With his debut EP "The Big Tuna EP" just released on Big Alliance Records
, new up and coming producer/DJ Dr. Trout
has just made his first splash in the EDM scene. His sound is one that all of us here at DxE fell in love with from first listen and we know you'll all feel the same way. So who exactly is Dr. Trout
? The man himself was kind enough to fill us in and give us a little sneak peak of where this fish may be swimming --
DxE: So who's behind the "Dr. Trout" alias?
Trout: My real name is Ryan Loomba and I'm 22 years old. I've lived in the Bay Area, CA my whole life up until I graduated high school and moved down to LA to attend college at the University of Southern California. I'm currently residing up in San Francisco.
DxE: How'd the name came about?
Trout: The name actually came about during a ski trip with some friends in Lake Tahoe. We were all joking around and started calling one of our friends Dr. Trout. Ever since that it became sort of an inside joke. It's very absurd sounding and memorable, so I thought it'd be cool to use as a production alias.
DxE: How would you describe the "Trout sound" to someone who's never heard your music before?
Trout: It's melodic, complex electro house. I like to use catchy melodies coupled with dirty beats and filthy wobbles. Also, I try and stress the importance of actual musicality in my music. I hear a lot of "complextro" electro house artists who foget about melodies and arrangement and focus far too much on sound design - leaving nothing but random noises going all over the place.
DxE: Who would you say are your greatest influences either within the EDM scene or elsewhere?
Trout: I would say my greatest influences are a lot of the "complextro" elecrto guys. Wolfgang Gartner, Mord Fustang, Lazy Rich, Porter Robinson, Darth & Vader, Dirtyloud, and Dilemn are the main ones that come to mind.
DxE: What can we expect from Dr. Trout for the rest of 2011 and into 2012?
Trout: Production wise, you can expect my second EP "The Magic Conch EP" to come out on Monday October 17th. I've got more electro projects under way, with some vocalists lined up. I'm also trying out some dubstep, so we'll see how that ends up. I'm starting to play some gigs locally and hopefully around the US and Canada in the near future. Stay posted on my facebook fanpage for details!
As he said, make sure you follow the Trout on facebook
and keep track of all his newest releases via his soundcloud
. The Doctor himself was kind enough to provide DxE followers a full 128 kpbs version of his first EP, but if you like it and want to be a true supporter, purchase the EP, as well his upcoming one and all future tracks off of beatport
. Big ups to Ryan, can't wait to see how far upstream this Trout will go.