San Diego-based duo blurrd vzn gives us the inside scoop on the beginning of their artistic journey, their recent single, and more!
It was in 2020 that blurrd johny and yeux first joined forces and began creating music under the blurrd vzn alias. This San Diego-based duo incorporates a mix of trap and experimental bass to create a sound that’s distinctively theirs, and they truly took flight after the release of their debut EP, vznary, on Electric Hawk – which arrived in the midst of the pandemic.
Since then, they’ve released four other EPs, including their most recent, FLEXIN, on Wubaholics. In addition to their EPs, they’ve released a plethora of singles, including collaborations with other bass artists such as MeSo, Slang Dogs, and Tape B. They’ve also established their own mixtape series, blurry tapes, filled with unreleased music and featuring other artists in the underground bass scene, and have taken the stage at prominent festivals like Lost Lands along the way.
The duo has the base needed to soar to new heights in 2023 and fresh off the release of their latest collaborative tune, “blowing o’s” with M?STIC, we caught up with them for a chat. Read on to explore blurrd vzn’s backstory, production process, and plans for the future – and don’t forget to check out their exclusive mix on SoundCloud for a taste of their dynamic style.
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Hey blurrd vzn! Thanks for taking the time to chat. You two are quite the dynamic duo. How do the two of you connect artistically? What was the driving force that brought the both of you to create this project?
We connect fairly easily when it comes to making music, and the driving force behind it is our passion for music. We want to bring something new to the table when it comes to making bass music.
Congrats on your newest release with M?STIC, “blowin o’s.” What inspired the collaboration? What was the production process like compared to solo releases?
The process was super easy sent M?STIC an intro and the first drop, and he was able to add that insane second drop in a day or two.
The seventh volume of blurry tapes recently dropped as well. Can you share the story behind this mixtape series and why you’ve come to love it over the years?
The blurry tapes were made to show off some of the IDs we’ve been working on during that time, but it’s mainly to show off the crazy talented underground scene. We’re very grateful that these amazing underground artists submit music for the mixes.
We’ve seen you two play big-name festivals like Lost Lands and Bass Canyon. Are there any bucket list festivals you hope to play this year or in the future?
Electric Forest and Hard Summer are two fests we dream of playing someday – especially with us being SoCal natives; playing Hard Summer would be insane.
Being a growing artist in the bass music scene is never easy. What are some of the struggles you’ve faced as artists? Have you been able to overcome them?
In the beginning, one of the main struggles we had was finding our own sound. But constant work helped us discover that sound, which made making music so much easier and more fun.
What has been the biggest piece of advice you’ve been given as growing artists in the scene?
Never stop working, and always strive to better your production and brand. You never know who is listening and who is watching, so never stop working and continue to want to improve.
You both are based in San Diego, what is the bass music scene like? What makes it different than other cities you’ve performed in?
The bass scene is now starting to grow in San Diego. It wasn’t always like that because this city was more known for its house events. But seeing how the bass scene is starting to grow makes us excited for the future of bass music here.
Just for fun, where’s your favorite place to grab some tacos in San Diego?
Being that we’re so close to the border with Mexico, we’d be lying if we didn’t say the best tacos will always be from there. Luckily for us, it’s a 10-15 min drive to Tijuana.
Finally, are there any specific goals that you two hope to achieve in 2023?
No specific goals. Our goal every year is to just improve ourselves in any way we can.
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