Hartland, a 24 year old dubstep producer from Toronto, Canada, constantly tries to push the boundaries of his music and elevate his sound. With bass heavy sound design and hard-hitting percussions, his tracks are sure to get you moving.
Hartland released the record “Coffee Time”, and he wasn’t lying when he stated he likes his bass to have a heavy sound! It smacks the listener like an airbag with force. With a climaxing cinematic introduction, the beat drop is the topping on the cake. The detail in this production is efficient, and the electronic elements is like an electric Gatorade filling up our bodies. You get to dancing, head-banging, and just moving your body alongside the rhythm of the beat. Perfect for the clubs, dance parties, and festivals, “Coffee Time” hypnotizes its listener and leaves you a victim to musical abduction for almost 6 whole minutes. Does this song sound tempting yet? I mean who doesn’t love a good adrenaline rush!? “Coffee Time” seems to be a representation of the good Caffeine we love to fill our bodies with in the morning. It breathes energy into its listener, and curates a sudden urge to tackle on any life obstacles. This for me, was extremely badass and an unforgettable electronic experience I won’t forget.
Listen to "Coffee Time" here and get to know more about Hartland below!
Hello and welcome to BuzzMusic! We really loved your new song "Coffee Time" congratulations on the release! Can you tell us about Hartland?
I come from a pretty creative background, I’ve been a graphic designer for like the past 5 years. Slowly I’m learning stuff like After Effects and Cinema 4D and hoping to eventually get good enough to do my own promo videos and live visuals and stuff like that. I’ve been producing for the past 6 years and I’ve been on tour once. It kind of sucked because I got screwed out of a lot of money by my management. That was a pretty rough time, but I got to meet a lot of awesome people and even met some family that I’d never met before, oh, and I played at a few cool places in Prague!
What are some challenging aspects in producing music?
The biggest challenge I face on a daily basis is finding inspiration for creativity, some days are fantastic and I can bang out a few ideas or even full tracks, but I go through weeks, even months on end sometimes where I just feel like everything I make is garbage, but I somehow manage to pull through every time!
What is it about the genre of electronic that made you fall in love with it?
I’ve been playing guitar since I was 10 and I’ve been in multiple bands throughout my music career and none ever seemed to work out, and honestly, growing up I was never a huge fan of electronic music. It was only up until I was about 16 when I went to see Swedish House Mafia on their One Last Tour. The show was incredible and it was that night that I decided that this is where I wanted to take my music career to. I started off making Electro and Progressive House, fell into Deep House and Techno, then finally Trance right before I found my passion for Dubstep.
What was the overall vision for the song “Coffee Time” ?
Coffee Time was created because I locked myself in an apartment I was renting out in The UK for about a week last summer. I remember being with my buddy Shatter (check his stuff out too, he’s a gnarly producer in his bedroom trying to work on a collab a few months before I left for my tour and I made the nastiest sounding bass. We were supposed to use it in our collab in which he was going to release on his EP but because of scheduling our collab never fell through. So instead of letting that nasty ass serum patch go to waste, I used it in my own track, and thus, Coffee Time was born.
Any exciting upcoming performances for you? What can we expect next from you!
Sadly I don’t have any upcoming performances as I’m focusing on finishing up my EP, however I have a few local events in Toronto in the works, but the biggest one is just a small EP release party which the date is still TBD. I’m also working on an insane amount of new music including a collab EP with no_ktrl and a few collabs with the homies Ch3shire, Liquid Lou, Knerv, Koptic, Goth Slam & Matalo.
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