Herobust Takes a Moment to Discuss His Latest EP, His Hometown, and Riddim
Hayden Kramer, also known as Herobust is a bass music producer all over the map. After just kicking off his Vertebreaker Tour starting with six nights in China, then back to the USA, he took a moment out of his busy schedule to give us a few words.
iEDM: In addition to just starting Vertebreaker Tour, your Vertebreaker EP just dropped. How do you feel about that?
Herobust: I think this was the album that I stepped out of my comfort zone the most. I believe a lot of us have felt like EDM has been missing those fresh and new sounds that made us fall into the genre, and I’m always down to experiment in the lab. The result was super dirty, hard and downright weird. I even got to showcase more of my vocal ability on this release which was cool.
iEDM: You’re from Atlanta, how has your hometown influenced your style?
Herobust: I’d say it’s influenced it the most. I grew up listening to a lot of southern hip-hop as well as a variety of other hometown heroes. Though I am now traveling the world and playing off of other cultures, I think Atlanta will always hold some role in my production.
iEDM: You are all over the board when it comes to the genres you play, which is your favorite to play?
Herobust: I dig all genres but I believe it really comes down to the fans and what they’re feeling that night, and you know I get down to trap and hip hop the most.
iEDM: What is your opinion on the newly emerging genre riddim?
Herobust: Man I really do love riddim! It’s so versatile and there are so many different sounds and melodies you can create. No two tracks sound the same, and it’s inspiring people to be innovative with their production, which is what I’m all about.
You can expect to see Herobust continue his tour across North America, including sets at major music festivals like Beyond Wonderland in San Berndadino, CA this March, Middle Lands in Texas this May, and Bonnaroo in June. Whether you're a traditional Herobust listener, or a new fan, we encourage you crank the volume and press play on the Vertebreaker EP below.