The new year is finally here full of new resolutions, projects and of course, music!
We talked with Ophelia about her plans and ambitions for the new year; here’s what she said.
T.H.E – Hey, 2023 is here and we’d like to know what are your hopes for this year regarding your music career?
Ophelia – I hope that in 2023 I can play more shows and produce more music. It’s been a slow bounce back from corona for me. It really was a rough time.
T.H.E – What are your top 3 resolutions for this new year?
Ophelia – Be more active – I’m always stuck working or behind a screen. I love nature and would love to be outside more.
– Be profitable – running a business is tough and I have several endeavors I’d like to start or automate.
– Be successful – whatever that means! I have a lot of shows where I’m a promoter and I’m looking forward to them succeeding. I also have new tracks I’d like to see chart!
T.H.E – Do you have any releases in the pipelines for the upcoming months?
Ophelia – I have 2 remixes on my plate right now and my own EP I’d like to release on vinyl. I’m doing a really dope industrial Techno remix for Contracult Collective, who are Metal band here in LA, with a really cool harsh sound. I also have a remix for Pain Behavior that is super danceable and extra slutty!
T.H.E – If you could pick any event, any stage, any place: where would you like to perform in 2023?
Ophelia – Berghain.
T.H.E – And following on from that, if the world was your oyster for selection, who would you like to collaborate with this new year?
Ophelia – I think I could make a dope Pop track with Diplo.
T.H.E – Are there any new hobbies or activities you’d like to try in 2023?
Ophelia – I broke my fibula in August so once that heals, I might actually try surfing even though I’m mostly afraid of sharks.
T.H.E – Are there any new skills or new gear that you’d like to implement to your studio in 2023?
Ophelia – I’d like to get a better workflow when it comes to saving files and sound design patterns. I do software engineering and I’d love to create a way to save work in my DAW like I do with code!
T.H.E – From a production standpoint, what would you say is the number one area you would like/need to invest time into in order to develop your production level?
Ophelia – Time. I really just need to devote more time. My style and everything about me right now are a reflection of my juggling time and executing fast fashion.
T.H.E – Any new genres you’d like to explore next year?
Ophelia – I’m into this new race sound of pure movement and angst expulsion.
T.H.E – New sub-genres come and go into fashion every year, what are your predictions for 2023?
Ophelia – I think hyper Rap will fully make a circle into the mainstream. I also think Tik Tok Core will be more in the forefront in a commercial sense like advertisements and marketing creative. Sync will be broader.
T.H.E – Besides yourself, which artists or labels should people follow this year?
Ophelia – I’m working with some really cool producers and DJs for my next party called RAVE. My headliner is DJ Salazar from New York and his sound is really stellar. He’s help me connect with a lot of local LA talent like Freeman 713 and 1morning. All super rave friendly acts. I also am booking Professor Creason whom I found at a Punk show at The Smell in DTLA. They play Monkeecore in a live set and it’s really cool. I like shit like that. So definitely LA and New York is always popping.
T.H.E – Make a prediction for 2023 about the world or music and we’ll try and catch you this time next year to see if it came true!
Ophelia – Web3 and NFTs are stupid. I’ve been a crypto developer since 2017 and I’ve been doing tech consulting for half my life. I love blockchain tech and all the cool cyber stuff, but these older execs just constantly writing some bullshit on LinkedIn pisses me off. People always tripping on something obtuse. Live music is the future, that’s where you meet people and can do stuff with them