Blending heavy sounds with organic and ethereal ones, So Sus has made a name for himself due to his entrancing production. He joins us for our 51st guest mix, and shares a bit more about his artistic process and what’s next for him.
Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
Hey! I’m So Sus, a Zimbabwean born DJ and producer who now lives in Canada. I make music that focuses on musicality and a visceral nature but still goes brrr in the club. That’s always what [I’m] attempting to [do when I] make music that makes people feel something but feels at home at a festival or in a dark room. Stylistically I’d say I like to mix elements of trap, future bass and wave into something that’s kind of my own. And this year has been especially great for me being able to release on my some of my favorite label such as Monstercat, bitbird, and Circus.
What are you trying to showcase in this mix?
Basically, I tried to showcase what it would be like if you came to one of my shows. Also, there’s a few IDs from me and some of my friends tucked away in this mix too so enjoy. Stylistically, you’ll get some trap, future bass, wave, DnB & more, I do it all baby.
How do you approach the creative process?
For me, making music is a pretty therapeutic process, it’s something that I just have to do. So, if I’m being honest, I make music because I like doing it and the fact that other people like it is really a cherry on top for me. I never really know what I am going to make I just open up Ableton (aka the best DAW, ha ha) and whatever comes out, comes out. I even have some house and DnB songs that I have hidden away and who knows I might just get freaky and put them out at some point. I would say my process is 100% trial and error as well as happy accidents. I don’t know how to play any musical instruments or know any music theory so I literally just trust my gut and try not to be precious about anything and have fun.
What should we expect from you this year?
Well, I do have a remix that I’m super excited about that should be coming out later this year, that I can’t quite let out of the bag just yet. But right now, I’m working on a solo EP, that’s shaping up pretty nicely that I’m hoping to put out next year. It’s still a bit of a work in progress at the moment at this stage.
Where can we hear from you?
Spotify is probably a great place, to find my stuff. But I do like to make a lot flips that I usually put up on SoundCloud (such as the unreleased Skrillex one in the mix.) But also, I love to be helpful in the community so if you hit me up on Twitter or Instagram, we can chat and honestly, I’ve become friends with many people that way. Also, I do stream on Twitch (fairly irregularly, I must admit) usually feedback streams but every once in a while, I do production streams to try share and demystify anything I can in my production process. I don’t have secrets so always feel free to ask.