Only a few have been capable of hold such a dominate, mesmerizing presence inside digital music in the meantime present process a number of transformations, one in all 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) originally 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 rather 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 yr.
You simply launched your new album “Extinction Degree Occasion” are you able to inform us extra in regards to the artistic course of behind placing that album collectively?
E.L.E. was my 2 – 3 yr journey of determining what I needed to say by means of my music and why I needed 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 quick.
What made you select that identify?
So the ERU is that this evil group that’s on the 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 venture like what’s E.L.E’s favourite pizza spot or what’s E.L.E’s favourite sushi spot. Form of giving folks a glance into that world could be actually cool.
I used to be skimming by means 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 an enormous social media man. I’m, however i’m not. So messages would simply get filtered. Her DM received filtered as dangerous or spam…… Mark Zuckerberg, thanks. The Rosalía collab was in all probability axed due to that however who is aware of; you by no means know. I might say, Rosalía if you happen to’re studying this, te amo. I might like to make one thing occur. It will be tremendous dope. I legitimately didn’t see your DM. You’re in all probability not going to see this however thanks for reaching out 5 years in the past. Instagram sucks.
I see you solely observe 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 making an attempt to do and I’m with it. Like what he’s making an attempt to do with the stem participant. I see he’s making an attempt to usher in a brand new period like Steve Jobs did with bringing iTunes, bringing the iPad. Giving the folks 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 yr? Are you engaged on any enjoyable initiatives inside or outdoors of music?
Loads of music, music movies, loopy sponsorship collabs, a little bit of every little thing, the nice half in regards to the final 6 years is that I’ve been capable of carve out a path that could 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 just need to work with?
Resident Evil is my favourite online game of all time. Mortal Kombat could be sick. Dance Dance revolution. I’m an enormous 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 an important piece of data or recommendation that you’ve particularly accrued by means of in depth years of touring within the music trade?
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, take pleasure in 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 possibly can. So yea its simply dwelling within the second
Does that hold 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 are 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 venture immediately?
I believe Toonami and Cartoon Community. Like anime and plenty of Nickelodeon. Loads of 90s nostalgic good burger and 90s cartoon media undoubtedly had an enormous affect on me.
Who’re your prime 3 artists to look at this yr?
Volt, Mikey Rotten, and Softishard.
What recommendation do you must up and coming creatives who look as much as you, your venture, and your music?
Hold producing, hold writing and hold shifting ahead. Everytime you get knocked down, get again up.
Is there anything you need to say to your followers which were sticking with you all through the whole thing of your profession?
I hope you’re effectively. It’s 2022 let’s do the rattling factor.
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