Today we’d like to introduce you to Evan Rodrigues.
Evan, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I started to explore music production in 2008, I was making beats and then later trying to rap. In 2009, I discovered electronic music and started going to raves. During this time, I experimented with making Electro, Dutch House and Progressive House in a Dj duo called In Cahoots!! My friend and I were a duo for about a year or two, then we split. I continued the In Cahoots!! name for maybe another year before changing my artist name to Super Sick Nasty, lol. That name change didn’t last long and then in late 2012, I rebranded again to become $yrup.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a music artist and Dj. I’ve worked on all kinds of genres of music but I love to create dark, heavy, high energy Bass music specifically Electronic Trap and Twerk. I currently use Ableton to produce my music.
I create music because I love to do it more than anything. I hope that my music entertains people and that it enhances some type of life experiences for them as it has for me.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
In recent years, I feel that an artist’s success is defined by how much they put in. With the internet, social media and music-based platforms there are endless amounts of opportunities that an artist can take advantage of to be successful. There is room for anyone and everyone to be heard or seen if they put the time into their craft.
Cities should continue to support local artists and be a strong platform for their growth. Featuring local talent in small festivals, fairs or shows is always a big help to artists on the rise.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Listen, follow, share with your friends!
- Website: TurntUpSyrup.net
- Instagram: Instagram.com/
- Facebook: Facebook.com/
- Twitter: Twitter.com/
- Other: Soundcloud.com/
Lou Harvard, Diilate