Musical chemistry is a hard thing to come by but two international teenagers have struck gold with their new dubstep project, Zetta. In October 2015 Miron Dumitrel, 16, was producing under the moniker Skyloud when he stumbled onto 16-year-old Brazilian producer, Matheus Silva’s Deltabot profile on Soundcloud. Even though Dumitrel lived in Romania, he reached out to Silva on Facebook seeing if he wanted to collaborate, which would eventually result in the Halloween-themed banger, ‘Poltergeist’.
After they collaborated on ‘Poltergeist’, the two musicians could not ignore their obvious musical chemistry, so they created Zetta. The teenage Romanian-Brazilian duo started producing as Zetta and gained recognition after their collaboration with 12th Hour got released on Datsik’s Firepower Records.
Recently, the teenage international dubstep duo released another massive collaboration with Dead Critic that is currently racking up thousands of plays. Considering the meteoric rise that these two young talented producers are experiencing we had to ask them a few questions to learn more about them. Check out their answers below and make sure to stay tuned to Zetta.
What attracted you guys to dubstep and when were you first interested by it?
Matt: I used to watch a lot of Dubstep dancing videos, then I started to get interested by the music on those videos haha. A few months later I wanted to make Dubstep and other Electronic music genres, so that’s pretty much how it happened.
Dumi: I think the first dubstep track I ever heard was Ion The Prize’s remix of ‘Constellation’. I was so amazed how the “talky” basses just glue together and do such an epic song with some insane movement. I was just moving around my house like crazy listening to that song. It was also the first time that my mom actually liked dubstep.
How does the distance between you guys affect track production?
Matt: I can’t say it’s perfect to work miles away from each other, but we make it work. We both really love music, so distance is not really a problem.
Dumi: I think the main “side-effect” of living at a such distance is the fact that we can’t share ideas that well through internet. There’s Skype, where you can explain but I think it’s WAY much better when you’re IRL and you just share your ideas throughout a track.
How important is Soundcloud and how could it be improved?
I personally think that the Soundcloud is really important for us and even more important for the people with even bigger fanbases. We\’re sitting at 9,300 followers on our SoundCloud account, a pretty resonable number. If we would lose this streaming service,we would lose all of our fanbase and it would definitely be super hard to build it all from zero. SoundCloud is also important because it\’s the quickest way to show your work and music to the world. It may not be easy but it\’s definitely quicker. Overall, Soundcloud is super efficient right now, with all these artists blowing up on this platform, one example could be Slushii. What I would change, would be the ability to hide/show the reposts from your stream feed, I would super love that!Especially with all these repost trades which is now a thing. Another thing would be the ability to fully monetize your music, at this moment you can only monetize your music based off the plays in United States, which is a bummer because the U.S plays are generally only 30% of the plays. I would love a worldwide based monetization, so everyone gets the exact amount deserved on their track.
It is quite important, since tons of small artists and huge artists use it to share their music. The platform is currently shit, I gotta say, it has so many bugs and useless features, while the needed features are not even available, and pretty much every week there\’s a new useless thing that will bring another bug with it. We are locked to SoundCloud, there\’s no other big audio platform that allows you to upload your music. I\’d really like to have a second choice besides SoundCloud, but there isn\’t, so we have to deal with it and pray for the developers to learn how to code.
Where do you think dubstep is going, how is it evolving?
Matt: Most of people think that Dubstep is on its way to death. I completely disagree with that, the scene is not as big as it was a few years ago, but it is evolving slowly. Everyday I see new artists doing some awesome new style, heavy, melodic etc. Dubstep is definitely not dying, it’s just changing.
Dumi: You got a good question right there. Some people would think that dubstep genre/scene is “dying” just because most of the artists have similar sounds. That is actually, pretty true and it can be considered a good point. However, I really think and I have high hopes that dubstep scene and genre is only evolving more and more. People say that the dubstep scene is dying just because they don’t know the underground scene, the talented scene, the kids that have their own signature sound design and who will, hopefully, be legends within 10 years.
If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be?
Matt: I wouldn\’t change anything. Music industry challenges you, and only the real music lovers will pass through that, that’s what separates enthusiasts from musicians.
Dumi: The negativity. Always there’s good a bit of negativity so you won’t feel the good in the world but dude, I would do anything to cure the music industry of the unnecessary negativity that you can see ESPECIALLY on the young talents.