SMYAH (or Yavor) is one of the hidden talents in the Bulgarian beat scene and I have the honour to know him personally. We had a chance to talk a bit about music + he sent us a super dope bassy mini-mix that will definitely get your head moving.
So, tell us a bit more about yourself and the way you create music.
I am a beat head so I always put special attention on the instrumental when I listen to music. Sometimes I may not even remember the lyrics but what will definitely get stuck in my head will be the flow of the vocalist and the beat.
Where do yourself going?
In the near future, I want to dive even deeper into sound design and implement more and more weird soundscapes and synths in my productions. I am starting to work with more and more vocalists and I am constantly looking for talented musicians for collaborations (holla!). This is something extremely important that enriches you both as a person and as a producer. It also creates special friendships like no other circumstance will.
What's your favourite thing about it?
What I like about this craft is that there is no ceiling and no ending point in your progress and this is something that always keeps me hungry and inspired for more knowledge.
So, what about the mini-mix you crafted for us?
The way I see it, this mix has three parts that explore different sounds and movements. First one is mostly filled with my recent productions. We start with my new single called Iguana Forest that is also part of my forthcoming EP on Sofia Beats (dropping on 30th this month). Then we move to one favourite tune of mine from the Man himself (capital M!) Sam Gellaitry. Later on, you can hear my song with Ayla and some tunes from my previous EPs which then fuse with some futuristic rnb tracks done by some of my favourite producers. I really enjoy this deep electronic sound that makes you drown in it and there's something special about those distorted vocals throughout the mix. For the last part, I felt I needed to switch the vibes a bit and present you some of my biggest inspirations right now. I'd say that my biggest musical influence comes from the realeases of Ivy Lab's 20/20LDN label and I've included 4 tracks from it inside. This electronic hip hop, rich in sound design and creativity is really pushing the boundaries of modern music and if you play it at the club you will definitely hear how masterful these guys are.
Anything to add?
Enjoy the mix!