Dylan Andre emanates a true form of artistry. Similar to our last Undiscovered Spotlight artist, Dylan is not a man of one genre. He has performed music with hints of a variety of genres from hip-hop to pop. His fans have had the pleasure of listening to his killer covers like Eminem’s “River” (which has close to 130,000 YouTube views), as well as his originals like “Bargains“. Dylan’s voice is one that is truly unique, and deserves to be heard around the world. Not in Harmony is proud to present our next Undiscovered Spotlight artist, Dylan Andre. Get to know what the hype is all about:
Dylan Andre self produces his music and has a unique approach to the typical singer/songwriter formula. Throughout the growth in his writing and producing skills, he’s managed to find his sound by adding hints of modern pop, soul, old-school hip-hop and R&B.
Looping since Howie Day “The Madrigals”, Dylan takes stages with a small body guitar and a loop station. Dylan has made a name in the world of live looping in his features with BOSS and TC-Helicon. He’s managed to burst onto the live looping scene and it’s safe to say his show is one of a kind.
His live performance leaves you hooked, entertained, and even confused sometimes, wondering how such a huge sound can come from one man and a small body guitar.
Dylan’s latest release “Bargains” is the first track off the 3rd volume of the Sonic Graffiti Trilogy, the song bends the singer/songwriter genre into the realms of modern hip-hop with a bit of pop.
Sonic Graffiti Vol. 3 is due out 4/17
Q: Why music?
A: Because working at McDonald’s would make me fat. Haha. No, I don’t really know. I don’t think I really have a choice to be honest, it’s kind of a curse and a blessing.
Q: What do you want people to know most about you/your music?
A: I don’t know man, I used to write real metaphysically, like not really about me or anyone really, but I’ve tried to get more introspective without being a douche. I don’t know if I’m doing a good job at that, but people are seeming to like it so I guess it’s okay.
Q: How would you best describe your musical style?
A: This is tough because my manager Rich and I have been trying to peg it for a while. We’ve got no clue. Haha. I’d say it’s a blend of hip hop and the more organic singer/songwriter sound. It’s been a pretty cool ride trying to find the sound that works best across the Sonic Graffiti series.
Q: Who is your biggest musical influence?
A: That’s a tough one. There’s a couple of different ones in different genres, but I’d have to say the one I really attribute a lot of my inspiration from would be Eminem. He’s dope. The personal connection is one thing I’ve really been trying to work on with my fans and potential fans. I think what he’s done and what he’s built is amazing.
Q: Who is your dream collaboration?
A: I think I just had it to be honest. One of my best friends Sinatti Pop and I have been trying to get together on a song for like 8 years. He’s way better than I am at rapping and delivery. It just shocks me that we’re on a rap track now, it’s called “Preacher“.
Q: What is your favorite song at the moment?
A: Hmmm, probably “Feeling Whitney” by Post Malone. I’ve been on such a kick with him lately. That Stoney record is great. I think I like it because I can picture him waking up and lighting a cigarette and just playing a song. I do that probably 10 times a week.
Q: What inspires you when writing?
A: Um, I think I’m super impatient, and I get excited to finish the next part and like 10 – 20 mins later it’s done. Then I have to go back and pick the s*** out that I don’t like and tweak it.
Q: What is your favorite lyric you’ve written?
A: Let’s see if I can remember it. Haha. It’s in a song that I haven’t put out yet, but it’s uh, “I may look out of place on a beat with these hats, but I dangle lines in front of them with ease to tease cats, I’m feeling like your daddy when I swing the bat, so Pa tell her that I pivot on the joint like knee caps,” Yeah, I’m a huge anatomy nerd, so that last patella bit makes me giggle.
Q: Where is your favorite place to write?
A: I kinda like doing it anywhere because that’s how it happens. There’s no room I can just walk into and feel it or the vibe. It’s weird. It can happen anywhere. Like I’ll be at the mall with my wife in Rue 21 or one of her stores and have to step out and look like a total douche husband, but she gets it and is happy when it happens because it doesn’t happen very often like that.
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of music?
A: Honestly going on adventures with my wife, and photography. Those two things are mixed together almost 100% of the time. We just pick spots and just drive. We don’t really like to have a plan and we just figure it out as we go. Haha. She’s just as unattached to the ground as I am.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: Oh man, that’s tough. For an all-time “one time watch” it’d have to be Lost. If it was like an everyday show it’d be a toss up between Trailer Park Boys or Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I can watch those shows over and over again and still come super close to pissing myself laughing.
Q: What is your favorite way to find new music?
A: I’m stingy. My wife finds all the new music on Spotify. She can just chill for three hours with the Beats on and find the illest s***, then we’ll go on a drive and listen to all the new stuff. I take bits and pieces from the production and try to incorporate it in my own stuff.
Q: Last question. What is your favorite late night snack?
A: Oof, if I have them, Double Stuffed Oreos, those things will be the reason I get diabetes and die.