There’s a new Getter album in the works

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Getter fans are buzzing about the California-based DJ’s latest Tweet, announcing that another album is in the works:

This project will be a follow up to his 2018 Visceral LP released on mau5trap. While those three words are the only details, the LP’s experimental sounds have staying power, which should give fans a lot to look forward to.

Getter will embark on his “Visceral Live” US tour on February 16, starting at Insomniac‘s “Crush So Cal” and continuing through April 2019. See a full list of tour dates and ticket info here. The Vine-phenomenon turned electronic producer also stars in Real Bros Of Simi Valley, a reality show satire created by comedian Jimmy Tatro. Watch the latest season now on Facebook Watch.

deadmau5 announces new mau5trap radio series on SiriusXM

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The mau5trap maven himself, Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5), has now vamped his very own weekly radio show, mau5trap radio, through SiriusXM. The first edition aired late last week, September 28, featuring a fitting, hot-button guest mix from Getter, who just recently released his mau5trap-certified concept album, Visceral.

The internationally-aired series is set to feature a sundry of other mau5trap talent, with debuts lined up from the label’s most auspicious acts, including REZZ, ATTLAS, No Mana, Rinzen, and more. The show has found a home on SiriusXM’s BPM (channel 51): a sacred staple in the electronic airwaves. This landmark achievement for Zimmerman and the esteemed imprint comes just one year after mau5trap’s momentous 10-year anniversary.

After a three-day period, each show will be plugged onto Mixcloud, where listeners can stream freely. Additionally, the show will air regularly across the globe, through the following mediums:

Germany – ENERGY NRJ
Turkey – Radyo S – Monday 11pm
Dubai – Dance FM – Tuesday 22:00 PM
Mexico – Beat FM
Cyprus – ENERGY NRJ (Prime time – Saturday agreed).
Bulgaria – Radio Nova (If music & Jingle only)
Thailand – Kiss FM
Russia – DFM – Saturday 23:00 Moscow Time
Sri Lanka – Fox 91.4 12pm Friday (Repeated 11am Friday afternoon, the week after)
Kiss Fm, Australia – Saturday 6.30 – 7.30pm


Getter’s metamorphosis comes to fruition with new ‘Visceral’ LP

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Getter’s metamorphosis comes to fruition with new ‘Visceral’ LPGetter Visceral Album Release

Since the beginning of the summer, Getter has made it clear to fans that a change was coming. In June, a full seven-minute trailer teased a more refined aesthetic, and the most diverse and melodic tracks yet from the producer. It’s clear the collection of music was meant to feel different from the start, with the producer saying each song “represents a piece of me or a part of my life.” In a world where some artists feel they’re risking being “left behind” while creating a cohesive body of work, Getter’s commitment to Visceral was immediately eye and ear catching. Now, the producer’s invigorated vision is released in full on his new label home, deadmau5‘ own mau5trap imprint.

As the spacey, rolling synth line in the opening track Purgatory drifts in and out of key and focus, it’s easy to draw a parallel to the internal discord Getter has opened up about in recent months. In an interview with Dancing Astronaut, the artist detailed his struggles with mental illness and how it’s affected the spirit of his musical output. “I got through my shit by writing music, and I wrote a song “Color Blind,” literally in tears, wrote these fucking lyrics cause I was on the edge,” explained the producer. “I felt way better, so I chased that feeling.” Visceral‘s role as a therapeutic release is apparent across its diverse set of soundscapes and arrangements. The AudioOpera-assisted “Part of Me” brings all the bombastic percussion and festival-rocking power of past Getter productions, but achieves its impact through an unexpected depth of spacious atmospherics, washing mournful over a slowed drums. The more textured approach continues across tracks like “Made for You (Alone Again),” with Getter’s own intensely personal lyrics holding court over a glitchy break beat and swirling arps.

When Visceral was announced, it understandably raised some eyebrows. What about OWSLA Getter, who eats festivals for breakfast with vicious trap hits like “Head Splitter?” How would the artist’s vision translate to sets and expectations–and to his new label’s techno and progressive-leaning horde? The honest answer is that Getter is clearly not out to please anybody, or meet any expectations with his experimental full length other than his own. The result is the most is an unexpectedly introspective evolution that feels more honest than anything the artist has done before. Getter’s knack for slapping drums and hip hop-infused arrangements is still here in spades on songs like “Best of Me” and “Numb,” but each track remains in a melodic realm previously visited only in spurts. Visceral is the result of an EDM mainstay committing to himself, his craft, and the idea that evolving in the name of expression resonates truer than any expectations.

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Wynwood Fear Factory brings Galantis, RL Grime, Duke Dumont and more to Miami for Halloween weekend

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Summer festival season is winding down, but the events circuit shows no signs of slowing as fall lineups begin to pour in. Halloween billings have already started surfacing, and thanks to the organizers at Diskolab, Miami just became a top contender for Halloween weekend destinations. Mana Wynwood Warehouse will host some of the most in-demand electronic acts in the country across October 26 – 27, with a roster topped by RL Grime and Galantis, along with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike billed as the weekend’s special guests.

The rest of the lineup boasts a solid supporting cast with performances from Getter, Tritonal, Keys N Krates, and Duke Dumont all locked in. This year’s lineup also includes Blackgummy, BROHUG, and Deorro among others. Wynwood Fear Factory passes and VIP packages are on sale now — purchase tickets here.

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Getter releases a unique single, ‘Made For You (Alone Again),’ from upcoming ‘Visceral’ LP on mau5trap

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Getter has released another track, “Made For You (Alone Again),” from his upcoming Visceral album to be released of deadmau5‘s mau5trap on September 28. The album is set to show another side of the versatile producer after shifting away from his previous EDM sounds. This shift is also prevalent in his Terror Reid hip-hop project. “Made For You (Alone Again)” is quite the unique project, with Getter’s vocals pursuing anticipation amidst sparkling synths and a punchy kick arrangement. Diving into a pool of sub bass and static high ends, this use of bass sounds reminiscent of Zeds Dead‘s “Coffee Break.” The Shred Collective founder promises a personal and inspired project, demonstrating his evolution from roots in dubstep.

So far, three singles have been released from the 12-track LP. The other two being “All Is Lost” off mau5ville: Level 1 and Colorblind (interlude). Deadmau5 and Getter hit it off at a video game conference, evolving their relationship into a working one. Fans of Getter are here for the artist, whichever way he chooses to go, as he’s been vocal about his mental health issues with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Read Dancing Astronaut‘s interview here, which details Getter’s artistic directions within the scope of his emotions.

Getter announces long-awaited new LP, ‘Visceral,’ on mau5trap

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Getter has been suspiciously low-key this past year – and now it’s clear the “Forget It” producer is ready to burst back on the scene with his Visceral LP, landing Sept. 28 on deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint.

Getter had been dropping teasers for the full-length album, but it wasn’t until his vocal-fueled future bass cut “All Is Lost” landed on July’s mau5ville: Level 1 that the producer’s partnership with the mau5 come into focus. The surprising pair first hit it off at at a recent video game conference and began plotting releases soon after. The brash and bombastic style fans have come to expect from Getter will take a fresh turn with his new label digs, exploring a deeper sound consistent with the legendary imprint’s offerings.

The album promises to be a personal and inspired project for the Shred Collective founder, continuing the producer’s evolution while keeping roots in the hard-hitting style fans devoured on releases from OWSLA and Rottun Recordings.

Two sides to Tanner Petulla: Getter’s battle behind the scenes

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It’s 4:30am at the Cosmic Grounds stage, and the crowd is at peak energy levels. Getter, the icon they’re bearing witness to, was just getting into his groove, whipping them into a bass-filled frenzy with excited headbanging, hands-in-the-air moments, and smiles all around. Their spirit is amplified by the incoming sliver of dawn, a rewarding sight as day one comes to an end. His placement at EDC 2018 was a long time coming, and he fit perfectly into the fold.

Electric Daisy Carnival has been held to the highest standards of dance music festivals worldwide, increasing in quantity of viewership and happy attendees every year. Attending the flagship festival in Las Vegas marks an achievement for many, as the preparation and execution behind the weekend requires more than just packing a bag and looking for some glitter.

Besides the festival attendees, artists too are prone to the same uncontrollable excitement leading up to this weekend. Finding themselves on the EDC lineup is considered to be a milestone occasion in an artists career; one goal they dream to achieve in their lifetime. No goal of this magnitude comes at an easy cost however, as fans can fail to see the hardships and struggles that artists face to achieve such honorable moments in their career.

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The lavish lifestyle behind success is easy to fall into, but easier to lose oneself to. The recent passing of Avicii reinforced this notion as an unfortunate reality, bringing artists to reflect upon their family, friends, and themselves. While artists may wait for that breakthrough moment in their career, little are prepared for the influx of distractions and vices that can come to surround them.

I have my dream job, why am I not happy. I have money, but why am I not happy?

A moniker derived from mindless doodles on his wall, Tanner Petulla took on his stage name “Getter” with nothing more than an ambitious spirit backing it up. After signing to multiple labels and many released singles later, the California-native soon found himself within the limelight as the dance music community’s latest select.

With his latest mau5trap released single “All is Lost” and the announcement of his upcoming album, Visceral, to be released in September 2018, Petulla has poured nothing but dedication and soul into his latest work. Influenced by many of things but fueled by his change of mental state, “Visceral” is a testament towards Tanner’s story. Amidst the fame and festivities, what may have initially been a continued pursuit towards success has now morphed into a raw and unfolding journey towards the release of the album and a look inside Getter’s mind.

Describe your personal EDC experience, and how it has impacted your career.
I remember being 16 and watching videos of DJ’s I looked up to playing this festival and being like “damn, I need to be there one day.” Then I think I was 18-19 years old and 50 pounds heavier – a little secret, if you see a producer getting fat, that means they’re working, so I was working really hard. Then I got to play EDC, and it blew my mind, and I played it a couple more times and now this year, I feel like I fit in finally. It’s dope. It’s cool to fit in, in such a huge fucking project.

Who were those first artists that you would watch at EDC?
Um, I would say Datsik, but under the circumstances, Rusko, Excision, obviously Skrillex, 12th Planet, Bear Grillz (shout out Bear)… did I already say Rusko? All of the bass guys, those fools got me started. Caspa and Rusko at Fabric Live, that mix from 2013 I think was the start.

In terms of recent events and the increased efforts of shining light on the importance of mental health, have you reflected on your touring or lifestyle habits and made any changes?
Yeah, I feel like I’ve made it; when you start out, everything is so cool. You can go on the road when you’re 18 or 19 and never have done a drug or drank in your life, but you’re at the point where you want to be and it’s there, so you can do it. Your parents and school always tell you “this shit can affect you.” Everybody’s born with whatever their born with, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or bipolar disease, whatever you have you have it from the start. Certain shit triggers it, but chemicals and substances can make it worse or better. I feel like it’s good and bad to explore that kind of thing when you’re young, if you do it when you’re older it’s way worse because you’re in worse shape.

I have adjusted my life around how I feel instead of how I’m thinking because at the end of the day, your brain comes up with dope shit, but everything below your brain is where you feel shit. If you have a headache, thats from what you put below your brain. I have anxiety, depression, bipolar disease, I have a bunch of shit wrong with me and it doesn’t matter because I know how to handle it now. When I was using drugs and dealing with all this shit I didn’t understand, you turn into an asshole, or a manwhore, or someone who isn’t who you really are. When you come out of that, it’s similar to a drug dealer who becomes sober. I’m not sober, but you realize a lot of shit. I feel like with mental health to find out what’s really wrong or right, you need to go through the hard shit and know that when you’re going through it, to recognize that this is going to pass.

It’s comparable to Chipotle; you eat Chipotle and then your butt gets angry, but you just have to tell yourself that this will pass. You just have to tell yourself that whatever you’re going through mentally, emotionally, or anything will pass. Just give it time. Never, ever turn to substances. It might make it better right now, but it makes it worse in the end.

The biggest thing that helped me was going to dinner with a friend, jokes and music aside, just me and a homie. We just talked in private about problems, made eye contact, fucking cried. If you talk to one person, even if it’s your dog or your teddy bear, you just need to get it out. That’s why therapy is there. I couldn’t go to therapy because of my anxiety, but it’s so crazy from my experience when you talk about something, or in my case write about something, or going to dinner with someone, you feel so much better. Find something or someone you’re confortable with and talk to them because as lame as it sounds, it helps so much.

It seems like such a simple solution that not many people are willing to recognize or understand that it could help along the way
Exactly, you know there’s meds that are available and it’s temporary.  I’ve had a lot of friends die from meds because you do it and it feels good, and you want to feel good all the time so you start doing more. Then you have to get more because you do it more, and it turns into this big spiral where you either get off it and you feel like shit, or die. I’ve definitely taken that shit recreationally, but never been prescribed it. My personal experience at 25  – whoever’s reading or listening to this, wherever this is going – try everything else first. Write a song, paint a picture, read a book, talk to your cat, just try everything before substances.

Do you feel like this change in your life has affected you creatively, or with producing music?
100%. I will always love dubstep, and heavy shit. I was born a metal head, and I fucking love metal, and I love hip hop, so shows like this where it’s me vs. the crowd on some decks – I say versus because we’re fighting. They’re yelling at me, I’m yelling back, but like play the heavy shit for that moment in time. It’s the same shit if you listen to emo music or heavy metal/hardcore when you’re angry or sad, it’s like in the moment. I just realized that recently. I got through my shit by writing music, and I wrote a song “Color Blind“, literally in tears, wrote these fucking lyrics cause I was on the edge. I felt way better, so I chased that feeling because I’ve been writing shit from my feelings for a bit and I’ve thought “whatever, push it to the side, it won’t work.” Now it’s to the point where my career is on the line because it’s like “hey, you’ve been doing this for this long, you’re funny, you’ve been writing heavy shit, playing these big shows”. Now I think, “can I completely flip it and write a 12-track album that’s all from the past two-three years that’s come from within?” I think it’ll work but I don’t really give a fuck, because I want to chase that.

You can love music but at the end of the day, whether you’re a DJ, pilot, writer, or painter, whatever your job is will get boring, even if it’s your dream job. My shit, to me got boring, which affected my mental health. I have my dream job, why am I not happy. I have money, but why am I not happy? You just have to adjust to it. I could put out this album and it could completely kill my career, I’ll be broke as shit and move back home. At the end of the day aside from all the materialistic shit, I have everything I want right now but I don’t have a piece of work that I’m 100% proud of that will help people.

I listen to my new shit everyday. I could never walk around and listen to my old shit – not that I’m not proud of it, but this new shit’s different, and real. They’re going to hear the shit I went through in a way that other people can understand. It’s definitely affected me creatively, positively. I don’t give a fuck what the circumstances are.

There are a lot of artists who take a huge change on what they do, and what they produce. As an example, switching from one genre to another definitely has fans outraged by the change
It’s the same thing as movies. Someone makes a scary movie, like Insidious. It’s fucking dope; crazy soundtrack, the sound design is insane. All of a sudden everyone’s making shit like Insidious; it’s the same thing with music. You change trends to make money and do your job, but at what point does it turn from job to reality?

Besides the parties and overall extravagance behind the festival, what do you look forward to when you come to EDC Las Vegas?
Honestly, I’m a hermit so I never leave my house. I like to chill at home with my roommates and my dog, playing video games and music. Mostly video games – PUBG – but I love getting on stage and seeing how stoked people are. It reminds me of before all this shit, when everything was new and you were so stoked on everything. I’m definitely jaded now, I could run into Skrillex and be like “Oh Skrillex, what’s up”.

It’s seeing all those people out there, whether they’re here to see me or EDC. It’s just the fact of yelling “Yo, I’m Getter”- I came up with that name writing on my wall with a sharpie, and having people cheering for that? That is the shit I fuck with. Everything else after that is just adding to it. I can have a one minute set but as long as I give a fuck, I’m chill. It makes you feel good. When people give a fuck, it feels good.

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deadmau5 and Getter go on a coffee run [WATCH]

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Getter and deadmau5 seem like they’d be the most unlikely of pairings on paper; the former is a newer act who’s known for his raucous bass productions and his video series cameos. The latter rose up for his more progressive-oriented productions, which have since given him the reputation of a “dance pioneer.”

There is one huge commonality the two share, however: their cheeky sense of humor. This shared trait is what made the two excellent partners for the most recent edition of deadmau5′ Coffee Run.

They discuss all sorts of career-related and other fun topics, including hitting people with cars, Skrillex being homeless at one point in his life, and laughing at slapstick humor. All-in-all, their interaction made for quite the entertaining hour of content!

Getter shares trailer teasing highly anticipated debut album, ‘Visceral’ [Stream]

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A near seven-minute trailer preludes Getter’s forthcoming album, Visceral. The teaser vid shuffles between a series of different sounds in what is presumably a sample of clips of the different tracks that will comprise the artist’s full-length debut album.

Getter previously announced that the production would represent a departure from the comparatively more intense approach to sound that long characterized Getter’s wheelhouse. “New album is coming out mid-2018 and it’s definitely my favorite, best work” Getter told Run The Trap. “I have been working on it for two-years…Every song represents a piece of me or a part of my life.”

The difference in aesthetic approach figures in the trailer, which exhibits a range of varying tempos and melodies.

Check out Dancing Astronaut’s interview with Getter, here.

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Getter is done with EDM, and he doesn’t care what you have to say about it

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There comes a time in every artist’s career where what fulfills them creatively begins to place them at odds with what their following desires. For Tanner Petulla, that time has come.

A mainstay in the dubstep scene, Petulla ascended the ranks into bass glory quicker than most under the moniker Getter. He found himself headlining festivals across the world thanks to his hectic sets and otherworldly graphics. His shows and online persona were so infectious, in fact, that a cult following resulted. Most aspiring artists would consider this path a “dream come true;” however, being catapulted into public notoriety where fans had expectations for who he should be and the music he should make was not the case for Petulla.


As someone who is self described as having “super-advanced, alien-like ADD,” the artist has never been a one-project guy. The goal was never just to launch Getter, become a famous DJ, and put all of his focus into becoming the face of dubstep. In addition to his work under his EDM alias, he is also known for his rapping under alias Terror Reid, and for his clothing line called Shred Collective. Getter has always been a part of his creative output, but as time goes on, an increasingly smaller part.

Petulla found that money, a following, and scoring headlining slots did not equate to personal happiness not long after finding his way into the spotlight. The excitable and enthusiastic persona Getter portrayed was a far cry from his personal truth, and it became harder and harder for him to play the part. Once able to tune out the criticism from fans and friends, he became increasingly bothered, even paranoid, by those around him both on and offline.

“It was like, ‘how about instead of me going out and wondering about everyone talking shit when they really aren’t, why don’t you figure out what is actually wrong?” 

Many underestimate the difficulty of having everything one could ever want, but still being unable to find happiness. As Petulla tried to come to terms with who he was on a personal level, he began to realize that Getter, creatively, was no longer inspiring, or even interesting to him. The word “depression” turned from a condition laced with stigma into his reality, partially rooted in his increasing success with music he didn’t feel represented him anymore. This was juxtaposed with the desire to keep the fans who supported him through his journey happy. As time went on, he realized that he couldn’t feign interest in producing what others wanted anymore. It’s 2018, and his music is a reflection of Tanner Petulla’s creativity, not the fan-facing Getter’s.

“It’s just not my shit anymore if that makes sense. Like, I can’t make something like EDM and be completely stoked on it anymore.” 

When Petulla discusses what he is currently inspired by creatively, dubstep is the practical antithesis:

“I enjoy sound designing and making shit go off live, but I can’t spend more than 2 hours doing that. With calmer type shit, I could spend a 14 hour flight to Australia making that the whole time. If it is more than just partying, that’s when my interest can be held for longer periods of time because I’m not a big partier.”

While he maintains that “Getter” as one of his artist aliases certainly isn’t going anywhere, what fans can come to expect from its output will be drastically different. This began with his release of “Colorblind,” which was a fusion of punk rock, hip hop, and trap music all in one. Though it retained the trap elements that his followers have become accustomed to from past live sets and releases, this was the first of Petulla’s new chapter as a producer. While he has always been open about his appreciation of those who supported him as a dubstep icon, he is no longer entertaining the idea of creating music just to please this fan base.

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Creatively, Petulla has finally found his niche with what he finds inspiring and fulfilling on a profound level. He will be releasing a full album in the coming month, and he notes that it “finally sounds like him.” When asked what that means for him and his legacy in the dubstep scene, his response gives insight into what fans can expect from future releases.

“I wouldn’t say I’m quitting EDM. I’m just kind of graduating. Like you’d never hear my EDM stuff in a movie or a commercial, unless it was a party scene or a race car driving scene. I’m trying to make music that could be in space movies, or a scene where Brad Pitt is making out with Angelina in the fucking rain, you know? Just some pretty shit.”

Getter released a three track EP with Ghostmane in late February called Dahlia I. Those who are only interested in his heavy-hitting bass aren’t likely to resonate with the eclectic collection of rap tracks. While entirely different than Getter’s past releases, Petulla’s style is still apparent —although it is within an entirely different genre of music. This creative transition may alienate some, but will arguably open the door to wider acceptance moving forward.

Many music lovers are simply intrigued by evolving artistry if they appreciate an artist’s core style. Those who resonate with Petulla’s unique flair will certainly never be bored as he continues to experiment with his wide-ranging creative abilities.


You have a lot of projects — Terror Reid for rapping, Shred Collective where you design apparel, and then of course, there is Getter. Do certain moods evoke certain creative projects for you?
I’m weird, and I just want things to go a certain way, so instead of trying to go to someone else and get help and move forward with something, I want to do everything on my own. I’m kind of just planting seeds with things like Shred or Terror Reid, so that someday when it’s like ‘oh something crazy happened with Shred,’ then everything is going to blow up. Or say something crazy happens with Terror Reid, everything will blow up. I kind of just want to have a bunch of bombs planted so that once one of them goes off, the rest of them will go off.

Are you aligned with any one of these aliases more than the other?
There was a good three or four month chunk when I made like eight Terror Reid songs, and then there was like a good three or four month chunk when I wanted Shred Collective to be a big super dope hype brand. So basically it’s like super-advanced alien like ADD that I have. Which basically works because then I have a ton of shit going on, and I don’t have to worry about not being busy.

You’ve been open about your depression. Is depression something you have always dealt with? Do you think being a public facing figure actually impacted this more?
I feel like if you’re a young person nowadays, you’re definitely affected by it, and you’re probably confused by it. Like a lot of people, including myself, you don’t want to put yourself in the same category with mental illness because then you feel weird, and it makes everything worse because you are confused, and don’t want to believe that it’s that. At least for me, it was easier for me to be like, ‘okay it’s a possibility,’ and being self-conscious about it was worse for me. Then it was like, ‘how about instead of me going out and wondering about everyone talking shit when they really aren’t, why don’t you figure out what is actually wrong?’

I’m a little more open about it now because it makes it easier to deal with shit with me, and this isn’t a real statistic, but probably 80% of people my age nowadays go through similar shit. Obviously if my face is in different places on the internet with music and videos, I feel like I’m affected a little bit more by it because people don’t see the full me- they only see the good parts because no one wants to follow someone who is fucking depressing all of the time. I feel like the music shit gives me an outlet to deal with it because it’s like ‘Hey, I’m not okay — but check this out.’

Now are you actually writing all of your own lyrics and stuff? Is that a creative outlet for you?
Oh yeah, obviously. “Colorblind” started out as just like a trap song before I put it out, and then I had the metal part of it for a different song. But then I was going next to crazy, and I was freaking out. I wanted to know what was wrong with me and why I couldn’t feel better. I have everything I want, and I was still sad as shit, blah blah blah. I told my mom about it, and she was like, ‘well have you tried writing? Whenever I feel like that, I try to write.’ Then I was like yeah, but diaries are lame, so I wrote those lyrics.

I’m not even kidding — when I left the studio, I felt so much better. Within 30 minutes or an hour. I mean it wasn’t gone, but my album that is going to come out this year is pretty much how my brain has felt the past couple of years. I have been writing it for the past couple of years, but I haven’t been writing it as a coping mechanism until recently. So now it’s like, I can go through and be like, ‘well this song is like this…probably because I felt like this when I wrote it,’ and things like that. It’s interesting. It’s really complicated but it’s interesting.

Can you give us more details on that album? I know you’ve mentioned that “Colorblind” is the only heavy song on the album, but it would be great to have more details on that. 
There is no release date yet. My birthday is in April, and I was aiming to have it released around then because Friday the 13th is my birthday this year. I feel like it would be kind of cool to have like a calm debut album on everyone’s bad luck day.

This album is like my fucking baby. “Colorblind” wasn’t even supposed to go on it until after I added the metal part and vocals. It was supposed to be a single, but then it was like, okay it’s doing what all of the other ones do. I feel like if people listen to “Colorblind” and fuck with it more than a cool rave song, then they will fuck with the album. You will hear what I am feeling. It’s important. It’s an important album.

So no more dubstep from you?
No. I released an album three years ago called Planet Neutral, which is my name Tanner Petulla mixed up, and it makes Planet Neutral. That was my first take, and I was never going to release it. Then my friend died, and he was the biggest fan of that shit, so ever since he died and I put that out there, I’ve been making shit like that [dubstep].

Now I don’t even like making rave music, or for lack of a better word I guess, EDM. It’s not that I don’t enjoy making it. I enjoy sound designing and making shit go off live, but I can’t spend more than 2 hours doing that. With calmer type shit, I could spend a 14 hour flight to Australia making that the whole time. If it is more than just partying, that’s when my interest can be held for longer periods of time because I’m not a big partier.

Do you see yourself completely quitting EDM? What does this evolution in musical styles look like for you? I know you’ve mentioned you’re done with EDM in the past, but here we are. 
I remember exactly when I said all of that shit. It was around Shaky Beats in Atlanta, and it was the pinnacle of me feeling like shit. I was sad, but I didn’t know why. So it was more just like, me being confused, and fucked up shit going on in my head. So I was like, you know what, I don’t enjoy doing this, so I’m not going to do this. That ended up with everyone including myself being like ‘I’m quitting.’ But you know, I’m always going to make shit like that, even if I don’t put it out.

It’s just not my shit anymore if that makes sense. Like, I can’t make something like EDM and be completely stoked on it anymore. I would compare my shit to other people’s, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I’ll make a song and be like, ‘oh this sounds like Zomboy. Zomboy is way better than me — oh shit. I’m not going to release this.’ Whereas, the other music — it sounds like me, and I am not copying anyone.

I wouldn’t say I’m quitting EDM. I’m just kind of graduating. Like you’d never hear my EDM stuff in a movie or a commercial, unless it was a party scene or a race car driving scene. I’m trying to make music that could be in space movies, or a scene where Brad Pitt is making out with Angelina in the fucking rain, you know? Just some pretty shit.