Treyis – The Sixth Floor EP
We here at Only The Beat got to catch up with Seattle based Treyis about his newest release, The Sixth Floor.
Sup man. Tell us about your inspiration for the EP name. Where does “The Sixth Floor” come from?
Basically, my idea of titling The Sixth Floor came from me landing a full time job outside of music. The place I work at is in a tower and our office is on the sixth floor. I started writing this EP after I had gotten employed here, so a lot of my ideas were happening at work and at home, but I titled it the way I did as a dedication to my friend and as a sense of irony.
Tell us about where the inspiration for the songs came from. Let’s start with TreyCrowne.
The song ideas came from various themes that came to mind at different points of the year (this EP took roughly 4 months on and off to complete). My homie Thomas Crowne and I have been talking about collaborating for almost half a year now. His vibes are more funky, gritty based electro stuff, and I really liked the direction he was taking his style towards. So we came together, sent ideas back and forth, and then TreyCrowne was created. It’s a nice fusion between funky vibes and energetic dance floor patterns, I fuckin love it.
What about Jamba? (We now all of a sudden want a smoothie).
Jamba was just inspired by all the reggae vibe drum and bass tempo tunes out there, so I wanted to create my own with my own interpretations on it.
And lastly… Ethos.
Ethos is a piece I wrote a while ago actually, but never got the chance to fully expose and share. It’s a special piece to me because it was one of the first tracks I ever wrote that I felt comfortable with playing in any type of environment (club, house parties, family occasions, etc). I like utilizing piano whenever I can (although I kind of suck at playing piano), it makes my pieces feel less “digital.”
Good stuff! So what is next for you?
I had a 4th tune I had planned on releasing on the EP but it did not make the cut. My ethos VIP >:). So expect that and some other tunes pretty soon. It’s gonna be a busy summer!
Go get the EP for free here.
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