Mexican phonk producer. His identity remains unknown. His music provides dark ambiances and dramatic textures, combining Bass Wave and Phonk with Memphis vocals, sometimes in Spanish. Check out the exclusive interview below:
1. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started?
Nevorah: I started into Phonk music about 2019 producing bass wave stuff, nothing serious. In the past I used to produce Dark Electro, then I started listening to a lot of Wave music.
2. Did you have any formal training or are you self-taught?
Nevorah: 6 months studying Music Production but I quite. Then it’s all about self-taught since 2008.
3. Who were your first and strongest musical influences and why the name ‘Artist’?
Nevorah: Onto Phonk and Wave music I have to say Øfdream is one of my biggest influences and the artist which I discovered the genre. Then I would say Jorge Reyes (prehispanic music).
4. What do you feel are the key elements in your music that should resonate with listeners, and how would you personally describe your sound?
Nevorah: I think my key elements are metallic bass, saturated drums, and dark ambiance. Besides Phonk, I describe my music as hard bass.
6. What’s your view on the role and function of music as political, cultural, spiritual, and/or social vehicles – and do you try and affront any of these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of technical artistry, personal narrative and entertainment?
Nevorah: I like politics a lot, I understand local politics and geopolitics. I’m also aware about social, syndical, and cultural movements. Because of my degree in Political Science, I’ve always been close to political analysis, but I prefer to leave the music just like music, I’m not interested in using it as any vehicle for any social message.
7. Do you feel that your music is giving you back just as much fulfilment as the amount of work you are putting into it, or are you expecting something more, or different in the future?
Nevorah: I’m just making music the best I can, but it’s not my main project. If someday I can make a tour with it would be great. Russia is now the hotspot of Phonk Music, I’m from Mexico where there is not any Phonk scene. Besides that, I think Phonk music scene is too small yet.
8. Could you describe your creative processes? How do usually start, and go about shaping ideas into a completed song? Do you usually start with a tune, a beat, or a narrative in your head? And do you collaborate with others in this process?
Nevorah: Recently I collaborated with ENXK, my brother from Spain, he sent me out some melodies and I added them onto a session where all my bass and drums are ready, then I added some vocals and that’s it. I know it may sound easy, but it takes some time. In my personal process, I use some bass layers, drums, and FX, then I use some melody (created or sampled) and it’s ready for inserting acapella.
9. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music career so far?
Nevorah: The most disappointing thing is never finishing a song that you know is great.
10. On the contrary, what would you consider a successful, proud or significant point in your life or music career so far?
Nevorah: December 2021: 3 finished tracks in one month including “Perro de Pelea” and “Alright”, next one is called “West Coast” and it’s ready to be scheduled in these weeks.
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