Fast-rising DJ and producer Zuma Quintero, who recently dropped the single “2 am,” shares exciting new details about his debut EP Golden Hour, released last summer. The record introduces five tracks, among which are “Lost At Sea,” “LSD In Palm Springs,” “Uninvolved,” ft. Berlin Brilland, and his most popular song “Dreams” with the 25-year-old Hip Hop artist Pofsky.
With Golden Hour Quintero gives listeners a taste of the California summers. He admits: “This is the first EP after my rebrand and it was nice to finally have the direction I want to go as a producer and DJ. I had a lot of inspiration from producers and genres which is why I wanted to make these tracks my first EP, to showcase myself as a producer and introduce my sound. I really wanted to make something different and unique.”
The California native explains: “Merging elements of electronic and trap music blending some warm instruments when hard beats. I think the most challenging part of it was creating the same sound to flow and not get sidetracked with the project. I had so many vibes I definitely didn’t want to make a crazy 14 track of all different types of genres that were hard to keep up with. I always try to think of live performances and how I’d want to play out tracks and the flow as an entire set.”
When comparing his upcoming sophomore EP with Golden Hour, Zuma Quintero says: “I really wanted to experiment and make a new sound while also making something that was still approachable to listeners. I want to tell a story at the same time. I definitely have to say my sophomore EP is a lot more Trap and darker than Golden Hour.”
Taking inspiration from the likes of Boombox Cartel, The Weeknd, Troyboi, Lana Del Rey, Metro Boomin, and Sade, Zuma Quintero continues to incorporate his undying love for Hip Hop into his electronic music. Following Golden Hour, the up-and-coming musician is excited to drop his sophomore EP Dark Paradise in April.
Listen to the Golden Hour on Spotify: