Originally released on Dirtybird’s exclusive subscription service «The Birdfeed,» «No Pressure» was road tested by Claude VonStroke, and the reactions on the dance floor were too good to pass.even a statement on the main label. The EP is packed with undeniable bass, lasers, a bit of wobble, and some heavy funk making it a must-have, while “Come On” adds to the sweetness with a roll with homemade b-side nuances.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing Dillon Marinez, and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hello, you can find me in San Diego, California. I started my day with some reading and alone time at the beach before I started my day job. That’s been my routine for at least the past year.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
This project started to take shape after I got comfortable with not until recently, but I knew I was headed in the right direction when ‘Give me Something’ was picked up by DirtyBird in 2019. I was absolutely thrilled and knew that my hard work had paid off and that’s been motivating me to continue producing.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
My latest work was definitely influenced by a mix of Funk, Afrobeats, Latin American styles like Cumbia and Reggaeton, and Hip-Hop.
What artists are you interested in these days?
Lately I’ve been interested in Kryptogram and Breaking Beattz. Apart from House, I’ve been listening to a lot of Indie, world, and acoustic style genres. It creates a good balance for me.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I managed to create Unity between the genres that I listen to by observing the rhythmic elements. The majority of genres that I’ve been listening to have bass and drums as The prominent elements in their sound. This allows me to incorporate those elements in different ways and tones that are different from what you would typically hear in house.
How would you define your sound?
My music is very bass/drum focused. I like to take those elements and add a bit of surprise through leads and percussion. The goal is to create music that keeps people guessing and moving.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
The projects I’m working on currently are a stepping stone for me into creating a new style that is more bass and percussion focused. I was encouraged to dive further after getting positive feedback on my last EP with Basement Leak that incorporates a lot of elements from Latin American genres.