To craft some of the freshest sounds in today’s music industry, Miami-based music producer and performer Triangles must stay ahead of the game. He does this by not only nourishing his unique vision as part of a new generation of Latine artists, but also keeping himself at top-notch form physically and creatively.
From the comfort of his own bedroom, Triangles looks to boost his personal synergy through his music and by finding a way to nourish every aspect of himself as a creator. As a “bedroom producer,” Triangles’ setup can be found right between his bed and his closet and consists of a computer, soundboard, keyboard, microphones, headphones and other technology that he needs to produce an electronic beat people can dance to at the club.
“I do music because it makes me happy,” Triangles says in the latest episode of Bedroom Producers, in partnership with vitaminwater. “It’s the only thing that makes sense to me now. If I don’t do it, I feel like I [will] go crazy.”
Originally from Honduras, Triangles grew up listening to a lot of reggaeton and dembow music. Later, another genre caught his attention, and he’s been focused on that style throughout his career as a producer and musician. “Those are amazing genres, but I felt like electronic music resonated with me more,” he says.
Since Triangles considers himself an independent artist and doesn’t wake up and drive to a regular music studio to do his work, he feels he needs a routine to keep him on track every day. His morning starts with a bike ride, which he says is “better than coffee” for him. It’s the kind of natural pick-me-up he needs to kickstart a productive day. After biking, Triangles starts making music around 10 a.m. and works until about 4 p.m.
“That’s when I feel like my brain is the freshest,” he says. It’s that renewed sense of self everyone searches for when diving into an important project.
For Triangles, it’s important for him to work “as fast as possible” on a piece of music. He likes to give himself about 10-20 minutes to come up with a new beat. If he doesn’t do it in that time frame, he says the idea disappears from his head.
“Sometimes the idea is going to be good or bad, but I know that if I make at least one beat, that’s better than making no beats,” he says. “Sometimes you work on a song, and you figure it out the day of, and sometimes it doesn’t make sense until years later.”
However long he’s working on a beat, Triangles says that “it’s good to take a break,” so you can replenish the mind, body and soul and restore some of that energy needed to push forward. A cold bottle of vitaminwater helps him replenish what he needs to stay happy and healthy during the workday. “It’s good to…come back to it and get a new perspective,” he says.
Although he enjoys working from home, once Triangles is at the club performing for an audience, he’s in his true element. For him, there’s nothing like tapping into the energy of a room and providing them with a sound that can carry them through the entire evening.
“I love connecting with people,” he says. “I feel like there’s something that resonates deep within humanity and being in a group of random people – not even saying a word, just dancing. I feel like that’s why I like playing for an audience.”
It’s that connection to his audience and the audience’s connection to his beats that make all the hard work Triangles puts in at home well worth it.