DiipSilence, a Los Angeles based Electronica/Chillstep musician, refers to themselves as a “Noise maker, quiet dreamer, chill music producer.” They can make music out of just about any random thing.
If they had a salt shaker, a handkerchief and a pumice stone, they could have their next single by the next day. DiipSilence is the MacGyver of Chillstep.
We are so glad that they could take the time to chill out with us today. Please welcome DiipSilence to the blog.
Who is answering the questions?
Band/Artist Name: DiipSilence
Tell us about your latest project:
–My latest single is “White (Speed)”, it’s a piece of electronic glitch music that I created
from my voice and the nature. When writing “White (Speed)”, my approach is to start from
sound design, using my own voice and manipulating it into an array of sounds that’s
unrecognizable. I also recorded nature sounds and designed them into an immersive
soundscape. I’m grateful for the opportunity to push the boundaries of sound design and I
hope that my fans appreciate the unique sound I’ve created. In addition to the sound
design, “White (Speed)” also has a personal touch – a hidden message to a close friend
that’s woven into the composition.
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
–“Strawberry Music Festival” was my first concert/festival experience. As a performer, my
first show was Chinese New Year Festival party when I was in high school.
What is the secret to writing good music?
–Be genuine and follow my heart is always the key, it’s important to stay true to yourself
and write fully honest music that reflects who you are. Technology can only take the music
to a certain degree. The most meaningful and impactful music often comes from a place of
honesty and authenticity, and that’s something that can’t be replicated with technology or
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
–Yes, traveling around the world to record field sounds of each place, and create music
from different locations. I’ve done one album titled “The Ten”, which was created by the
field recordings from national parks of the US. But I’ve always want to go to more place,
and create more music.
What was the last thing that you read?
— Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk by Lu Xun. I’ve read it for many times, and one of the
articles from this book was in my middle school class. I just read it one more time, it
always brought back my memories.
What are you listening to at the moment?
–Ryuichi Sakamoto , it’s his latest the last album. I cannot believe he’s gone, him and
YMO was one of my music idol, his music is always touching my heart and I’m listening to
all of his music for now, for memorise.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
–A carpenter, I love Chinese tenon-and-mortise carpentry lol!
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
–Mr. Bill, Jameszoo, Jane Weaver. They are all great musicians and it would be my honor
to collaborate with them.
What do you want people to know about your music?
— I believe that “everything can be music” and I hope my audience can “see a picture”
from my music. This philosophy has driven my creativity and allowed me to find inspirations in the world around me. Rather than limiting ourselves to traditional instruments or sounds, I usually will go out to the city or country, record pieces and pieces of sounds, whatever sounds, and I’ll do sound design around the world that I’ve seen, andcreate a music world that I’ve never seen.
By designing my own unconventional sounds, I’m able to craft a musical identity that is genuine, deeply personal and meaningful; I’m able to be naïve, be open-minded, be experimental, and be ready to meet the unexpected.