Interview with Doc Trashz

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Miami Encode welcomes DocTrashz to the site for today’s interview. Lets find out a little bit more about him as an artist and as a person.

How would you present/describe your work to someone who doesn’t know you?
My works are a mix of different sound elements, a cross between different worlds and stylistic tastes, not easy to digest initially, very simple to enjoy if understood. If you are an eclectic person who is ironic but at the same time profound and who has no limits in general, you will certainly enjoy listening to my tracks.

And your last record? How was it born? And where do you want it to lead?
My album Time was born as a collection of tracks created over the years, in fact some tracks date back to 10 years ago, clearly the oldest have been picked up and dusted off well, but there are also tracks composed in the last year. Overall it’s kind of a journey through my time. Hence the cùhoice of the title of the album “Time”, randomness wanted me to also have a track that dealt precisely with this topic, I say randomness because this is not among the last that I composed for the album and therefore it was not created for give this title to the album, but it turned out to be there already ready for this function. This crossing between the past and the present and the experimentation of something new I hope can place this work in a timeless context, not necessarily old or new but one that manages to function over time.

What message would you like to convey to the public?
In reality, I have never set myself the goal of wanting to communicate something in particular. What I always say is that probably what I do is not for many, but if you like it we are probably made of the same stuff, so maybe what I would like to create is a connection between who listens and appreciates what I do and myself.

How do you make music? What is most important for you?
I always try not to follow what is dictated by the mainstream, but rather let myself be inspired by what I find during my constant search for something new and really interesting. So my approach to music is based on research and experimentation, not following any conventional canon.

Is there a unifying concept behind your art?
Surely there is a common thread that has always accompanied me, very difficult to identify even on my part, I often try to understand what this element is, looking back and taking a look at what will come I think it could be approaching music as in life with a very high level of seriousness but just as much of irony, trying to bring out the best I can do but doing it in a natural way. And then again the constant research.

What makes you unique?
Each of us is unique in its own way, as far as I’m concerned my uniqueness musically speaking could lie in eclecticism.

As for your studio, what is it currently composed of?
Over the years I have tried to lighten my studio by keeping only what I mainly use. As a main machine I still use an iMac from 2015, I also have an m1 pro but still the compatibility as we know is not complete and therefore I prefer to continue working with the old one. Since 2006 my Genelec monitors have churned out billions of mixes and will continue to do so as long as they hold up. As a sound card I have a beautiful Apollo twin duo, and another key element for me is the Virus TI, which is very useful for sound design. And after that I have little else like machines, now almost the bulk of the work can be done with good plugins.

What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?
The good old Virus TI, over the years I pulled out some pretty good basslines and arpeggios, for many years I have owned the keyboard version, maybe in the future I will replace it with the rack.

Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be?
From an artistic and qualitative point of view there are many new artists who are doing excellent things, even the less new ones who succeed and continue to move forward, it is enough to know how to look in the correct way to find so much quality. Unfortunately, as far as the music industry is concerned, it is difficult to say, we are now in an era in which it is very easy to access an unlimited amount of content, but this often leads us to shift our attention to different content very quickly, and therefore everything. This actually ends in a decline in general attention. This has led and will continue to lead the music industry into a slow death of an independent world like mine where the expenses are now difficult to bear, a digital sale or streaming listeners are not able to bear the various expenses that need to be paid. tackle to keep everything on track. So we have already reached the point of no return where in addition to obviously the mainstream we will have an underground context made up of artists who will probably continue to do what they do out of love for what they do and not for profit, let’s say that for many it is already so, for me it is.

Can you reveal some future projects to us?
For sure my main focus will remain on the album for some time. However, I am already working on other parallel projects concerning something else, but always in the musical and artistic field.

What makes you happy?
Ah, what a good question, it seems like something taken for granted in reality it is not. The last year has been a very difficult time for me, and the only thing that has always cheered me up and allowed me to smile again were my closest friends. I certainly owe this slow rebirth to them.

What bothers you?
Of course I could make you an endless list of things that bother me, but in the first place there is definitely ghosting, seriously let’s stop not having the courage to face problems.

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Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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