Vaski dropped his new 12-track album “Final Frontier” and it is a force to be reckoned with. Final Frontier represents the original Vaski style, matched effortlessly with incredible sound design which sets a standard for Bass Music as we know it. We were able to get in touch with Vaski to talk about Final Frontier and what else we can expect in 2017.
What was the inspiration behind “Final Frontier”?
There were a few! We've had a weirdly huge amount of rainy days here in LA in January and February. I spent almost all of those rainy days working on this album. The main concept is definitely space travel. The idea of leaving earth behind in search of something more. Another big thing for me was getting back into league of legends. That game is absolutely wild, the pacing of the songs and the album definitely draws inspiration from that.
How long was the album in the making?
I had written a couple of the songs last year, but the rest were done in the last few months. It came together extremely easily. I knew I wanted to make another album and I never really set out to do it until the beginning of this year. Once I had buckled down and was focused, it came together in a couple months.
Will you be touring in 2017?
Yes absolutely! We are just starting to work that out right now. If you are a promoter, now is the time to reach out.
Of all the tunes on “Final Frontier”, which was your personal favorite to produce?
Man that is tough, I'll give you a three-pronged answer. My favorite song overall is Multiply, I loooove the bass sounds and groove I got into for that one. The one that was the most fun to write was probably Rising Star. It took a long time to get it right, I kept completely changing the song, and every time I had a new version I loved it more and more. The most rewarding song to write was waves, I had a cool vocal chop section I made a couple years ago, and then I built it into what it is today on a rainy Saturday.
Who is your biggest musical influence?
If I had to pick one, it would be FLUME, but Im not going to just pick one. Also: The Prodigy, KSHMR, Zomboy, Ricky Remedy, Big Gigantic, Feed Me, NERO.
When did you realize you were going to make a career out of music?
The moment I began writing music on the computer, ever since then I haven't wanted to do anything else really.
What advice do you have for aspiring producers when it comes to taking their craft to the next level in order to build a career?
To build a career? Get really really good at social media.
Blast-off with Vaski and the Ayliens to the Final Frontier Below: