Avi Sic is a rising star in the world of Electronic Dance music, known for her signature blend of Tech and Bass House and her ability to create tracks that are both powerful and energizing. Her latest release, ‘Tension,’ is a perfect example of her signature style, with its intricate synths, powerful bassline, and driving beat. We recently had the chance to catch up with Avi Sic to learn more about the creative process and influences behind this track, as well as, what’s coming up next for her in terms of new music and collaborations. Read on to discover the behind-the-scenes story of ‘Tension’ and the talented artist behind it.
Hi Avi Sic! How are you?
I’m awesome, thanks!
‘Tension’ is out now, can you walk us through your creative process when producing this track? Where did you start, and how did you build the different elements together?
I found the vocal sample and immediately knew I wanted to create something darker and moody. I started with the synths, keeping the sounds simple, building them into more intricate patterns. A basic outline of the drums came next and then working the bassline to be dramatic and complex was the goal.
Does the track have a specific musical influence?
It’s a Tech House track with elements of Bass House – this is my current direction. It has influence from some Joel Corry VIP edits where the drop has lots of forward momentum and big synths.
Were there any challenges or obstacles you faced during the production of this track? How did you overcome them?
As the track developed, some of the older sounds weren’t working so had to rethink a handful of elements. I wanted the mood of the track to match the title and I definitely think that was accomplished.
How did you choose the specific sound elements that you used in this track, such as the drums, synths, and samples? What inspired those choices?
For the drums, these were pretty standard Tech House choices. For all other elements I spent a lot of time digging and then playing with the sounds I found to ultimately fit the track. I also rolled through different synth presets on serum and made tweaks to fill certain areas. The processing on each sound was very carefully done, everything from a hat hit to the pads.
What was your favorite part of producing this track? Was there a particular sound or element that you’re especially proud of?
The bassline is mad. Lots of details in there and it bangs!
How do you feel ‘Tension’ differs from your previous works?
I think it’s similar to my last two releases in terms of genre. My old stuff was more figuring out my sound and now I’ve really dialed it in.
How did you decide on the track’s arrangement and structure? Did you experiment with different variations before settling on the final version?
It’s a process to figure out what works best and entertain multiple variations. Large scale changes as well as subtle ones can make or break a song especially in terms of structure. With “Tension” the drop is the reward – there are lots of teaser builds throughout to keep the listener engaged and the last drop is the ice cream on the cake.
What message or emotion are you hoping to convey to your audience with “Tension”?
It definitely gives off a darker, bass heavy feel. The tension builds and then releases with the last drop. I want to take the audience on that ride.
Lastly, what can fans expect from you in terms of future releases or collaborations? Any exciting projects in the works that you can tease?
I have two tracks dropping on Enormous Tunes Bass imprint, No Definition, and several singles releasing on other exciting labels. Also working on a handful of solo tracks now, as well as, a few collabs. One with French producer Umbree (Bite This!, DND Recs) and another with up and coming Tech House Producers Smith & Sorren. Can’t wait to share more!
As our interview ends, it’s clear that Avi Sic’s creative process is multifaceted and dynamic. With her latest track ‘Tension’ showcasing her passion for intricate sound design and energetic, bass-heavy music, we can expect even greater things to come from this rising talent. From her upcoming releases on various exciting labels to highly anticipated collaborations, Avi Sic is an artist to watch out for in the coming months. Thank you, Avi Sic, for sharing your insights and experiences with us.
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