A visceral echo into the vast unknown. A sonic melody dancing its way through your mind. There are several ways to describe the sound of ELYS!AN, a future bass and melodic dubstep producer hailing from Los Angeles, California. But one thing is for certain – the vibrations he assembles will leave you feeling transported.
From a casual career in college spinning bars and playing house parties to a full-time producer, ELYS!AN has one goal in mind – to provide an outlet for people to escape to. A sonic refuge where people can find safety and assurance that everything is going to be ok.
With the guidance he is currently receiving from Dub Academy, ELYS!AN is steadfast on his way to creating this realm for listeners. Will you be there when he arrives?
Around August of last year, I was in a very dark place. I was questioning whether or not I wanted to live anymore. And I felt as though I had no one who understood what I was going through. I was scared, lost, and didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know how to ask for help, so I would turn to drugs and alcohol to cover up my emotions and feelings.
This battle with depression and anxiety started in High School. Always feeling like the odd man out. At the time, baseball was my escape. But when I graduated, I was left without that outlet. Luckily enough, I eventually found music and production. There was something about creating and expressing my thoughts and emotions in a song that gave me this happiness I never felt before. But what I’m most grateful for are the people who helped me get through it. Without them, I wouldn’t be alive.
Today, I celebrate 1 year and 8 months of sobriety. But these issues with depression and anxiety haven’t gone away entirely. Because the truth of the matter is that anxiety and depression are human emotions. And with all the good, there will also be bad. Now, I feel every emotion that I use to cover up with drugs and alcohol. And I plan on using every one of them to better my music-making process. What I hope you realize about my story is that help is out there. And there are always people who care for you, even when you don’t think so. You just have to reach out and try. If you’re going through a similar situation right now, I promise you, there is light at the end of that tunnel. And you can make it there.