DiipSilence are described as: Chillstep, Melodic, Dreamy, Ambient, Electronica Music Maniac
How would you describe your music?
I’m a Chillstep, dreamy melody creator. I would like to describe my music as an image of western electronic styles meet world ethnic music especially Chinese music. I love infusing the fresh electronic music with field recordings and foley sound effects.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
The project “Galaxy” is my new original Chillstep/Chillout mix, it describes the night sky of the deserts in California. I went to Joshua Tree National Park last summer on vacation, while travelling I also recorded some field sounds and foleys. I edited these recordings back in my studio; the sounds immediately brought me the images of the milky way, boulders, deserts, Joshua trees and giant cacti. So I decided to make a track to keep the memory alive by using the sounds recorded from there.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
My musical heroes are some trip-hop artists like Massive Attack, Portishead, Coco Rosie, Zero 7, Jay-Jay Johanson etc.
What inspires you?
I’d say the sounds around nature always give me some inspiration. Because I worked as a film post sound editor at LA for three years, I’m familiar with field recording sounds, foley and sound effects to picture. This experience affects my sound design skills, every time I am listening to different kind of music I tend to imagine there is a film scene, I’ll pick some original foley sounds to start arranging my drums. The biggest inspiration always comes from the music that I’m listening, such as Jacoo, Jeremy Lim, Tim Exile and so on, these musicians always inspire me on how they manage the sounds, I’m trying to learn from them, and create my sound palace.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Both. I usually write down my concepts or sing out melody ideas while travelling, mostly it’s the structure of the song. I would rough arrange the song first as a short version, maybe just an 8-bar loop. I also do some sound designing on the road because my productions heavily rely on field sounds that I captured during travelling. Then I will compile my sounds and ideas together in the studio, fine arranging the song, recording and mixing there. I prefer writing at any time, anywhere as long as there’s an inspiration in my mind!
What is your favourite song to perform live?
“Fury Tail” is my favourite song to play live. It’s a Chinese song that combined with trap elements. I’m a fan of ancient Chinese poetry, so I wrote this song in a poem form, also during the break I will read one of my favourite Chinese poems, it’s quite a unique song that has the perfect balance of western electronic music and Chinese world music.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
My dream tour will be in my home town — China since most of my songs are either instrumentals or Chinese.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
I think the music industry is globe-base now, almost all of my collaborations are artists that located in different countries, we write music wherever we are. Music distribution is straightforward and fast, which makes the music industry easy to enter, but harder to get outstanding from a mass of musicians. I think marketing is a must skill now to all independent musicians.
What are your future plans?
I’m planning to release at least one song monthly. Recently I’m working on my first EP titled ” Meteorology IV”. Each song in this EP will describe a type of weather phenomenon. I’ll put lots of ambience recording and foley sounds in this album as well, stay tuned for an update!