In this Trap, Twerk and Future Bass-heavy mix, producer-prodigy Polar Youth does one proper for the dance floor, going from drop to drop to keep you on your feet. Asked to describe her exclusive mix, she had this to say: “These songs are more heavy than what I produce myself and are songs that I play in a night club.” Trust us, kids are going to go bonkers with this one.
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Can you describe yourself in a few words? Your sound, approach to making music, your influences, how it all started, etc…
I’ve started making music on the computer at the age of 12. I didn’t know what to produce at that time so I started messing around with House and Dubstep. Two years ago I discovered Trap through Youtube. Then I heard about Future Bass thanks to Wave Racer. I knew this was what I wanted to create, Trap and Future Bass.
How did you first start making music? How does it fit into your life?
I’ve been singing since I was a little girl. My dad bought me a guitar when I was around 10 years old. When I was 12 I discovered FL Studio. Since that day I’ve been making music every day. I’ve also learnt to play the drums for 4 years. I’m really trying to transform my passion and hobby into my actual job.
Is music a full-time thing for you at the moment? If not, what are your other occupations?
Music has been a full-time thing since last year. I’m not studying anything at the moment but would love to in the future.
Can you describe the mix in a few words? What is its overriding influence, where would it best be enjoyed, what makes it special?
Every song in the mix is what I listen to all the time. It has a mix of Trap, Future Bass and Twerk. These are the main genres I listen to every time. This is definitely a mix to be played in a night club. Every mix I make is special because it’s full of songs I enjoy so much.
Can you tell us about the exclusive track on the mix? Why did you chose to include this one? If it isn’t one of your own productions, how did you come across the artist?
Royalty are really good friends of mine I met through Soundcloud. Royalty is a duo from America that mainly makes Future Bass. I enjoy every song of theirs and I’m always really stoked when they send me unreleased tracks so I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you in this mix. I adore HypeTurner because he has an amazing voice and is an amazing producer as well. I didn’t put an exclusive track of my own because I’m working on songs that are very special to me but I can’t wait to share the new Polar Youth sound with you.
When and where did you record it? Describe the room, the furniture, the walls, the view from the room, the neighbourhood, the weather at the time, etc…
I recorded it at my parents’ house, in my old room, last week. Unfortunately I can’t take my CDJs with me at my place because my neighbours wouldn’t appreciate it at all. My parents live in a quiet but beautiful neighbourhood without neighbours. For me this is the best place to play loud music. The weather wasn’t that great, lots of wind.
What’s your favourite track on the mix?
This is a difficult choice for me because I love them all. If I really have to choose one I’d have to say “FLOSSTRADAMUS & NGHTMRE – LIGHTERS UP”. The last couple of weeks I’ve really been inspired by NGHTMRE. All of his songs are awesome. His songs are Future Bass/Trap/Dubstep influenced and are exactly what I love.
What are your top 3 albums of the year so far and why?
I really am not someone who listens to albums regularly. The only album I bought this year is Adele’s 25. She’s awesome and has an amazing voice and am in love with several songs from her album.
What do you have coming up in the next few weeks?
I’ve been working on very special projects. Projects I’m really proud of and I am eager to show to the world. These are projects I’ve never done before so I hope everyone will be as stoked as I am right now. Of course I’m not saying what it is, we don’t want to spoil the surprise, do we.soundcloud.com/polaryouth