Interview: Up-And-Coming DJ Triton On His Production Process & Advice For Success

Arizona bass DJ Triton is not only an aspiring businessman, he’s also a celebrated newcomer in the dance music scene.

A proponent of creating soundscapes that are movie-like in their drama, he’s a big fan of Excision and Borgore, the two neckbreakers inspiring his aggressive sound and futuristic samples.

Now his latest tracks, “Transmute” and “We Run,” are out to give a taste of what’s to come for the up-and-comer. Both pieces are expertly crafted, with gritty growls and unique production sure to skyrocket him to success.

We got the chance to talk to Triton about his entrepreneurial pursuits,  production process, and advice he has for newcomers. Read below:

EDM Maniac: You’ve always been a businessman, buying your first piece of DJ equipment in eighth grade and maintaining rental properties. What about DJing has stuck out to you as something you want to pursue full-time?

Triton: I don’t think DJing is something I want to pursue exclusively, however, it is one of my business ventures that I am the most passionate about.

EDM Maniac: Do you have any other interests or side hustles?

Triton: Yes! Right now my time is split between four businesses: two Aqua Tots Swim School locations, the rental property, Triton, and soon to be an event company hopefully to launch in 2023 or 2024.

EDM Maniac: Do you have any advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Triton: First, it’s all about who you know, not what you know. Relationships over profits every day; take care of people and they will take care of you.

The environment is everything, so surround yourself with people who are living the lives you want to live. People also don’t care how much you know until they know that you care.

Also, the quantity of your “no’s” determines the quality of your “yes’s”. Double your failure rate to accelerate your learning, we learn by doing.

Last, be a sponge and be curious. Ask as many possible questions from people that are doing what it is you are trying to do and listen.

 

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EDM Maniac: You have said you are inspired by bass legends like Excision and Borgore, but with a cinematic soundscape that is almost visual. What do you focus on for such a dynamic sound?

Triton: Excision is my biggest inspiration in the electronic music scene. I love his branding, music, and the standard of excellence he and his team pursue.

I focus on using sounds that you would typically hear in a movie trailer. Whether that is a Braam, metallic trailer drums/hits, a big downer, or anything that sounds big, epic & thrilling.

I know I’ve made something truly in my style when someone listens and says, “I feel like I am watching a movie.”

 

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EDM Maniac: Everything about your production feels clean and innovative, how did you learn how to craft such a fine-tuned sound?

Triton: I surrounded myself with mentors like BRKT, Stoned Level, and Rated R. I asked for a lot of feedback, made lots of shitty tracks, and watched plenty of YouTube tutorials.

EDM Maniac: Do you have any advice for up-and-coming producers?

Triton: I still consider myself a beginner and at the beginning of the learning curve for production, but one thing is to just start. Start and don’t be afraid to suck, because you will, everyone has to start somewhere. Leave the ego at the door and be eager to learn.

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