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I am glad you decided to fill out this interview Dylnmatrix, and let us know more about yourself.
My name is Matt Davis. I’m 21, a total nerd, anime weeb, jRPG loving loser that doesn’t really know how to talk about himself. I’m a longtime choir geek, taking on the voice range of a High Tenor down to Low Baritone.
How did you make up your username?
Well, it all started in middle school, back when AOL Instant Messenger was still a thing. My friend introduced me to one of his “friends” and the sane side of me decided to use a fake name to feel safer, so I came up with Dylan Marshall and I’ll leave that at that. After that ship sailed, I was in high school and needed a cooler email address, so I took the Dylan name again and combined it with one of my guilty pleasure movies, The Matrix. Take out the “a” in Dylan and you have Dylnmatrix. It officially stuck once I signed up for Newgrounds and the rest is history.
When did you start making music, how did it happen?
Technically, I’ve been making music since I could make noises, but I first consciously wrote a song with a band I played bass for in 2009. I started writing electronic music though in 2011, getting serious in 2012. 7 years total, but only 4 years if you count my EDM “career”.
Is there a certain message you want to give your audience in your works?
Um…I would have to say I actually leave my tracks up to interpretation. I do usually have a million scenes in my head as I write, deciding on one complete image when I’m done, but I feel like it’s more fun to see how other people see my tracks.
If I had to say I wanted to give my audience a message, I would say “open your mind to the music, let it take you somewhere special to you and only you.” But that’s just the sappy side of me.
Would you have any difficulty composing a certain type of music or genre?
Orchestral and classical types of music. I do use influences from them, but I have trouble writing music without leading myself to EDM.
What programs/instruments/other things do you use?
I use FL Studio 12 with a set of Yamaha HS5 monitors for production. I also have a Squire P-Bass, which I’ve owned since 2008, and an Ibanez AEG10II Acoustic Guitar, which I got a couple years ago.
Do you see music as a career?
Back when I started, no. Now, it’s a possibility. My interest for music production and audio engineering is ever increasing, so I’ve decided to actually go to school for it at the Minneapolis Media Institute and learn about working with live audio and more about mastering.
Are you working on anything right now? Tell us about it.
On my own, not really no. I recently doodled something that could become a thing, but I don’t know yet. As my group Equilibria, however, we have been working on a new thing for a while now. It was inspired by melodic Hard Trance, similar to Clayfacer, Dimension, Assaf or Mikkas. That’s about all I’ll say about it though, as we’ve hit a bit of a rut and need time to figure out where to go with the track.
Other comments? (This section is for anything else you would want to write)
Newgrounds was a big help to get me into EDM and the realm of sharing music online that I don’t know what I’d be doing without it. Thank you to everyone involved in my growth, even if you’re not active on NG anymore.
Check my tracks, bro:
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