Justin Caruso is one of the up and comers in the EDM world. Currently studying at USC, he has managed to open for 3Lau on his most recent tour as well as having the go-to remix of The Chainsmokers Until You Were Gone. I had a chance to ask him some questions, see what he said below.
How did you break into the music scene at such a young age, while also being a student at USC?
I broke into the music scene mostly by working very hard at it and building connections before I was even at USC. While in high school I did an internship at Interscope and really built my connections there and learned so much and that was really my inspiration for making music, from there on I have met people along the way and have tried my best to balance school and music, not to mention I have met many people in the industry at USC.
What artists in particular help carved your signature style?
I would say Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson and even some country singers such as Blake Shelton and Tim Mcgraw.
Of all your remixes, is there one in particular that stands out to you?
My remix of Rewind by Kap Slap and Gazzo stands out to me the most. That was really the start of finding my “signature sound” that you can really find in all my other remixes after that.
For the future, are we looking at more remixes or will you start bursting into the original music scene?
I may do one or two more remixes but my main focus right now is on original content
You’ve been on tour with 3LAU, what’s been the highlight of the tour for you?
The highlight of the tour has been meeting so many new people in the business and just learning every day. I have just been getting great practice performing and learning from 3lau he’s really been like a big brother to me.
If you get any choice of a vocalist on a track, who do you choose? Why?
Justin Vernon, from Bon Iver. His style of writing and the voice he has is one of the most unique and beautiful things I have ever heard. He has a way of connecting with people and really making you feel like you’re taking a journey. I also think it would be his first EDM song so that would be pretty cool.
Where do you want to be in five years?
I want to be touring and working on my own records and also having my own label with my own artists under me that I can build with.
Anything else you’d like to say?
I’d just like to thank everyone for the massive support I have received. Without all of you none of this would be possible and its humbling to see so many people enjoying my music.
Be sure to follow Justin on Soundcloud here!