ALWZ SNNY is an artist that embraces life to the fullest and makes music purely for fun. This fun-loving approach later transpires into his releases as his productions are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Inspired by the likes of Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Avicii, his unique style of EDM is bright and uplifting with heavy doses of synths and guitars. We caught up with ALWZ SNNY to find out more about this up-and-coming, fun-loving artist.
For those who don’t know you, tell us a little bit about yourself?
I would definitely consider myself a producer first, DJ second. I always knew I was pretty good at creating music, but I got into DJ-ing to have a platform to play and share the music I produced. However, I always keep the mindset that creating music should be about having fun.
I refuse put any expectations on anything, or pressure myself and stress out about it. If I feel like something is not going to be fun, like a project, or certain appearance, I respectfully turn it down. I take great pride in anything I do and I will always give it my best. That really allows me to be happy with whatever the results end up being.
How did you get into music?
I went to school for audio tech and sound engineering. Additionally, I also spent a lot of time in and out of studios with an array of musicians. I didn’t really understand the beauty of electronic music and dance music until I went to my first EDM festival, which was Nocturnal Wonderland. The energy and love was something I had never felt before. How so many people came together in a world of dance. No one was judging anyone and everyone was just there to have a good time! It was then that the dream started to one day be on that stage. After that experience, I decided to learn how to use Ableton and things just started growing from there.
Who are your biggest inspirations?
My biggest inspirations are Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Avicii.
If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?
That’s a very hard question but if I could only pick one, it would be “Silence” by Marshmello & Khalid. You know how sometimes you hear a song and it gives you goosebumps? When I first heard that song, I swore I thought it was about me. I was going through a weird summer and it was exactly how I felt. I probably listened to that song 100 times, literally, no joke. Even though it sounds like a sad song, it’s not at all. It’s about finding peace within and it would always put a smile on my face.
What is the best DJ set you have ever seen?
The best DJ set I have ever seen would be Martin Garrix last year at Tomorrowland. He had his own “STMPD RCRDS” stage and it was the first time I had ever seen him perform. I have always loved his sounds, but hearing it live for the first time ever was unforgettable. The sound waves came through the speakers as if they were sent from the heavens. Funny thing about that show, was that I didn’t even realize he had a broken ankle at the time…I learned that watching his YouTube show a couple months ago.
Where would you be if you didn’t pursue your music career?
If I weren’t pursuing a music career, I would probably be channeling that time and energy into something fitness related. Working out is super important for me, mentally and physically. It’s great to have that healthy routine.
Are you a cat or dog person?
Dog for sure! I have two Havanese dogs, Zoro and Khaleesi. We had to change her name to Kali though because she never responded to Khaleesi! In my video “Gotta Get That”, Zoro makes a cameo in the first 30 seconds of the video! I love them so much!
If you could suggest one of your tracks for someone to listen to that sums you up as an artist, which one would you recommend?
Love Revolution! I just released the video and I love the sound of the lead synth and melody so much. I feel like I could hear this song on Disney! In fact, I created this song in my hotel room after Tomorrowland, so all the inspiration and energy I had just seen just poured out of me and helped influence this song.
What is your ultimate career goal?
Other than having the most fun possible, to consistently be able to perform at festivals all around the world!
Finally, what is your one top piece of advice for anyone pursuing music?
My number one piece of advice for anyone pursuing music is to have fun. Absolutely 100% make sure you are having fun, and don’t forget that. There are millions of easier ways to make money than the music industry. So as long as you are having fun with it, you will keep pursuing it and never get discouraged.
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