Cookie Monsta Discusses Dubstep and Bass with Raver Mag. Lost Lands [Exclusive Interview]
by Eubin Jin
How does playing a full bass music differ from one that has a wider range of genres?
There is more of a sense of community. We are all here doing the same thing and wanting the same thing. At other festivals, I don’t know half the crowd, I don’t know half the people, I don’t know half the DJs. Here, I know all these people, like we are all friends and we are here for the same reason, so you know it’s going to be a good time. That is one of the reasons I always call for mosh pits! Unlike older generations, we don’t have metal or anything like that to let out our emotions in a healthy, but passionate way. There is no release for us except for in a dubstep mosh pit and the crowd has been nothing but phenomenal in that aspect.
You have been in the scene for a long time. What are your opinions on how the bass music scene has grown, changed and evolved into what it is now?
It has been crazy. It started as something super underground, and I was a part of that scene when it was just starting, and now it has exploded across Europe and the US and all over the world. I’ve been in the scene long enough where I’m comfortable and have a more mature outlook on its rise, and it almost rose too fast. At its peak, there was just too much, it was almost like cannon fodder. Dubstep was just everywhere. But now I think the scene is in a good place; there is just so much GOOD music out there nowadays. There is still the bad music, but we have all followed the train enough to know where the good stuff is. The scene is to the point where you can start from nothing and once you drop something sick, you will be playing on stages, the music will do the talking. That is what is so awesome about the bass music scene right now.
What led you to create dubstep and bass music?
I have always been fascinated with bass. It is honestly a strange thing to be so in love with bass. I used to listen to drum and bass and UK garage and so many different types of music and what I was making at the time was kind of weird and strange, but it was where I got my start creating music. Then dupstep came along and it kind of had everything I wanted in music rolled into one. It wasn’t too fast where I was getting tired and it wasn’t too slow, it was just perfect. I absolutely fell in love and haven’t looked back. It all starts and ends with bass for me, it is just so freaking good!
Any shoutouts you want to give?
Literally everyone! The people who love the scene and the music, you know who you are. You guys are awesome and the best thing you can do is continue to show that love and appreciation for the music and scene as you have been doing all this time!