INTERVIEW: Eptic’s Illustrious Profession in Bass Music is simply Getting Began


Being a mainstay within the bass music realm for over a decade now, Eptic clearly has some nice tales to inform. Nonetheless with that mentioned, even amidst his embellished profession of releasing classics and innovativing the dubstep scene, in some respects it looks like Belgium producer’s story is barely simply starting. For instance, 2022 has already confirmed to be a landmark 12 months for Eptic filled with accomplishments and new frontiers. Contemporary off the discharge of his debut album The Finish of the World alongside just lately finishing his first-ever headlining bus tour, the 29-year-old artist is taking enormous strides ahead and we will’t wait to see the place he takes decides to take issues subsequent. We had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with the person himself at Chicago’s North Coast Music Pageant to speak the craziness of touring, the dubstep scene, and different subjects. Take a look at our unique RTT interview under and make sure you comply with Eptic on socials and catch one his units in a metropolis close to you.


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Run the Lure: Now that your debut LP The Finish of The World has been out for some time now, how are you reflecting on that album launch? What did creating and releasing this venture educate you about your self, each as an individual and an artist?

Eptic: I discovered I’m actually unhealthy with procrastination. I’d love to do one thing about that as a result of issues have been so hectic making that album. Half the tracks have been demos I already had for a 12 months and the opposite half was stuff I began just a few months earlier than the discharge. Issues kicked in three weeks earlier than the album the place I used to be like “oh fuck I gotta end this.” I stayed up till six within the morning day by day after which would get up at 9. I did that for 3 weeks straight so I used to be correctly dropping my thoughts.

However it’s been like that for each single launch, I get into this loopy state of not sleeping to truly be artistic. I simply purchased a home and the whole lot’s been chill nevertheless it’s so much more durable to write down music now. For some motive each time I’m on a prepare or a aircraft I make nice music. However once I’m at dwelling and I’m comfy it’s actually tough.

You additionally just lately wrapped up your first headlining bus tour. What was that have like?

At first it was mellow however then turned so much crazier. There was one clarifying expertise the place all this shit was occurring and I used to be like “wow there’s nothing that may prime this.” I had simply made a tattoo appointment and woke as much as one of many guys on the bus saying, a bit dramatically, “guys now we have a scenario there’s fucking ants in all places!” I come out of my bunk and the partitions are simply coated in ants. In Belgium now we have this expression: “a drop that overflows the bucket.” It’s principally means you’ll be able to solely take a lot. I used to be at that time every week earlier than, and now there have been ants too… I simply didn’t care anymore.. like in fact there are fucking ants. You don’t even must elaborate within the interview right here, you’ll be able to simply write: ants. (laughs)

From somebody who’s been a pioneer and mainstay within the bass scene for thus lengthy, how have you ever considered the style, in addition to your self, remodel and evolve through the years?

It’s bizarre as a result of I obtained into this once I was actually younger, I began taking part in reveals once I was 16. It’s fascinating although as a result of I used to be by no means fearful about what was taking place within the scene or what anybody else was doing. I’ve all the time very a lot been doing my very own factor. However it’s unusual that it’s been so lengthy, as a result of on the identical time it looks like its flown by.

One thing I’ve observed is once I was simply beginning out, again in Belgium and Europe I solely performed my very own songs; I might say 90% of my units have been my very own songs. Then I got here to the states and that simply didn’t work. Folks needed to listen to songs that they knew. So I needed to play Flux Pavilion’s “I Can’t Cease” and Zomboy songs, music I assumed was cool that I knew would go off, however in fact wasn’t my very own. However one thing I like is that DJs taking part in their very own stuff has come again within the final two years, due to individuals like SVDDEN DEATH and Marauda. I really feel like they have been the principle artists that introduced that again and it’s one thing I like about dubstep proper now. I keep in mind once I went to reveals once I was actually younger and I noticed Funtcase play. I might go to his present to listen to new issues and that’s what’s coming again in dubstep and that’s actually cool.

Yeah I don’t get why individuals would wish to hear different artist’s music at units.

I’m gonna elaborate although, one facet I don’t like concerning the scene proper now in America is that the whole lot could be actually capitalistic. For instance, it’s gotten to the purpose the place as an artist you must have an enormous visible display screen and spend 20k on manufacturing simply to make individuals enthusiastic about a present, since you’re competing with guys like Excision which have a silly amount of cash. I imply that stuff is cool, nevertheless it’s not concerning the music. I really feel like individuals actually wish to be entertained in all these additional means and that’s one thing I don’t like concerning the scene. So there, you bought a bit of little bit of constructive and a bit of little bit of unfavorable there (laughs).

Your upcoming b2b with House Laces at SVDDEN DEATH’s “Summoning of the Eclipse” pageant appears loopy. What can followers anticipate from you two coming collectively for a set?

I haven’t talked to him but, however I actually wish to sit down with Ian and make some music collectively. It will even be actually cool if we each made edits of all of our songs and blended them collectively very well. You already know, if we actually sat down and made this b2b into an entire expertise. I’m 99% positive he’s going to be down for that, I simply haven’t talked to him but.

You lately shared that your flash drives utterly erased earlier than a set which is a DJ’s worst nightmare. What’s the alternative of that for a DJ, what’s a pleasantly shocking factor that has occurred to you throughout a efficiency? 

Fortunately, I didn’t have a single downside on tour with my USBs. We had one present in Las Vegas the place we couldn’t get the visuals display screen to work. For my tour we had this complete time-coded intro, it was an enormous a part of the tour and the visible display screen simply wasn’t working. So once I started my set I began taking part in the primary tune and was principally like “hey the visible display screen doesn’t work, I simply want you guys to cope with it.” However the humorous factor is, that set ended up being some of the enjoyable units on the tour as a result of it was simply concerning the music. In order that was a malfunction that turned out actually nice. Danny (SVDDEN Loss of life) additionally got here and did a b2b, it was actually cool.

From ending your first headlining bus tour to dropping a full-length album, you’ve just lately reached a bunch of profession milestones. What’s the following objective for Eptic?

I fear about quite a lot of issues. I’m all the time satisfied my music is unhealthy, I could be extraordinarily unfavorable. That mentioned, I actually look as much as House Laces, Marauda, and SVDDEN Loss of life and once I speak to them they all the time say they actually look as much as me. It made me understand that I don’t have to fret about making an album or making an EP; I ought to simply sit down and have enjoyable making music and see no matter comes out of it. That’s all the time labored for me, I solely began worrying about profession stuff a few 12 months in the past and that’s when issues began getting tough. So I’m simply gonna attempt to have enjoyable with music and hope the remainder follows.

INTERVIEW: Eptic’s Illustrious Profession in Bass Music is simply Getting Began


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