
My biggest drive to create my music is the influence of other creators, whenever I hear someone make something that I like I always try to recreate it in some way. Usually I cant figure it out for a while until it kind of clicks with me and I'm able to put my own spin on it. But otherwise I develop a sound of my own. Another thing that drives me to make music is definitely the creativity aspect and how I can just make something from a complete blank slate with any sound I want in the world.
Which artist or sound influence you the most in your work as a creative?
I have many influences, A lot of my influences are smaller underground SoundCloud beatmakers a few of them are, finesto, knowless, Féry, Pastor Rex, and sketchywav. Some of the more well known ones are, Monte Booker, Foolie $urfin, Milye, alasen, memblem, and Spell.
"My thought process behind this track was at first to practice making chords and mixing but then the track just evolved into something that really caught my ear. I think the creative layout of 808s really brings it together."
Which artist would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I would love to collaborate with Smino because everyone says that Smino would kill my beats and I absolutely love his music.