Ace Aura explores a deeper meaning on his track “Destiny” with Emily Makis and gives us a closer look at how he accomplished that.
Over the years, Ace Aura has risen in popularity due to his creative style of bass music. While it embodies the heaviness of traditional dubstep, it offers a bouncy and rhythmic element that not many can replicate. Through his impressive work ethic and clear vision of his music, he’s garnered the attention of the biggest labels and a devoted fanbase in the process.
His distinctive releases showcase this young producer’s knack for pushing the boundaries of bass music, and he’s coming fresh off the heels of his latest EP, Gem World, which dropped on Never Say Die and gave listeners tracks such as the fiery “Inferno.” Now, ahead of his debut at Lost Lands, he returns to Monstercat with a larger-than-life tune “Destiny” with Emily Makis.
“Destiny” is fun and bouncy, but still has a certain type of grit to it that bassheads will enjoy. When asked about how the track materialized he said, “I had created a quick song to play live using the vocals from Zedd’s track Clarity, and when I saw it doing well, I knew I had to make it into an original to release.” Adding to this, Ace mentioned that he needed a vocalist for the track and after some searching came across Emily Makis.
When listening through “Destiny” you can’t help but be captivated by Makis’ voice along with the actual lyrics that she is singing. Diving deeper into the meaning behind the track and what these lyrics meant to Ace Aura, he stated that “Emily was given a lot of freedom to write what she wanted, but we shared a kind of general guideline for the track’s theme. When I got back the final vocal from her, it happened to be very timely.“
When asked about how he keeps his motivation and creativity up in the studio, he mentioned that it’s been pretty difficult lately to do so. “I find that I have a tendency to pressure myself into being innovative and creating music in a particular style and it almost always leads to writer’s block,” he said before explaining how he beats being stuck. “Letting go and allowing my brain to create without judging my work first is the only way I can keep a sizeable creative output and still feel creatively fulfilled.” Usually, this involves experimentation with sound design and trying to create songs in genres he is not used to producing.
As for his debut performance at the upcoming edition of Lost Lands, Ace Aura said how stoked he is to achieve that goal after years of working hard to get a place on the lineup. He also is just happy to be back on stage again after the pandemic so that he can play in front of fans again: “I’m also glad that we are in a position to be playing shows regularly again as it allows me to connect more with fans and allows me to make music my full-time career.”
Ace Aura is sure to throw down at Lost Lands this weekend and well into the future. So listen to “Destiny” below or on your preferred platform, and stay tuned for more from this rising star in the scene!