Canada‘s KVROT & Bangladesh‘s Synced Harmonies Talk About Their New Release “Chasing Stars” via our debut Monsoon Season Label
Storm Coverage By: Garth Jones
Fans of Chime, Ace Aura, Sharks, KAVAL, and Au5, can all rejoice as “Chasing Stars” is a color bass original that shines bright with riveting bass and chromatic soundscapes. Both KVROT and Synced Harmonies utilize their diverse sonic skillset to deliver ethereal vocals and hard hitting drops to underpin the delivery of this track. From start to finish, you will delve into the vibrant yet monumental power of color bass music that is taking the world by storm.
Let’s Chat w/
KVROT & Synced Harmonies
Question 1. Before we jump into the track Chasing Stars, can you tell the audience a little about yourselves, the music you create, and how your love for dance music began? Take us back to the beginning!
KVROT: Hey Garth! Glad to be a part of the exclusive release series for Monsoon Season you’ve got going on.
I’m from a city in western Canada called Edmonton. I’ve been playing/helping run shows in and around my province for the better part of 7 years now so I’ve seen the rise and fall of quite a few live entertainment companies out here as well as myself playing a minor role in the shows being brought to my area alongside an incredible team of people at the venue I work at.
My love for music knows no bounds and I’m incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do. I think I rubbed off on my friend Synced Harmonies a bit when we first started talking, he was and still is my mastering guy for all my tracks that I’ve released so when we started this collab I’d been diving into the Color Bass genre pretty heavily so that is where the sound for this one is coming from.
More or less we have quite a few Color Bass tracks coming up with a dash of some other genres as well however which brings me to your second question about the music I create on my end being mostly melodic orientated.
Melodic music for me has always appealed to a side of me that’s been laying dormant for quite sometime, I was into a lot more metal music back then but even bands like Veil of Maya or After The Burial always appealed to a more melodic side of me that I enjoyed so I guess you could say I’ve always enjoyed the more technical beautifully written music of any genre.
Synced Harmonies: Thank you for the opportunity to introduce me and share my story. Hi, I’m Synced Harmonies, an EDM artist from Bangladesh. I like to produce music that blends different genres and styles to create a unique sound that makes people move and feel good.
Before 2016, I didn’t even know what EDM is. Back in the day in 2016, I discovered a song called “Alone” by Marshmello. I instantly fall in love with the song and was fascinated by the energy and emotion that EDM could evoke in people and that’s how my journey started.
Over the years, I honed my skills as an artist, experimenting with different instruments and sounds. My music are highly inspired by a wide range of musical influences, from different ethnic music to modern trance and hip-hop.
I produce music to spread a positive vibe and bring people together on the dancefloor. I believe that music has the power to transcend language, culture, and social barriers.
I’m excited to share my music with you, and I hope that it will inspire you to dance, smile, and feel the love that I put into my music.
Question 2. 2023 has begun to be a fruitful year for many! What has been your favorite part of the year so far?
KVROT: I can’t say much yet but the Alberta area is in for a treat in terms of the shows we’ve got upcoming so if you’re in the province this year expect some really cool shows from some really cool local and international headliners.
Synced Harmonies: I think the best thing about this year so far has been the opportunity to connect with more artists around the world and get to spend more time with my family.
Question 3. Chasing Stars is a color bass hit! What led you both to choose this genre and why?
KVROT: Like I said before – I’ve always been driven towards more of a Melodic sound in terms of bass music and I guess I rubbed off on my partner, Color Bass seems to be the defining genre when you talk about Melodic.
Synced Harmonies: Thank you for your kind words about “Chasing Stars.” We’re thrilled that you enjoyed it!
Firstly, I chose to create color bass music because I love the way it blends elements of bass-heavy genres like dubstep and trap with bright, melodic elements that create a unique audio-visual experience.
Over the time experimenting with different sounds, I found that color bass was the perfect genre to express my creative vision which is to create music that was both fun and emotive.
Ultimately, our goal with “Chasing Stars” and all of our music is to create a unique and immersive experience that takes listeners on a journey. We’re excited to continue exploring the possibilities of color bass and sharing our music with fans around the world.
Question 4: Chasing Stars has loads of energy, vibrancy, and technical aspects to the entirety of the track as a collaboration. How did you guys produce it? What program, what type of tools, and how did you both agree on the collective aspect of the track that may surprise readers and listeners?
KVROT: . FL Studio is my main DAW and I believe my friend uses Ableton. The trick with color bass I find is you need a Vocodex to be able to take your high synth leads and bass sounds then smashing them together to create that almost liquid sound you hear in Chasing Stars, obviously there’s a lot of processing after of the sound and automation to give it a groove but the general idea is that the Vocodex is the most important part of getting that sound you want and for the beginners that are trying to create that sound.
As cliché as it is, go to YouTube because there’s a lot of good information on there that can help you improve and that’s essentially where I first learned.
Collectively, Synced Harmonies and I are mostly on the same page creatively, we bounced back the idea quite a bit before finally finishing this one but it took about half a year to get this all down before we were able to finally release it so don’t give up if you’re trying to make Color Bass as it’s probably one of the most technical genres to learn.
Question 5. Color Bass is a relatively new subgenre in today’s market. What about Color Bass stands out to you and how do you feel it stands as a respected variant of bass music?
KVROT: I feel like it has more to do with the fact that dubstep is so saturated with the same sound at this point that there’s probably only a handful of artists actually trying to create something different and when you get people like Skybreak, Ace Aura, Kaval, Asteroid Afterparty and Chime to name a few pushing the limits of what you can do with sound production you begin to see how different the Color Bass genre is as a whole. There’s quite a few tunes out there in the genre that focus on things like your piano chords and notes turning them into these crazy leads that kind of draws me into the genre, I’m not here to throw shade on the entire dubstep genre either as I know quite a few of these guys pour there heart & soul into it and I have a lot of respect for them but what kills me is sound similarity.
Synced Harmonies: Color Bass is definitely a newer subgenre in the music industry, and what stands out to me is the unique blend of heavy bass drops and vivid, colorful melodies that make the music stand out. Color Bass brings a fresh, new take on bass music by incorporating bright, energetic sounds that are not typically associated with the bass-heavy genres of the past.
What sets Color Bass apart is the way it opens up new possibilities for creativity and expression by fusing together different musical influences, such as dubstep, trap, and EDM, with colorful and emotive elements.
As a relatively new subgenre, Color Bass is still earning respect in the music industry, but it has already gained a following among bass music enthusiasts and continues to grow in popularity. I feel that Color Bass is a respected variant of bass music because it offers a fresh take on the genre while still being able to deliver the heavy, hard-hitting bass drops that fans love. It’s versatile genre that has the ability to evolve, and I believe it will continue to thrive as a respected subgenre of bass music.
Question 6. KVROT, you live in Canada, and Synced Harmonies lives in Bangladesh. How does this massive time difference create difficulties and importantly how do you overcome those challenges as friends and colleagues?
KVROT: I’m a bit of a night owl with the life i chose so I’m able to speak to him on a regular basis without having to worry about the time difference. We swap stems mostly between ourselves to keep the flow going, obviously sometimes life gets in the way and we take a bit of a break but there’s always a line of communication between us.
Question 7. What’s next for each of you? What can we expect in 2023?
KVROT: I can’t speak for Synced [Harmonies] but for myself I’m out here helping run shows in the Edmonton area which is what I’ve always wanted to do. That being said there’s quite a few releases coming from both of our ends and some more collabs so be on the look out for those!
Synced Harmonies: In 2023, I’m excited to continue creating and sharing my music with fans around the world. I have a lot of new projects in the works, including new singles and possibly an EP. I’m always exploring new sounds and experimenting with different styles, so listeners can expect a range of different vibes and moods from my music.
Overall, 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year full of new music. I can’t wait to share my creative vision with my fans and see where this year takes me.
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