Today we’d like to introduce you to Dante Sin.
Dante, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My story begins in Pomona, CA with two technics turntables at the age of 16. I started DJing electronic music the local all ages clubs and this opened me up to the music industry. At the age of 18, I sold those turntables to buy studio monitors, a keyboard and a drum pad. I began to dabble in making my own instrumentals. I started drifting towards more experimental and ominous sounds. I figured I would try to sing over them so I could begin to perform again. The first record I sang over seemed didn’t sound terrible so I went with it. I did that for a few years, then one night at a festival I saw Shlohmo by chance. He was performing with an electronic set up similar to mine but he had a full band. This inspired me to pick up the guitar which I had played very briefly growing up. This was an important moment that pushed me in the direction of starting my own band. Ultimately, I started my band Sin + Passion which is my current focus.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I consider myself a writer. When I write my songs, the lyrics are the most important component. I write from my emotional state. I mainly write about love and anxiety. I try to make it as poetic as I possibly can. The message I try to convey is always a message of hope. I create for those in misery.
Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
Well, I feel that I can only speak about my own current condition and its tough. I work, go to school full time, try to write music and play shows all at once. I have to really manage my time. It’s also really difficult to tap into certain sectors of the music industry because it’s just one big monopoly. You’re either in or you’re not. Living costs in California are extremely high so if you’re not well off you have to work full time just to keep your head above water. In between jobs and school, you have to find the time to be an artist. I hope that one day there is an artistic community that is designed to help us grow and can help us get a step closer to doing this for a living without struggling to survive.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Our music is available on all streaming platforms but in order to get the full experience, you have to come see us live at a show. It’s a beautiful emotional experience.
- Website: www.sinpassion.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @iwasneverinlove
- Twitter: @iwasneverinlove
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