We had the good fortune of connecting with Scro and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Scro, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I’m from Sarasota, Florida (the Tampa Bay area) and the DIY scene was really big there when I was starting to get into music. In Tampa was all the hardcore and metal shows, and in Sarasota was all the emo/punk/rock bands. I was a huge warped tour kid and loved getting sweaty and throwing down in the mosh pits. Those heavy bands (Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, Volumes, Northlane, Animals as Leaders) were huge influences for me at the time and still are honestly. I was originally in an instrumental prog-metal band where I produced all the music and basically tried to shove as many insane chords and time signatures into a 5 minute song I could. I really turned the music I was playing into some sort of technical art, rather than an expressive one. I loved it and I still listen to and produce metal, but the aesthetic of these scenes still resonate with me so much more heavily than the culture of EDM. I love the electronic music I produce now, but the festival and rave scene that comes along with it is not very attractive to me, so I’m trying my best to carve out my place in the scene where the more DIY, anxious, emotional side of things (as well as the technicality behind the music) can mix with all the 808s and modern sound design that comes along with screwing around with Serum and OTT.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I like to be silly and do stuff that makes you smile. I also just do whatever I want, I don’t really stick to one genre. Although it’s all under the “EDM” umbrella, I try and make sure you can hear my influences of the punk/metal/emo styles shine through my music. I just like getting really hyped up in my bedroom when I’m making sick music. My biggest influences in the scene right now are Moore Kismet, Space Laces, Eliminate, Ace Aura, and Jkuch.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love Malibu, specifically El Matador. I’m actually releasing a track soon called El Matador! I’m not much of a foodie but the Americana has great food and drinks that I like to hang out at. Rolled ice cream is all over LA and they all taste good so definitely hit that up. Santa Monica is a great place to hang out on the beach and just relax too! I don’t get out much honestly, I like just hanging out with my friends eating pizza in my car more than anything haha. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to all my teachers growing up. Josh Schebile teaching me most everything I know about theory and the technicality behind playing guitar, Jason Boone for being a passionate and driven drum teacher, and all my band/orchestra directors for allowing me to make such phenomenal music with dozens of other talented musicians together.

Website: scromusic.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scro__/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqHY1iH2-fOLACyQf6S8zA

Image Credits
Sean Dundas. Dolly Ave.

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