Grabbing the public’s attention with his techno on fire sound, emerging talent Theo Nasa continues to keep us on our toes with his mind-bending electronic production. Making waves with his Worldwide Ravers EP via the imprint REKIDS, the producer received support from names like Carl Cox, Amelie Lens, and Skream. The rave continues in 2021 with Theo’s latest single ‘Sour Punch’ via We Are The Brave Records. Listening to this track, one is immersed in its cascading club textures that warp into cosmic atmospheres. We chatted with exciting techno talent Theo Nasa below.
How did you get into music and for how long have you been involved in the arts?
I have always been surrounded by music from birth due to my parents being huge reggae and rare grooves lovers. Plus my siblings are connoisseurs with all genres of music, but really took my craft seriously in 2002 on vinyl when UK Grime was created.
What inspires you and what makes you want to keep making music?
Everyday emotions I go through as a human being and sacrifices made put my mind into another state of creativity. This makes me want to push myself more to develop new skills that boost my productions to the highest.
Which artists are you currently listening to? And is there any one of these that you’d like to collaborate with?
So many creatives and incredible artists out there, but I rarely listen to anyone, which is a weird tactic of mine that helps me mentally going forward.
Nina Kraviz is my aim to either go B2B with or create a track together because I feel our style is very unorthodox and weird, so it would be interesting to see the outcome.
How do you separate yourself from other artists and producers right now?
Being myself at all times, learning new skills, because when you’re fully in tune with yourself, you get to experience another level of power rather than trying to fit into the bubble of what’s going on.
What do you consider a really successful or high point in your career so far?
Recently performing at two of my favourite clubs here in the UK; which are Tobacco Docks for Junction2 and FOLD LDN for their 18th session of the UNFOLD series.
For aspiring musicians, what advice would you give to simplify making music?
Don’t overcomplicate your sound and structure, simplicity always works better, but take that risk as more success is on the other side of the risk and fear.
Which piece of hardware or software would you consider the most essential in your setup, and that you would be a little lost without?
Logic 9 which I’ve been using since I first started producing properly in 2012.
I’ve tried other DAW’s but for me, Logic just connects with my style of producing on another level, whenever I try another software I feel so lost even if I’m on it for a few days.
Which is the one piece of software or hardware you’re still looking to add to your collection?
Tell us about your upcoming releases or projects?
Currently working on my second REKIDS release, featuring some really great music that comes with straight-up energy to keep everyone moving.
‘Sour Punch’ features on the Spotify playlist TECHNO_GROUND.FM
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