Producer / Japan
Q&A / Su-Zuum
What or who inspired you to start making music?
Around 1997, I was impressed by artists like Beck and Squarepusher making music at home, which inspired me to start music production.
What is your creative process like when making music?
I often start with a melody that comes to mind while I'm on the move or while I'm working, and then I add chords to it and develop it further.
What is your favorite season and why?
I like summer because nothing beats having a beer after sweating.
What inspires you the most in your daily life? Why?
I feel inspired when I'm walking. I think it's because it activates my brain.
If you could tell every person in the world one thing, what would it be?
"People are not as interested in you as you might think, so just do what you love."
Where do you feel the most centered and happy?
On my sofa at home.
If you could relive one moment from your life, which would it be?
I thought about it for about an hour, but I can't think of one. I'm reasonably happy right now, so I don't think much about going back to the past.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
"Don't become a critic."
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Why?
I would like to live in the world of Minecraft. Because you can create anything you want.
Aside from lofi/chill beats, what is your favorite music genre?
Lately, I've been listening to anime songs a lot.
What’s one thing about you that surprises people?
I am not only good at making music, but I am also good at drawing. Some of my tracks use cover art that I have drawn myself, and I think people would be surprised by that.
What do you wish you could tell yourself five years ago?
"In five years, you will have over 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify."
In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?
Undoubtedly, owning and using an iPad. It has allowed me to draw and create music while on the go.
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
It's seemingly ordinary music, but if you listen closely, there are various discoveries to be made.