SVDDEN DEATH Speaks On VOYD Vol. 2, ULTRA Miami + Much More [Exclusive Interview]
The month of March has begun and upon its graduation, vacationers and music lovers from everywhere in the world are starting to arrange themselves for ULTRA and Miami Music Week going down on the finish of March. We at Your EDM had been lucky sufficient to have the ability to sit down with certainly one of bass music’s most gifted creatives who can be performing a particular stay efficiency at ULTRA. Danny Howland, higher often called SVDDEN DEATH, can be acting at ULTRA this 12 months because the VOYD. We had been in a position to contact base with Danny to speak about his debut ULTRA efficiency plus rather more a month earlier than he takes the stage in Miami. The occasion can be live-streamed everywhere in the world accessible at https://ultramusicfestival.com
Your EDM: Ultra Miami can be your debut VOYD efficiency in Miami, what can followers who’re lovers of dubstep and bass music who’ve by no means been lucky sufficient to see SVDDEN DEATH current VOYD, anticipate out of your debut present?
SVDDEN DEATH: How I differentiate VOYD and SVDDEN DEATH units, I assume it’s higher to start out off with saying what’s SVDDEN DEATH. SVDDEN DEATH is, creatively, I’m attempting to department out in several instructions with vocals. I’m writing stuff that isn’t purely simply dubstep. Whereas VOYD is much more centered on bass music and peculiar heavy stuff. Last 12 months popping out of quarantine I performed my first VOYD set in a really very long time. I principally wrote a wholly new set for that present about 50 songs. Musically I’m within the means of doing the identical factor proper now. So I’m basically writing a wholly new set for ULTRA. I’ve achieved comparable issues previously. Every time I’m performing I’m not less than arising with half-hour of latest materials. Stuff individuals haven’t heard as a result of it’s not launched nor have I even performed it out earlier than. Other than that I attempt to do much more theatrics, [for example] the levitation stunt.
YEDM: Can we anticipate any surprises company throughout your efficiency at ULTRA?
SD: So I’ve undoubtedly thrown round a pair concepts for shock company, nevertheless it actually relies upon as a result of I haven’t been on the stage on the identical time another person was. Those are issues I need to incorporate and we’ve been throwing round a bunch of concepts however nothing is about in stone within the sense that, it actually does should visually make sense.
YEDM: Do you envision sooner or later, separate alter egos for SVDDEN DEATH or do you see VOYD continuously evolving?
SD: I all the time have a bunch of bizarre concepts, the place I’m attempting to throw collectively music and efficiency ideas. As far as having totally different aliases I’m not going to essentially verify or deny. As far as proper now, the SVDDEN DEATH challenge, I undoubtedly wish to manage it musically into totally different elements. I undoubtedly have a bunch of bizarre ideas associated to VOYD that I wish to incorporate into the challenge.
YEDM: Your newest single, Transmutation Sequence was launched on VOYD music. Do you’ve gotten any intentions on beginning your individual label?
SD: I really feel like there are a whole lot of actually actually good labels proper now and I really feel like as a substitute of pushing my very own label proper now competitively. I might moderately assist the opposite labels and assist the neighborhood out just a little bit extra moderately than doing my very own factor.
YEDM: When do you suppose followers can anticipate VOYD Vol. 2? This 12 months?
SD: Ok (haha) I’ve principally stated this actual reply, I really feel like to some extent the place it’s form of annoying on my finish… quickly. Ok so right here’s the precise reply. To reply your query, is it popping out this 12 months. Yes!
YEDM: Will there be any vocal performances on VOYD Vol. 2?
SD: I’ve left the vast majority of my vocal performances to SVDDEN DEATH. So principally all the songs I’m going to be releasing underneath SVDDEN DEATH. I’m form of debating on releasing EP’s or a full album. But all the songs will principally have my very own vocals or different peoples vocals.
YEDM: As far as VOYD Vol. 2 are you able to tease any collaborations or will it primarily be solo work?
SD: VOYD Vol. 2 can be all solo work.
YEDM: Are there influences exterior of music which have helped formed the SVDDEN DEATH challenge in the present day?
SD: Definitely a whole lot of issues. I hearken to a whole lot of music and ingest a whole lot of artwork as a result of it’s very motivating for me. Eventually I need to change into a visible artist. Like doing random stuff like 3D stuff or illustration and portray. For VOYD I took a whole lot of inspiration from Berserk. Even earlier than I learn by way of all of the manga. As quickly as I watched the primary anime I used to be actually visually impressed by the darkish themes, the drama and the demons. That was actually elementary to assist construct a visible template for the universe that I’m creating individually for VOYD. Other than that I might say dungeons and dragons. I used to be all the time obsessive about that as a child.
YEDM: What phrases of recommendation do you must individuals who look as much as you?
SD: I might undoubtedly say surrounding your self with individuals which might be extraordinarily devoted to creating cool artwork is an important factor you are able to do in the direction of making a cool challenge. If I used to be to present recommendation to somebody who needs to make dubstep or bass music, I believe that there aren’t any boundaries to the music. I believe that attempting to study as many various musical abilities as you may is admittedly good to have underneath your instrument belt. Figuring out issues like why does a snare sound prefer it does and determining the best way to synthesize that. It’s form of like bringing issues again to their elementary factors.
YEDM: 4 years in the past you tweeted “VOYD is just dubstep, that’s it!” Now that 4 years have passed by how would you describe VOYD to individuals which might be unfamiliar with the challenge.
SD: VOYD is a collaborative artwork challenge that undoubtedly is predicated round dubstep and bass music, we attempt to do a bunch of theatrics, and make every efficiency individually very particular to the place we’re taking part in. Basically it’s like a showcase of attempting to have enjoyable with darkish artwork stuff and music and attempting to make it as entertaining as attainable.
YEDM: Outside of musical collaborations, do you see VOYD doing collaborations with anybody else?
SD: I really feel like I’ve been a bit cautious about over-merchandising stuff. All it truly is to me is a personality. It undoubtedly has a whole lot of depth to it. But if you strip it away it’s simply me in a masks. I undoubtedly suppose I’m open to merchandising it a bit extra however I need to hold it a bit extra easy if it is sensible. The reply is sure however tastefully!