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"I make a lot of music, most of which is bad, but some of its ok, and the stuff that's ok is techno, which none of my friends like" - whythough?
1/2 of @svnteen
ghost producer for @⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
member of @pulseartistcollective
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whythough? is an electronic music producer who specializes in techno and club music. Originating from New Jersey, Ian Rios was exposed to electronic music from an early age. With roots in peruvian flutes and puerto rican rhythm, the Jersey Club scene is what initially brought Ian to more experimental genre bending music.
Growing up, he listened to every style of music he could find including death metal, classical, 80s pop, ambient drones, jazz, salsa, germanic chants, progressive rock, rap, hip-hop, and of course, electronic dance music and all of its sub-generes. Fascinated with the interesting, new sounds of synthesizers, he began to dig deeper and find more artists that made music he enjoyed, building his library with 90s house and tech, all the way to mainstream edm and avant-garde machine noises. It wasn’t until going to college in Troy, NY, where Ian learned to DJ in a producer club for shows and parties. His love for crate digging is directly translated into his enjoyment of creating playlists to expose people to new music.
While initially starting out as a DJ, he quickly picked up mashups, then remixes, and finally, original tracks. Leading into 2018, he became interested in more experimental sounds, harder basses, and more technical rhythm patterns, taking inspiration from the music he grew up and loved. By taking ideas from other genres, Ian has attempted to blend all kinds of techniques to create new ways of imagining modern club and techno music in his own style.
The whythough? Collection: https://open.spotify.com/user/lz3u3tuy0evztbtsd0oj173nx/playlist/4IWuFeo5SSGORsCMmjMsLZ?si=0E0bpzuvSx-4bO6Vsm7IYQ
Sweater Weather | Fall Vibes: https://open.spotify.com/user/5l8ty8oodebcssykl744svtvz/playlist/0U4x1S9zeBk5Mvj7YaoU8S?si=_H3Gz1FKSzuXgN2Maf4eQQ
Experimental Techno: https://open.spotify.com/user/lz3u3tuy0evztbtsd0oj173nx/playlist/3aztkVoZUPalAZ7JvrX4qv?si=26L3T_GXQOuxa3yia26fAw
Music to cry to:https://open.spotify.com/user/lz3u3tuy0evztbtsd0oj173nx/playlist/0rLkHLpvH7FV5CXHVbS3SQ?si=sMH3wAtOQ3S-JBWmwXQh9A
Noises to think about: https://open.spotify.com/user/lz3u3tuy0evztbtsd0oj173nx/playlist/4Pwc2jGW2UJDdQweUtXb5m?si=Foq-Tz_jR5uvKXWW6oMa4A
PULSE Artist Collective on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1236013941/playlist/5bSYx7bGVVNEWWHA9SehKT?si=AHv49quKT42SCTizvGAYmQ
Track Submissions and all inquiries: email@example.com
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