Hello! We are excited to bring back the Pariah Reign Local Spotlights on our brand new website! Every Tuesday we will be bringing you the stories of Boise's dance music scene--local producers, DJ's, promoters, and more. Let's kick this one off with EvoluShawn.
Artist Name: EvoluShawn
Full Name: Shawn Grove
Self-Described Style: Electronic Bass Music
Pariah Reign (PR): How did you get into electronic music?
EvoluShawn (E): I was in high school back in 2009 and I remember getting a flyer at school for this show. So I took the flyer and went to the Mardi Gras Ballroom and experienced electronic music for the first time. I got there and the DJ was mixing with 3 decks. I was immediately blown away and wanted to learn all about it.
PR: Did you play music before producing electronic music?
E: I played guitar when I was younger, but took a couple years off. Then in high school I took a few guitar classes and got back into it.
PR: How did you get into producing music?
E: I started producing on my mom's laptop in 2007 on a demo version FL Studio. I made a lot of beats, but since it was the demo version I couldn't save any of them. I slowly advanced into using Garage Band for a couple years, and then I moved to Ableton. It took me a couple years of learning the ins and outs of Ableton (Shortcut keys are a must). Then I spent time trying to incorporate my music theory knowledge from playing guitar and then learning about synthesis and playing the keyboard. I have always like building songs around vocals even if the vocal isn't even in the final song and just used in the creation process.
PR: What was your first electronic music performance here in Boise?
E: It was almost 2 years ago at Turnt Up Tuesdays at the Eclipse. The scene was good--there were a lot of new DJ's emerging then.
PR: What do you love about the Boise music scene?
E: I like the Boise scene a lot, but honestly I don't get out much because I am either making music or being a dad. Recently I played an opening set at the Reef playing just original music. After I was able to watch some other local producers throw down. I'm really inspired to see the talent here in Boise. Where does the Boise scene need a little love? E: Bringing like minded people together and growing together.
PR: Where does the Boise scene need a little love?
E: Bringing like minded people together and growing together.
PR: What are your dreams & goals as a producer?
E: To someday be able to perform my music for people all over the world and always be evolving as a producer.
PR: What plans do you have for the next 6 months?
E: I really would like to collab with some vocalists and local producers and work on some sort of EP.
PR: Thank you for your time!
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