Electronic producer Mawsua, has just started to leave his mark in the music industry.
Creating melodic-bass music that gives an energetic feel to the listener, Mawsua does not stick to just one genre. We sat down with him, to understand more about his journey as a producer, and his plans for 2019.
T.H.E – Hey man! Welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials. What have you been up to?
Mawsua – Hey, happy to be here! I’ve been working on so much music and attending a few award shows in the Dominican Republic, the music culture is insane, there is so much talent out there. Also, NoFace Records recently signed me, and I have a new song that is coming out with them pretty soon.
T.H.E – Tell us a bit about how you got into the electronic music scene. What prompted you to become a DJ/Producer? Which genres caught your attention back then?
Mawsua – Well when I was around 12 years old, I started listening to some LMFAO (yeah those guys), they brought mainstream electronic music to the table, I remember that they were popular back then when I was in middle school. After digging through more music, I discovered Skrillex and I really liked the whole idea of creating and playing your own music to a massive crowd. It was for sure a different time back then, so many good memories!
T.H.E – What is the message behind “MAWSUA”? How did the name come about?
Mawsua – My artist name has a peculiar origin story, I used to live in Aruba, an island in the Caribbean, it’s so close to Miami and Venezuela. They speak Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish, and English. They have a word that is always being used, which is “sua”. The word regularly in the Island means “dude, brother, and chill”. At the time I really liked it, and I decided to use “sua” after my nickname which is Mau but decided to get a little creative and switched “U” for the “W”, creating my artist name which is “Mawsua”.
T.H.E – Were there any artists you looked up to for inspiration?
Mawsua – Yes, of course, I look up to artists like Skrillex, Deadmau5, Quix, Rome In Silver and Basstrick. They have their own sound and are for sure changing the EDM scene right now.
T.H.E – How would you best describe your sounds?
Mawsua – Well in a way sometimes they can be vibey, happy and sad. It all depends on the song that I am producing and what I want my listeners to feel. I am trying to not stick to just one genre, but also adding my own sound so I can stand out.
T.H.E – You have released two songs this year – “Oceans” and “Still Here”. Is there a lot of focus that you’re putting into your productions? How pleased were you with how fans have responded to them?
Mawsua – Well, “Still Here” was well received. Not a lot of people know, but this song was a tribute to a friend that recently passed away, he was so close into accomplishing his dream which was to play at EDC Mexico 2019. Sadly, he wasn’t able to do so, but in return, a lot of people gathered and raised various flags that had his image on it, and different high profile Mexican newspapers wrote about the tragic story.
“Oceans” is a song that has been in the works for almost a year now, there was some experimentation into the sounds and synths that I decided to use on the song. Vllixat who is the singer featuring on the song, did a really good job at conveying her emotions, and did an outstanding job for her very first record!
T.H.E – What is next for Mawsua? What do you hope to accomplish this year, and what do your plans for 2019 look like?
Mawsua – This year is going to be insane, I am pretty happy that more people are enjoying my music. I am also so stocked, I’ve been getting invited to different events around the world and also the fact that I am able to meet so many great artists. 2019 is going to be a different world for Mawsua.
T.H.E – If you had to name 5 artists that you would like to collaborate with, who would they be?
Mawsua – Wow, that’s a pretty good question! I would probably go with Skrillex, Quix, Ookay, Ray Volpe and Boombox Cartel.