Useless Weight is the deathstep challenge of Chicago primarily based Jackson Iturbide that stands for aggressive catharsis and towards self-harm and harming others. With beats and 808s within the vein of Skrillex and Maurauda, vitality impressed by Slipknot, and vocals impressed by Napalm Dying, Useless Weight fuses the types of dubstep and loss of life metallic to unleash an ominous aggression that bids you to let your feelings run wild and understand how alive you actually are. Reasonably than hurt your self or others, Ollie (as he goes by when the make-up goes on) invitations followers to let their rage out to Useless Weight, reminding them that there isn’t a rainbow with out the rain.
He lately launched a blistering new single titled “Convulsing” that’s unbelievably electrifying. He fuses collectively backbone chilling vocals with thunderous bass and closely distorted guitars in a wondrous method, solidifying it as a real head banging anthem.
We had an opportunity to ask Useless Weight just a few questions on his challenge and this single. Take pleasure in and take heed to “Convulsing” beneath!
“When nobody is there for you, music is there for you, and I’m there for you.” The place did this message come from and what does it imply to you?
It implies that you’re by no means alone when you have music. When you’ve got household, relationship, psychological well being or private points you’ll be able to search refuge in music, and particularly in Useless Weight, as a result of the music flows from the struggles of life and fights again towards them, and Olli–the character/function I take with the corpse paint and as I carry out, is non-binary, and meant to be relatable to anybody. Olli is extra of a task than an id, anybody could be Olli or be Olli for another person. Olli will all the time be there for you with open arms.
As for the place it got here from–I truly mentioned it in pure dialog making an attempt to clarify the challenge to somebody and didn’t understand it on the time. My supervisor (Thomas Bridges) overheard it and thought it nailed the that means of the challenge so he wrote it down. We have now determined to place it on a hooded sweatshirt that we’ll be releasing quickly, with the protocol of giving the entire earnings to a charity (we haven’t determined but however are in dialog with just a few non-profit organizations, however we’re open to collaboration with anybody if the match is correct).
When did you get into digital music? When did you understand you wished to fuse laborious rock and dubstep collectively?
I acquired into digital music across the age of 14-15. Identical to many others it was Skrillex and Kill The Noise that kick began me into this EDM world. From listening to the pure authenticity of Skrillex’s music and the complete throttled sound design from Kill The Noise I used to be hooked on the entire scene prefer it was crack.
I by no means had this loopy epiphany about fusing the 2 genres collectively. I suppose it began method again once I was moving into heavy music. I beloved the frenzy and the aid I acquired throughout and after a heavy track. Not singling it all the way down to heavy metallic both, simply heavy music usually, music that makes you need to burn the world whereas it’s hitting your eardrums. From that it had an unconscious affect on my writing type. So, you would say I unintentionally fused these two genres collectively simply purely as a result of I’d attempt to write what I wished to listen to. Attempting to be sincere with my manufacturing and my genuine self.
Who’re just a few artists you look as much as proper now each as artists and in addition at spreading constructive messages like yours?
A pair artists which can be grabbing my consideration proper now are King Yosef and Nanoo. King Yosef is that this “industrial sounding” Hip-Hop Artist (I put quotations there as a result of I’m probably not positive How one can describe his music). Nanoo is that this ahead considering producer that ranges from Heavy Dubstep, Experimental Bass and Home. He’s so various and makes me try to be a greater producer.
As for artist/manufacturers I look as much as for spreading positivity within the scene must be OWSLA. Though they’re nonetheless on their painfully lengthy hiatus, OWSLA does one thing distinctive and completely different that unifies all these completely different sounds with the identical vitality. They simply maintain it contemporary, maintaining actual, and maintaining it true. That’s what OWSLA does.
What’s in retailer for the remainder of the yr/subsequent yr for you?
For the remainder of the yr I’ve plenty of music releases: singles, collabs and possibly even a full size EP if everyone seems to be up for it. Numerous exhibits deliberate for the remainder of the yr and beginning 2023.
Simply know that you could be not know who/what Useless Weight is presently, and that’s okay, However for these upcoming years you gained’t have the ability to eliminate me. I’m on this for all times.