Exclusive Interview with Britt Lari
Out Now Magazine
Where are you from?
I was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the San Francisco Bay when I was about eleven years old with my mom and sisters. It was not an easy transition since we didn’t speak the language and had to start from zero. It is quite the story…maybe for some other time!
When did you start making music?
I’ve been singing since I can remember but my first complete composition was in 2010 (I was about 14). I was really into Eminem so it even included a little rap section lol.
How do you describe your music?
My music is a hot mess. Not gonna lie, I’m still in that exploratory stage and testing the waters throughout multiple genres. It is quite the process finding your sound but I’m optimistic about the results I’m seeing so far.
Favorite moment from your career?
It is very hard to choose one but listening to 'The Last Song' on 99.7NOW was a huge moment for me. I grew up in the Bay Area so hearing my song in their top hit music station was mind-blowing. It was also very moving to hear my latest release 'Brand New' on 95X Syracuse this past week. Truly motivating moments!
Who is your biggest musical inspiration? Out of all musical giants out there, my mom inspires me the most. I will walk downstairs first thing in the morning and she’s already playing her guitar. She starts and finishes the day with a guitar. It is beautiful and inspiring to look at her dedication and discipline. Despite only playing for a couple of years, I’m in awe of how much she has accomplished.
What is your producing software? I began with Logic Pro but switched to Ableton Live because I knew I wanted to dive deep into production and a friend recommended it. My sister then gifted me a certification course at Beat Lab Academy and I learned everything I needed to dominate the software.
What other things do you do besides making music? As a former Peruvian National Team gymnast, I’m really into extreme sports. Outside of the studio, you can find me skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and flipping all over the place. The world is my playground. I’m also finishing up my last year at CSU Northridge while coaching at Jump Gymnastics.
What is your best-producing tip?
My best tip would be to always finish your projects. I know it’s hard, especially for me not being able to sit still and with the attention span of a goldfish, but we have to train ourselves to complete our visions. It is the best practice and it can be so rewarding both psychologically and career wise... you never know! ;)
What is your favorite track of all time? Ahh..very tough question. Probably 'Complicated' by Avril Lavigne.
Why did you start making music? It is my favorite way to express myself and connect with the world.
What are your upcoming gigs? I have multiple gigs in small venues coming up, including the Pedestal Festival: The Oakland Edition at the end of this month. I’m also preparing a killer set for an all-female lineup camping festival called Pedestal Festival which will be held in the Mendocino Forest in August 2020.
What are your goals for the future?
Gymnastics competitions have taken me to over 21 countries and it is my mission to continue my travels and adventures around the world through my music.
What advice can you give for the young music producers/DJs? One of the most important pieces of advice I got from my Ableton sensei, Yeuda Ben-atar, which is to set attainable goals and refrain from obsessing over the end goal. With this mindset I can keep myself in the present and attentive to opportunities I would otherwise miss if I was distracted by the overwhelming thoughts of the future. Be patient and enjoy the process.
Please write a message to your fans: I want to thank all of my supporters for the encouragement and motivation to continue on this adventurous musical journey. Nothing would make me happier than to be able to connect with you all and learn more about how my music relates to you. As an up and coming artist, it is very important to receive feedback and please know that I am happy to return the favor. I am very grateful to you all for making this possible, it is a huge honor to be the featured artist of the week at Out Now Magazine.