DiipSilence is an electronic music producer as well as an engineer. Using numerous music genres, varying within the creator styling's of chill step, down tempo, ambient, dreamy, eletronica, and trip hop too. This creative individual is an explorer of the transnational instruments and world music too. Discover all that is said within the talk given below!
1. Please tell us about the history of you
Before jumping in the world of music, I studied six years of math in college. Music is the only magic number sequence that can truly express myself, so after graduated from college I decided to take some audio engineering classes. Then I worked as a mixing engineer and post sound designer for three years in LA. While mixing and producing others' songs, I also to write down my own music and pursue my career to be an artist-producer.
2. What’s the origin of the artist’s name?
The artist name "DiipSilence" comes from the meaning of my Chinese name 深沉, which literally means "Deep Silence". It also fits my music vibe of Chillstep with some deep bass lines.
3. Where is the artist based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
DiipSilence is LA-based, I collaborate with artists around the world and my music scene is mostly online. Some local LA artists/bands that I would recommend are Shannon Lay, Mind Monogram, Andrew Keoghan.
4. How would you describe your style?
Most of my tracks are Chillstep/Chillout, indietronica, down tempo and trip-hop. I'd love to combine electronic music elements with transnational ethnic instruments, such as a Trap tune with Chinese GuZheng, an Electronica tune with Xiao (ancient bamboo flute) etc.
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
I've released nine singles online, all written by myself or collaborated with other artists. Most of my works is written down to show "the imagery", I'm trying to describe a scene for people to see what I can see. I'd love to use different field recording sounds on set as the source of the song. For example, in "Galaxy" the main idea is using the field sounds recorded at Joshua Tree National Park to show the beautiful night scene there. Some of the instruments are layered with the crack foley sounds, such as I'm breaking dried branches, or stepping on rocks; also I was using the ambient wind noise recorded from there.
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
Yes I'm working on my new four-song EP now, each song inside this EP will describe a type of weather phenomenon. I'll put field recordings and foley sounds in this album as well, stay tuned for an update.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
Not yet, most time I'm still working as a producer and mixing engineer in a studio. I haven't considered doing shows and touring for now, but I will post my music videos online for sure.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
I've released one or two singles each month since last year. I'm planning to keep the pace of writing and make music video after releasing each song. I know I want my music to make people "see it", so I'm planning to show people what exactly I'm seeing in my music videos.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
My official website is https://www.diipsilence.com/, all my music are on https://diipsilence.bandcamp.com/. Also on every music platform search "DiipSilence" you would find my music, thanks!
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
I'd like a listener to remember from my music that "everything can be music". I believe everything has its own sound, every noise in the world can be musical. I'd love to make a snare sound with a small stone throwing into a pond; an 808 sub-bass with fidget spinner. I'd love to make my music with unconventional "instruments" that everyone would see in our everyday life.