Embarking on his musical journey within the rock world, Saint Punk rapidly became a name many recognize in the electronic music industry. Storming through the music scene with his bass-fluid and shape-shifting signature sound, the Los Angeles native took the electronic-rock hybrid to a whole new level. From his adrenaline-packed singles encouraging listeners to ‘Fight’ and push through any obstacles faced during these challenging times for us all, this guy does it all and it is what has been separating him apart and above the rest. A man of many talents indeed which includes teaching himself graphic design, photo, and video in order to create promotional materials for his musical projects, Saint Punk’s dedication to his craft does not go unnoticed and he is back to prove that there is no stopping this genre-defying producer. Changing the game once again this year, Saint Punk is taking a spin of Ookay and Cesqeaux’s ‘The Pit’ with a grunge house remix to fuel the momentum of any crowd insight.
Firing off directly into a gruesome house beat which only gets darker over time, hard-hitting vocals lead listeners into a fury of drums before descending into a prolonged frequency of sound that can only be listened to with the volume turned up to eleven. Unarguably “flipping the script” on this one, Saint Punk highlights his signature staccato drums as he takes full control of your mind with metal wrenching basslines and menacing synths to energize listeners no matter where they are. Injecting the track with even more energy, futuristic twists, and a series of snare switches, Saint Punk reminds his listeners that his signature still lives on.
Check out what Saint Punk had to say about his pioneering remix below as we had the pleasure of catching up with this grunge house connoisseur.
Talk to us about your latest remix of Ookay and Cesqeaux’s ‘The Pit.’ What was your idea behind the remix and how did it come about?
I really loved the original, and off the first listen knew it was in my wheelhouse to remix. I wanted to stay pretty true to their version, and just put my flavor on it. I chopped up their main drop lead and found a lot of other cool pieces of their stems to chop up as well.
I love distorted and organic sounds, and combining that with house felt good to me.
Becoming recognized for your unique grunge house sound, can you share what inspired you to move in this direction?
Moving in this direction felt pretty natural. The more I wrote and remixed, the more my sound came out. I love distorted and organic sounds, and combining that with house felt good to me.
Finding good people is easy, but finding great people is hard. So if that means I need to get the artwork and videos done myself, that’s the way it is.
Besides performing and producing tracks, you are also passionate about music videos, photography, and graphic design. What would you say is the biggest challenge you have faced when multi-tasking all core elements of production?
The biggest challenge is the amount of time! I wish humans didn’t need sleep (laughing). There is not enough time in the day to handle all aspects, but I have a solid team that allows me to focus on what I need to when I need to. Finding good people is easy, but finding great people is hard. So if that means I need to get the artwork and videos done myself, that’s the way it is.
The negatives are not touring, not being able to see people, not being able to go to my favorite restaurants… It is what it is. And what it is sucks, but it is all for a very real, very important reason. That is what I have to keep reminding myself of.
On a different note, how did the pandemic situation affect you as an artist? Did quarantine positively or negatively affect your creativity?
I think I can speak for everyone when I say the pandemic has sucked. There are definitely positives. I was able to make a lot more music during quarantine since I have spent all my time in the studio, and I have also been able to release a lot of that music already. The negatives are not touring, not being able to see people, not being able to go to my favorite restaurants… It is what it is. And what it is sucks, but it is all for a very real, very important reason. That is what I have to keep reminding myself of.
Anything you would like to share about future productions as we move towards 2021?
Get ready for my debut album coming soon! SP 2.0.