Driving industrial rhythms, highly dynamic progressions, and a hint of elegance are only a few ways to describe music by Karius Vega. His ranges from hard dNb, spontaneous IDM, zone out chill out, and ambient, down tempo, and heart felt emotion. Some of his music emphasize entirely on color, using colors coupled with intensities to create gradient progressions and a smooth, seamless feel, while being completely segmented. Great for chilling out, dancing, driving, and experiencing an escape.
The beginnings of his career started in the studio. His passion for music production began as early as 12 years old, when he first started experimenting with mixing electronica and dance. He said he loved the immediate sense of control he had when mixing and editing in the comfort of a studio, but never quite thought of being a live dj. His styles have already diversified; his major styles now include IDM and drum and bass instead of predominantly electronica.
Even though he got in to music at such an early age, he said he knew this was what he was destined to do.
“I felt like I had an objective,” Vega said. “Music is my life, and I aspire to wholly commit myself to not only that but to all those who are in search of inspiration.”
Inspiring his listeners and creating a legacy was of utmost importance to him. He said music is a part of communication and that communication contributed to keeping culture alive. Vega continued to express his gratitude for all his fans that have helped him grow.
“The purpose of my ENCO mix was to get as much feedback as possible, Vega said. “Without my fans’ feedback, I can’t improve myself or accentuate the impact I have on the music scene.” He reiterated that his fans have offered a significant amount of feedback, and for that he was thankful.
He said to him, music was a bit like research. It was an ongoing process of refining himself and his music while trying to define his persona. He said his hope is to create musical history.
“I want something to refer to once I get old,” Vega said. “I want to create music that will help me catalogue my progress as both an artist and a person.”
He said he had high hopes for all the shows to come, and that he was in a constant state of perfecting his mixes. His recent and seemingly effortless success as a live dj seemed to take him a bit by surprise, but his humility stayed constant.
“I feel so blessed,” Vega said. “So far, every show has been totally packed. It seems to always be a full crowd of fresh faces.”