I am writing to promote my first EP HomeSchool as DateNite. — scroll down for soundcloud link 🙂
About me: I am a self produced, self taught electronic soloist actively performing and residing in Long Beach, CA with a love for analogue/digital synthesis, organic sampling, Japanese culture and beat making. My biggest influences include Blue Hawaii, Toro Y Moi, Ross from Friends, Yaeji, Flying Lotus, and composers such as Disasterpeace.
As a guitarist and classically trained flutist, I was always drawn to the electronic world and started experimenting with running voice and flute through guitar effects in late college. Through instagram, I was able to expand myself into the gear world and gain work sound designing with Novation and demoing for EarthQuaker Devices. As an EarthQuaker Devices Artist, I continue to use a variety of guitar effects on analogue synths, vocals, and samples.
HomeSchool is very special to me as it marks a major personal transformation of finding peace and confidence within myself. Suffering from Major Depressive Disorder and overwhelming student debt left me paralyzed for years, never really knowing myself or coming into my own with my music. This past Spring and Summer I completely changed my thoughts and habits, focusing on overcoming my fears of failure, starting anti-depressants/therapy, and finally figuring out who I am and what I want to say with my art.
In these songs, I hope others can find an upbeat release to anything they are going through, with hints of understanding and embracing the darkness we all fall into from time to time.
I joke that this EP is powered by Prozac and Heart Break.
I plan to release by the end of September and have a music video in the works for my song “In my Heart”- These photos are stills from this music video!!
Much love ,