Do you crave bass music? Herobust has you covered. Since 2011, this ATL producer has been busting through the music scene with his Southern crunk and trap blend. His most recent inaugural EP, I’m Aloud, is a 8-track bass music masterpiece with the filthiest of drops. The hip-hop hooks peppered throughout all the tracks give you a glimpse of Herobust’s ATL roots. His downtempo beats got him attention from Diplo’s Mad Decent label along with producers such as Skrillex, Tiesto, Dillon Francis, Kill the Noise, Pretty Lights, and Bassnectar. We caught up with Herobust after his Moonrise Festival set and here is what he had to say…
SR: If we found a mix CD of yours from high school, what would be on it?
Herobust: Outkast, Juicy J, Three 6 Mafia, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, basically anything dirty south 🙂
SR: Who do you think are some of the most influential producers of 2016?
Herobust: Personally, I think you could look at who’s really making waves this year in the festival lineups and see who’s quickly becoming some of the biggest artists! But I love my dudes Spag Heddy, Dabow, Getter, Wuki, Barely Alive. I see them working hard and making big waves.
SR: You just played Hard Summer in LA. What made it so special?
Herobust: Aside from the ambience of the festival, the sheer magnitude of artists on the lineup made for an amazing experience. I got to spend time (and mix) with many of my close friends, and made a lot of new ones! Shout out 12th Planet, Getter, and Protohype for joining me on stage for a massive b2b2b2b to close out the stage on Saturday night.
SR: If you could change one thing about electronic music right now, what would it be?
Herobust: I would change this ease that people are looking for in music production. It takes time, experimenting with things, and honestly; it takes failure. I see a lot of people posting tracks online and I see them following a formula for how the song “should” sound. I feel that this practice isn’t cultivating creativity, and all it does is create a fatigue for the listeners who are being pandered to hardcore. A lot of my aspiring producer heroes send me tracks, and I love seeing them trying crazy, new things instead of just doing what the popular producers are doing at the time.
SR: How do you divide your time between all of the projects that you have going on? How do you decide what takes priority?
Herobust: lol I fill an Olympic size pool with all the work I need to do, then I jump in and drown. But nah, for real I try and keep really organized, and my team keeps a lot of it well scheduled so that I can mostly focus on making music. I don’t necessarily have a decision making method for deciding what takes priority, I guess things with deadlines usually are first on my list.
SR: You just BUSTED D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” What 3 words would you use to describe it?
SR: What other BUSTED or original tracks do you have in the works?
Herobust: Nothing announced yet, but I do have some more BUSTED tracks that I’m putting together, and I have some real different shit in the works that you will see real soon.
SR: Favorite post-festival/show meal.
SR: If you could play one-on-one basketball with anyone, who would it be?
Herobust: I don’t want to say anyone from the NBA past or present, cause I don’t want my ass handed to me real quick. But I also would’ve wanted to play Prince, because of Charlie Murphy’s sketch.