The new sound of dubstep is bold, it is big, and it is furious. Possibly one of the most innovative producers to represent the new wave of American dubstep, Trisicloplox, AKA Killian, hails from Denver, and makes some of the strangest music around. His blend of noise and industrial influences with underground bass music creates a stellar live show that is all sonic assault and aggression, while still remaining strangely danceable. Another odd paradox, Killian appears formidable during his live shows, a towering presence wearing a dark hoody, but in person is one of the nicest and most down-to- earth guys you’ll meet. Recently, Sub.mission caught up with Trisicloplox to hustle some knowledge your way regarding his current projects and his overall .mission.
What do you have in the works as far as upcoming projects, songs, releases, and collaborations?
Well I always have music I’m working on. I usually start two or three at a time, which allows me to always have something to work on. I have my first vinyl release with Encrypted, which is a UK-based dubstep label ran by Tony (Content) and Rich (Deafblind). I’m very excited for this release actually. Not just because the tune selection is going to creep people the fuck out, but that I’ll be releasing my music with Tony, who is a great duder. His music actually got me into “deep” dubstep. I find it pretty hard to work on a tune with someone else, unless we have been hanging out together all day smoking and watching anime. I do have a few little dingers in the works with a couple of friends but nothing close to being finished.
How would you describe your sound, and who are some of your biggest influences?
I never really like answering this first question because I don’t really know. I guess just… weird. As for my biggest influences? Science fiction movies, books, and games. Magic the Gathering is tight too but I’m not that good at it.
What do you feel about the new wave of dubstep in America and the growing scenes in places ike Denver? What is being done well, and what could be better?
Oh shit, America is getting so good right now. This year alone I’ve talked to at least a dozen American producers that are blowing my mind right now. Most from Denver. Denver has the best dubstep scene in America. We got the Grease. What is being done well? Americans staying true to the culture. What could be done better? More warehouse shows.
Do you have any other upcoming shows you want to announce?
None at the moment. I just played a set with other Denver locals and some out-of- state dons. was a crazy night. Sub.mission really knows how to throw a party.
How did you get started making music, and what is your background as an artist?
I was getting bored with music and wanted to have darker music to listen to while I ran dungeons in World of Warcraft. So after figuring out how to make my own beats I would see tutorials on YouTube on how to make dubstep in the same DAW I used at the time. The video I found was that Rusko video with him sitting at his ancient-looking PC. This is also how I discovered dubstep. Then producing and digging for new styles of electronic music became my life. I don’t know how to play any instruments but I can make some pretty neat sounds with them.
Your sound is very industrial and seems to draw influence from a lot of places outside of dubstep. What do you listen to outside of dubstep that influences the music you make?
Random stuff. I usually just listen to my friends’ music and my own. That’s it.
Of all the music you’ve released so far, which track or release is your favorite?
The “Villa Göth” release, which was an EP of some of my first deep dubstep tunes put on tape. I still hear about that release from friends.
Sub.mission’s mission is to move people through sound not hype; what is your mission?
To have fun and play all-original sets in warehouses on big sound systems.
By Addison Herron-Wheeler