Where are you from?
Originally from South Korea then moved to Calgary in 1999 and now Kelowna 2016 for university at Univeristy of British Columbia Okanagan. I’m doing a major in Physics currently in my third year.
Members and their instruments?
myself, and I use Ableton Live 9 but I used to be in two bands back in calgary as their drummer which inspired me to do DnB
What does your band name mean?
it’s a play on my full name, Giwoon Eom, Gi shortened from giwoon and eom changed to Ohm since that’s how it’s pronounced.
What genre do you consider yourself? Why?
I only have one track which is a DnB track. But I don’t consider that my genre, I’m working on a house track at the moment so I’ll be bouncing between genres until i settle with what I like best
How long have you been together?
I downloaded AL9 last summer.
What brought you together?
I was inspired after attending Shambala Music Festival in Salmo River
What drew you to music?
I’m not sure. I wasn’t really into music till I was like 13 or so. I love Muse, I have every album by them in CD and I learned to cover all their songs on drums up to ‘The Resistance’ which was released around 2008 or so?
What are some of your most influential bands? Why?
As mentioned earlier, Muse. I definitely listened to EDM when I was younger, I’d say Tiesto is one of the first producers I listened to, and in that sense he influenced me to get into EDM further? not sure if that makes sense, but anyway around the time I was just getting into music, I went online and browsed a lot of random forums and found Venetian Snares. I love the technical breaks, rolls and patterns in breakcore, that lead me to finding squarepusher then into more “mainstream” DnB. Such as the guys @ Hospital Records, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone. Currently though I’ve been really getting into Alix Perez, Eprom and Ivy Lab. Those guys are king at half-time DnB.
What was your first song together?
lol ‘thoughts’ aka my first and only current track
What is your song writing process?
If I have time, I just sit down go on splice download some samples and just lay down the drum rack and work myself from drums -> bass then chorus. Probably not the best way of going about it, but I’m still relatively new so I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually
Is there a secret meaning in any of your music?
no all my songs are superficial haha
What is your favorite part of working in music?
pretty cliche, but music is a form of expressing oneself, so I let my music represent that. although the lyrics on my first track are pretty cringe rofl.
What is your least favorite part of working in music?
finding shit samples on splice, it’s hard to find one’s that I like. But I’m sure it’s just me not knowing sound design if anything.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety? If so how?
Back when I used to play drums and did shows I’d definitely get some anxiety. Like who doesn’t get anxiety when theyre putting themselves out there? Usually a beer or two helped, and once you start playing you just get into the groove and forget about it.
How old were you when you started playing your instrument?
12 (for drums) 21 (ableton live 9)
How do you describe your music to people?
drum and bassssssssss, idk not much to say when there’s only song haha. But for one of my old bands we’d play some mellow “indie” rock. My old bandmates were snobs but whatever it’s over and onde with
What image do you hope your music conveys?
I’m not sure but I want to make something chill and mellow. Something like all those hospital record guys would make or like TOKiMONSTA.
Where have you performed?
nowhere with my current music and we used to play at local universities back in Calgary.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
I guess my first song
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a band?
Making time for myself to make music without getting fucked in class
Are you happy with the current success of your band?
so far yes!
What is the ultimate direction for your band?
Play at festivals and get recognized
What steps have you taken to get there?
I try and network and put myself out there. I’ve met a couple producers so far who are in the west coast music festival scene, so once I have a decent amount of tracks out, I’m hoping to play at small festivals and work my way up.
What steps do you still have to do?
make good music
How do you feel about the internet and the music business?
another cliche answer, the internet is definitely helps our world become more interconnected and this of course leads to exposure for many artists, bla bla bla. We’ve all heard this one before. My only issue is how oversaturated music is nowadays, but what can you really do about it; other than make good music.
What is your favorite concert you’ve attended?
Muse in Calgary back in 2009, and recently would be seeing SkiiTour @ Bass Coast
What do you do besides music?
not much really, just chill with friends, party, go to shows, play drums, read books about physics. nothing too crazy
What is something you would like to tell your younger self?
I always wanted to produce music electronically when I was younger. I just didn’t know how. Like I was aware of Frooty Loops, but I thought you needed a whole rig like a Dj spin table, a keyboard, an amp, and a whole other load of equipment. So that really deterred me from actually getting into it. I wish I could’ve told myself all you need is a computer to actually start making music.
What is your favorite song? (not by your band)
Starlight – Muse
What do you wish you spent more time doing 5 years ago?
producing for sure
What advice do you have others wanting to start their own bands?
not sure, don’t ask me I’m not that good yet. But if you want to start making music just go do it.
Any last words?
thanks for reading everyone! please drop a like and follow on my soundcloud and I’d be more than happy to return the favour back.
this is my first track here : https://soundcloud.com/gi-ohm/thoughts
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