We chat with producer Rome In Silver for Behind The Bass this week, who recently produced the fantastic Spirituality EP for UZ’s Quality Goods Records. We are able to gain an insight into the creative brain of this talent – check out what he had to share with us below.
To kick things off, can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you currently based?
My name is Vinny Pisciotta, I go by the alias Rome in Silver. I’m a 24-year-old music producer living in Newport Beach, California. I grew up in a small desert town called Murrieta. There was hardly anything to do there so I resorted to producing music!
How long have you been making music for? What/who/where inspires you the most creatively?
Honestly, I’ve been making music for practically my whole life. I found production software when I was around 8 or so, got into dance music when I was about 13/14ish, and then got serious about it around 18. As cliché as this may sound, I think love and relationships have inspired me and have had the biggest impact on my music. They can get me in the worst mood mentally, but that’s when I write the best and I think plenty of other artists feel the same way.
What are your favorite parts about being an artist? If you could change one thing about it, what would it be?
My favorite part about being an artist is the impact you can make on someone else. I’m getting more and more messages from people that are connecting with me on a deeper level and that astounds me. But at the same time it scares me because I know that holds a lot of responsibility. Just the other day someone messaged me about how my music is special to them and how it’s had an impact on them. Hearing that is wild, this is all quite new to me.
To answer your other question, if I could change one thing about being an artist, I’d say if it were possible, to somehow not need social media. Social media is the future, for me however I have seen some negative effects it’s had on me. There’s no slowing down now, but if I was able to continue without it I’d say “good riddance”.
Your new EP, Spirituality, has landed on Quality Goods Records, and you seem to be a great fit for the label. How did you first meet the guys there?
Funny enough, I thought I wouldn’t land anything on Quality Goods. I’ve always been a fan of the label and I’m a big fan of UZ as well. I just didn’t think what I had would work. But UZ is such a tastemaker, so he must have seen something in what I was doing and knew it would work. In the end I think everything worked out perfectly. I got connected with QG through my MGMT. They had sent over a playlist and UZ hand-picked the 5 songs. Everyone at QG is awesome! I got acquainted with them in person while playing alongside a big chunk of the label roster at the Quality Goods Space Yacht takeover this year. They are all such great people!
Was the writing process for the EP fairly quick or did you spend a while on it, perfecting it?
It was definitely not a quick one. Some of the songs I’ve had finished since early 2017, which were supposed to be part of a self-released EP. I’m glad I didn’t do that. I’d say only one, maybe two I had finished this year. The rest were finished last year.
How would you describe each tune to someone who had yet to hear it?
That’s a tough one, but I’d say the EP flows in such a way that it’s supposed to be an experience; the way it starts off with “I’m Gone” with the long and drawn-out build to the more emotional “Falling Down.” It all comes in waves, and if people can connect with it as well as groove with it then that’s good enough for me.
Do you have a personal favurite?
“With You” is definitely a personal favorite. It’s also the first song I finished off the EP. I’d say it was around February 2017 I was working on this one. What a pivotal time in my life. Definitely was a time and place I won’t forget. I hope others can connect with it in some way as well!
What are you bringing to the table in the rest of 2018?
I’ve got a lot in store for the rest of the year, I’m getting too excited just thinking about it! I believe my next single will be around the end of September and I am beyond stoked for that one, it will be on another one of my all time favorite labels. I also have some remixes I’m working on that I can’t say too much about just yet. And last but not least, I will have some shows thrown in here and there. Majority of my time though will be spent writing and collaborating. It’s going to be a great rest of the year!