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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


My name is Erik, a.k.a forest, and I am an 18 year old music producer from Virginia Beach. I mainly produce trap, but also make some chill-wave and some other genres here and there. I've been producing for about a year and a half now and got serious about it a couple of months ago.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


Some major influences of mine are definitely HU??I and Stööki Sound. Back when they like just dropped Ball So Hard, that track really got me into the whole "edm genre" scene. Then I found out about 8Er$ and his music really pushed me to start producing. Over the years I've been finding myself being influenced by people who sort of make their own genres. People like senojnayr, quix, atlantic haze, they've all been pushing out hella heat lately.


What´s new right now?


Oh I've got a lot in the works right now. A new single in a week or 2, some huge collabs in the coming months, and hey maybe a tape this year? Who knows. Add me on Snapchat @ayoiris and on Instagram @ErikKiersznowski for a lot of behind the scenes sh*t ?

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?



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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


Don't just go off someone else style. Try to create your own sort of style from the jump. Trust me, when people know you made a track just by listening to it, there's no other feeling like it.


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


One of the biggest challenges right now is trying to balance school, work, and producing. I just have to find the right schedule for it all and it will be straight.


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How do you personally discover new music?


Once I find an artist or collective I like, I literally just search through their likes/reposts until I find something else that I like, then rinse and repeat. Plus the "For You" playlist on apple music comes in clutch all the time.


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


“I usually just show my homies whatever I've found recently. There's never not a time we all aren't bumping some type of music so what better time to show off new music than then.


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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/insanityco

http://www.twitter.com/ErikKTV

http://www.instagram.com/erikkiersznowski

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