Yeshua is from Dallas, Texas and has been writing music since his early high school days, starting out as a guitarist in a metal band and is now producing electronic dance music songs and more.
He has recently produced ‘Lovesick’ featuring Laurel Hill. And Believe it or not, the vocals were recorded in his living room.
After being introduced to Seven Lions whose roots are also in metal I was drawn to the way his music took influence from that, because I was able to get some of the same emotion from metal that I loved without having to listen to metal anymore cause I was kinda done with it. I do everything on my laptop with Logic and plenty of Native Instruments software and hardware along with serum for synths and ozone 8 for mastering, We recorded laurel’s vocals in my living room.
Yeshua says his writing process is usually about 30 minutes he spend’s about another 30+ hours in sound design, mixing, and mastering.
We got to ask Yeshua more about his music, ‘Lovesick’ and future music plans check it out below.
What Inspired you to make ‘LoveSick’?
It’s an extremely personal song actually, I was with someone for a few years, lived together and everything, and she was “the one” it seemed like at the time, but I screwed things up and it took me until after it was done for good to become the person I should’ve been and I was pretty messed up over it for a long time, but I was ready to kinda seal that whole thing up and put it in the past and I wanted this to be my final thought about it and to move on. Also I think everyone deals with heartbreak at some point in their lives and hopefully this can speak to some of those people and show them that they aren’t alone.
How did you begin producing electronic dance music?
I really got into EDM over the past few years, and just absolutely fell in love. I used to play in a metal band in high school and that was a blast, we got pretty big for a bunch of kids and the emotion in dance music brought back a lot of the same feelings I would get playing shows with my friends, and after going to a few festivals and seeing these people on stage just having a blast I knew this was the route I wanted to go. I had been toying with a few different genres for ideas for a solo project and once I really set my mind to doing EDM I just ran with it.
Do you have a favorite VST plugin or instrument to use?
The whole Output library for Kontakt is incredible. That and Serum. I aso LOVE my Komplete Kontrol, being able to use it as a mixer is so incredibly useful.
What is it that you love about the electronic dance music scene?
The community, the energy, and the carefree attitude about being yourself. People don’t have to overthink how they present themselves, you just get out and have fun.
What is one sub genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
Ah, sub genres are tricky. I have a hard time really paying too much attention to them, BUT if I had to choose I would say IDM, which is a new favorite of mine.
What can we expect from you this year?
Music. At least a few more singles. I mean, I have one more completed in the bank and a few ideas started that I’m just trying to decide on a direction for and write some lyrics. I have a couple of vocalists ready so it should be any day now that I really get going on the next. I’m also trying to get booked as much as possible. I have a live set ready to go and my own visuals and am so excited to get out and start playing. I’m opening for Riff Raff March 19th in Tyler TX but I don’t have any dates booked beyond that.