Steven Jimenez, aka MartiaN, is an up-and-coming producer from Los Angeles, CA who has been working with a variety of artists for the past decade. His most recent release, “Bounce It,” features an eclectic blend of hip hop, soul and rhythm influences. The track also features a sample from a record called “Set It Out” by Midway.
In collaboration with Confidential Cartoon Studios, MartiaN also released an animated music video for the “Bounce It,” featuring his Gorillaz-esque character landing in a farm and dancing to his track with a startled farmer.
MartiaN’s influence ranges from 90’s boom bap style hip hop, to early 2000’s house. He is specifically inspired by crossover artists like JAUZ, as he works in a wide range of music styles, from hip hop to house music. Past collaborations include Jenna Evans, and Robin Season, with whom he has another music video coming out soon
We got a chance to chat with MartiaN about his new track and learn more about his background. Read on below to find out more about this artist on the rise.
Hi MartiaN, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’ve been great. Just working as hard as I can and staying motivated.
Tell us a little about your recent release and what excites you about the track.
My recent release is called “BOUNCE IT.” I’m stoked on the responses I’ve been getting.
It’s something with an older, early 2000s feel, with a nice blend of modern house music.
How would you describe your musical style?
I would describe my style as diverse. I make what I want, and what I think sounds cool, which can vary at any time.
Who are some of your influences?
My biggest influences are Skrillex, Jauz, and Flume. This is because, as you see in their style, they make what they want! Plus their sound production is amazing.
What are some of your other past releases and collaborations? Any favorites?
One of my favorite collaborations is with my good friend Robin Season, called “GET DOWN.” The track is already out but we will be releasing a video for it soon, so stay on the look out!
What do you think is the next big thing in music?
I’m not sure — right now with the way EDM is going, anything could take over.
What is next for you?
What’s next for me is more music, more shows, more content, and just trying to overall be the best artist I can be. Also I have E.P dropping sometime this year…stay tuned.