We recently interviewed an EDM producer known as Quiet Mouse, located in the Midwest. He makes various forms of EDM, including ambient, house, prog house, trap, and chillstep. Here is our conversation with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Quiet Mouse : I started out last year around Christmas time, writing mainly piano tracks. After this, I started to blend some electronic elements into each track till it started to become more electronic than piano. I decided to start making edm oriented tracks after this because of the wide variety of sub-genres and how each song can be truly unique.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Quiet Mouse : My main influence growing up was actually a guitarist known as ‘Synyster Gates’, who plays for the metal band Avenged Sevenfold. So, from a young age, I always wanted to be a superstar guitarist, but obviously my direction has changed somewhat.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release ‘As_is’?
Quiet Mouse : As_Is was mainly inspired by DeadMau5, specifically his song ‘Raise Your Weapon’. He is my main influence as an EDM producer and his tracks help bring inspiration to some of my beginning ideas, which I take from there. As_is has a great vibe to it and isn’t a traditional house song.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Quiet Mouse : I have received many positive comments about the song, as well as 40 or so followers on SoundCloud. It is also being played by a few twitter pages that promote underground producers, such as myself.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Quiet Mouse : Tough question haha. I feel as though the excitement from performing on stage can never be matched. On the other hand, working on new music always gives a sense of accomplishment, knowing that hopefully in the future, a large audience will be expecting the next best thing from me.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Quiet Mouse : Currently EDM, but Rock/Metal is a close second.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Quiet Mouse : My main target is to gain a massive audience so I can travel and perform as a DJ.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Quiet Mouse : I just started a new project today actually. This one is definitely for the dance floor and I hope many listeners can enjoy it!