We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Vasquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, what inspires you?
I’m simply inspired by the need to give and the never ending art that I am surrounded by. Music, Life, emotions, experiences and people. There is art and beauty in everything down to the way we dress. The need to give is an inspiration because I’ve managed to learn that I am a vessel for music and a channel that can give back to someone in this world who might need the type of art I come up with. It feels almost selfish to not give into that and express myself.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My name is Adam V. and I am an electronic music producer. Currently, I make things according to how I feel and the music is a representation of my being. My overall music is electric and energetic resembling that of my view of life, jumpy, happy, excited, hopeful and willing. The tones, words, melodies, and chord progressions are somewhat dark, melancholic, playful and random, resembling that of my view on myself.
My take on what genre I produce varies in each EP. I do that so that there is more fruit to pick from when listening to my EP’s, that I believe is what sets me apart from another artist. I have come out with two 8 track EP’s “January” and “Above The Clouds” that include genres like Hard Dance, UK Garage, House, Bass House, Breakbeat and Trance. I am currently working on my new 8 track EP that is called “Gemini” which is a play on some of the previously mentioned genres but mainly include more trance, techno, and house elements. I’m extremely happy that I’ve been featured to remix Amy Apparis’s new EP “Late Nights”. Her ability to allow me to rework her art is an honor and the vulnerability of collaboration has allowed us to give her listeners another take on what she wanted to convey. I am also releasing under a duo group called “WstXCoast” releasing house, trance, and dark bass bootleg remixes is our current goal.
Getting to this point feels like an accomplishment because I only dreamt of making what I make now earlier in my journey. I’ve pushed myself to create this world I live in and continue to release music because I feel it to be most natural to make that a priority in my life. It took joining the military, furthering myself completely away from my creative nature only to find myself right back into it through hardships and a ton of solitary confinement and boredom. It took telling myself I was never good at music only to end up in music production schools to then realize my hidden potentials and find my inner sound. It’s taken not having anyone wanting to hear my music and feeling as though it’s all for nothing to only realize that it was never about that to begin with. It’s about being a vessel for others to contrive from without force and love the process of becoming that vessel because as a vessel I am doing a service of giving in the most honest way I can give. You don’t need a salary to give. All you need is the knowledge of you, when you know you, you’ll know the best way to give.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I can never get enough of the trails in LA. Look up any trail in LA and you’ll find an overview of the beauty that lies within this city. This city has many places to eat, play and see but you can never really see them if you don’t go to places that don’t seem like the spots. I would check out The Jameson’s Pub in Santa Monica, where you can get both the beach and a nice drink all in one. Another hidden gem is the museum of death on Hollywood blvd. Griffith observatory because of the view it gives to LA’s visitors. Any street food truck vendor. I especially love angel’s point that overseas the dodger stadium. Lastly, the AMERICANA in Glendale has it all from entertainment to food, and more.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I believe that the reasons for my beginning success in tapping into my artistry comes from the school that taught me all that I know, Icon collective. Without this hidden gem of a school, I would not have the tools necessary to have my foundation. I tip my hat to all of my mentors at this school. Roman Perry, Greg Silva, Kerry Leva, and Paul Laski. Each one of them created a singular atmosphere for my growth within the time that we spent working on said topics. Lastly, the artists who I have had the pleasure to work with through remixing their music like “Amy Apparis” and “Pretty Havoc”. alongside my family and friends who give me an edge whenever I can’t seem to get the ball rolling.