Speaker Side Chat with Nashville's New Wave Producer, Super Duper

With his rhythmic vocal chops and romantic builds, is establishing a reputation for himself within the melodic digital scene. If you’re an avid listener , or , then Super Duper is true in your neighborhood music.

Drawing inspiration from hip-hop, 80’s, and 90’s music, Super Duper generates a brand new wave future bass. His newest EP, appropriately titled: embraces these eras music and cohesively bridges these kinds collectively. The five-song assortment is an instrumental piece produced with out lyrics. VHS says a lot with out saying something in any respect. Super Duper carries an emotional contact inside these songs that may evoke emotions heat, love, misplaced, and hope. Already he’s launched quite a few singles, two EP’s, and simply wrapped a tour with French prodigy . We’re very excited to see what’s subsequent for Super Duper.

Listen to Super Duper’s current stirring single, “Vessels to You” as you take pleasure in our unique interview after his present in Los Angeles on the Fonda. 

Welcome to Los Angeles! I do know you’re visiting from Nashville, are you initially from there?

I’m from Tennessee, initially east Tennessee. I’ve been in Nashville for about 6 years, so I declare it as house. It’s a very good place to have a chill regular life. Still has a music hub. Country will all the time be king there, however I’m from a small little group folks eager to do something however nation. You know pop/digital music in Nashville. And it’s beginning to occur, must develop slightly bit extra. But, it’s variety good to be an enormous fish in a small pond.

Yes, undoubtedly. I used to be simply going to say the genres in Nashville appear to be predominately rock/nation. So do you may have any digital venues or spots that you just wish to go to in Nashville?

There was just a few digital venues that closed sadly. So now, the venues are variety generic, they’re going to host something and all the things. Which is variety good, so the larger rooms which can be largely reserved for rock or nation are actually going to do edm reveals and pop reveals. It is variety a pleasant blended bag wherever you go.

Do you may have any particular locations in thoughts?

Probably my favourite venue in Nashville is . It’s a small room but it surely’s good as a result of it’s intimate, and you’re feeling like it’s packed out. Also love Exit/In; it’s variety like a basic venue. Tons comedians have gone by there. There’s additionally all these bands’ names on the wall. So it has loads historical past to it.

OK, lets discuss your music! How did you become involved with producing music? Who or what impressed you to create a futuristic/melodic fashion?

I didn’t begin f in music producing. I began writing music for commercials, and did that for about 7 years. I used to be understanding a music home in New York and simply cranking out tracks like each single day. I beloved it, and it actually taught me loads about audio manufacturing. But I wished a artistic outlet that was particular to me and what I used to be into; not simply one thing the shopper needs.

So I began the Super Duper factor. At first I didn’t take it very significantly; it was simply beats primarily. But then I found the Soundcloud world and fell in love with that. I noticed so many individuals taking their instrumental music significantly, and it actually impressed me. I believe a particular turning level was after I heard the TNGHT EP with Lunice and Hudson Mohawke. Heard that, and was like “wow that is so compelling, I really like this.” I additionally grew up taking part in in bands with some extra indie-rock variety lanes. I’ve all the time been a fan , , and . So I assumed it’d be actually cool to take TNGHT, like have actually superior beats, drums and mix it with one thing extra emotional. I attempted to seek out my very own lane with that bizarre mix.

Really cool. Do you play any devices?

I can play piano, however I’d by no means be like ‘I’m a keys man.’ But I can write rather well. So I’d say the pc is my instrument. I do know that’s variety cliche, however that’s the fact. You know, I can play keys, I can play guitar simply sufficient.

So are you making melodies from the keys or the guitar, or what’s your artistic course of like? What applications do you utilize?

I take advantage of Logic to write down, however my artistic course of adjustments. For probably the most half, I’m sitting down looking for a sound that conjures up me after which I’m going from there. So normally I’m going by vocals samples, then I discover a synth, after which I’m like “okay that’s the place this could go subsequent.” I simply want a place to begin, then I react and write round that.

Got it! So after releasing quite a few singles, and VHS being your second EP; how would you describe this document? What sort emotions would you like listeners to remove from it?

For the VHS EP I wished folks to really feel nostalgic. I really feel like that time period is thrown round loads however I wished it to be particular to me. So I really like 80’s music however I additionally actually love 90’s music. So if I might variety push the needle ahead slightly bit and produce that music into it, that felt actually contemporary and provoking.

I actually wished options on the songs. I wished to get some vocalists but it surely simply by no means labored. So now it feels extra like a cohesive bundle with all these songs collectively.  It’s extra mellow, there’s not massive drops which can be going to work in a membership setting. It’s extra like headphone music, however for me that’s what I resonate with. That’s what I take heed to each day. So it was variety a undertaking for me, I assume? But I’m glad it’s resonating with somebody.

Yes, undoubtedly it resonates with me and the remaining your followers. I do know there aren’t any vocals however the music already makes you’re feeling one thing mechanically. Sometimes you don’t want lyrics. So we simply obtained to see you carry out stay. Is there something you’d wish to share to your followers, that haven’t seen you reside, about your performances?

Thank you, I admire that. If you haven’t seen me stay, I assume I’d describe it like this: I do some bit on stage so far as musicianship. I attempt to have a drummer with me, so if you happen to’re on the lookout for ‘hey you higher impress me’, then watch the drummer. But if you happen to’re there to have a very good time, then watch me dance round and get into it. I can’t really assist it; taking part in on an enormous system, it’s laborious to restrain myself. Haha.

I attempt to play just a few synth leads, and set off some vocal samples that blend out and in songs to have it sound extra like a DJ set. But I’m taking part in all originals. So, I’m attempting to make it my very own distinctive factor.

That’s cool. I might already really feel the vitality from you. It was very receptive backwards and forwards between you and the group. So going f that, how did you get to be aside Petit Biscuit’s tour?

Honestly, I believe it’s simply mutual followers one another’s music. You know he’s all the way in which over in France however that’s the wonderful half about Soundcloud. You join with folks you by no means even met earlier than however Soundcloud variety introduced everybody collectively on this group digital music. So yea, he was an enormous fan one my songs, it was time to tour, and it labored out.

That’s superior. Are there any artists proper now that you just want to probably collaborate with?

Yes this man, he goes by . Really, actually cool. Again I hear some 80’s/90’s influenced in his music. He has a monitor with , however for some motive not a ton folks have heard him but. He remains to be underneath the radar. But he’s wonderful.

And then I all the time would like to work with , she’s wonderful. Her melodies, her prime traces are unimaginable. Yea these two folks could be my best choice, for positive.

Cool, properly I hope we get to see one thing like that, later down the road. And lastly the final query is how did you provide you with the title Super Duper?

Yes, so in faculty. I used to be in a small faculty city: Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I wished to throw a celebration for Halloween, however didn’t need a bunch people singer-songwriters. I really like singer-songwriters, but it surely’s probably not a celebration vibe. So I knew a rapper, my roommate was a drummer, and I made beats. So I used to be like guys lets provide you with a hip-hop group. Just for enjoyable for the social gathering, simply to ensure everyone has a very good time. So we put it collectively in per week. We wrote 5 songs, rehearsed them in per week. Then I used to be making a flyer and was like “oh yea, we don’t have a reputation, Super Duper, cool lets go.” So we did it, and it was a ton enjoyable.

Afterwards, I used to be like guys we should always completely do it. We ought to make this an actual factor, however nobody was into it. So after that I used to be like ‘alright,’ then I variety revitalized it just a few years later. It’s simply me, variety the identical method. I all the time wished to take M83, hip-hop beats, and mix them. And in order that’s what I did. But yea, it’s variety a goy title. Either you hate it, otherwise you like it. I variety like being in that polarizing place as a substitute similar to forgettable. So for now it really works.

It was a pleasure assembly with Super Duper and getting an opportunity to get contained in the thoughts and coronary heart a real expertise. Show him some love by following him on social media handles linked earlier than.

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Collaborative Editorial With Miggs Rosales and Frankie Spinosi.