Only a few have been in a position to maintain such a dominate, mesmerizing presence inside digital music in the meantime present process a number of transformations, one among them being Julian Scanlan, aka Slushii. Slushii not too long ago dropped a model new full size album titled E.L.E. (Extinction Degree Occasion) firstly of March on Monstercat. We sat down with Slushii simply earlier than his set at Extremely in Miami to debate every little thing from new music to a possible collaboration with Rosalía and far more.
Hey Julian, Thanks a lot for taking the time to talk with us. How does it really feel to be again in Miami?
Its nice. I’ve been on this boat 2 -3 instances. It’s like going again to highschool once more. Simply one other 12 months.
You simply launched your new album “Extinction Degree Occasion” are you able to inform us extra concerning the artistic course of behind placing that album collectively?
E.L.E. was my 2 – 3 12 months journey of determining what I wished to say by way of my music and why I wished to say it. The message was tremendous lengthy at first after which I used to be determining how I can shorten it as a result of consideration spans are tremendous brief.
What made you select that identify?
So the ERU is that this evil group that’s on this planet of the Slushii album factor. So E.L.E. is the lady on the entrance cowl of the album. She is the one factor that may trigger an extinction stage occasion. An extinction stage occasion for the villain.
Do you ever envision your self increasing the world of ELE.
100% I might like to even do a mini undertaking like what’s E.L.E’s favourite pizza spot or what’s E.L.E’s favourite sushi spot. Type of giving individuals a glance into that world could be actually cool.
I used to be skimming by way of your Instagram I noticed Rosalía reached out to you…
So that is the primary time anybody has ever truly introduced this up. So Rosalía in case your watching this proper now I really feel like an fool. She DM’d me like 5 years in the past. 2017 she DM’d me and I’m not a giant social media man. I'm, however i’m not. So messages would simply get filtered. Her DM bought filtered as dangerous or spam…… Mark Zuckerberg, thanks. The Rosalía collab was most likely axed due to that however who is aware of; you by no means know. I might say, Rosalía in case you’re studying this, te amo. I might like to make one thing occur. It might be tremendous dope. I legitimately didn't see your DM. You’re most likely not going to see this however thanks for reaching out 5 years in the past. Instagram sucks.
I see you solely comply with one particular person on Twitter – Kanye West. What does Kanye West imply to Slushii?
Kanye West is… I'll say– I see what he’s attempting to do and I’m with it. Like what he’s attempting to do with the stem participant. I see he’s attempting to usher in a brand new period like Steve Jobs did with bringing iTunes, bringing the iPad. Giving the individuals one thing that they will bodily maintain and simply does what its speculated to do. It’s so easy.
What can followers anticipate from Slushii for the remainder of the 12 months? Are you engaged on any enjoyable initiatives inside or exterior of music?
Numerous music, music movies, loopy sponsorship collabs, a little bit of every little thing, the good half concerning the final 6 years is that I’ve been in a position to carve out a path that may be a little bit of every little thing. Videogame stuff, or collabing or doing stuff in Japan.
Are there any online game firms that you simply wish to work with?
Resident Evil is my favourite online game of all time. Mortal Kombat could be sick. Dance Dance revolution. I’m a giant fan of that. Extra Fortnite stuff within the works. That's my world and I’m glad the followers listened to the story I’ve been telling
What's crucial piece of data or recommendation that you've particularly accrued by way of in depth years of touring within the music business?
I might say get extra sleep. Title your initiatives appropriately. Please pricey lord as a result of I’ve misplaced so many initiatives that means and I nonetheless haven’t corrected the issue. And dwell within the second, get pleasure from it as a result of simply as shortly that second is gone as quickly because it got here. So soak that second in so long as you'll be able to. So yea its simply dwelling within the second
Does that maintain you impressed?
I believe it’s a little bit of a double edged sword as a result of every little thing’s nice till it’s not nice and it’s all about how you're taking it in. From time to time I’ll spin uncontrolled. However so long as your staying optimistic and have a very good group of individuals round you, you are able to do something.
Are there any influences and even non musical influences that performed a heavy position into shaping your undertaking in the present day?
I believe Toonami and Cartoon Community. Like anime and quite a lot of Nickelodeon. Numerous 90s nostalgic good burger and 90s cartoon media positively had an enormous affect on me.
Who're your prime 3 artists to look at this 12 months?
Volt, Mikey Rotten, and Softishard.
What recommendation do you must up and coming creatives who look as much as you, your undertaking, and your music?
Hold producing, maintain writing and maintain shifting ahead. Everytime you get knocked down, get again up.
Is there the rest you wish to say to your followers which have been sticking with you all through the whole thing of your profession?
I hope you’re properly. It’s 2022 let’s do the rattling factor.
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