Future-bass artist DRUGZZ shares his latest single ‘I Didn’t Mean To Do’ to be released via Super Serious on 11th May, mastered by Joe LaPorta of Sterling Sound Studio (David Bowie, Imagine Dragons, Grizzly Bear, The WEEKND, Armin Van Buuren, X Ambassadors, Foofighters, The Killers) and produced by Robbie Gardunio (Siglia, Bohnes, Eyho). Having previously worked with Spinnin Deep’s De Hofnar and Ziggy Alberts (TWO LANES), to no surprise his previous dizzying single ‘Someone Other Than Me’ has almost hit the 50 thousand mark on YouTube alone.
Hailing from the rougher parts of Tennessee, Sam Alan has had a hard upbringing fighting his way to success. Growing up in a loving family of 6, he always felt overlooked. Once he found his passion in music, he has began to live his best life through the artist known as DRUGZZ: “I spent the last 6 years of my life starting and running a fresh salsa company called Uncle Kragers. I was working 70 hours in a kitchen chopping fucking cilantro while all my friends were outside going on vacations and playing sold out shows. Our company did very well, but I ended up hating my life. Inspiration comes in many ways – sometimes through cilantro stained hands.” he says.
With influences such as Blink-182, The Chemical Brothers, Lupe Fiasco, Copeland, The National, Death Cab for Cutie, DRUGZZ’ sound has been likened to as a crossover between Louis The Child and Simple Plan. DRUGZZ is highly inspired by rhythm, and writes whilst being seated at his drum set. Also an avid collector of vintage drum gear, he used an old Rogers drum set to make samples for the record, “adding in the swirling synth sounds of the innovative Moog Sub Phatty.”
“Speaking on the latest single, DRUGZZ encapsulates on past experiences growing up in Tennessee, and the impact it’s had on his unique vision as a skilled up-and-coming producer, commenting: “This song was inspired by an instance in high school – Cheers to growing up, and growing up again.'”